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Script "L" in a circle with "Trade" and "Mark" on either side - see Providence Stock Company
L'Amour -- Braude
L. Razza -- see Razza
LC see Claiborne, Liz
LG see Lind-Gal
LN, LN/25, etc. -- see Little Nemo
LR -- see Lady Remington
L.S. -- see Stern, Louis
L.S. CO. -- see Stern, Louis
L.S. & CO. -- see Stern, Louis
L.S.P.CO. -- see Peterson
La Belle -- see CORO
LA REL c.1953--??
Mark: La Rel Originals -- First used April 1953
Mark: LaRel Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
La Roco -- Layko, Ross & Co, Inc. -- Seattle, WA
Mark: LA ROCO Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: 1918 Courtesy Plenty O' Jewels.
La Royal - see Royal Bead
LA TAUSCA -- see Heller, L. & Son, Inc.
LA TAUSCA -- Mark was also used by Martin Low & Taussig, Providence, RI
Lacroix, Christian -- contemporary French designer -- Paris
Mark: Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Lady Coventry -- see SARAH COVENTRY
Lady Ellen -- see Lederer
Lady Remington -- see Lia Sophia
Ladyette -- see MARATHON
LAGUNA -- see Royal Craftsmen
Mark: Laguna first used Feb. 1944
Hang tag Photo courtesy David Pritchett.
Hang tag Photos courtesy Simply Sharon.
Hang tag Photos courtesy Simply Sharon.
Mark: Laguna tag
LAMPL, WALTER--New York, NY -- 1921 - 1959
Mark: WALTER LAMPL -- block letters -- early mark. Photo courtesy Cheri & Rocky Van Hoover. Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
Mark: LAMPL -- block letters -- early mark.
Mark: WL -- block lettrs -- early mark.
Mark: WL 10K Photo courtesy Cheri & Rocky Van Hoover.
Mark: Sterling WL ; Another sterling mark Photos courtesy Cheri & Rocky Van Hoover.
Mark: by Lampl -- script -- during Walter, Sr.'s lifetime and beyond.
Mark: WL script on a shield -- mid 1940's and after. Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
Mark: WL script on a shield -- mid 1940's and after. Courtesy Lee Caplan
Mark: Courtesy Sam Mitchell.
Mark: By W. Lampl Courtesy Lanae Williams
Mark: Courtesy Joan Smith
Mark: Sterling by Lampl Photo courtesy Cheri & Rocky Van Hoover.
Mark: LAMPL STERLING
Mark: WALBURT - named for Walters's sons Walter & Burton; only used about a year 1944 into 1945.
Mark: Toddle-Tot -- used on children's jewelry.
Mark: Golden Threads
Mark: Silver Threads
Some items were probably not marked.
During WWII some Lampl jewelry was produced in Mexico.
The company also made vanity items.
Intricate charms for bracelets were a specialty.
Lampl did not manufacture jewelry, but had other companies make the jewelry using his designs.
Walter Lampl died at age 50 in 1945; his wife Sylvia and then his son Walter, Jr. managed the company.
The family closed the business in 1959, rather than sell to outsiders.
From a 1954 accessories show brochure: imported faceted beads on gold finished chain with gold beads--same with pearls--also 14k and sterling charms.
Courtesy of Cheri van Hoover.
Lancette -- see SILSON
Lane, Kenneth J. -- 1963-present
Mark: Kenneth Lane with © -- 1960's & 1970's; lots of large pieces. Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
Mark: K.J.L. -- 1960's & 1970's; . Photo courtesy Elizabeth Nyland.
Mark: Donald Stannard for Kenneth J. Lane c. 1970.
Mark: Kenneth Jay Lane -- 1970's & 1980's.
Mark: K.J.L. for Avon 1986 to present (8/05)
Mark: KJL for Laguna -- not sure of dates.
Mark: © KJL (no periods) c. 1990; known to be used on pieces made in mass for QVC Photo courtesy Elizabeth Nyland.
Mark: Kenneth Lane with © to the side -- probably 1990's to present. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Nyland.
Mark: KJL Thailand Courtesy Karla Wacker
Information from Liz Bryman & Ann Hellie.
LANG (sterling) 1946--to at least 1977 ??
Mark: Sterling Lang Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Have ad from 1977
langani -- see Schaad, Anni Lang
Courtesy ID: eclecticgramma.
Latasia Jewelry -- Washington, DC -- contemporary company
Jewelry sold by consultants through a party plan.
Latona -- see BOND BOYD
LAUREL BURCH -- see Burch, Laurel
LC -- see SARAH COVENTRY
Lea Stein -- see Stein, Lea
LEADING JEWELRY MFG. CO., Mamaroneck, NY -- see POLCINI
Ledo -- see LEADING JEWELRY MFG. CO
LEADER - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
Leading Band -- see W. & H. JEWELRY CO.
Leading Lady -- see W. & H. JEWELRY CO.
