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E 5555 (example) see Boucher

E.P.H. -- see Stern, Louis

Eam -- see ELGIN AMERICAN

Eamco. -- see ELGIN AMERICAN

Ear Charmers -- see CORO

Earrite -- see BOUCHER

Ebson -- see Braude

EDGAR BEREBI -- see Berebi, Edgar

EDLEE Creations -- NYC -- at least 1949 - c. 1960's
        Mark:        Courtesy Julie Levine
        Listed in Industrial Directory of New York State 1949 and 1958 editions.

EISENBERG c. 1935-present (2013)
        Mark:   Eisenberg - first used on clothing in 1933    Courtesy RCJ (US Trademark records)
        Mark:   Eisenberg Ice - first used in commerce in 1935; have not seen the mark on early jewelry, just on paper items.     Courtesy RCJ (US Trademark records)
        Mark:   EISENBERG ICE in typed print first used in commerce in 1942 (US Trademark records)
        Mark:   Eisenberg Original---c1935--1945    Courtesy Pam Wiggins.     Courtesy Patricia Schaniel

        Mark:   Eisenberg Original, Sterling Nordic         Photos courtesy Blue Moon Antique Mall, Pensacola Fl.  The Sterling Nordic mark and Eisenberg hang tag were on the same brooch, which was verified as a early Eisenberg by Ruth Kamke (long time Eisenberg designer) to Bobye Syverson.

        Mark:   Eisenberg used Sterling from 1943 to early 1948; Sterling no longer in ads in late 1948--listed as "silver finish metals".
        Mark:   Eisenberg Original, Silver Mexico        Courtesy Cathy Gordon
        Mark:   Eisengerg Original in script (Mexico mark)     Courtesy Bobye Syverson
        Mark:   E. [script mark]--c.1942-1945--may have been used later than 1945 if space for mark was limited.     Photo courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.

        Eisenberg made limited pieces of 14k gold jewelry in 1944 -- Courtesy Bobye Syverson.
        Mark:   E. [block print mark]--c.1942-1945      Photo courtesy Jenny Wren.
        Mark:   © E        Courtesy Nona Grampp.
        Mark:   Eisenberg -- same "handwritten script" as Eisenberg Original, but without the second word-- mid 1940's
        Mark:   Eisenberg block letters before © was in use      Photo courtesy Jenny Wren.
        Mark:   Eisenberg [block letters]   with copyright mark after 1955.    Photo courtesy Jenny Wren.
        Marks:   From 1958 to 1970 many pieces were marked, but many were not.  Info from Ruth Kampe (Eisenberg designer approx. 1940 - 1972) & Bobye Syverson (Eisenberg authorized dealer in 1980's & Eisenberg researcher)
        Mark:   Eisenberg Ice [copyright mark/block letters]--1970--present     Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
        Mark:   Mid 1970's enamels were marked Eisenberg with the copyright symbol.
        Marks:   In the 1980's most were not marked.  Info from Ruth Kampe Eisenberg designer approx. 1940 - 1972) & Bobye Syverson (Eisenberg authorized dealer in 1980's & Eisenberg researcher)
        Mark:   Eisenberg Ice in script with a date under it was used in 1994 & 2000 for the reissued "Classic Series".
        Eisenberg had several periods when they didn't mark all items. Ex: from 1970 into the 1990's. Most early items were marked.
        The letter or number in a circle is the stone setter's mark.
        Remember that often the Eisenberg marks overlapped in time.
        Much of this information courtesy Bobye Syverson, Eisenberg collector, authorized dealer in 1980's & Eisenberg researcher.
        Ruth Kampe worked as a designer for Fallon & Kappel of New York. Fallon & Kappel manufactured all of Eisenberg's jewelry from about 1940 through 1972 when Fallon & Kappel closed. During that time Eisenberg had jewelry made only by Fallon & Kappel, and Fallon & Kappel only made jewelry for Eisenberg.

Eisenstadt Manufacturing Co. -- St. Louis, MO
        Mark:   Bob-O-Link - since 1915      Courtesy Plenty O' Jewels.
        Mark:      Photo courtesy Molly Garza.

ELBO-LINK -- see Swank, Inc.

Electra Trisemble -- see CORO

ELEGANT --see De Lizza & Elster

ELGIN AMERICAN -- ELGIN AMERICAN MFG. CO. , Elgin, IL -- 1887
        Mark:   Elgin American (script) company claims use since 1893   
        Mark:   EAM
        Mark:   EAMCO.
        Have ad from 1951.

Elite(script) -- see CORO

Elizabeth Cooke - contemporary artist - Franklin, TN
        Mark:   Elizabeth Cooke in block letters     Courtesy Elizabeth Cooke
        Mark:   Elizabeth Cooke in script     Courtesy Elizabeth Cooke
        Elizabeth began making jewelry in Oct. 2006; does all designing, soldering and setting stones by hand.

ELIZABETH MORREY -- see Morrey, Eliazbeth

ELKAIM, CHARLES c. 1964

ELLEN COLE -- see, Cole, Ellen

Ellen Designs -- 1984
        Fashioncraft was founded by designer Robert Levy, David Jaffe and Irving Landsman
        The name was changed to Robert Originals Inc.
        Robert Levy retired in 1975 and Ellen Jaffe (David's daughter) joined the company
        1979 the name was changed to Ellen Designs for Robert Originals
        1984 it became Ellen Designs

Eloxal -- Germany c. 1940's -- ?
        Mark:   Eloxal     Courtesy raefielddesigns
        Often signed Germany or West Germany.
        Very lightweight jewelry made of aluminum with special non-corrosive finish.  Eloxal is the abbreviation for electrolytic oxidation of aluminum.
        Information courtesy raefielddesigns.

