Alice Caviness


Costume Designer and former fashion model, Alice Caviness began making jewelry just at the end of World War II, and her company, based in Long Island, New York, continued production following her death in 1983. Pieces range from parures and demi-parures to earrings and single pins, including carved cameos, fruits, and animal figurals. In the 1940's she featured silver filigree bows, lovebirds and flower baskets to bring some nostalgic femininity in the midst of a harrowing war. All her pieces are characterized by the use of high-quality materials, notably crystal stones of unusual colors. Mostly marked "Alice Caviness" they are relatively scarce and increasingly sought-after by collectors.

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