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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
        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

INDIVIDUALITY JEWELS
        Mark:   "Individuality Jewelry" seen on ruffle leaf enameled necklace   

Ingeborg-Sant Angelo -- see see Joseh Meyer

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
        
        Mark:      Courtesy Jan Gaughan
        Mark is often confused with Harry Iskin--see Harry Iskin.


IN-VEST-MENTS

  Mark:   IN-VEST-MENTS -- 1992   Photo courtesy Linda Lange
  Mark:   IN-VEST-MENTS - 1992; seen inside a bracelet presentation box.   Photo courtesy RCJ

  • Owner: Dillard's Inc.


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.


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


Background courtesy Pat Hamm of Granny's Jewelry Box


Nostalgic Costume Jewelry