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"H" inside a heart -- see Hart and see Hedison

"H" in a triangle - see Hermann

Heart shape with "line" arrows pointing to it from either side - see Providence Stock Company

HA & Co. -- Horton, Angell, and Co., Attleboro, MA founded in 1870.

H.A&S - see Henry Abraham & Sons

H.G&S - see Henry Griffiths and Sons Ltd.

H & H inside an eagle -- Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc., NY, NY
      1943 to at least 1988.
        Mark:   H & H

H & H with a star -- Hamilton & Hamilton, Jr. -- Providence, RI.

H & 0 -- see Harvey and Otis

H. & S. ORIGINALS - at least 1950
        Mark:   H & S Originals   
        Mark:   Duchess mark seen in 1956 ad
        Crystal ad 1956
        Pearls ad 1960
        Have ads 1950, 1951

HC in a diamond -- see CARNEGIE, HATTIE

HSB -- see Bick

H.G. E -- see UNCAS

HPM - see Klitzner Industries, Inc.

HSM -- Miller, Harrice

Habbeba -- see Pierre Bex

HAGLER, STANLEY 1953--1996
        Mark:   Oval tag with "Stanley Hagler" contoured to the oval shape -- Stanley at the top & Hagler at the bottom.
        Mark:   Stanley Hagler     Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
        Mark:   DeMario/Hagler -- see info below     Photo courtesy Annette Forslund.
        Mark:   Oval tag with Stanley on top and N.Y.C. below-- both in a curve -- with Hagler in between in a straight line.
            Stanley Hagler's brother Ernest sent a tag with this last known authentic mark to Pat.
        Hagler and DeMario considered a partnership, but it didn't happen. Some stock of DeMario findings were left with Hagler and he would occasionally use them. (Info courtesy Mark Mercy)

HALBE -- 411 5th Ave, New York - from at leat 1950 to 1963 based on ads
        Mark:   HALBE      Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.

Hallam-Rice Co., c. 1912
        Mark:   H - R Co.     Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
        Listed in a 1920 state of RI factory inspection report.

Haleyanne Jewelry, Seattle, WA; 1985 - present
        Founded by Haley Land and Leanne Clarke in 1985. Ceramic dog pins have been their specialty since 1994.

Hand-Made -- see CORO

Handdarbeit -- German for hand made     Courtesy Polly Curtiss

HAR -- Hargo Creations of NY-- 1955 to about 1968
        Mark:   HAR -- around 1956     Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
        Founded by Joseph Heilbronner and Edith Levitt.
        Some Design Dates:
            15 November 1957: Daisy pin GU28974
            21 April 1959:
                559B Dragon Design: bracelet GP20919
                599E Dragon Design: earrings GP20918
                599N Dragon design: Necklace GP21719
                599P Dragon design: Pin GP21030
                (I firmly believe that the "Cobra Set" dates from the same year, as do the non figural pieces using the same translucent stones known as "dragon teeth")
            21 April 1959:
                595B Far eastern look: bracelet GP21028
                595N Far eastern look: Necklace GP21029
                595E Far eastern look: Earrings GP21027
                595P Far eastern look: Pin GP21030
                ("Far Eastern" probably refers to the "genie, sorceress, turbaned heads, etc")
            1 May 1960:
                329P Chinese group. Full Chinese figure GP25909
                330F Chinese group.Chinese face and body pin GP25905
                331P Chinese face and bust pin.GP25907
                332E Mandarin bust earrings. GP25908
                333E Chinese face and bust earrings. GP25906
            No more copyrighted designs until 15 September 1967:
                999P Insect pin. GP56016.
                Probably many Har cheaper pieces belong to the same period.
        Expansion Ltd. (Leo Geller) manufactured some of Har's stock.
        No more information after 15 September 1967.
        We have found NO connection between ART and HAR. If anyone has proof of such a connection, please let us know.
        Information kindly provided by Roberto Brunialti, co-author with Carla Ginelli Brunialti of A Tribute To America and
        American Costume Jewelry Art & Industry, 1935 - 1950 and Susan Klein, author of Mid-Century Plastic Jewelry and numerous articles on jewelry.
        Read "The Mystery of HAR article by Dotty Stringfield

Harrice Simmons Miller -- see Miller, Harrice

HARRY ISKIN -- see Iskin, Harry

Hart, D. A. - Attleboro, MA - cl. 1915
        Mark:   "H" within a heart     Courtesy Barbara Diddle
        Mark:   Mona Lisa

Harvey and Otis Jewelry -- Providence, RI -- 1884 till at least 1920
        Mark:   H&O      Photo courtesy Plenty O'Jewels@Rubylane.
        Mark:   "H" superimposed over "O" -- several styles   
        Mark:   H-O
        Listed in a 1920 state of RI factory inspection report.
        Founded in 1884 by Henry Harvey and Samuel Otis.