Leavens Manufacturing Company; Attleboro, MA
Mark: "L" with banner marked "QJ" Courtesy Jenny Wren
Mark: "L21" is the mark issued to Leavens to use on US military insignia.
Founded in 11948 by Theodore Leavens, Lucy Fantaccione, Pete Taratian, Rauul LaCasse, orin Armstrong & Haig Abdian.
Acquired by Oneida Ltd. in the mid-1970's.
LeC -- see Boucher
Mark: Lady Ellen -- 1948
Lee, Judy see Judy-Lee
Lee Menichi -- see POLCINI
Have ad from 1946
LEE, SONIA -- Providence, RI
Mark: Sonia Lee in script Photo courtesy Pam Wiggins.
Have ads form 1946, 1947
Leiber, Judith- NY- 1963 to present
Mark: Judith Leiber Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Known for handbags, but has also had a line of costume and now fine jewelry.
LEO GLASS -- 1928--1957
Mark: Leo Glass in script
Mark: Leo Glass sterling on an oval plaque
Mark: Leo Glass in script on 5 sided plaque
Mark: Courtly Jewels first used in 1946 -- had a foil hangtag
Mark: Courtly -- seen in a 1953 and 1959 Jeweler's Buyers Guide
Mark: Leo Glass Courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: L G - c. 1941 Elizabeth Taylor MGM Star, Fashion Jewelry styled by Leo Glass Courtesy Aged and Opulent Jewelry
Founded by Leo Glass in NY in 1928. He had worked for Lisner 10 years prior to that. He was a manufacturer & importer. He went bankrupt in 1957.
Visit Cathy Gordon's gallery to see examples.
Leonardo -- see DaVinci Creations
Leru -- PELTON & LERU CORP., NY, NY -- c. 1950's-1960's (?)
Mark: Leru -- first used in 1956
LES, BERNARD 1963-1996
Mark: Sterling Les Bernard Courtesy Deb Schneider
Mark: Marks on mechanical flower brooch
Mark: Les Bernard
Founded by Bernard Shapiro, son of Harold Shapiro of Vogue jewelry, and Lester Joy, thus the name "Les Bernard".
Lester Joy was a designer and Bernard Shapiro may have also done some of the designs.
Les Bernard manufactured jewelry for Mary McFadden, James Galanos, the Dynasty Collection for the TV show and Ugo Correani.
Read an article about Les Bernard by Ann Pittman.
LEWIS KIRSCHMAN -- see Kirschman, Lewis
LEWIS SEGAL -- see Segal, Lewis
L. Kapsis, NY,NY -
Mark: Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Founded in 1967; jewelry manufacturer.
Lia Sophia; Woodale, IL - 1986 to present
Mark: Lady Remington - 1986
Mark: LR Courtesy Lynda Hodgins
Formerly Act II Jewelry; name changed to Lady Remington when Act II was purchased by Victor Kiam in 1986.
Act II/Lady Remington is now known as Lia Sophia Jewelry and is a direct sales company.
The company was named after Kiam's granddaughters Lia and Sophia.
LIANNA, INC.; Cranston, RI -- at least from 1995 to June 2003
Mark: LIA Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
Liberty Buckle-On Watch Bracelets - see Providence Stock Company
LIDELL, NELLY c. May 1963
Lidz Brothers, NYC -- 1895 -
Mark: LIDZNY Photo courtesy Jennifer from Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
Mark: LIDZ Courtesy ID: eclecticgramma.
Mark: Costumakers 1958 print
Mark: Costumakers script at an angle 1945
Manufactured Costume Makers Buttons, Sewing Notions and Novelties.
Also made some costume jewelry, as pieces with a small metal plaque that says LIDZBRO have been found.
Thanks to Elaine Lucier (green-mannequin on Ruby Lane) who bought a salesman's sample card of buckles & shared with RCJ. It reads, "Lidz Brothers, Inc. Founded 1895".
LILIJA c. Jan. 1966
LILLY DACHE, INC., NY, NY -- see Dache, Lilly
Lilo -- see Sermol, Lilo
Lily White -- see Deknatel
Mark: Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.
Lind-Gal, Inc., NYC
Mark: Letters "LG" with no other design - first use1952
Line Vautrin -- see Vautrin, Line
A.L. LINDROTH CO., Attleboro, MA
Mark: A.L.L. CO.
Mentioned in Keystone in 1922
Last mentioned in 1950
Lisa Jewels Co. -- Orange, NJ
Mark: Lisa Courtesy Victoria James Courtesy justabunchofwildflowers
Mark: Lisa Jewels - from a presentation box Courtesy Jennie Smith
Lisanda -- see MARVELLA
LISNER -- D. Lisner & Co, of NY -- 1904 -- approx. 1985
Mark: LISNER - early mark Courtesy Rebecca Fransway
Mark: Lisner Courtesy David Pritchett, Courtesy Karen Bird Courtesy Rebecca Fransway
Mark: With copyright, after 1955
Mark: Courtesy Lyn Peightal
Mark: Lanvin's Violet -- 1926
Mark: Crystalia (all caps) first used 1926
Mark: Diamond Jim Brady -- 1935
Mark: Stylized head mark used for children's costume jewelry 1935.
