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See Crystal Brands
M -- see I. Michelson
M in square -- see I. Michelson
M in a triangle -- se Mayer, L.S.
MC superimposed -- see I. Michelson
MC block letters -- see shuven, Murry
M with backwards C see Marsala
m.e. -- see Mary Ellen Stewart
M McF - see Mary McFadden
M. & S. MFG. CO., Inc., Providence, RI -- c 1950
Mark: M&S 1/20 12K GF Courtesy Judie - ID: hunnie
Mark: Phyllis Originals Presentation box Courtesy Nanette Alcock
Mark: Phyllis -- in unslanted script first used June 1946
Mark: Sterling Phyllis Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
Mark: "Scitarelli Creations by Phyllis" inside original presentation box; pendant marked "M&S 1/20 12K GF" Courtesy Judie - ID: hunnie
Mark: Scitarelli on a circle plate
Mentioned in Jewelers Circular in 1950.
Macciarini Creations; San Francisco, CA -- c. 1940's -- present
Mark: "Macc" hand stamped or hand engraved.
Peter Macciarini first made jewelry in 1936, but didn't open his own business until WWII ended.
He considered his jewelry avant-garde and was considered a major representative of Modernism American studio jewelry.
Peter's son Daniel started training with his father in 1962.
Daniel, also an artist, has run the company since his father's death in 2001.
Made in Britian -- see England
Made in England -- see England
Madeira Creations -- c. 1960's
Mark: HMS inside a crown Courtesy Lilly Vittetow Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Magic Eye (script) -- see CORO
Mah Jongg -- see CORO
Maharani -- see CORO
Maison David -- see "Freirich"
Majorica -- see Bennett, Daniel
Mamie -- see CORO
MAMSELLE -- see B. B. Greenberg Co.
Mandel, David -- 1980's - present
Mark: The Show Must Go On
MANDLE -- Urie Mandle Corp., NY,NY
Mark: URo Creations--first used June 1946
Founded in 1938 with partner Nat Levy--this company dissolved during WW2
Urie was a partner in Lisner jewelry c. 1930.
MANDLE -- R. Mandle Company
Mark: R. Mandle Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.
Mark: Mandle with © Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: ©R. Mandle with a crown over the "a" and "n". Photo courtesy RCJ.
Mark: R. Mandle hangtag Photo courtesy Pretty Snazzy.
Mark: ©Mandle with crown over the "n" Courtesy Geri Makris.
Founded by Robert Mandle, the son of Urie Mandle, in 1956
Robert retired in the 1990s and Gem-Craft acquired his master molds and use of his designs.
MANIFOLD - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
MARATHON -- Marathon Co., Attleboro, Mass. -- 1907 to present (2/05)
Mark: Marathon used since Jan. 1914
Mark: 12K GF Marathon
Mark: Kiddie Kraft
Mark: Teen Kraft
Mark: Dolly Madison Photo courtesy Cyndy Threadgill.
Mark: Marathon with an arrow through it inside of diamond shape--first used Aug. 1909; still active in 1949.
Founded in 1907 as the Attleboro Chain Co.; incorporated in 1922 under present name.
1965 ad says, "Quality Jewelry Since 1897"
Marboux -- see BOUCHER
Marcel Boucher -- see BOUCHER
Marcelle Originals -- see Marsella, Julio
Maresco - c. 1970's - 1980's
Mark: Maresco Courtesy Mary Puncec
Mark: Marhill c. 1940 Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
Mark: Marhill ~ Fashioned on 5th Ave. N.Y.
Mark: An Original By Marhill
Mark: Marhill-Made in Japan.
Mark: Photo courtesy Lyn Peightal.
Marhill earrings on card Photo courtesy Lyn Peightal.
Marhill imported Japanese-made mother-of-pearl smoking accessories, compacts, and a small amount of jewelry. Information courtesy Rebecca Fransway.
The Marhill Co., MOP jewelry, was listed in a 1954 accessories show brochure.
Marino Mfg., Co -- Providence, RI- c. 1957 -- 1983
Mark: MARINIO in block print Photo courtesy Lee Caplan
MARINO -- Marino Jewelry Co., Inc., Pawtucket, RI -- 1932 --?
Mark: Marino in script
According to Sept. 1978, Vogue ad, they have been making jewelry since 1932
Marjolein Bastin -- see Bastin
MARK DOTTENHEIM -- see Dottenheim, Mark
Marie Ferra -- see Ferra
Marque depose - means registered mark
Marquette Creations -- see Kaplan, Morris
Marsala Manufacturing, Columbus, OH -- c. 1987 - present
Mark: M with backwards C - 1987
Mark: M with backwards C - 2009
Thanks to Patrick Dolan for the information.