Harwood --- see W. & H. JEWELRY CO.

HASKELL, MIRIAM -- 1926 --present
        No jewelry marked with permanent signature from 1926 through c. 1947. Irregular use of signature application from c. 1947-1949.

        Mark:   Black and gold paper hangtag used during unsigned period, though dates of use have not been identified. Example is from WWII-era.  

        Mark:   Miriam Haskell impressed, round mark, 1947-1949     Courtesy The Collecting Miriam Haskell Group

        Mark:   Haskell horseshoe plaque is earliest signature, used mainly 1948-1950, but still in company inventory today    

        Mark:   Oval hang-tag with stamping showing through to the backside, use began around 1950-1951      

        Mark:   Oval plaque soldered to filigree, still in use today    

        Mark:   Miriam Haskell impressed     Courtesy Sheri Weiss of Collecting Miriam Haskell Group
        Mark:   Raised stamped signature used on necklace and bracelet clasps; indented stamped signature -- rare.    

        Mark:   Seen on earrings  
        Mark:   On earrings  
        Mark:   Contemporary mark with number for Limited Ed. series     

        Mark:    Dove was used into the 1970's as a clasp and as decoration on pins.    Back    

        Turtle was also used as a clasp  

        Beginning around 1979 the oval hang-tags were flat on the back  

        After Frank Hess retired from the Miriam Haskell company he joined forces with Josef Morton Glasser and formed the Morton Hess company.
        He left the company in 1963 and went to work for Kramer and formed a line call Amourelle.
        Chatani Pearls LTD. by Haskell has nothing to do with the Miriam Haskell company.
        Read an article on Miriam Haskell by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff.
        Information and pictures courtesy of Cathy Gordon & Sheila Pamfiloff, authors of Miriam Haskell Jewelry
        For more information and pictures of Haskell jewelry visit     Cathy Gordon's Haskell Pages

        HASKELL TODAY (information from Cathy Gordon)
            "M. Haskell" is used for the company's current, but less expensive jewelry.
            Trendy Haskell jewelry is marketed under "Jewels of Haskell" and "Haskell".
            The lines that are faithful to what we consider Miriam Haskell jewelry are marked with the traditional "Miriam Haskell" mark. Due to the large number
            of fakes, the Haskell Company is now issuing a certificate of authenticity with its high-end pieces.
            Haskell continues to use findings and beads that may have been purchased years ago (including the horseshoe signature if it is on a filigree that fits
             a piece they make).

        **The Haskell Jewels of today is a rapidly growing company, which designs and distributes an extensive private label program for major retailers.
            Haskell Jewels also produces jewelry for other famous lines:
                Haskell launched J. Lo by Jennifer Lopez jewelry in 2003.
                Haskell launched Christopher Radko jewelry in early 2005, a holiday jewelry collection.
                Betsey Johnson jewelry was launched in 2006.
                Fall 2007 brought the debut of O Oscar, an Oscar de La Renta company.
                Spring 2008 will see the re-launch of Kenneth Cole jewelry by Haskell Jewels.
            The luxury Miriam Haskell line, is still handmade in their New York City studio.
            **Information from Miriam Haskell website.


Hayward -- 1851 -- present
        Mark: Hayward 1/20 12K Gold Filled    Courtesy Laurel Ciotti
        Mark:   Foil paper tag     Courtesy Laurel Ciotti
        Established in 1851 and has changed hands over the years.
        Last owned by Amtel Corp. and known for gold, gold filled and silver jewelry.

HEDISON MFG. CO -- Providence, RI 1909 -- 1985
        Mark:   "Hedy" was their brand name,   Photo RCJ
        Mark:   Distinctive heart shape with an "H" inside - 1964      Photo courtesy Linda Lange     Courtesy RCJ
        Mark:   "H" within a heart with "edy" outside the heart - 1959   Photo courtesy Sheree
        Mark:   "H" within a heart with "edy" outside the heart   Photo RCJ
        Marks were used on boxes and jewelry, including gold filled & sterling pendants. Not all jewelry was marked.
        Founded by Harry D. Hedison, Sr.
        Harry, Sr. died in 1954;   sons Harry, Jr. & H. David continued the business until 1985.
        Information kindly provided to Dotty Stringfield (8-03) by H. David Hedison & Corinne Heditsian.
         Read full article on Hedison jewelry by Dotty Stringfield

HEDY -- see Hedison

HEIDI DAUS -- see Daus, Heidi

Heiferman & Berger, Inc. -- NY, NY
        Mark:   Jaycraft -- August, 1946.     Photo courtesy David Pritchett.

