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==Mappin & Webb==
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{{:Mappin & Webb Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Mappin & Webb<br/>e.1869<br/></center>
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|<center>London<br/>Sheffield<br/></center>
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:&bull; Silversmiths
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:&bull; Manufacturers
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:; 1774
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::&bull; Jonathan Mappin opened a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield.
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:; 1775
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::&bull; The first Mappin Silver Maker's Mark was registered.
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:; 1849
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::&bull; First London showroom was opened.
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::&bull; Jonathan's four great grandsons took over the company.
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:; 1860
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::&bull; John Mappin (the youngest grandson) broke away and formed Mappin & Company.
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:; 1868
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::&bull; John Newton Mappin joined with George Webb to establish Mappin & Webb.
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:; Noted for
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::&bull; Fine silver, jewelry, watches and clocks.
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:; 1897
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::&bull; Royal Warrant granted by Queen Victoria in the year of her diamond jubilee.
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:; 1903
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::&bull; John Newton Mappin purchased Mappin Brothers.
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:; Designer
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::&bull; A. Hatfield (until 1935)
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:; c.1930s Executed designs for
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::&bull; [[Harvey, Arthur Edward Jewelry Maker's Mark|Arthur Edward Harvey]]
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::&bull; Keith Murray
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::&bull; James Warwick
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:; 1990
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::&bull; Joined the Asprey group.
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:; Currently
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::&bull; Privately owned  by the retail group Aurum Holdings.
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::&bull; Hold a Royal Warrant as Sliversmiths to the Queen and The Prince of Wales.
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==[[Marchak]]==
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{{:Marchak Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Marchak]]<br/>e.1878<br/></center>
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|<center>Kiev<br/>Paris<br/></center>
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:; 1878
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::&bull; Joseph Marchak set up a jewelry and goldsmith's workshop.
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:; 1889
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::&bull; Joseph attends the ''Universal Exhibition'' in Paris which had a powerful influence on his work.
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:; 1894
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::&bull; Marchak wins a Gold Medal in Antwerp.
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:; 1900.
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::&bull; Marchak wins a Sliver Medal at the Paris Exhibition.
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:; 1905
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::&bull; Marchak wins Gran Prix at the ''Liege Universal'' and ''International Exhibition''.
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:; 1913
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::&bull; Alexandre Marchak joins the firm.
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:; 1917
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::&bull; Known as the "Cartier of Kiev" Marchak employed 1850 workers.
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:; 1918
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::&bull; Death of Joseph Marchak.
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:; 1919
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::&bull; Alexandre sets up the "Joseph Marchak" jewelry business in Paris.
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:; 1922
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::&bull; Partnership with Robert Linzeler creating famous [[Art Deco]] jewels.
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:; 1925
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::&bull; Gran Prix at the ''Exposition des Arts Decoratifs''.
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::&bull; Partnership with Linzeler dissolved.
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:; 1946
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::&bull; Alexander Diringer, previously of [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]] and [[Sterlé Jewelry Maker's Mark|Sterlé]] was hired as head designer.
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:; 1946
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::&bull; Jacques [[Verger Jewelry Maker's Mark|Verger]] joined the firm.
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:; 1957
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::&bull; Alexander Marchak left the firm - bought out by Verger.
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:; 1960-1987
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::&bull; Bertrand Degommier is partner and designer.
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:; 1988
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::&bull; Verger sold to Baum.
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:; 2003
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::&bull; The firm is renewed by relatives of Alexandre and Joseph in conjunction with designer Bertrand Degommler with a new collection.
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{{:Marcus & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Marilyn Cooperman Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Marcus & Co.]]==
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|<center>[[file:Marcus & Co Jewerly Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
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|<center>[[Marcus & Co.]]<br/>1892<br/></center>
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|<center>New York<br/>Paris<br/>Palm Beach<br/>London</center>
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:&bull; [[Marcus, Herman Jewelry Maker's Mark|Herman Marcus]] departed Germany for New York c. 1850s.
