Other Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Argentina

Ghiso Jewelry Maker's Mark

Ghiso

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Ghiso
Argentina
Buenos Aires
e. c.1890s - c.1960s

Specialties

  • Used Freelance Designers
  • Emigrated from Italy to Buenos Aires c.1890.
  • Paris Branch Established by his sons.
  • Exported jewelry from Paris to Buenos Aires and New York.



Australia

Edwards, Rod Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Rod Edwards
Australia
(1921 - )

Specialties

  • Modernest colored stone jewelry.
  • Sydney Art School.

1954-60

  • Costume jewelry designer.

1960

  • Established workshop for colored stone jewelry design and fabrication.
  • Australia (Born & Trained)
  • London (Studio and Offices)



Larsen and Lewers Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Larsen and Lewers
Australia
e.c.1960s

Specialties

  • Contemporary jewelry & hollowware.
  • Australian environmental themes in their jewelry design.

Company

  • Helge Larsen - Born Copenhagen 1929.
  • Workshop, Copenhagen.
  • Darani Lewers - Born Sydney 1936.

1961

  • Married.



Bolivia

Prado, Nilda Nunez Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Nilda Nunez del Prado
Bolivia
La Paz
(1918 - )

Specialties

  • Traveled and studied the arts and dancing.

1946

  • Began to work mainly as a goldsmith and jeweler.



Brazil

Stern, H. Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Hans Stern
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

Specialties

  • Manufacturing & Retail
  • Major producer of Gems and Jewelry in Brazil.



Canada

Birks, Maison Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Maison Birks
Canada
Montreal
e. 1879 - current

Specialties

Founded by Henry Birks

  • Henry apprenticed with Savage and Lyman.
  • Grew to be one of the largest jewelry firms in Canada
  • Sons
    • Equal partners in the firm until their deaths.
      • Gerald W.
      • John Henry
      • William Massey

1900

  • Heart-Shaped Box tradition launched.

1901

  • William Birks headed the company.
  • Opened stores in:
    • Ottawa, 1901
    • Winnipeg, 1903
    • Vancouver, 1907
    • Flagship 18,000 square foot store on Square Phillips.

c.1930s

  • Famous Blue Box introduced.

1934

  • Royal Warrant of Appointment.
    • Silversmith to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

1954

  • Opened their first jewelry store in a shopping center.

c. 1949-50

  • Henry Gifford Birks, son of William, became President.

1993

  • Jonathan Birks sold the company to Dr. Lorenzo Rossi di Montelera, majority owners.

1998

  • Diamonds-International award for La plume de Cyrano.



Cavelti, Toni Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Toni Cavelti
Canada
Vancouver BC
(1931 - )

Specialties

  • Modernist Jeweler.

1999



Delrue, Georges Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Georges Delrue
Canada
Montreal
(1920 - 2010) e.c.1950

Specialties

  • Modernist Jewelry Designer.
  • Designs in wax and casts in precious metal.



Primavesi & Kaufmann Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Primavesi & Kaufmann
Canada
Montreal
e.1954-1988

Specialties

  • Pius Kaufmann, born 1928, St. Gall, Switzerland
    • Goldsmith for A. Weber & Co., Geneva.
  • Thomas Primavesi, b. 1925, Rehbert/Krems, Austria.

1953

  • Met in Canada

1954

  • Opened Atelier

1956

  • Won Diamond U.S.A. Award.



Czech Republic

Mucha, Alfonse Marie Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Alfonse Marie Mucha
Czech Republic
(1860-1939)

Specialties

Designer for

  • Georges Fouquet.
    • Mucha designed and Fouquet executed jewels for the International Exhibition, Paris - 1900.
    • Continued to design for Fouquet's Rue Royale shop.
    • Designed jewelry specifically for Actress Sarah Burnhardt.
    • Published a design book: Documents decoratifs which resulted in a flurry of artistic plagiarism.
  • Born - Czechoslovakia
  • Worked: - Vienna, Munich & Paris



India

Gazdar Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Gazdar
India
Bombay
e.1933

Specialties



Nanubhai Jewellers Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Nanubhai Jewellers
India
Bombay
e.1942

Specialties

  • Jewelers to:
    • Late Majaraja Scindia of Gwalior
    • The King & Queen of Nepal
    • King Saud of Saudi Arabia
    • Emperor of Ethiopia



Israel

Azaz, NH Jewelry Maker's Mark

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N.H. Azaz
Israel
Tel Aviv
(1923 - 2008)

Specialties

  • Studied Mosaics and gem cutting.
  • Makes jewelry among other pursuits.
  • Born in Berlin.



Japan

Mikimoto Jewelry Maker's Mark

Mikimoto

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Mikimoto
Japan
e.1878

Specialties

1888

  • Experiments began in pearl culturing.

1893

  • First hemispherical pearls were produced.

1899

  • First boutique in Ginza.

1913

  • Stores established internationally.

1916

  • A patent for culturing spherical pearls was granted.
  • Mikimoto purchased the rights to Mise-Nishikawa method which he then perfected.

1931

1954

  • Death of Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • Mikimoto cultured pearls are still popular on the world market today.
  • The leading pearl farms are in Japan, China, Australia & Thailand.


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