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  Mark:   UBU Paris   Photo courtesy Courtesy Cindy Starcher


Ugo Correani -- see Correani, Ugo

ULTRACRAFT -- Johnston, RI
        Founded by Luigi Guadagno.
        Mark:   ULTRA with copyright mark   
        Mark:   ULTRA CRAFT   

UNCAS MANUFACTURING CO. --1911 -- present
        Mark:   "U" with an arrow on each side, pointing toward the "U" since 1919 -- 1988     Courtesy Carol Neitzel
        Mark:   "U" with arrow - 1920 through at least 1988  ;      Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.

        Mark:   Crystogem - 1927     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Kiddiegem - 1934     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Stylecraft Gems -- March 1938      Courtesy Plenty O'Jewels.
        Mark:   Stylerite -- May 1941      Courtesy Plenty O'Jewels.
        Mark:   Personality -- Sept. 1941
        Mark:   Glow-Lite -- Jan. 1942     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Jewels of Fashion -- 1947     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Curtis Creations - 1950 (Curtman)
        Mark:   CC in ball on hand - 1950 (Curtman)    Courtesy RCJ    Courtesy ID: fynderskeepers
        Mark:   Bunny -- for rings -- Jan. 1950
        Mark:   Sorrento - 1951     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Coronado -- Aug. 1955
        Mark:   Christian Heritage - 1958
        Mark:   Ring-O-Rama - 1958
        Mark:   Uncas -- 1959
        Mark:   H.G. E (heavy gold electroplate) -- 1965
        Mark:   Vincenzo - 1966
        Mark:   Unicite - 1967
        Mark:   Stars of Light - 1971
        Mark:   Corsini - 1975     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Lois - 1978     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Uncaclad - 1979
        Mark:   Kyoto - 1981     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Corsini Collection - 1997     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Daryl Lee - 2005     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Tisha Lee - 2005     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Keynote of Fashion
        Mark:   Spiders in Fashion
        Mark:   Stylecraft
        Mark:   Turtles on Parade
        Mark:   Sorrento Sterling     Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
        Mark:   Sorrento 1/20 12K G.F.     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   Persian Love
        Founded in 1911 by Vincent Sorrentino (1892-1976) in Providence, RI under his own name
        It became UNCAS Manufacturing Co. before 1922
        Curtrman Company (1936) became a part of Uncas prior to 1950.
        Uncas purched Vargas MFG. and it's building sometime after 1996.
        The original Sorrentino family is still involved in the Uncas Co. (2008)>

Ungaro, Emanuel -- contemporary designer -- Paris
        Mark:         Photo courtesy Erik Yang.

Unger Brothers -- Newark, NJ
        Mark:   Interlaced U & B, was stamped on all Unger silver, with the exception of some jewelry made after 1910.     Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.

        This jewelry is lightweight and of lesser quality than the original pieces.
        Began making silver jewelry in 1878.
        Ceased production of silver articles in 1914 and firm was sold in 1919.

UNICORN PRODUCTS CO. INC. -- NY, NY -- since 1946
        Mark:   Impression of a unicorn standing on hind legs & the name "Unicorn" inside a circle.  

Urban Fetishes -- contemporary, New Mexico
        Mark:           Photo courtesy Linda Jo D. Mitchell.
        Owned by artist and writer Alice Warder Seely.         Pewter jewelry.


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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