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by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Jan 2014 00:32

Timeline: 1930s-1998

Adolph Katz

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 03 Feb 2014 21:26

Adoph Katz was Coro and Corocraft's lead designer for nearly 40 years. Katz joined the Coro company in 1924 where he brought his keen eye for design and created numerous successful jewelry mechanisms, including the en tremblant floral pins and game changing Coro Duettes.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Jan 2014 00:32

Timeline: 1994-Current

Alice Caviness

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Jan 2014 00:36



by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 10 Jan 2014 23:08

A metallic material that is a combination of two or more different metals. Pure gold, for example, is too soft by itself and is mixed with alloy metals such as copper and zinc to increase its hardness.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 27 Jan 2014 18:41

A silver-colored metal composed of copper, zinc, nickel and 2% silver.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 27 Jan 2014 18:39

Amber is a fossilized resin from trees indigenous to the Baltic Coast known as Pinites Succinifer. Transparent or translucent, it is usually golden-orange, but ranges from pale yellow to black. Amber is considered a semi-precious gemstone and is a natural plastic. Imitated with resins and plastics which are heavier.

Andrew Logan

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 11 Jan 2014 01:49

A contemporary British artist and sculptor of international repute, Andrew Logan creates vibrant jewelry from new and used glass. Each piece of jewelry is a miniature piece of sculpture, individually handmade from multicolored mirrored glass and semi-precious stones set in a light and durable resin. Favorite motifs include hearts, fauna, flora, planets and gods.

Angela Hale

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 11 Jan 2014 01:42

London-based jewelry designer Angela Hale creates feminine, delicate jewelry with a glamorous retro look. Inspired by the Victorian and Art Deco periods, each piece is handcrafted from hypoallergenic bronze and set with faux pearls and sparkling Swarovski crystals in myriad rainbow colors.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 28 Jan 2014 19:40

According to the Tim McCreight’s classic jewelry making book, Complete Metalsmith, “Annealing is the process of reducing stress within metal by heating to a prescribed temperature.” Tim refers to metal here, but this definition also is true for glass.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 27 Jan 2014 18:41

Ring Shaped

Argy Rousseau

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 11 Jan 2014 02:09

From 1921 to 1931, the glassworks Les Pates-de-verre d'Argy-Rousseau produced finely crafted glassware made from pate-de-verre (poured glass), hich was popular in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. As well as highly collectible vases and bowls, Gabriel Argy-Rousseau created glowing pendants and pins depicting stylized fruit and flowers, butterflies, and figures drawn from mythology.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Jan 2014 00:36

Owner: Arthur Pepper

Art Deco

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 10 Jan 2014 23:16

Art Deco is a style that originated in Paris and was popular from the mid-1920s until the late-1930s. Art Deco pieces are characterized by geometric lines and angles, with very few curves. The style reflected the flamboyant and playful attitudes of the era and gave birth to forms and motifs that continue to live on today. While the Art Deco period covers the early 1920s through 1935, its influence extends all the way through the 1950s and 1960s and indeed to the current day.

Art Deco Inc

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Feb 2014 20:41

Only operated for one year 88-89

Art Glass

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 28 Jan 2014 00:15

Art glass is an item that is made, usually for decoration but also for purpose, from glass that has been worked into a form that is considered artistic.

Art Nouveau

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 10 Jan 2014 23:21

Art Nouveau was a popular style from the 1890s until World War I. Art Nouveau pieces are characterized by flowing, free form imagery based on organic forms. Thinking of themselves as artists more than jewelry-makers, Art Nouveau jewelers took extra care to craft exquisite, breathtaking jewelry.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 10 Jan 2014 23:17

To be articulated is to be connected with flexible joints or segments. The term is often used to describe pieces of jewelry that have moving parts.

Arts And Crafts

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 10 Jan 2014 23:26

The Arts and Craft movement occurred in the late 19th century and advocated simple craftsmanship, using the natural beauty and quality of materials to artistic effect.


by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Feb 2014 20:58

Hiroshima, the atom bonb, nuclear testing in the desert, the launch of Sputnik in 1957 all played on the hopes and fears of the American public and captured jewelry designers imaginations as well. So-called "atomic" motifs in jewelry exploded into retail venues after VJ (Victory over Japan) Day and continued to sell in the 1950s as the Cold War warmed up and the military began testing bombs at home.

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Cha Cha Bracelet

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 05 Mar 2014 17:34

A cha-cha bracelet looks like a watchband, but with little loops on each section for attaching beaded head pins.

Confetti Lucite

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Feb 2014 21:01

Confetti lucite jewelry brought acrylics back as a fashion fad in the 1950s and '60s, the plastic pillows embedded with everything from shells to metallic shreds.

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Dead Stone

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 04 Apr 2014 19:00

A term reserved for foil-back rhinestones that have blackened, yellowed or dulled.

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by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 04 Apr 2014 19:03

This term is reserved for long necklaces that drape or hang in a loop low on the chest.

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J Hook

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 27 Feb 2014 18:01

The catch used to secure a necklace off a rhinestone or beaded chain, also referred to as a shepherd's hook.

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La Pierre

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 11 Mar 2014 20:42

The La Pierre Manufacturing Company was founded in 1885 in New York City, but relocated its factory to Newark in 1893. Until 1929, in addition to silverware it produced good-quality jewelry, notably bangles, belt buckles, and pins, also in silver but sometimes made with "novelty" materials such as celluloid.

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Pop It Beads

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Feb 2014 21:04

A "let's get casual" approach to prim and proper pearls. In the 1950's-'60s they came in bright colors and were so cheap they could be layered in non-stop strands of any length.

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Sweater Clip

by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 07 Feb 2014 21:13

Sweater clips connected two identical or related figurals (kind and queen, spider and web, gladiator and chariot, comedy and tragedy masks). From Betty Anderson to Mary Stone, draping a sweater over shoulders and clipping on the pins was the ultimate fashion for 1950s-60's TV style icons. The chatelaine or clip, when connected to both sides of a collar, prevented sweaters from slipping off - not to mention adding clever jewelry accents to outfits.

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by RibbonsEdgeRibbonsEdge 28 Nov 2013 20:00

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