Marsand Creations c. 1954
Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
Marsel, Lorraine -- see Florenza
Marsella, Julio J. -- Providence, RI --
Mark: Script "Marcelle" going through the "O" of "Originals" -- Nov. 1955
Mark: Julio Marsella Photo courtesy Pam Brooks.
MARSLIEU -- mark of the Imperial Pearl Co., Inc., of Providence, RI. -- see Imperial Pearl
MARVE-STAR -- see MARVELLA
MARVEL JEWELRY MANUFACTURING CO., Providence, RI -- at least 1942
Mark: TOOTSIE since 1948, mostly for bracelets.
Mark: since 1942 Courtesy Plenty O' Jewels.
Mark: Sterling Marvel Courtesy eclecticgramma
MARVELLA -- NY, NY -- Weinreich Bros. -- 1911--present
Mark: L'Opera 1928
Mark: Marvella Zenith Quality 1939
Mark: Marvella Minerva Quality 1939
Mark: Lisanda since 1940
Mark: Chiffon 1941
Mark: Marvellissimo 1948
Mark: Marvella Pearl Nuggets 1948
Mark: Marvella Fabulous 1949
Mark: Knight's Collar used since 1949 for pearl jewelry
Mark: Natura "95" 1954
Mark: Spin-It 1955
Mark: Marvella with copyright mark, afer 1955 Photos courtesy RCJ
Mark: Marvella first used after 1911 Courtesy RCJ
Mark: Date Timer 1956
Mark: Maturelle 1957
Mark: Freshura 1958
Mark: Marvellesque 1958
Mark: Marvellette 1958
Mark: Marvellier 1958
Mark: Hi-Rise 1958
Mark: Dynasty --first used about June 1959
Mark: Marvelustre 1960
Mark: Marvelique 1961
Mark: Marvella Coutura 1961
Mark: Marvella Pearlescent 1961
Mark: Marva-Star 1963
Mark: Neptune 1939
[1982--2000: a division of the Monet Group]
Monet Group, which includes Trifari and Marvella was bought by Liz Claiborne in July 2000 and moved out of the country
Marvellesque -- see MARVELLA
Marvellette -- see MARVELLA
Marvelique -- see MARVELLA
Marvellissimo -- see MARVELLA
Marvelustre -- see MARVELLA
Mary Ellen Stewart -- see Stewart, Mary Ellen
Mary McFadden - contemporary designer
Mark: Courtesy Kathy Taylor
Maryse Blanchard - 1950's -- 1970's; Paris
Mark: Modele Maryse Blanchard, Paris (from European Designer Jewelry by Ginger Moro) Courtesy Cat Thompson.
She designed jewelry for couture houses and for her own line.
Master - see Silverman
MASTER-CRAFT -- Master-Craft Novelty Corp. NY, NY
Mentioned in JC-K in 1943
Have ad from 1947
MATISSE, LTD. c. Dec. 1952 -- see Renoir
Matsumoto, Kunio -- see Trifari
Maturelle -- see MARVELLA
MAURICE JACOBS -- see Jacobs, Maurice
Maurice Milleur -- see Milleur
Maxann Mftg. Co., Inc. -- Providence, RI
Mark: Maxann seen in Keystone in 1950 Photo courtesy Alison's Antiques & Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane
Maximal Art - see Wind, John
Mark: Courtesy Kaye Aaroe Barbieri
Runway jewelry from the late 1980's or early 1990's (Liz Bryman).
Mayfair Jewelry Co. c. 1954
Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
MAYO, ROBERT c. Jan. 1967
MAZER / MAZER BROS. 1923-1981
Mark: Sea-Maze used for artificial pearls since 1929
Mark: Mystere -- script, since 1949
Mark: Joseph Mazer Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: Mazer Bros -- 1926--1951.
Mark: Mazer Sterling Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: Mazer Bros. Courtesy Evelyn Phillips
Mark: Jomaz 1946-1981 Photo courtesy Ann Robinson - ID: 9am.; (after 1955 with©) Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: Joseph Mazer used "Mazer" from 1946-1981 Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
Mark: Mazer Tag Courtesy Sue Sinclair
Mark: Thierry Mugler for Mazer 1978
Mark: Adolfo for Mazer Courtesy AJ's Antiques & Art Gallery
Mark: Sandi Miller for Mazer
Founded by Joseph Mazer and his brother Louis
Began costume jewelry production in 1927.
MB with the phrygian cap -- see BOUCHER
McCann, Judith -- NY, NY -- c. 1955
Mark: Judith McCann
Mark: Judith McCann Designs Courtesy Denise M Dougherty.