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:; Worked for
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::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]]
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::&bull; [[Ball, Black & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Ball, Black and Company.]]
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:; Parthered with
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::&bull; [[Starr, Theodore B. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Theodore B. Starr]] - Starr and Marcus.
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:; 1884
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::&bull; Partnered with his son William.
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:; 1892
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::&bull; Marcus & Company.
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:; 1920s-30s
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::&bull; Created [[Diamond]] Jewelry.
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::&bull; [[Plique-à-Jour]] enamel in the [[Art Nouveau]] Style.
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:::&bull; Flower [[Brooch]]es.
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:; 1962
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::&bull; Merged with [[Black, Starr & Frost Jewelry Maker's Mark|Black, Starr & Frost.]]
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{{:Marina B. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Marzo Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Marilyn Cooperman==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Marilyn Cooperman<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Shows Internationally<br/></center>
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:&bull; 20th Century Fashion Designer.
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:; 1987
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::&bull; Joined Fred Leighton as a designer.
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:; 1994
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::&bull; Launched her own company.
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{{:Masriera, Lluis Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Mauboussin Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Marina B.]]==
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|<center>[[file:Marina-b-sig.jpg]]</center>
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|<center>[[Marina B.]]<br/>e.1977<br/></center>
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|<center>Geneva<br/>Monte Carlo<br/>Gstaad<br/>St. Moritz<br/>Milan<br/>London<br/>Tokyo<br/>New York</center>
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:&bull; Granddaughter of Sottiro Bulgari, founder of [[Bulgari Jewelry Maker's Mark|Bulgari]].
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:; 1973
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::&bull; Constantino (her father) died and Anna & Marina took control of Bulgari.
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:; 1977
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::&bull; Branded herself as Marina B.
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:; 1978
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::&bull; Opened A showroom in Geneva.
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:; 1986
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::&bull; Opened a boutique in New York.
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:; 2010
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::&bull; Line is being revived by Windsor Jewels who purchased it from Ahmed Fitaihi.
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::&bull; The designs are being crafted by the jewelers trained by Marina B.
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{{:Maurice Duvalet Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:McTeigue & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Marzo==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Marzo<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Art Deco Jewelers.
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[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
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{{:Meister Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Mellerio dits Meller Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Masriera, Lluis==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Lluis Masriera<br/>(1872-1958)<br/></center>
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|<center>Barcelona<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1839
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::&bull; Masriera firm founded in Barcelona by his grandfather.
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:; 1879
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::&bull; Studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva where he learned [[enamel]]ing.
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:; 1888
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::&bull; International Exposition, Barcelona.
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:::&bull; Gold Medal.
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::&bull; Influenced by [[Lalique, René Jewelry Maker's Mark|Lalique]].
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:; 1895-1910
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::&bull; ''Artistic Alphabet'' designed.
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:; 1900
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::&bull; Centennial Exhibition reportedly influenced Masriera to melt his stock and start again in the French [[Art Nouveau]] style.
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:; 1915
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::&bull; Partnered with jeweler Carreras to form Masriera Hermanos y Joquin Carreras, later Masriera i Carreras.
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:; Currently
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::&bull; [[Bagués Jewelry Maker's Mark|Bagués]]-Masriera.
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{{:Mikimoto Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Mortimer & Hunt Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Mauboussin]]==
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|<center>[[file:Mauboussin Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
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|<center>[[Mauboussin]]<br/>e.1827<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1827
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::&bull; M. Rocher, artisan jeweler, establishes jewelry shop with Jean-Baptiste Noury.
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:; 1873-1878
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::&bull; Participation in Expositions in Vienna and Paris.
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::&bull; Mauboussin is given a medal in Paris, 1878.
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:; 1925
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::&bull; ''Exposition des Arts Décoratifs'', Paris
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::&bull; Grad Prix for the House of Mauboussin.
