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1928 Jewelry Co.

  Mark: 1928 © and unmarked.  Photo courtesy Deb Schneider
  Distinctive swirl design on back of 1928 unmarked jewelry.   Photo courtesy Deb Schneider

A4567 (example) -- see Sphinx

*A* inside triangle -- See Napier

A.B. - see Alfred Burgess

A Werthley Creation - see Wertheimer


A*D -- see Daub, Andreas


A&S -- See Attwood & Sawyer


A & Z Chain Co.

  Mark: A & Z.  Courtesy ID: eclecticgramma.

ABargas -- See Bargas


Accessocraft Products Co.

  Mark: Accessocraft N.Y.C.  Courtesy Cheri Van Hoover

  Mark: Accessocraft ©   Courtesy Cheri Van Hoover

  Tag: A Accessocraft  Courtesy Lilly Vittetow


Adagio

  Adagio   Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow


Adele Simpson -- See Simpson


Adrian

  Mark:   Sterling by Adrian   Photo courtesy Carolyn Newhouse


Aeronaut  See Providence Stock Company

AFJ - see American Fashion Jewels

AFJ - Ambras Fine Jewelry Corp. - NY
        Mark:   AFJ   

AFJ - Sing Keung Lai Corp. - NY
        Mark:   AFJ   


Aguilar, Hector

  Mark: Stylized H, numeral 9 in Mexican eagle  Photo courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.


AJC -- American Jewelry Chain Co.

  Mark: AJC (used as late as 1997)  Courtesy Linda Heberling.

  Mark: © AJC (used as late as 1997) Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton.

AJMC - American Jewelry Manufacturing Company - Pittsburgh, PA 1979 (?)
        Has been in business for 31 (?) years.


Aksel Holmsen -- See Holmsen, Aksel


Albert

  Mark: ALBERT  Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.


Albert Manufacturing Co.

   Mark: Alberta  Photo courtesy RCJ


Alberta -- See Albert Manufacturing


Albion Jewelers

    Mark: ALBION   Photos courtesy Beth Rowlands.


Alex and Ani

  Mark: Design of flower with two letter A's at base.

  Mark: Alex & Ani ©.   Photo courtesy Nancy Lewis


Alexis Kirk -- See Kirk


Alice Caviness -- See Caviness


Alice Jewelry Co.

  Mark: Alice ® in cursive.
  Mark: Alice in cursive.

Alfred Burgess- Birmingham, England
        Mark:  A.B.     Courtesy Carolyn Sunday


Alfred Sung -- See Sung, Alfred


Alice Nielsen -- See Whiting & Davis


A.L.L. Co. -- See Lindroth, A.L.


Alpaca (term definition)

Metal with content of copper, zinc, nickel and 2% silver -- Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht.


Alpha Craft


Alumesh -- See Whiting & Davis


Alva Studios

  Mark: ¬©Alva Museum Replicas.  Photo courtesy RCJ


AM -- See Michelsen, Anton


Am Lee -- Am Lee Jewelry Co.

  Mark: AmLee Sterling.   Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.


AMCO

  Mark: Amco, 1/20 - 12KT, Gold Filled.  Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.

  1/20K GF, AMCO.  Courtesy Evelyn Phillips.


American -- See AJC


American Beauty Pearls -- See Rice Weiner and New England Glass Works

American Fashion Jewels, Inc. - 1985 - 1993; San Francisco, CA
        Mark:   AFJ - 1991-1994     Courtesy justabunchawildflowers
        Mark:   Faux That Fits - 1992 - 1993
        Mark:   The Latest In Faux - 1991  
        Mark:   Keep Them Guessing - 1990 - 1993
        Mark:   The Attwood Collection - 1991 - 1992
        The company had retail jewelry stores around the US named "Imposters".
        Filed for bankruptcy May 1993.


American Queen -- See Pitman & Keeler


Amfarco -- See Siam


Amourelle -- See Kramer


Ana Nunez Brilanti-Victoria -- Mexico

Photo courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.


Andersen, David

  Mark: D.A Norway Sterling 925 S  Photo courtesy Erik Yang.

  Mark: DAVID - ANDERSEN NORWAY STERLING  Photo courtesy Erik Yang.

  Mark: D-A 925 S Sterling Norway "W" in circle (designer Willie Winnaess circa 1955)  Courtesy eclecticgramma.

Andre' Courreges, Paris -- 1961 to present
        Mark:           Courtesy Nicole St-Pierre

Andreas Daub -- see Daub, Andreas


Andree Bazot -- See Bazot, Andree


Ann Taylor -- See Taylor, Ann


Ann-Vien -- See Vien, Ann


Anne Klein -- See Klein, Anne


Anson Pewter

  Mark: ANSON PEWTER  Photo courtesy Glitz & Glitter Boutique.


Anson Inc.

  Mark: Anson in cursive.


Anthony Creations, Inc.