Mark: Lisner -- used since 1938
Mark: Men From Mars -- Dec. 1940
Mark: Powder-Blend -- mark for artificial pearls -- June 1940
Mark: Gremlin-- first used Oct. 1942
Mark: Junior Prom 1956
Mark: Lisner script with *L* in an oval with zipper-like design at top and bottom of oval) -- 1956
Founded by David Lisner in 1904.
In 1931 it was listed as only a wholesaler, and much of their jewelry was imported from Europe prior to the 1930's.
Lisner was the authorized agent of Schiaparelli in the US, imported & distributed Schiaparelli jewelry prior to WW.2
Urie Mandle joined Lisner as a full partner in the 1930's.
In 1930's Lisner began to produce jewelry in Providence, RI. Other companies actually manufactured the jewelry for Lisner, including Whiting & Davis.
Lisner bought the Richelieu Pearl Co. in mid-1970's and company was re-named Lisner-Richelieu Corp. A 1960 ad indicates a possible earlier connection.
Victoria Creations purchased Lisner-Richelieu in 1979.
Jones apparel Group currently owns the Lisner name, but is not making Lisner jewelry.
Lisner jewlery has not been made since the mid-1980's.
Information courtesy Susan Klein. Read her articles for more information on Lisner jewelry: Lisner Jewelry and For The Love Of Lisner
Lister, Farah -- London, England
Designing jewelry since 1986.
Has a collection named "Angels" in Sterling Silver.
Involved in design for Swarovski's Signity line for 2005.
Little Flower Rosary -- see Stern, Louis
LITTLE NEMO MFG. CO., Providence, RI 1913 -- 1978 -- confirmed a subsidiary of Brier Mfg. Co.*
Mark: Little Nemo inside the shape of a ring.
Mark: "Nemo Gold Seal Quality LN/25" "Stones Hand Set" Courtesy Rita Perloff.
Mark: LN inside a flattened diamond shape
Mark: LN/25 inside a flattened diamond shape
Mark: LN 50
Little Nemo was founded by Benjamin Brier, Charles Brier & Samuel Magid in 1913.
Little Nemo found in Keystone jewelers magazine in 1922, 1931 & 1965
Visit Aurora Bijoux LN Jewelry Gallery to view a wonderful collection of LN jewelry -- thanks to Jenny Stephens.
*See Brier Mfg. Co.; confirmed through research done by Cheri Van Hoover.
Liz Claiborne -- see Claiborne, Liz
LJM -- Laurentian Jewellery Manufacturing, Montreal 1955.
Mark: Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
LOCKE, PATRICIA c. 1970's, 1980's ?
Was based in Chicago.
LONGCRAFT -- see Long's
Long's (Thomas Long Co., Inc.) -- Boston, MA -- 1878 until present
Mark: Longcraft - 1946 Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
Mark: Giovanni by Longcraft Courtesy
Thomas Long Co. became "Long's" which lists itself as a retailer & designer of jewelry.
Look Of The Real -- see Crystal Brands
LOOP LINKS -- see Swank, Inc.
L'Opera -- see MARVELLA
Lord Coventry -- see SARAH COVENTRY
LOUIS FERAUD -- see Fernaud, Louis
Louis Rousselet -- see Rousselet
LOUIS STERN CO., INC., -- see Lustern
LOUVAINE PEARLS -- Lassner & Bamberger, Inc., NY, NY
Keystone has them listed in 1922 as manufacturers of jewelry with precious & imitation stones
Lovable s(cript) -- see CORO
Love Locket -- see CORO
LUCIEN PICCARD ORIGINAL -- A. BLUMSTEING, INC., NY, NY
Mark: Lucien Piccard Original first used Jan. 1947 Courtesy Barb Jackson
Lucky Buck (script) -- see CORO
Lucky Elephant see VARGAS
Lunch at the Ritz -- 1982
Mark: Lunch At The Ritz © 88 (in hand script) Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Mark: Lunch At The Ritz © (in block print)
Mark: Lunch At The Ritz © on rectangular plaque Courtesy Carol Hearn
Mark: Lunch AT The Ritz © (hand printed) Courtesy Carol Hearn
Mark: LATR Courtesy Lisa Pantoja
Established by Alexis Watts and Esme Hecht.
The pieces were signed from 1984-1990, then they started with the copyright stamp. (info provided by Cathy Gorden)
Lunt Silversmiths -- 1902 to present -- Greenfield, MA
Mark: Lunt Sterling
Originally incorporated in 1902 as the Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen Co.
Lunt purchased A.F. Towle Co. in 1902, including all of their silverware patterns; patterns from 1903 on are marked with the Lunt trademark.
Lustern -- see Stern, Louis
Lustralite (script) -- see CORO
Gerda Lynggaard --see Monies
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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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