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:; 1928-1931
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::&bull; A trio of gemstone themed exhibitions.
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:::&bull; 1928 Emerald
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:::&bull; 1930 Ruby
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:::&bull; 1931 Diamond
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:; 1940-1950
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::&bull; Gaspipe style using minimal gold.
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::&bull; Naturalist themes.
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:; 1955
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::&bull; Opens in Place Vendôme.
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:&bull; Mauboussin has retail locations around the world.
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{{:Movado Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Nardi Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Maurice Duvalet]]==
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{{:Omar Ramsden Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Maurice Duvalet]]<br/><br/></center>
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|<center><br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; French born designer. Worked in conjunction with [[Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|Van Cleef & Arpels]].
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:&bull; Ballerina brooches.
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{{:Oscar Heyman & Bros. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Ostertag Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==McTeigue & Co.==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>McTeigue & Co.<br/>e.1895<br/></center>
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|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Specialty jewelry manufacturers.
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:&bull; High Quality with fine designs.
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:; Clients
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::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]]
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::&bull; [[J.E. Caldwell Jewelry Maker's Mark|J.E. Caldwell]].
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::&bull; [[C.D. Peacock Jewelry Maker's Mark|C.D. Peacock]].
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::&bull; [[Black, Starr & Frost Jewelry Maker's Mark|Black, Starr & Frost]].
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::&bull; [[Shreve, Crump & Low Jewelry Maker's Mark|Shreve, Crump & Low]].
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:; 1990
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:&bull; McTeigue & Co. bought by Tiffany & Co.
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{{:Ostier, Inc. Jewelry Makers Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Paloma Picasso Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Meister==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Meister<br/>e.1897<br/></center>
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|<center>Zurich<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1897
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::&bull; Founded by Emanuel Peter.
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::&bull; Invented the seamless wedding ring.
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:; 1950
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::&bull; Crested and monogrammed rings.
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:; 1965
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::&bull; Happiness brand wedding rings.
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:; Meister Brand
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::&bull; Wedding rings.
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::&bull; Jewelry collection.
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::&bull; Men's accessories.
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{{:Paltscho Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Patek Philippe Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Mellerio|Mellerio dits Meller]]==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Mellerio|Mellerio dits Meller]]<br/>e.1613<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/>1815 - Rue de la Paix<br/>End of 19th century - Place Vendôme</center>
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:; 1796
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::&bull; Jean Baptiste Mellerio opens on Rue Vivienne.
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:; 1800
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::&bull; François Mallerio (cousin) moves the shop to rue du Coqu St. Honoré
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:; 1815
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::&bull; Move to Rue de la Paix.
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:; Royal Clients
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::&bull; Marie Antionette.
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::&bull; Duchesse de Berry.
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::&bull; Charles X.
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:; Other Clients
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::&bull; Celebrities.
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::&bull; Intellectuals.
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:; 1843
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::&bull; Death of François.
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::&bull; Jean François takes over.
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:; from 1853
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::&bull; Emperor & Empress are clients.
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:; from 1860
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::&bull; Princess Mathilde is a customer.
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:&bull; Designed & created sporting awards.
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:; International Expositions.
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::&bull; London World Exhibition, 1862.
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:::&bull; Queen Isabella II of Spain becomes a customer.
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::&bull; Paris, 1867.
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::&bull; Vienna, 1873.
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::&bull; Paris, 1878 & 1900.
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::&bull; ''Exposition des Arts Decoratifs'', 1925.
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::&bull; New York World's Fair, 1939.
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{{:Pedro Boregaard Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Petochi Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Mikimoto, Kokichi|Mikimoto]]==
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{{:Piaget Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Mikimoto, Kokichi|Mikimoto]]<br/>e.1878<br/></center>
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|<center>Japan<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1888
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::&bull; Experiments began in pearl culturing.
