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This mark expired April of The THL trademark was granted in and is still in use. While the Accessocraft trademark was granted in and was used throughout production on metal jewelry with some variations. The Alice Caviness mark was used from on. Yet the mark was not registered until by the Junquera Sales Co. The Amco jewelry mark was used from on. While documentation is hard to find there is some information on my Amco History page.

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A lot of old jewelry such as Victorian Jewelry was not marked. So now what, how can you work it out if there are no date and value tips to go on? OK. A Victorian brooch with a long pin stem extending outward is a good indication that it's early Victorian while a shorter one is of a later date. The "C" clasp is another indication that the piece. Sep 20,   Part 1: Vintage Jewelry Marks: Help for Dating Your Vintage Jewelry Part 2: Silver Jewelry Marks: Learn to Identify and Date Silver Jewelry Part 3: Vintage Jewelry Patents: Find and Use them to Date Vintage Jewelry. So let's get started learning about vintage jewelry hardware. Vintage and Antique Brooch Clasps. Oct 24,   5 Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry. Author: karMALZEKE. Karen is an artist, creator, and writer who loves antique jewelry. This article will offer some tips on how to analyze and date antique jewelry. Zoe, CC-BY, via Flickr. Jewelry mirrors time, culture, and societal values. It reflects the taste and attitude of every.

Samuel Aaron NY - Alice Caviness - Barclay - Barclay History. As with most vintage jewelry marks the copyright was added after Capri - Capri Jewelry History. This mark with the copyright symbol was used from on.

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Claudette Jewelry History. Coro - Dior - Present. This Christian Dior mark was registered in and is still in use today.

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Eisenberg Jewelry - Present. The Eisenberg Original jewelry mark was used by Eisenberg from until This Eisenberg jewelry mark was used from until Emmons Jewelers Inc.

This Emmons mark with the copyright was used after Florenza The Florenza mark with the copyright was used after onward. Givenchy - Present. A trademark of the Givenchy line, the 4 G box has been used since Miriam Haskell - Present.

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Kramer of New York - Much appreciated. You are welcome. I did not find this site from Twitter. I have a gold necklace with RNEL marking on both the chain and cross pendant. I have a 14 k gold necklace. On the clasp it has engraved the word butterfly.

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The clasp is a small hook with a weird looking butterfly. I have never seen this kind of clasp.

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Do you have any idea? Thank you, Robin. Any information? I have a piece of rhinestone jewelry that looks to be somewhat expensive.

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It is costume jewelry, I am sure, but it is nice a shiny with diamond shaped, baguettes, some small round and one larger round rhinestone in the center. It is a beautiful piece, just wondering what the marks on the back are for.

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Great info- thanks for sharing! What do you call a tiny tag, or symbol attached to the jewelry?

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My grandma left me tons of jewelry and many pieces have a tiny gold key attached. Nothing matching the piece itself, clearly some kind of logo or signature, but have not been able to find any info or even figure out what it is for sure called?

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I have a silver and marcasite bracelet from around the s. Any ideas of the origin? The bracelet itself is made of 6 leaf shapes with openwork and highlighted with marcasite. What does that mean, besides Sterling?

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I have a pearl necklace with a gold flower clasp and inlaid sapphire. Underneath the letters is something that looks like a rooster or other bird? If anyone can help Thanks!

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Good afternoon. I am trying to identify two antique jewelry marks and was hoping to get your assistance. They are both on rings, the first one the mark resembles -O- with the circle having a dot in the center. It looks like the morse code symbol for the letter K. This is a simple ring with a solitaire clear glass stone.

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The second ring, the mark is on the outside of the band, it is a simple ring with an amber stone. The mark looks to have a vine or branch along with the letter O.

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Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated. It was used on everything ranging from small Victorian bar pins to large sash pins see above. The most common early version of the "C" clasp used prior to the s looks more like a curled wire.

Some pieces of inexpensive jewelry made during the s and through the decades since then have used a variation of the "C" clasp that is more square looking than rounded. Be sure to look at the overall style and materials when dating pieces using "C" catches. Jewelry Burbank, CA ( - Present) Accessocraft History - New York ( - ) AMCO Jewelry - Providence, Rhode Island ( 's) Barclay Jewelry - Providence, Rhode Island ( . Aug 15,   Future articles will discuss other cts of dating vintage jewelry. Vintage jewelry patents provide a wonderful way to research and accurately date older vintage jewelry. I'm also planning an article describing how to date vintage jewelry that isn't marked. I hope you'll come back to read them, or use the form in the upper-right sidebar.

Pieces incorporating the earlier style also have a tube-shaped hinge for the pin stem, and sometimes the point of the pin stem will extend beyond the edge of the brooch. Some pieces of inexpensive jewelry made during the s and through the decades since then have used a variation of the "C" clasp that is more square looking than rounded. Be sure to look at the overall style and materials when dating pieces using "C" catches.

A collar pin is a metal fastener that connects the two sides of a shirt collar by passing underneath the tie.

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It can take the form of a large safety pin, or be shaped like a bar, either with clasps on either end or two spheres or cubes on either end, that unscrew and pass-through holes in the collar similar to a bar cufflink. This type of pin was developed in the early s as a means of holding the ends of the newly fashionable turn-down collar in place and could be simple or adorned with jewels.

They grew increasingly ornamental as opposed to functional as the 20th century wore on. They were primarily used by men, though when first introduced, women used them as well when wearing collared blouses. It was worn similarly to a brooch, but with a clip mechanism instead of a pin stem to attach it to clothing.

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The underside of the clip usually contains prongs to hold it securely in place. Dress clips were made of popular materials of the day including Bakelite like the example shown here and pot metal. Larger versions were sold singly.

Smaller examples were often sold in pairs or sometimes as part of a "duette" see below. The more petite clip duos were worn in various ways including at the bottom corners of square necklines. They can sometimes be confused with shoe clips.

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The first branded Duettes were designed and manufactured by Coro in in Art Deco styles. These clever mechanisms held two small dress clips in place to make a brooch or could be removed to wear clipped on to a garment either singly or in pairs.

Coro also made Duettes with small double-pronged clips especially during the s, but there was some carryover into the s as with the Coro angel birthstone pieces like the one shown here.

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