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Ian St. Gielar
Mark: Ian. St. Gielar - early signature, about 1989.
Image of a Carousel see FORSTNER--FORSTNER CHAIN CORP
I J in a shield -- Halian Jewelers, Inc., NY
Mark: since 1962 Courtesy Plenty O' Jewels.
Impact - see Piscitelli
Imperial Bouquet -- see CORO
Imperial Pearl -- founded by Joseph Gladstone in 1917
Mark: IPS Courtesy Glitz & Glitter Boutique
Mark: Marslieu Sterling Pat. Pend. Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Became Imperial Pearl Syndicate in 1941.
Sold to Sidney Weiss in 1969, who sold it to Waltham Watch Co. in 1971.
In 1977 sold to The Bazar Group.
In June 1995 Imperial Pearl Syndicate was merged with Pearls by Deltah, Inc. to become Imperial-Deltah, Inc.
Today one of world's leading pearl companies: http://www.imperial-deltah.com/history/history.htm
Mark: "Individuality Jewelry" seen on ruffle leaf enameled necklace
Ingeborg-Sant Angelo -- see see Joseh Meyer
Mark: Courtesy Jan Gaughan
Mark is often confused with Harry Iskin--see Harry Iskin.
Mark: IN-VEST-MENTS -- 1992 Photo courtesy Linda Lange
Mark: IN-VEST-MENTS - 1992; seen inside a bracelet presentation box. Photo courtesy RCJ
IPS -- see Imperial Pearl
ISKIN, HARRY -- Philadelphia, PA -- founded c. 1930
Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.
Mark: H over I and Ster. Courtesy Laura Libio.
Mark: ISKIN PAT. APP. Courtesy Carolyn Davis.
Mark: Large H over I in a circle with Iskin Jewelry
Mark: Letter "H" super-imposed over letter "I" on paper hangtag
Was called Iskin Manufacturing Co. -- c. 1938; rented additional business space in Manhattan, NY, in 1938.
Filed for bankruptsy in 1953 and stock, supplies, machinery, and equipment were auctioned off.
Much of this infomation courtesy Carolyn Davis. Read Carolyn's article on Harry Iskin
Mark is often confused with International Harvester jewelry--see International Harvester.
PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
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