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:; 1893
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::&bull; First hemispherical [[pearls]] were produced.
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:; 1899
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::&bull; First boutique in Ginza.
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:; 1913
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::&bull; Stores established internationally.
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:; 1916
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::&bull; A patent for culturing spherical pearls was granted.
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::&bull; Mikimoto purchased the rights to Mise-Nishikawa method which he then perfected.
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:; 1931
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::&bull; First [[Pearl Types|South Sea Pearl]] was cultured.
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:; 1954
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::&bull; Death of  Kokichi Mikimoto.
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:&bull; Mikimoto cultured pearls are still popular on the world market today.
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:&bull; The leading pearl farms are in Japan, China, Australia & Thailand.
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{{:Picq, Henri Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Regner Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Mortimer & Hunt==
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|<center>ISH Punch<br/>Later IM & ISH with and without a surmounting crown</center>
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|<center>Mortimer & Hunt<br/>e.1838<br/></center>
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|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1838
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::&bull; After Paul Storr retired from [[Storr & Mortimer Jewelry Maker's Mark|Storr & Mortimer]], John Hunt joined the firm.
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:; 1843
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::&bull; John Mortimer retired and [[Hunt & Roskell Jewelry Maker's Mark|Hunt & Roskell]] was founded.
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{{:René Sim Lacaze Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Rubel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Movado==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Movado<br/>e.1881<br/></center>
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|<center>La Chaux-de-Fonds<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1881
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::&bull; Founded by Achilles Ditesheim.
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:; 1905
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::&bull; Re-named Movado (translates "always in motion.")
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:; 1912
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::&bull; Polyplan
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:::&bull; Follows contour of the wrist.
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:::&bull; Movement on 3 planes.
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:; 1926
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::&bull; Ermeto
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:::&bull; Pillow-shaped pocket watch.
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:::&bull; Movement wound by opening and closing the case.
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:; 1930s
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::&bull; Movado Digital Watch with hours and minutes windows.
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:; 1946
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::&bull; Calendomatic
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:::&bull; Month, day and central date.
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:; 1947
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::&bull; Movado Museum Watch.
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:::&bull; Single dot watch dial.
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:; 1956
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::&bull; Kingmatic
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:::&bull; Automatic rotor-driven wristwatches.
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:; 1970
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::&bull; Datron Chronograph.
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{{:Ruser Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:S.J. Rood Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Nardi]]==
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|<center>[[file:Nardi Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
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|<center>[[Nardi]]<br/>c.1920s<br/></center>
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|<center>Venice, Italy<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1920s
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::&bull; Giulio Nardi founded Nardi in the Piazza San Marco.
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::&bull; Techniques inspired 18th century Venetian goldsmiths.
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:; 1931
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::&bull; Began to make brooches inspired by the Venetian [[Moretto]]
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::&bull; Alberto Nardi took over from Giulio Nardi.
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:; Famous for
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::&bull; [[Blackamoor]] [[brooch]]es.
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::&bull; Inspired by Othello - the Moor of Venice a symbol of purity and love.
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::; Carved from
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:::&bull; Ebony.
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:::&bull; [[Sardonyx]].
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:::&bull; [[Chalcedony]].
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::&bull; Many celebrity clients.
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{{:Sabbadini Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Sandoz, Gustave-Roger Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Omar Ramsden==
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|<center>Omar Ramsden<br/><br/>(1873-1939)<br/>e.1898<br/>closed 1939</center>
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|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1887
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::&bull; Apprenticed at a Sheffield [[silversmith]].
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:; 1888
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::&bull; Won prizes and awards a the Sheffield School of Art.
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::&bull; Met Alwyn Carr.
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:; 1898
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::&bull; Ramsden and Carr registered their mark at Goldsmith's Hall, London.
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::&bull; Designed [[Art Nouveau]] jewelry, influenced by medieval and contemporary designs.