Anthony -- Anthony Originals


Antonio for Sandor Goldberger -- See Sandor


Antonio Pineda -- See Pineda, Antonio


Anywear -- see Gem-Craft


Apex Art

  Mark:   Apex Art    Photo courtesy Erik Yang.


Apollo Studios


A Regel

  Mark: A Regel


Aristo-Gram -- See Swank, Inc.


Armilla -- See R. F. SIMMONS


Arpad


Art (within a star shape)

  Mark: Art within a star shape.  Photo courtesy Cyndy Threadgill.


Art Deco

  Mark:   Art Deco, BO56   Photo courtesy Carol Hearn



Art / Mode Art

  Mark: ART © after 1955.

  Mark: MODE ART ©  Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.


Art-Carved, Inc. -- See J.R. Wood & Sons


Artel Jewelry Mfg. Co.

  Mark: ARTEL  Courtesy Kristen Mackey.


Artifacts -- See J.J. (Jonette Jewelry Co.)


Askew, Sue

  Mark: Askew, London    Photo courtesy C ynthia Fore Miller


Assoulin, Roxanne

  Mark: ROXANNE © ASSOULIN


Astra -- see Wiesner, Joseph


Astro-Gems -- see Trifari


Athennic Arts -- See Atlas Manufacturing


Atlas Manufacturing Company

Photo courtesy Linn Alber.


Attachables -- see Gem-Craft


Attleboro Manufacturing Co.

  Mark: ACo  Photo courtesy Lyn Peightal.


Attwood and Sawyer (A & S)


Aurea Jewelry Creations


Austin & Stone

  Mark:   Austin & Stone -- on goldfilled bangle. Patent 1907   Photo courtesy Fynderskeepers



Authentics

  Mark: Van S. Authentics  Photo courtesy of Cheri van Hoover.

  Mark: VAN S.
  Mark: Authentics  Courtesy JoAnn Kahan

  • Mark: Wendy Jewelry
  • Dates: Circa 1930 to ?? Sold by the Moonans in 1969.
  • Founded:  Founded by Joanne and Reginald Moonan; later changed name to Van S. Authentics.
  • Location:
  • Notes: Mrs Moonan also designed a line of children's jewelry called Wendy Jewelry, after her daughter.

  • Automade -- See Automatic Chain Company


    Automatic Chain Company


    Automatic Gold Chain Co.


    Avery, James -- James Avery Craftsman, Inc.

      Mark: Three pronged candelabrum with the initials JA.   Photo courtesy Julie Lavine.


    AVOn -- 1963 to present for jewelry

    NEW INFORMATI0N: The 2 and 3 letter initials sometimes seen on pieces marked AVOn are NOT designer initials. An AVOn spokesperson has said, "The initials on some of our jewelry pieces are an internal company code for our jewelry in manufacturing. This identifies the vendor who has manufactured the jewelry for us. In some cases, the same piece of jewelry could be manufactured by two different vendors". So far identified initials are: SH, MR, SP, LYK, BW, WN --  Thanks to Ronda Allman for getting this info from Avon.

      Mark: AVOn

      Mark: Avon ©

      Mark: K.J.L. for Avon - designer 1986 to at least August, 2005.

      Mark: Barrera for Avon -- Jose' and Maria Barrera for Avon 1989 to 1996.

      Mark: Louis Feraud (Avon capital "A" between two names).
         Mark: Avon WN   Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow

      Mark: Avon SH   Photo courtesy Lyn Peightal

      Mark: Smithsonian Avon   Photo courtesy Kathy Small


    AVON (Belleville)

      Mark: Sterling AVON  Photo courtesy Julie Levine.
      Mark: AVON in block upper case letters.  Photo courtesy Linda Jo D. Mitchell.

      Mark: Avon in a stylized script.  Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    PAT SEAL: research files
    DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
    LUCILLE TEMPESTA: Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
    BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
    A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
    AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
    AMERICAN JEWELRY MANUFACTURERS by Dorothy T. Rainwater
    COLLECTIBLE COSTUME JEWELRY by Cherri Simonds
    COLLECTING COSTUME JEWELRY 101 By Julia Carroll
    COLLECTING COSTUME JEWELRY 202 By Julia Carroll
    COLLECTING RHINESTONE COLORED JEWELRY by Maryanne Dolan
    COPPER ART JEWELRY by Burkholz and Kaplan
    COSTUME JEWELRY A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK AND GUIDE by Fred Rezazadeh
    COSTUME JEWELRY (2nd Ed.) by Harrice Simons Miller
    EUROPEAN DESIGNER JEWELRY by Ginger Moro
    INSIDE THE JEWELRY BOX By Ann Pitman
    MASTERPIECES OF COSTUME JEWELRY by Ball and Torem
    MID-CENTURY PLASTIC JEWELRY By Susan Klein
    MIRIAM HASKELL JEWELRY by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff
    OLD JEWELRY by Jeanenne Bell
    WARMAN'S JEWELRY 2nd Ed. by Christie Romero
    WARMAN'S JEWELRY 3rd Ed. by Christie Romero




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