I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.
Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry.
Andre, on the right, is wearing and holding the red Phrygian cap with the tricolor badge. Picture this cap in profile and you have the MB mark.
GINGER MORO is the author of the magnificent book, "European Designer Jewelry".
The Scaasi jewelry complimented his original clothing creations.
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Mark: Jewelry by Scaasi In 1962, Scaasi opened his own ready-to-wear business followed by a made- to- order enterprise, his own haute couture line (original clothing created by Arnold Scaasi) with a seamstress and tailor in Manhattan.
EPNS stands for "Electro-plated Nickel Silver" (in this case, it is also marked "chrome plated") "Nickel silver" is an alloy of copper, nickel and sometimes zinc, but actually contains no silver. FASHIONCRAFT NY, NY 1942-1979, Robert Levy There was a line of Fashioncraft jewelry made that looked similar to the Hobe wire work pieces. The name Fashioncraft was used first in the early 1940s and then, according to Fred Rezazadeh's book "Costume Jewelry", about 1960 the name "Originals by Robert" began to be used.
GEMCRAFT Information courtesy of Barbara Soroka: I have sent close-up photographs of their mark which was "CRAFT" followed by the copyright symbol.
) (information courtesy of Joyce Chorbajian)LEO GLASS 1928-1957 377 Fifth Ave, New York, NY GLASS with both a manufacturer and an importer of jewelry.
Because I have had a signed brooch with the trombone catch, I think they imported from Europe circa 1940.