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   -- see New England Glass Works
   -- see New England Glass Works

Gainsborough -- see TRIFARI

Galanos, James
        American fashion designer.
        Mark:   Galanos      Photo courtesy Plenty O'Jewels@Rubylane.

GALE CREATIONS, INC. NY, NY
        Mark:   Image of a girl in evening dress with "Gale Creations" on the skirt -- since July 1955   Photo courtesy www.shopgoodwill.com.

        Mark:   By Gale     Photo courtesy Linda Lange.

GALL NOVELTY CO., Dallas, TX -- c. 1955
        Mark:   ©Gall      Photo courtesy David Pritchett.
        Mark:   Bubbleite - 1955 - extremely lightweight jewelry that almost looks like cooked meringue; made in an assortment of colors with rhinestone accents; ad seen in 1957 magazine.

Garicraft c.1960
        Mark:   Garicraft       Courtesy Kathy Taylor.

Garne - Jewelry c. 1945--1960s{?} NY, NY
        Mark:   Garne     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.

        A 1946 ad from Harper's showed a NY, NY address.

Gatter, Robert S.
        View a Robert S. Gatter catalog from 1900.

Gay Boyer -- see Boyer, Gay

Geddes, Bel -- see Rice-Weiner

GELL, WENDY -- 1975- present
        Mark:   Wendy Gell in script    Courtesy Cheryl Killmer
        Mark:   Wendy Gell © 1989 (block print)    Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
        Mark:   Wendy Gell © Disney Co. (block print)     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
        Mark:   Wendy Gell © (block print)    Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
        Mark:   Wendy Gell - hand etched script     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow     Courtesy Judy Miller
        Did jewelry for Disney, Wizard of Oz, Roger Rabbit, Phantom of the Opera, & a Disney line for Napier
        Currently designing and selling from site on the internet

GEM-CRAFT Corp., Providence/Cranston, RI- c.1945 -- present
        Mark:   Craft -- 1979      Photo courtesy Di Kemp.

        Mark:   Gemelli -- Jewelry marked Craft also appeared on cards marked Gemelli
        Mark:   Jewelcraft mark first used by Coro in 1920, now owned by Gem-Craft; last renewed in 2006     (RCJ)
        Mark:   Attachables -- 1980
        Mark:   The Adjustable -- 1980
        Mark:   Anywear -- 1981
        Founded by Gene & Alfeo Verri soon after the end of WWII.
        Originally called Craftsman, then Sample Art
        Company also made jewelry for Kenneth J. Lane, Capri, R. Mandle, Tancer, Kramer, & Cadoro
        After WWII Verri had his own jewelry company and worked for Coro at the same time.
        Gene Verri (Verrecchia) worked for Coro as head designer for over 30 years, with many of their most famous designs to his credit.

Gem-Tone
        Mark:   Gem-Tone Hand Carved -- 1946     Courtesy Gloria
        Mark of C.L. Stuempges, Seattle, WA

Gemelli -- see GEM-CRAFT Corp.

General Mfg. Co.
        Mark:   General Mfg.     Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.

GENO Division of Richelieu -- see see Joseph Meyer

Georg Jensen -- see Jensen

Georgiou
        Mark:   Georgiou     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
        Probably (?) the mark of the now defunct clothing store chain by that name.

Gerda Lynggaard Monies -- see Monies

Germany
        Mark:   ges.gesch.     Courtesy Deb Schneider
        Mark:   Germany     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Made in Germany West     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Made in Germany     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   W. Germany     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Western Germany     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Germany Sterling     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:        Courtesy Cynthia Fore Miller
        Mark:   Germany US Zone     Courtesy Nona Grampp

GERRY'S c. early 1950s--must have closed about 1996
        Mark:   Gerry's    

Ges. Gesch. - patent rights registered -- see Germany

Gesch. - patent rights registered

Giftpak -- see CORO

GILBERT, JACK c . Sept. 1964

Ginnie Johansen, Dallas, TX -- contemporary
        Mark:   Ginnie Johansen     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow

Giovanni -- see Thomas Long Co.