According to 2 Vogue ads form 1955 & 1959, she designed wingback earrings & the shuvon clasp --
an ornamental fastening, while being part of the design, makes possible many arrangements of one necklace for neck, wrist or hair.
"Wingback" earrings is a trademark of the Wingback Company founded in NY. 1944 -- patent #2414382; Danecraft Co. also used this design for their earrings.)
Judith McCann Designs merged with several other companies in 1975 to form Elle Designs.
MCCLELLAND BARCLAY see Barclay, McClelland
McGrath-Hamin Inc - Providence, RI; 1907 - Vagas bought in 1980
Mark: M-H - 1951with arrorws pointing to each side Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Mark: Little Princess - 1958
Mark: SILHOUETTES OF LOVE - 1977
Mark: V- Garden - 1976
Mark: MH in round mark - 1976
Mark: Cuff Vertibles - 1972
Mark: DIAM-O-BRITE - 1971
Mark: KARATGEM - 1971
Mark: Samart Creations
Since1907 as Thomas McGrath, 1951 McGrath-Hamin, Inc..
Purchased by Vargas in 1980.
Medici, Leah and Lauren -- see Two Sisters
Me-To-You by Trifari-- see Trifari
Memories of Life (script) -- see CORO
Merksamer -- see Fred Meyer Jewelers
Metalite (script) -- see CORO
Mark: Ben Meltzer Inc. NY Photo courtesy Karen Bird.
Meyer Bros. -- Seattle, WA
Mark: Fashion Art since 1957 Courtesy Cindy Amirkhan
Meyer, Fred see Fred Meyer
Meyer, Joseph H. -- see Joseph H. Meyer
Meyer, N. S. -- see N. S. Meyer
MICHAEL OSTER see Oster, Michael
Michelsen, Anton -- Danish
Mark: AM inside a triangle with a crown above. Info courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
I. Michelson -- NY, NY -- 1884 until at least 1931, perhaps later
Mark: MC superimposed
Later became I. Michelson & Sons.
Mark: M in a square - mark of I. Michelson & Sons.
Midg-ette -- see Anson
MIFAVORITE - see Providence Stock Company
MILHAM, BETTY c. Dec. 1965
Miller, Harrice Simmons
Mark: Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
Milleur, Maurice - New Orleans & MS Gulf Coast - contemporary designer
Mark: Courtesy RCJ
Contemporary designer who works in pewter
Trade name Pewter Graphics, Inc.
Mimi di N - 1960 to at least 1995
Mark: Mimi Di N Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.
Mark: Mimi Di N with a date [after c.1970]
Mark: Bracelet was found with both these marks on it, but can find no information. Courtesy Cathy Corday
Mark: Mimi Di N © 1995 Courtesy Renee' Burch
Mimi di Niscemi worked with Arnold Scassi, Robert DeMario and Brania before opening her own company in 1960.
Mark: Ming's Sterling Photo courtesy Pat Seal
Miracle -- A Hill and Company (Birmingham) Ltd, England, 1946 to present
Mark: Miracle Photo courtesy Darlyn Courtesy RCJ
Mark: Miracle A
Mark: Miracle AB
Mark: Miracle AS
Mark: Miracle Anglo-Saxon
Mark: Miracle Britain "Britain" portion of the mark Photo courtesy Jo-Ann Sturko.
Mark: Mirac Britn
Mark: A Miracle Creation
Mark: Miracle R
Mark: Miracle ®
Mark: Miracle V
Mark: Miracle Viking
Mark: Miracle (+ a number)
Mark: Celtic Jewelry + (in Irish Gaelic) Made in England
Costume Jewelry made for Solvar (Sol D'Or):
Mark: SOL D'OR Miracle
Mark: SOL D'OR Photo courtesy Pam Brooks
Mark: SOL D'OR BRITAIN
Mark: Miracle, AH, plus 2 marks of the Edinburgh mint (castle & thistle) & date letter code used on silver jewelry. Courtesy Carole Morris
Mark: Made in Scotland hangtag Photo courtesy Jo Ann Sturko.
Mark: Miracle, Mizpah Courtesy Carole Morris
A Hill & Co. made costume, Sterling and low carat gold pieces.
A very small amount of their jewelry is NOT signed.
Shiman Bros. & Albert S. Samuel probably distributed A. Hill products in the US, that already had the Miracle signature on them.
The company name was changed to Miracle Jewellery Ltd. in January, 2006.
They had a small factory in Coldstream, Scotland from 1969 to 1980
English company who made pieces signed MIZPAH with the heart & arrow signature was Quarrier Ward & Ward Brothers.
Designs of both companies were recently bought by the Miracle company.
Butler and Wilson never made any Miracle jewelry.