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:; 1919
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::&bull; Firm dissolved and Ramsden continued in a more traditional style.
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:; 1939
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::&bull; Death of Ramsden.
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{{:Sasportas Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Oscar Heyman & Bros.]]==
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{{:Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>[[file:Oscar Heyman Bros Jewelry Makers Mark.jpg|center|300px]]<br/>Engraved Archive Number<br/>Later a Stamped Logo</center>
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|<center[[Oscar Heyman & Bros.]]>e.1912<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1901
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::&bull; Apprenticed with their uncle, a workmaster for [[Faberge Jewelry Maker's Mark|Fabergé]].
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:; 1906
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::&bull; The family moved to New York.
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::&bull; Skilled in [[platinum]] work, they were uniquely trained and highly desirable.
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:; 1909
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::&bull; Oscar went to work for the newly opened Cartier, New York.
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:; 1912
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::&bull; Oscar Heyman & Brothers was opened at 49 Maiden Lane.
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::&bull; Supplied high quality platinum jewelry to the trade.
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:; ''Jeweler's Jeweler'' for
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::&bull; [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]].
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::&bull; [[Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|Van Cleef & Arpels]].
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::&bull; [[Marcus, Herman Jewelry Maker's Mark|Marcus & Co.]]
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::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]]
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:; 1916-1942
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::&bull; Secured 7 patents including:
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::&bull; Secure ''invisible'' [[bracelet]] [[clasp]].
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::&bull; Security pin for [[Dress Clips|double-clip]] [[brooch]]es.
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::&bull; Nearly exclusive US supplier of [[Invisible Setting|invisibly set]] jewels to Van Cleef & Arpels.
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:; 1969
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::&bull; Created the necklace for Cartier to highlight the [[Taylor-Burton Diamond]].
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:; Today:
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::&bull; Still a family run operation employing many relatives of the original team.
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:; Specialties
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::&bull; Handcrafted, signed and numbered jewelry pieces.
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::&bull; Unique and esoteric [[gemstone]]s and [[Gem Phenomena|phenomenal gems]], cut and polished in their own workshop.
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{{:Schlumberger Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Seaman Schepps Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Ostertag==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Ostertag<br/>c.1920-30s<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/>Place  Vendôme<br/></center>
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:&bull; French Jeweler.
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:&bull; Thought to rival the work of [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]], [[Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|VCA]] & [[Boucheron Jewelry Maker's Mark|Boucheron]].
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{{:Settepassi Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Sloan & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Ostier, Inc.==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Ostier, Inc.<br/>c.1938<br/></center>
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|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
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|
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:&bull; Award winning jewelers.
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:; 1969
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::&bull; Closed, Inventory sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries.
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{{:Sterlé Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Storr & Mortimer Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Paloma Picasso==
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|<center>[[file:Paloma Picasso Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
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|<center>Paloma Picasso<br/>(1949- )<br/></center>
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|<center>Born in Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Daughter of artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot.
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:&bull; Began as a costume designer.
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:; Designed for
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::&bull; Yves Saint Laurent.
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::&bull; [[Zolotas Jewelry Maker's Mark|Zolotas]] c. 1971.
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::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]] c. 1980-currently.
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{{:Sunyer I. Clara, Ramon Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Sunyer, Oriol Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Paltscho==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Paltscho<br/>e.1891<br/></center>
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|<center>Vienna</center>
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:; 1891
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::&bull; Carl Paltscho opened Biedermann & Paltscho.
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::&bull; Carl's son Erwin convinced him to go out on his own.
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:&bull; Edwin Paltscho designed hidden elaborate clasps often copied by other famous jewelers.
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{{:Tabbah Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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{{:Templier, Raymond Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Templier Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Patek Philippe]]==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Patek Philippe]]<br/>c.1851<br/></center>
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|<center><br/><br/></center>
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|
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:&bull; Antoni Patek made pocket watches c.1839.
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:&bull; Adrien Phillippe invented the keyless winding system.