Heller, L. & Sons -- NY -- at least 1904 through 1954
        Mark:   La Tausca Pearls seen in 1915 Albert Walker jewelry catalog      Courtesy Nona Grampp.
        Became Heller-Deltah, which failed in 1956.
        La Tausca division was bought by Arlan Jewelry Co., Inc.

Heller Deltah Co. - see Heller, L. & Sons


Henkel and Grosse -- 1907 --?; Germany
        Mark:   Grosse     Photo courtesy Matt & Patti Ribarich.
        Mark:   Superimposed "H" over "G" in an elongated diamond shape -- until c. 1938.
        Mark:   Superimposed "H" over "G" in a rounded corner square shape -- until c. 1955
        Founded in 1907 by Heinrich Henkel and Florentine Grosse in Pforzheim, Germany.
        Mark:   Crown over stylized "G" - until C. 1979
        Mark:   Crown over Script "HG" -- until c. 1953
        Mark:   Grosse' ®
        Mark:   Chr. Dior with the date in an oval tag was used for jewelry made for Dior.
        Schiaparelli and Jeanne Lanvin both used H.& G. before WW2.
        Beginning in 1955, they made four collections a year for Christian Dior.
        Some info courtesy Ginger Moro: "European Designer Jewelry".

Henry Abraham & Sons - Southhampton, England
        Mark:  H.A&S     Courtesy Carolyn Sunday

Henry Griffiths and Sons Ltd. - Birmingham, England
        Mark:  H.G&S    Courtesy Carolyn Sunday

Henry, Carol -- Dallas, Tx, contemporary designer
        Mark:   Carol Henry Designs 925     Courtesy Erik Yang

Hermann, F. A., Framingham, MA - 1908 - at least 1977
        Mark:   "H" in a triangle     Courtesy Sheri Weiss
        Mark:   "H" in a triangle Sterling
        Mark:   Silvercryst

HERVE VAN der STRAETEN -- see Van der Straeten

Hettel -- C.R. Hettel Jewelry Co., St. Louis, MO. -- 1890 -- ?
        Mark:   Hangtag reads Jewelry by Hettel / Aristocracy of Style Since 1890        Photo courtesy Carolyn Reynolds
        Founded by Charles R. Hettel in 1890.

Hi-Rise -- see MARVELLA

HIC, MICHAEL c. June 1967

Hi Jinks by Coro -- see CORO

Hillcraft -- Rockville, IN -- c.1950 -- 1990's
        Mark:   Hillcraft     Photo courtesy Linda Chapple.
        Mark:   Hillcraft jewelry box      Photo courtesy Linda Chapple .
        Some workers were patients of the Indiana Tuberculosis Sanitorium.
        Originally owned by Alan Chamberlain, Bill May and Charlie Ellis
        Was only sold through clubs and organizations.
        Charlie Ellis either sold out or left to start his own jewelry company in Greencastle which was called Castlecraft.
        Some information provided to Nancy by Evelyn Swaim and Julia Baker.
        Information provided to Wendy Kelly and Nancy Hopper-Cady by Carolyn of the Rockville, IN, public library.
        See an article on Hillcraft by Nancy Hopper-Cady .

Hines, Kate

  Mark:      Photo courtesy Alice Handley-Isaksen

Hingeco Vanities, Inc -- Providence, RI -- c.1950
        Mark:   Trueart
        Mark:   True-Art 10kt     Courtesy Jennifer (wheat*from*the*chaff)

HMS -- see Madeira Creations


H.O.B. Jewelry Company Corp.

  Mark:   HOB - first used in 1965; registered in 2005; still live in 2008Photo courtesy Don James       Courtesy US Trademark site.

Hobco -- see House of Borvani,

HOBE' Cie Limited ( in USA) -- c.1915 -- c.1995 (Hoe-bay)
        Mark:   Before 1868   *
        Mark:   1868  *
        Mark:   1883-1902  *
        Mark:   1903-1917  *
        Mark:   1918-1932  *
        Mark:   Triangle was used 1933--1957:  
        Sterling was used 1941 -- 1947:          Photo courtesy Erik Yang.