Information provided by Carole Morris: Miracle Jewelry Collectors
MIRIAM HASKELL -- see Haskell, Miriam
Miss Hattie -- see CARNEGIE
Mitchel Maer -- see DIOR, CHRISTIAN
Mitchell's Jewelry -- NY -- late 1940's until late 1960's
Mark: FAM -- initials of the Mitchell's children
Only marked their jewelry for a short time, so most was unmarked.
Information from Mrs. Mitchell provided to RCJ by Sammie.
Mizpah -- see Miracle
MJ ENT -- MJ Enterprises c. 1977 -- present, Cranston, RI
Mark: MJ ENT Courtesy Myrtle Pilgreen.
MMA -- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mode Art -- see Art
MODERNE BEAUTY - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
Moini, Iradj -- contemporary designer ( ee' -radj-uh moy' nee )
Mark: Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
MONET -- see Monocraft Products Co., Inc. (Mo-nay)
Monies, Gerda Lynggaard -- c 1970's-- Denmark
Mark: Gerda Lynggaard Monies Photo courtesy Myrna Seale.
Mark: Gerda Lynggaard for Monies Copenhagen Courtesy Judy Miller
Mark: Monies Courtesy Judy Miller
Mark: Courtesy Judy Miller
Some pieces were only marked with a paper tag.
Gerda Lynggaard and Nicolai Monies met in jewelry school in 1973. They married and started their jewelry business.
They use many natural stones and materials in their jewelry.
Monies makes two lines: Monies Unique, designed & made by Gerda and Nicolai and larger collections produced in workshops working for Monies.
Monocraft Products Co., Inc., -- 1927
Mark: Monocraft- first used by Monocraft Products in 1927; mark registered in 1952; mark renewed in 1972; now dead (US Trademark site)
Mark: Monet -- mark first used in 1937 by Monocraft Products (US Trademark site)
Mark: Monet Jewelers Photo courtesy Sam & Yvonne Mitchell.
Mark: MONET Photo courtesy Deb Schneider
Mark: Monet Sterling Courtesy Jim Katz
Mark: Monet Pat. Pend.
Mark: Monet Jewelry tag Courtesy Jim Katz
Mark: Monet with copyright, after 1955 Courtesy of K Paxson
Mark: Monet tag
Mark: Ciani -1997; abandoned 2000
Monocraft (parent company of Monet) was founded by Michael and Jay Chernow in New York in 1927 and the name was used into the 1970's.
Purchased by General Mills in 1968
From 1989--1994 it was a subsidiary of Crystal Brands jewelry Group.
1994--2000-- owned by Chase Capital Partners, Lattice Holding -- A division of the Monet Group.
Monet Group, which includes Trifari and Marvella was bought by Liz Claiborne in July 2000 and moved out of the country.
Moonbeam -- see CORO
Moonrays -- see CORO
MORELAND, DEBRA -1990-present; studios in Cincinnati, Ohio
Mark: Fleur-de-lis charm, plus the artisan's signature charm
Her company is named "Paris" and specializes in bridal jewelry and accessories.
She purchased B. David manufacturing facilities (only) in 1993.
Thanks to Hannah Moreland Reck & Bonnie Rasche for info.
Did home parties in the 1950's and 1960's
Did some of the ethnic faces in molded plastic
Mark: Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
MOSELL -- Frederick Mosell Jewelry Co. NY, NY -- 1940
Mark: Courtesy Aged and Opulent Jewelry
1st collection shown in April 1941
Mentioned in a Nov. 1962 Seventeen magazine for a non-jewelry item.
Mosell was both owner and designer
MR. JOHN - c. 1940's, 1950's
Hangtag: Courtesy Karla Wacker
Mark: Mr. John Courtesy Melissa Hatfield
A New York hat designer; jewelry has paper tags
Murrle, Bennett and Co.-- London, England - 1884
Mark: Courtesy Cathy Gordon
Mark: Theodor Fahrner made some jewelry for Murrle Bennett, which carried both their marks. Courtesy Cathy Gordon
Wholesale jewelry firm specializing in Art Nouveau designs.
Murrle was repatriated to Germany during WWI and the company became White Redgrove and Whyte.
Info courtesy Cathy Gordon (from Vivienne Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry).
Murry Chuven -- see Chuven, Murry
Museum of Fine Art - Boston, MA
Mark: MFA Courtesy Gil Gupton
Museum Reproductions, Inc.
Mark: Stacked triangles Photo courtesy Linda Jo D. Mitchell
Music Box -- see CORO
MYLU --est. by Lynne Gordon & Marge Borofsky -- c. 1960's -- 1970
Became a division of Coro in 1968
Mystere -- see MAZER
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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