American Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Aletto Bros Jewelry Maker's Mark

Aletto Bros

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Aletto Bros
USA
Boca Raton FL
19 cen. e.1964

Specialties

  • Contemporary interpretations of historic jewels.
  • Masterful use of Invisible Setting

c.1900

  • Special Jewel for the Exposition Universalle to commemorate the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Naples Italy was the birthplace of Aletto Bros.


Alling & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alling & Co.

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Alling & Co.
USA
Newark NJ
c.1837

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Alling, Hall & Dodd.
  • Isaac A. & J. C. Alling, c. 1884.
  • Isaac A. Alling & Company c. 1881.
  • Alling & Company c. 1896.

Manufactured gold jewelry for:


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Alvin Corporation Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alvin Corporation

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Alvin Corporation
USA
e.1886

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

1928


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Art Silver Shop, The Jewelry Maker's Mark

The Art Silver Shop

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The Art Silver Shop
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1912-34

Specialties

Started as the Chicago Art Silver Shop c.1912-1917.

Founders

  • Edmund Boker
  • Ernest Gould
  • Boker also worked at Lebolt.

Became the Art Silver Shop c.1918-1934.

  • Art Metal Studios 1934 -?
  • Focus changed to wholesale jewelry.


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Averbeck & Averbeck Jewelry Maker's Mark

Averbeck & Averbeck

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Averbeck & Averbeck
USA
Maiden Lane, New York
1912-34

Specialties

  • Jewelers
  • Floral Brooches & Buckle.
  • Silver, Gilt & German Silver.

1900

  • Manufacturer of Art Nouveau fashion jewelry.
  • Noted for their silver "Gibson Girl" and "Flor-a-Dora" brooches.

c.1904

  • M.J. Averbeck
  • Specializing in gold rings.


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Bailey & Co Jewelry Maker's Mark

Bailey & Co.

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Bailey & Co.
USA
Philadelphia PA
e.1832

Specialties

  • Bailey & Co. was the first American firm to use the higher British standard of .925 silver instead of the lower .900.


Bailey, Banks & Biddle Jewelry Maker's Mark

Bailey, Banks & Biddle

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle
USA
Philadelphia PA
e. 1832

Specialties

  • Manufacturing jewelers.
  • Diamond dealers.
  • Jewelers to prominent Americans.
  • America's oldest jeweler.
  • Civil War swords.
  • Mortuary Medal for Abraham Lincoln.
  • Medal of Honor.
  • Purple Heart, Silver & Bronze Stars.
  • Floral jewelry with semi-precious colored stones.

Founders

  • Joseph T. Bailey c.1832 Bailey & Co.
  • Partners Joseph T. Bailey II, George W. Banks & Samuel Biddle c.1878


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Baldwin, Jabez Jewelry Maker's Mark

Jabez Baldwin

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Jabez Baldwin
USA
e.1813

Specialties

  • Gold and Silversmith

1813

  • Acquired John McFarlane’s business

1822

  • John J. Low apprenticed with Baldwin and became partner

1822-1840

  • Many partnerships


Ball, Black & Co Jewelry Maker's Mark

Ball, Black & Company

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Ball, Black & Company
USA
New York
e.1839

Specialties

  • One of the firms involved in the “Diamond Wedding”
  • Specializing in rare gems.


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Beattie & Sons Jewelry Maker's Mark

Beattie & Sons

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Beattie & Sons
USA
Cleveland, OH
c.1884

Specialties

  • Jewelry until 1906
  • Dealt exclusively with fine Jewels.

Founder

  • Hugh W. Beattie
  • Canadian Jewelry & Watchmaker.

1884

  • Moved to Cleveland.

1890

  • Purchased Baxter & Craig and moved downtown.

1906

  • Having eliminated jewelry stock, became exclusively gemstone dealers.

1916

  • Son Milton's window displays, creating pictures using only tiny gems, won world acclaim until his death in 1998.

1917

  • Brother George opened a jewelry firm.

1926

  • H.W. Beattie's firm Firm incorporated with 3 sons.

1959

  • Death of George Beattie.
  • Beattie & Sons acquired his business and added it to their own.



Belais Jewelry Maker's Mark

Belais Manufacturing Co.

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Belais Manufacturing Co.
USA
New York NY
e.1876 - 1933

Specialties

  • Very early manufacturer of White Gold in the United States

1918

  • Patented an 18k white gold alloy

1925

  • Patent struck down

President

  • Manufacturing Jewelers Association
  • 24 Karat Club

1933

  • Death of David Belais


Bellis, John O. Jewelry Maker's Mark

John O. Bellis

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John O. Bellis
USA
d.1943

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Bippart & Co Jewelry Maker's Mark

Bippart & Co.

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Bippart & Co.
USA
Newark
e.1880

Specialties


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Black, Starr & Frost Jewelry Maker's Mark

Black, Starr & Frost

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Black, Starr & Frost
USA
New York NY
e.1801

Specialties

Prestigious Jewelers

  • Cortlandt Starr (1833-1888) - distinguished during the Civil War - turned jewelry maker.
  • Small versions of European style diamond jewelry items, bows, flowers, leaves, etc.