ELZAC 1941--?
        Mark:    Black Magic from 1943.     Photo courtesy Cheri & Rocky Van Hoover.
        Mark:   Tiempo de Fiesta -- collection from 1946.
        Mark:   Elzac        Courtesy Cathy Gordon
        Founded in 1941 by Zachary Zemby, H. Weiss, Z. Taubes & A. Oben in Los Angeles.
        Zemby left in 1945 to form his own company: Zemby & Co.
        No info from the beginning of 1947.
        Specialized in cermaic, wooden & lucite CJ.

EmJ -- see Emmons

EMMONS JEWELERS, INC., Newark, NY -- founded by Charles H. Stuart -- Feb. 1949-- March 1981
        Mark:   Emmons first used in March, 1949   
        Mark:   Emmons; with copyright mark, after 1955  
        Mark:   Emmolite -- Jan. 1955
        Mark:   EmJ -- early Emmons mark, abbreviation for Emmons Jewelers     Photo courtesy Debbie Robinson.

        Mark:   Ce" under a crown      from original box   
        Mark:   "Emmons" with © above, on a small rectangular metal hangtag.  
        Company was named after Stuart's wife, Caroline Emmons.
        Emmons bought designs which they & other producers manufactured.
        Sister company of Sarah Coventry & sold at home parties
        Stuart filed for bankruptcy in March 1981
        Much of this information provided by Jonell (Emmons) Turner.

Empire Made c. 1960
        Mark:Empire Made -- mark used by British companies in Hong Kong.    RCJ

Empress -- see CORO

Enchantress -- see PAKULA

Engel Bros., Inc. -- New York, NY - c. 1931 to at least 1965 (Keystone)
        Mark:"EB"   
        Mark:"EB" within a diamond shape     Courtesy Deb Schneider
        Mark:   "EB" within a diamond shape and "Sterling"     Courtesy Robin Deutsch

England
        The McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 required countries to mark items imported into the US with the country of origin. "England", "Made in England" and "Made in Britian" have been used since that time.

EnZell
        Mark:   EnZell Sterling - c. 1940's     Courtesy Nancy Robinson

Erickson Beamon - contemporary -- NYC
        Founded by brother & sister Eric & Karen Erickson and Vicky Beamon c. 1980's.
        Make runway jewelry and have a contract for jewelry for Target stores.

Ernest Steiner -- see Steiner, Ernest

ERWIN PEARL -- see Pearl, Erwin

ESEMCO -- see Shiman Mfg. Co. Inc.

Esha Randel -- Pfrozheim, Germany c. 1950
        Esha was a trademark for the German company Schreiber & Hiller from 1951-1957- located in Pfrozheim, Germany. No information on RANDEL has been found. (Thanks to Robin Deutsch & Kristin Rheinwald for uncovering this information.)
        Mark:   ESHA Randel, West Germany (both marks found on a necklace)       Courtesy Cricket Lapins
        Mark:   Esha Randel      Courtesy Linn Alber.

ESPO-FLEX Mfg, Inc. -- Providence, RI
        Mark:   ESPO -- first used in 1951     Photo courtesy BeeGee McBride.
        Mark:   Espo-Flex --first used in 1951
        Mark:     Tag on ESPO ring    Photos courtesy Lilly Vittetow.


Etoile by Trifari -- see Trifari

Etrusceana - see Rice Weiner

EUGENE 1952--1962 (approx.)
        Mark:   Eugene   
        Eugene Schultz born 1911; died 1964.
        Worked in different areas of design -- costume, greeting cards, fashion.
        Possibly worked for Miriam Haskell according to his nephew.
        Started Eugene Jewelry in 1952; out of business around 1962.
        Eugene Jewelry ad seen in a Jan. 1954 accessories show ad.
        All his pieces were his designs and hand made by his company.
        Information courtesy Jane Clarke of Morning Glory Antiques.

EVANS -- North Attleboro, MA; c. 1920's--at least through 1965
        Mark:   Evans     Courtesy ?
        Original name was D. Evans Case Co.
        Made compacts, cigarette cases, etc.
        Made jewelry from the 1920's until at least 1965.

EVELYNE DESBRUERES see Desbrueres, Evelyne

Evenings by P. Craft -- see P. Craft

EVERITE - see Providence Stock Company

EVCO -- Canadian company -- c. 1950
        Begun in Ottawa, CA around 1950 by Abraham Evenchick
        His son's Mark & Brian currently run the company.
        A specialty was pearls.
        Courtesy of Lee Caplan.

EXQUISITE -- UK (Watson Ltd. c. 1900 till late1970's?
        Mark:   EXQUISITE -- 1950's -1960's     Courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.     Courtesy Gloria Barnhart
        This is a mark of the British company Watson Ltd. from the 1950's -- late 1970's.
        Not all jewlery may be signed
        Information courtesy Susan Weaver

EZ FOLD - 1934- see Providence Stock Company

EZ Squeeze - see Ballou


BIBLIOGRAPHY

PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the 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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