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P 5555 (example) -- see Boucher
"P" inside a diamond shape (long side to side) with "Trade" and "Mark" on either side, and "Diamond" above and "Finish" below
X-Ls-ALL - see Providence Stock Company
"P" within a pyramid -- see Ballou
"P" in a shield -- see PAKULA
P. Craft -- Attleboro, MA -- 1931 until present
Mark: Evenings by P. Craft -- Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Family owned and operated, once known for cameo jewelry, make very little jewelry today; have become a metals manufacturing company.
Info courtesy Lilly Vittetow from Jackie Cabral of P. Craft.
P.E.P. -- see Pearl, Erwin
P.S. CO. -- Plainville Stock Co., Plainville, MA; c. 1896 -- present
Mark: P.S. CO -- first used about 1884 Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
Mark: "P" inside a circle.
PACO RABANNE -- see Rabanne, Paco
PAKULA & Co., Chicago, IL c. 1932--- 1997/98
Mark: Pakula -- first used in 1932 Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
Mark: "P" in a shield -- Jan. 1941
Mark: Enchantress -- first used July 1946
Mark: Pakula hangtag Photo courtesy Dinah Taylor.
Have ads from 1962, 1963
Hollycraft made some jewelry for Pakula, including Christmas items.
PALACIOUS, BARBARA -- present
Contemporary jewelry company.
Palm -- see Richard Polumbaum Co.
Palm Beach Vanity -- see Napier
Palm Royale -- see Richard Polumbaum Co.
Palm Royale -- PALM PRODUCTS, Rockefeller Center, NY
Have ads from 1946
PANETTA -- 1945 -- late 1980's (under Panetta's)
Mark: Panetta © Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
Mark: Panetta Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Founded by Benedetto Panetta, who died in th 1960's.
Company continued under his sons Amadeo and Armand until the late 1980's.
Was purchased by a foreign company in the 1980's
Panis, Starve Gregor
Mark: SGP Sterling Photo courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry
Joined the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts in 1925.
Birth 1889, death 1974.
Mark: PARCO Photo courtesy Becky Sweet
Paolo -- se Pierre Cardin
Paragon (script) -- see CORO
2 Parenti sisters came to the USA from Florence, Italy about 1932, as Europeon-trained silversmiths.
Had a shop at 400 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Made hand-wrought silver pieces--many of them set with real stones.
Info from a Vogue article from 1941, & a 1947 ad.
PARIS -- see Moreland
PARISINA -- see Boucher
Park Lane -- see Jewels by Park Lane
Park Lane -- see Vargas
Parquet -- see TRIFARI
Parrot Pearls -- 1975 -- (1995 Ruby Z) -- San Francisco
Ceramic jewelry in fanciful shapes--animals, flowers, colorful beads
Mark: Parrot Pearls
Most designs were necklaces and pins; few bracelets made.
Founded by Candace Loheed, Bean Finneran, Sarah Seiter and nacy Fiddler
Loheed and and 2 partners formed new company called Ruby Z signatures may be on back of a bead, with "Z" on other side
Company called Flying Colors founded by former emplyees of Parrot Pearls.
Almost all jewelry by 3 companies was signed: necklaces on bead at clasp or on back of centerpiece
Info from article in Antique Week Vol. 38, Issue 1916 by Ann. M. Pitman.
PASTELLI -- Royal Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA-- c. 1950's - 1980's
Mark: Pastelli Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
Mark: Pastelli engraved in cursive on a raised rectangular bar; then "R" within a circle. Info courtesy Toni Sly.
Have ad from 1963
Paul Lobel (lived 1899-1983)
Mark: Courtesy Rita Perloff
Modernist studio jeweler.
PAUL SARGENT -- see Sargent, Paul
Pauline Rader --see Rader, Pauline
Paulette Jewelry c. 1954
hand-manipulated courtier styled jewelry, featuring shower effect necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in multicolor, opaque and frosted beads and rondelles.
Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
PAULINE TRIGERE -- see Trigere, Pauline
PD -- see Premier Designs
PD in a diamond shape-- see Penn Diamond Co.
Peacock, C. D., Inc. -- Chicago, IL
Mark: C. D. PEACOCK Courtesy Plenty O' Jewels.
Pearl, Erwin -- c.1960 to present
Mark: Erwin Pearl - 1983
Mark: E. Pearl -- 1991; mark has been used on fine and costume jewelry.
Mark: E.P. -- 2001
Mark: Erwin Pearl and P.E.P. found on same earring Courtesy Vickie Gerdes, ID: luvroadtrips.