1801

  • Marquand & Paulding, Savannah Georgia.

1810

  • Establishment in New York as Marquand and Co.

1939

  • Ball, Thomkins and Black.

1851

1876

  • B, S & F moved to 251 Fifth Ave NY.
  • Cortland Starr & Aaron Frost became partners Black, Starr & Frost.

1920

  • Black, Starr & Gorham.

1929 - 1966

  • Merged with Gorham.


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Blanchard, Porter George Jewelry Maker's Mark

Porter George Blanchard

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Porter George Blanchard
USA
1886-1973

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Boregaard, Pedro Jewelry Maker's Mark

Pedro Boregaard

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Pedro Boregaard
USA
New York
e.1983

Specialties

  • Won may international jewelry design competitions.

1966

  • Trained with Hemmerle, Munich.
  • Worked in England.

1974

  • Moved to New York to design for Tiffany

1983

  • Opened Atelier on 48th St., New York.

1994

  • Moved to 53rd & Madison.

c.2003

  • Moved his workshop to Broadway & Lafayette.
  • Moved his design studio to Western New York State.

2011

  • Opened Boregaard Jeweler in Narrowsburg, NY.


Boston Arts and Crafts Society Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Boston Arts and Crafts Society
USA
Boston MA
e.1897

Specialties

Members



Boyden, Frank S Company Jewelry Maker's Mark

Frank S. Boyden Company

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Frank S. Boyden Company
USA
Madison, WI
1861-1943

Specialties

  • Joined with Fred C. Minuth to form Boyden-Minuth in 1918.


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Boyden-Minuth Company Jewelry Maker's Mark

Boyden-Minuth Company

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Boyden-Minuth Company
USA
Chicago, IL
c.1918-?

Specialties

  • Frank Boyden & Fred Minuth

c.1920s

  • Made gold and platinum jewelry with gemstones.

1918-1950s

  • Noted for it's Silver Trophies.


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Boyer, James Jewelry Maker's Mark

James Boyer

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James Boyer
USA
Boston MA
1700-1741

Specialties

  • Jeweler and stone setter.


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Brandt Jewelry Maker's Mark

Brandt

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Brandt
USA
Chicago IL
e. c.1906

Specialties

  • Geometric designs
  • Abstract compositions (Circular Motifs)
  • Noted for enamel & lacquer use and engraved precious gems.



Breese, Edward H. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Edward H. Breese

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Edward H. Breese
USA
Chicago IL
e.c.1921-1940

Specialties

  • English born, worked in Chicago
  • Kalo style jewelry & metalwork.


Bruff, Charles Oliver Jewelry Maker's Mark

Charles Oliver Bruff

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Charles Oliver Bruff
USA
Maiden Lane, New York
e.c.1763

Specialties

  • Employed an English jeweler skilled in diamond and enamel work. They produced enameled lockets and hair plaited lockets.
  • Began to do lapidary work. This practice was frowned upon by Great Britain as they wanted the colonies to import products from them, not produce any of their own. This was the beginning of a national interest in manufacturing in the colonies.
  • Their lapidary produced seals with heraldic, arms, crests, figures, etc. to sell to customers as well as to other jewelers.
  • During the Revolution they made swords and other military items.


Cairo, William Jewelry Maker's Mark

William Cario

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William Cario
USA
Boston MA
(1712-1769) e. 1735

Specialties

  • Goldsmith and Jeweler



Caldwell & Bennett Jewelry Maker's Mark

Caldwell & Bennett

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Caldwell & Bennett
USA
Philadelphia PA
e.1830s

Specialties

1868

  • Renamed J.E. Caldwell
  • Chosen by Godey’s Lady’s Book to create the jewelry sold to subscribers through the magazine.



Campbell Metcalf Silver Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.

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Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.
USA
e.1892

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturers

Designer

  • Ernest W. Campbell


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Carence Crafters Jewelry Maker's Mark

Carence Crafters

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Carence Crafters
USA
Chicago, IL

Specialties

  • Mostly work in copper, brass or silver wash, styled after designs depicted in craft manuals.
  • Specialized in acid etched designs.
  • Whimsical themes including fruits & vegetables.


Carter, Gough & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Carter, Gough & Co.

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Carter, Gough & Co.
USA
Newark
e.1841

Specialties

  • One of the largest jewelry producing factories in the world.

1850s

  • The first to use a steam engine to produce jewelry.


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Carvin French Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Carvin French
USA
New York NY
e.1954

Specialties

Manufacturing for the Finest Jewelers

  • Pair of French Trained Jewelers who combined their names to become "Carvin French"
  • Master enamelists
  • Lapidary

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Cellini Craft Co Jewelry Maker's Mark

Cellini Craft Co.

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Cellini Craft Co.
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1934

Specialties

  • Founded by Walter Gerlach & Hans Gregg
  • Created jewelry and tableware, noted for their use of an aluminum alloy "Argental."
  • Jewelry and silverware.

1957

  • Cellini Craft purchased by Julius Randahl.
  • Cellini Craft and Cellini Shop were separated.