        Mark:      Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
        Mark:   Hobe 1965     Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
        Mark:   With copyright mark 1958-1983:   *      
        Mark:   Hobe' NY 1/20 14K     Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
        Mark:   HOBE 14K on Sterling
        Mark:   HOBE'     Photo courtesy Linda Chapple.
        Mark:   Hobe' -- from US Trademark site; first used in 1926, registered in 1981   

        According to Jim Katz of, all Hobe necklace patents form the 40's have foldover snap, box, or spring ring clasps - no hooks.

        Founded by William Hobe' in 1927, after he came to the US from France. His father Jacques Hobe' had been a fine jewelry maker in Paris, who began making costume jewelry around 1887..
        Hobe dated some of their pieces from c. 1957 -- c. 1965.
        The original company founded by the Hobe family is now defunct.
        Jewelry marked Hobe' is presently being made.
            *Marks from old Hobe' brochure, courtesy Bobye Syverson.

Hobe, Don

  Mark:   Designs by Don Hobe' -- 2003  Photo courtesy RCJ

Hoff-Galant for Hattie Carnegie -- see CARNEGIE

        Mark:   Roslyn Hoffman      Photo courtesy Glitz & Glitter Boutique.
        Handcrafted copper
        Have ad 1952

Hogan & Bolas - Providence, RI -- c. 1950 - present
        Mark:   Hogan Bolas     Courtesy Lynn P.
        Mark:   Robert J. Hogan, Deborah Bolas, Handwrought, Providence, RI     Courtesy Elaine Lucier
        Jewelry manufacturing company.
        Frequently combines copper and bronze into their designs.
        Founded by Robert Hogan and Deborah Bolas.
        Current owners, including Al De Santis, purchased the company in 1991.
        Company also makes items in silver.

HOL-TITE -- see Swank, Inc.

HOLLYCRAFT -- see Hollywood Jewelry Mfg. Co. Inc.

Hollywood -- British company
        Mark:   Hollywood     Courtesy Linn Alber;    Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
        Evidence points to this being a British company c.1950's, 1960's

HOLLYWOOD JEWELRY MFG. CO., INC., NY, NY 1936 (sold in 1978/79)
        Mark:   Hollycraft -- late 1940's
        Mark:   Hangtag has "Hollycraft" on 1 side, "Created by Hollywood Mfg. Co. New York on the other.    first used 4/48
        Began to mark dates around 1950.         Photo courtesy Jo-Ann Sturko.
        Mark:      Photo courtesy justabunchofwildflowers.

        Mark:   Hollycraft with © after 1955      Photo courtesy Teresa Clark.
        Mark:   Hollycraft with no date or ©; probably c. 1965     
        Not all Hollycraft jewelry was signed.
        Hollywood Jewelry was Joseph Chorbajian; Jack Hazard and Archie Chorbajian joined the company in 1939.
        Hollycraft also made jewelry for Kramer, Tammey Jewels, Pakula & Weiss.
        Joseph Chorbajian was responsible for starting the vast Christmas Tree collection. He designed jewelry until 1980.
        The company lasted about 10 years after it was sold in 1978/79.
        Thanks to Joyce Chorbajian, daughter of Joseph, for the information.

        Mark:   Ricarde of Hollywood
        Made jewelry inspired by the movie "Gone With The Wind", according to a 1939 ad.
        Owner was Richar C. Baxt.

Holmsen, Aksel -- Norway
        Mark:   Used until 1969: crossed tools that look like "w's" on their sides   Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
        Mark:   A.H.S. -- 1969
        Aksel Holmsen Smithy founded in 1932.
        Some info courtesy Ginger Moro: "European Designer Jewelry".

Hope Chest -- The Hope Chest Co. -- 1960 -- ? -- Minneapolis, MN
        Mark:   Hope Chest -- first used 1960    Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
        Mark:   Hope Chest     Courtesy RCJ
        Founded by Wayne Fields, and originally was named China Club.
        Sold jewelry and flatware through home parties.
        Relocated to NJ in 1963, at which time no further records could be found.
        Information courtesty Sue Sheppard.

Hot Shots -- see Trifari

House of Berland
        Mentioned in Nov. 1962 in a Seventeen magazine.

House of Borvani, Providence, R.I.
        Mark:   Large "H" with "ob" & "co" inside   
        Mark:   HOBCO -- first used 1965
        Mark:   Shield with "House of Borvani"   

HOUSE of JOY c. Dec. 1963
        Mentioned as late as May 1964 in a Seventeen magazine.

House of Schrager -- see SCHRAGER

H. Pomerantz -- see Pomerantz

H-R Co.

HSM -- Harrice Simons Miller
        Mark:   HSM     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.

Hunsicker, Foree

  Mark: Foree Hunsicker (signature) and Medalias   Photo courtesy RCJ