GIOVANNI, INC. Providence, RI
        Mark:   Giovanni -- first used April 1959  

GIP -- see Pierre, George

GIVENCHY -- HUBERT GIVENCHY 1952-present
        Mark:   Givenchy  
        Mark:        Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
        Mark:   Givenchy Bijoux     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Givenchy ©     Courtesy Lin Patterson

GLAMOUR -- GLAMOUR JEWELRY CO. - 114 East 28th St., NY, NY -- c. 1946
        Mark:   Sterling by Glamour     Courtesy JoAnn Crampton, ID oldpeoplesstuff
        Have ad from 1946 that shows gold plated Sterling jewelry.

Glamour -- see Stern, Louis

Glamor - block print -- see CORO

Glamour (script) -- see CORO

Glamourcraft (script) -- see CORO

GLASS, LEO -- 1928--1957
        Mark:   Leo Glass      Courtesy Cathy Gordon.

        Mark:   L G - c. 1941  Elizabeth Taylor MGM Star, Fashion Jewelry styled by Leo Glass    Courtesy Aged and Opulent Jewelry
         Founded by Leo Glass in NY in 1928. He had worked for Lisner 10 years prior to that. He was a manufacturer & importer. He went bankrupt in 1957.
        Visit Cathy Gordon's gallery to see examples.

GLENTEX c. Aug. 1967

Glider -- see Anson

Glitter Bobs (script) -- see CORO

GLORIA -- Gloria Jewelry
        Mark:   "Gloria" on paper hang tags
        Jewelry was manufactured by DeLizza & Elster for Gloria Jewelry
        Similar in style to "Juliana" which was also manufactured by DeLizza & Elster
        Gloria Jewelry was owned by Ruth Stern.

Glow-Lite -- see UNCAS

Golan, Michal -- NYC -- contemporary
        Contemporary artist, she works in 24K gold or sterling silver over brass or white metal, semi-precious stones and fresh-water pearls.
        Mark:         Courtesy ID: eclecticgramma.

Golden Weave -- see Anson

Goldette -- see CIRCLE JEWELRY PRODUCTS

A. Goodman
        Mark:   A. Goodman      Photo courtesy MJ DeCourley of Crystal Violin.


Goossens, Robert

  Mark:   Goossens, Paris   Photo courtesy Carolyn Newhouse


Gorham
        Mark:   Gorham   

Grandee see VARGAS

Grandeur (script) -- see CORO

Grau, David -- S.A. CORPORATION SPAIN -- 1988 - 2004
        Mark:   David Grau     Courtesy Dave
        Mark:   David Grau     From the US Trademark site
        First use 1988, cancelled 2004

Gray, Fred -- see Fred Gray

Graziano, R. J.
        Mark:   R. J. Graziano        Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
        Contemporary designer; jewelry is sold throuh HSN and other places.

Greenbaum Novelty Corp. -- NYC -- c. 1940's - 1950's
        Mark:   GREENBAUM
        Greenbaum Novelty Corp. is listed in a booklet for the "Handbag & Accessories Show" - January 1954.
        See more information at the "Florida Featherweights" listing on RCJ.
        Thanks to Elaine from Chatsworth Vintage for bringing Greenbaum to our attention.

Greenberg Co., B.B. -- Providence, RI -- from at least 1962 until 1999
        Mark:   Mamselle first used June 1962     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
        Mark:   Mamselle with Eiffle Tower first used Jan. 1968      Courtesy Robin Smith
        In 1999 they petitioned to have a trademark removed from the books -- info found in US Trademark documents by Robin Smith.

Griffith, R.L. -- Providence, RI -- 1879 to at least 1981
        Became part of JED Industries in 1981.
        Mark:   Sterling and "G" with an arrow through it      Courtesy JhaRee.
        Mark:   The Golconda Gem
        Mark:   The Baroda Gem
        Mark:   "B" inside a gemstone ring
        Information from Rainwater.

Grip Clip -- see Anson

Grosse -- see Henkel and Grosse

Guardian -- see Ballou

Gucci
        Mark:   Intertwined "G's" facing each other.

Guildhall -- see Braude


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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