1965

  • Patterns and rights to "Argental" were sold to Reed & Barton.


Cellini Shop The Jewerly Maker's Mark

The Cellini Shop

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The Cellini Shop
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1914

Specialties

  • Founded by Ernest Gerlach.
  • Produced tableware styled like Kalo

1916-1919

  • Mulholland Bros. produced their flatware.

Jewerly designed by

  • Wilhelmina Coultas
  • Mabel Favinger

Executed by

  • William W. Conrad

1969


Charlton & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Charlton & Co.

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Charlton & Co.
USA
New York
1909

Specialties

Currently

  • Grant A. Peacock, New York


Chicago Silver Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Chicago Silver Co.

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Chicago Silver Co.
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1923-1945

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designer/Founder

  • Knut L. Gusafson

1945 -1964

  • Renamed Gustafson Craft.


Claflin, Donald Jewelry Maker's Mark

Donald Claflin

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Donald Claflin
USA
New York NY
(1935 - 1979)

Specialties

Designer for



Cohen, Julius Jewelry Maker's Mark

Julius Cohen

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Julius Cohen
USA
New York
e.1956

Specialties

Trained by

  • Oscar Heyman & Bros.
  • Well Designed and Executed Fine Jewelry
  • Renowned for Serving Customers at Home


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Colonna, Edouard Jewelry Maker's Mark

Edouard Colonna

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Edouard Colonna
USA
New York NY
(1862 - 1948)

Specialties

  • German born designer & decorative artist.

1877

  • Studied architecture in Brussels.

1882

  • Went to New York.

c. 1883-84

Associated with

  • S. Bing and Maison d'Art Nouveau as Jewelry & Glassware Designer.

c.1902

1948

  • Death of Edouard Colonna.



Cooke, Joseph Jewelry Maker's Mark

Joseph Cooke

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Joseph Cooke
USA
Philadelphia PA
c. 1784

Specialties



Cooperman, Marilyn F. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Marilyn F. Cooperman

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Marilyn F. Cooperman
USA
New York NY
e.1994

Specialties

  • 20th Century Fashion Designer.

1987

  • Joined Fred Leighton as a designer.

1994

  • Launched her own company.
  • Canadian who relocated to New York.



Copeland, Elizabeth Jewelry Maker's Mark

Elizabeth Copeland

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Elizabeth Copeland
USA
1866-1957

Specialties


Craig, James Jewelry Maker's Mark

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James Craig
USA
Williamsburg VA
e.1746

Specialties

  • George Washington was a customer, purchasing garnet earrings and mourning rings.
  • Craig was pro-American, manufacturing during the time that the colonies were gearing up to separate from England.



Craver, Margaret Jewelry Maker's Mark

Margaret Craver

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Margaret Craver
USA
b.1907

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Crosby & Morse Jewelry Maker's Mark

Crosby & Morse

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Crosby & Morse
USA
Boston
c.1860

Specialties

  • Crosby was a manufacturing jewelry who also imported globally.
  • Morse was a noted gem cutter.
  • This partnership afforded their customers a wider variety of gem materials than any other store in the area.
  • Carried Byzantine mosaics and Etruscan revival jewelry.


Cummings, Angela Jewelry Maker's Mark

Angela Cummings

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Angela Cummings
USA
New York
1944 -

Specialties

Designer

1984

  • Launched Angela Cummings Inc.


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De Parisen, Otto Jewelry Maker's Mark

Otto de Parisen

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Otto de Parisen
USA
New York
c.1763

Specialties

  • German born jeweler known for fabulous gem-set jewelry.


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Dodge, Nehemiah Jewelry Maker's Mark

Nehemiah Dodge

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Nehemiah Dodge
USA
Providence
1794

Specialties

  • Dodge - "Father of the Jewelry Industry in Rhode Island" (Proddow & Healy, p.12)
  • Goldsmith
  • Jeweler
  • Watch maker.
  • Dodge also manufactured a less expensive line of jewelry using plated gold.
  • Nehmiah’s uncle, Seril Dodge, is believed to have invented a process for soldering thin sheets of gold over copper using silver solder.


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Doolittle, Harold Lukens Jewelry Maker's Mark

Harold Lukens Doolittle

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Harold Lukens Doolittle
USA
1883-1974

Specialties

  • Craftsman
  • Brasswork


Dorwig, George Jewelry Maker's Mark

George Dorwig

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George Dorwig
USA
Baltimore
c.1773

Specialties


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Dummer, Jeremiah Jewelry Maker's Mark

Jeremiah Dummer

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Jeremiah Dummer
USA
Boston MA
(1645-1718)

Specialties

  • First American trained goldsmith.
  • Specialized in mourning rings or "funeral rings" given out to mourners at a funeral.

1693


Dunay, Henry Jewelry Maker's Mark

Henry Dunay

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Henry Dunay
USA
New York NY
(1935 - ) e.1956

Specialties

  • Specialty Pavé-Set Jewelry


Dutens, Charles Jewelry Maker's Mark

Charles Dutens

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Charles Dutens
USA
Philadelphia PA
e.1753

Specialties



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