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:; 1851
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::&bull; Supplied watches to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
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:; 1868
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::&bull; Created first wristwatch.
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:&bull; Pioneered the perpetual calendar.
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:&bull; Split seconds hand.
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:&bull; Chronograph.
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:&bull; Minute repeater.
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:; 1932
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::&bull; Purchased by the Stern family.
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{{:Tétard Frères Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Theo Fennel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Pedro Boregaard==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Pedro Boregaard<br/>e.1983<br/></center>
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|<center><br/>New York<br/></center>
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|
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:&bull; Won may international jewelry design competitions.
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:; Designer for:
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::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany]] c. 1974.
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 +
{{:Thesmar, Andre Fernand Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Tillander Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Petochi==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Petochi<br/>e.1884<br/></center>
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|<center><br/><br/></center>
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|
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:&bull; A family of jewelers.
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:&bull; Alberto Petochi Currently producing Roman coin jewelry - the ''1884 Collection''.
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:; 2004
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::&bull; Sold to a Roman jewelry and luxury firm.
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{{:Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Treskow, Elisabeth Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Piaget==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Piaget<br/>e.1874<br/></center>
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|<center>La Côte-aux-Fées<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1874
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::&bull; Georges Édouard Piaget founded as a high precision watch movement firm.
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:; 1911
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::&bull; Timothée Piaget took over running the firm.
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:; 1943
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::&bull; Gérald and Valentin Piaget registered the brand.
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:; 1945
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::&bull; Built a new manufacturing facility.
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:; 1957
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::&bull; Began to produce ultra-thin movements.
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::&bull; Calibre 9P - 2mm thick hand wound movement.
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:; 1960s
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::&bull; Calibre 12P - 2.3 mm thick self winding movement.
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::&bull; Created hardstone dials.
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::&bull; Cuff watch.
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::&bull; Began to create jeweled watches and jewelry.
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:; 1979
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::&bull; Polo Watch integrated the case and the bracelet.
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{{:Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Verdura Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Picq, Henri==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Henri Picq<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Jeweler
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:; Worked for
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::&bull; [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]] - Main supplier from 1900-1918.
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:::&bull; Gem-set [[platinum]] jewelry.
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:::&bull; The Picq workshop was the source of Cartier's reputation for fine platinum jewelry.
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:::&bull; Created a series of famous circular motif [[tiara]]s convertible to [[necklace]]s, [[brooch]]es and [[stomacher]]s.
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:::&bull; ''[[Tutti Frutti]]'' jewels.
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::&bull; [[Lacloche Frères Jewelry Maker's Mark|Lacloche]].
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::&bull; [[Ostertag Jewelry Maker's Mark|Ostertag]].
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{{:Verger Frs Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
__NOTOC__
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{{:Vever Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Regner==
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|<center>[[file:Regner Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|150px]]</center>
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|<center>Regner<br/>c.1930s<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:; c.1930s
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::&bull; Finely crafted jewelry, small production.
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{{:Valadimir Makovsky Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Wander & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==René Sim Lacaze==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>René Sim Lacaze<br/><br/></center>
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|<center><br/><br/></center>
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:; 1923
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::&bull; Joined [[Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|Van Cleef & Arpels]] .
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::&bull; Joint artistic and design director with Renée Rachel Puissant.
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:; Also Designed for
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::&bull; [[Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Jewelry Maker's Mark|Mauboussin]].
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::&bull; [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]].
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::&bull; [[Harry Winston Jewelry Maker's Mark|Harry Winston]].
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::&bull; [[Sterlé Jewelry Maker's Mark|Sterlé]].
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:; Commissions
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::&bull; Marlene Dietrich.
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::&bull; Maurice Chevalier.
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::&bull; The Duchess of Windsor.
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:; 1941
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::&bull; Set up his own studio and contracted with Mauboussin.
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:; 1968
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::&bull; Retired.