The company also produces sterling and gold filled jewelry.
Erwin Pearl was still making some fine jewelry into the late 1960's.
Not sure when they started making costume jewelry.
PEARLCRAFT - took out a loan in 1962
PELL -- Pell Jewelry Co., Long Island City, NY -- 1941-present-
Founded by the Gaita brothers
Still in business as of 2006
Mark: Pellini ® Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Peltanium see BARCLAY
PENNINO -- Pennino Bros., Ny, NY 1926 --1966
Mark: Pennino Photo courtesy Joy Tumlin
Mark: Pennino Sterling Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Mark: 9 different zodiac signs--first used Nov. 1926
Mark: Pennino Pat. Pend.
Mark: Pennino in script was probably only used on paper goods --ads, etc. Photos courtesy Linda Lange.
Let us know if you have actually seen script on a piece of jewelry.
Mark: Pennino script hangtag Courtesy Judy Miller, ID: grandmax111
Pennino was almost always signed, except for some commemortive items that were limited in production. Sets have been found where the earrings were signed, but the necklace was not. Sometimes the signature is on the back of an individual element and is easily overlooked.
Pennino jewelry started in a small goldsmith shop in NYC in 1908 by Pasquale Pennino.
The company was formally founded by Oreste (Otto), Frank & Jack Pennino in 1926.
Items marked "ORESTO" are not Pennino.
Pennino never made jewelry for other companies.
Info as of 4-24-06. Courtesy Chris Hartnett, great-nephew of Frank Pennino.
For more information, read an article about Three Neapolitan Princes and the Legacy of Pennino by Dotty Stringfield.
Perles de Lune -- see KRAMER
Perma Clad - see DaVinci Creations
Perma Gold - see DaVinci Creations
Perma-Plate -- see MARATHON
Penn Diamond Co. - Scranton, PA
Mark: PD in a diamond shape -- 1962
Perlmesh -- see Whiting & Davis
Persian Love -- see UNCAs
Persiana - see Royal Craftsmen
Personality -- see UNCAS
Peruzzi -- Italy c. 1500 -- c. 2000
Mark: Peruzzi Silver 800 Florence Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Mark: FIRENZE PERUZZI Photo by Sam Mitchell. Sam's research points to this being an early
Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri (literal translation: Peruzzi Siblings Silversmiths) mark circa 1900.
Mark: Photos courtesy Andrea Maloney.
The Peruzzi's were a family of jewelers in Florence, Italy.
Peruzzi -- Boston c.1930 -- 1981
Mark: Peruzzi Boston
Founded in Boston by Gino Peruzzi in the early 1930's
Sold to Aldo Fioravanti in 1945.
Went out of business in 1982.
Info from "Amazing Gems".
Peterson, L.S. -- L.S. Peterson Co., Inc. -- Attleboro, MA, later at Seekonk, MA -- c. 1943 -- 1994
Mark: L.S.P.CO. Courtesy Gail Gupton
Mark: Little Princess
Peter Macciarini -- see Macciarini Creations
Phrygian cap mark -- see Boucher
Phyllis Originals, Inc. -- see M. & S. Mfg.
Pididdly Links, Ltd.., Kingstone, NY -- 1969 - sold in 1995
Mark: Pididdly Links, Kingston, NY Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Company founded by Steve and Elise Pittelman.
Elise was the main designer for the company.
One source on the internet stated that she started Jewelled Creations after selling Pididdly Links, making jewelled bird palaces, pins and magnets.
Mark: Pierre Bex
Mark: Pierre Bex, PB, France
Mark: Pierre Bex, Made in France
Mark: PB Pierre Bex
Mark: Habbeba -- prior to 1980
Mark: Orchidee Noire -- end of 1980's; all were signed
Mark: Orchidee Noire
Mark: Orchidee Noire tag Mark: Orchidee Noire tag -- other side
Mark: Ferraggioli -- end of 1980's
Mark: Ferraggioli tag
Mark: Hangtag Courtesy Alison Gadberry
Mark: Paolo - 1994; designed by Paulo Gucci..a division of Les Plus Inc. Pierre Cardin
Pierre, George; France; c. 1910 -- 1936
Mark: GIP Photo courtesty Judith Katz Schwartz.
Pierre worked with thin slices of horn to make his incredible pieces.
Pik Manufacturing c. 1954
Slide bracelets with moveable motifs, drop charm bracelets, ladies cuff links.
Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
Mark: Courtesy Ray Figueroa
PIN KLIP -- see Swank, Inc.
Pin-ettes -- see Anson
Pineda, AntonioPhoto courtesy Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
Pinafore -- see CORO
Pinch Pin -- see REJA
Pinless Pin -- see The Fashioncraf Jewelry Co.Original by Robert
Piscitelli - Cranston, RI; c. 1960 to present
Mark: Piscitelli - 1975 - 2003
Mark: Cali 1980 - 2005
Mark: 1988 - 2003
Company made high end costume jewelry.
Founded by Joe P. Piscitelli, Sr., who had been a model maker for STAR Mfg.
Lastest informatiion has a member of the family running the company.
Information courtesty Sandy Carroll.
PITMAN & KEELER -- Attleboro, MA; c.1910 - at least c. 1960)
Mark: P. & K.
Mark: American Queen -- from 1917 Courtesy Linda Lange
Plainville Stock Company -- Plainville, MA, 1884 -- present
Mark: PSCO -- used since 1884, registered in 1906
Mark: "P" inside a circle registered in 1962.
Above info and photo courtesy Dinah Taylor.
Mark: Patrician -- listed in Rainwater.
Makers of silverplated and gold filled jewelry.
Some info provided by Dinah Taylor.
Plastigold -- see ACCESSOCRAFT PRODUCTS CO
POLCINI -- Polcini Mfg. Corp., NY, NY -- 1911 until at least 1989
Mark: Ledo --1948 -- c. 1962 Photo courtesy Victoria James
Mark: LEDO Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: Polcini c. 1960 Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
Mark: Lee Menichi for Polcini 1971 (a 1930's look)
Founded by Ralph Polcini and originally named Leading Jewelry Co. 1911--1949
Leading Jewelry Co. was renamed Polcini c. 1960
Polumbaum, Richard -- NY, NY
Mark: Palm Photo courtesy Linn Alber.
Mark: Palm Royale (Rainwater found this in Jewelers Circular Keystone in 1950
Mark: Thine Forever
Mark: Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
Pooped Pussy Cat -- see CARNEGIE
Pooped Poodle -- see CARNEGIE
Popesco, Catherine -- contemporary artist (2005)
Mark: Catherine Popesco France Photo courtesy .
Powder-Blend -- see Lisner
PR.ST.CO. - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
Precious All -- see VAN DELL
Mark: © PRECO Photo courtesy justabunchawildflowers.
Premier Designs -- 1985 to present (2005), Irving, TX
Mark: PD Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
Mark: Courtesy Linda Jo D. Mitchell. Courtesy Teresa Wiist
Sells jewelry through home parties.
Founded by --Andy and Joan Horner.
PREMIER JEWELRY CO., INC., NY, NY -- Dec. 1945-?
Mark: Claudette Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
Mark: C. Claudette
Presit -- see Stern, Louis
Prestige (script) -- see CORO
Princess Pride Creations, Chicago, IL -- Medicated Products Co. d.b.a. Donald Bruce Company
Mark: Princess Pride Creations --first used June 1953 [printed in capitals]
Mark: Princess Bride [in script under a crown] w/ Creations underneath in print
Mark: Angelite -- 1960 Courtesy Plenty O'Jewels@Rubylane.
Last listed owner Princess Acquisition LLC LTD LLAB, Co.
Providence Stock Company, Providnece, RI -- c. 1890 -- until at least the 1950's
Mark: AERONAUT - 1934
Mark: EZ FOLD - 1934
Mark: FOLD ON - 1934
Mark: LEADER - 1934
Mark: MANIFOLD - 1934
Mark: MODERNE BEAUTY - 1934
Mark: NAVIGATOR - 1934
Mark: SOLAR PLATE - 1934
Mark: FAIR MAID - 1934
Mark: NANCY LEE - 1934
Mark: PR.ST.CO. - 1934 Courtesy RCJ
Mark: Heart shape with "line" arrows pointing to it from either side
Mark: Script "L" in a circle with "Trade" and "Mark" on either side
Mark: "Liberty Buckle-On Watch Bracelets"
Mark: "P" inside a diamond shape (long side to side) with "Trade" and "Mark" on either side, and "Diamond" above and "Finish" below
Information from Rainwater and a 1934 Jewelry trademark book.
Probst, C. E., Newark, NJ -- at least . 1950 - 1965
Mark: PROBST, 1/20 12K G.F. Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
PSCO -- see Plainville Stock Co.
Mark: Puccini Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
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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