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:; 2000
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::&bull; Died at age 99.
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{{:Waslikoff Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Watherston & Son Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Rubel]]==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Rubel|John Rubel Co.]]<br/>e.1943<br/></center>
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|<center>New York<br/>London<br/>Paris</center>
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:&bull; Began as a Parisian manufacturing firm, Rubel Freres, in association with [[Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|Van Cleef & Arpels]].
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:; 1943
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::&bull; Discontinued their affiliation with Van Cleef & Arpels and opened under their own name.
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:; Jewelry designs
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::&bull; [[Baguette Cut|Baguette]] [[diamond]] [[necklace]]s.
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::&bull; Dancer [[brooch]]es.
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:::&bull; Flamenco dancers.
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:::&bull; Rockettes.
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:::&bull; Louis XVI Style.
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:::&bull; Cancan.
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:::&bull; ''Fantasia'' inspired dancers.
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::&bull; Flower Brooches with [[ruby]], [[diamond]] and [[turquoise]].
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::&bull; Domed cocktail [[rings]] and matching [[earrings]].
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:; Designer
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::&bull; Maurice Duvalet (shared with VCA.)
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:; 1947
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::&bull; Closed.
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{{:Webb Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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{{:Weingrill Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Wièse Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Ruser]]==
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|<center>[[File:Ruser Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
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|<center>[[Ruser]]<br/>e.1947<br/></center>
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|<center>Beverly Hills, CA<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Prior to opening his own shop, Ruser worked for [[Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Jewelry Maker's Mark|Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin]]
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:; Specialty
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::&bull; Freshwater [[Pearl Types|baroque pearl]] Jewelry.
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:::&bull; Swans.
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:::&bull; Hummingbirds.
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:::&bull; Poodles.
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:::&bull; Skunks.
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:::&bull; Cherubs.
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:; 1969
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::&bull; Closed.
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{{:Willmore Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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{{:E. Wolfe & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Wolfers Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==S.J. Rood==
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|<center>[[file:SJRood Makers Mark.jpg|200px]]</center>
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|<center>S.J. Rood<br/>e.1873<br/></center>
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|<center><br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; [[Diamond]] merchants.
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:&bull; Jewelry Manufacturers.
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:&bull; Royal Warrant by Queen Mary.
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:; 1998
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::&bull; Sold to Hancocks & Co.
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{{:Yaèche Frères Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Yard Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Sabbadini==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Sabbadini<br/>e.1940<br/></center>
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|<center>Milan<br/>New York<br/></center>
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:&bull; Design driven high quality Italian jewelry company.
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:; 1940
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::&bull; Founded by Bruno Sabbadini, a gem trader.
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::&bull; Bruno's son Alberto began designing the jewels to feature his father's gems.
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:; 1983
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::&bull; Opened a New York showroom.
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:; 2007
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::&bull; Opened a boutique in St. Moritz.
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:&bull; Currently run by Alberto, his wife Stefania and their children, Pierandrea and Micól.
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==Sandoz, Gustave-Roger==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Gustave-Roger Sandoz<br/>c.1891<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull;[[Art Nouveau]] [[goldsmith]].
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==Sasportas==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Sasportas<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; French jewelers.
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__NOTOC__
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==Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.==
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{|class="wikitable" hstyle="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Saunders Shepherd & Co. Ltd.<br/>e.1869<br/></center>
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|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull;
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:; 1869 (as Saunders & Shepherd)
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:;&bull; Company launched
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::&bull; Specialized in Whitby [[jet]] and [[onyx]] [[mourning jewelry]].
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:; 1889
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::&bull; Licensed the [[Krementz & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Krementz]] one piece collar stud.
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::&bull; Invented the self-closing bracelet.
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:; 1899-1905
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::&bull; [[Gemstone]] rings.
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::&bull; [[Chain]]s.
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::&bull; [[Goldsmith]]s.
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::&bull; [[Silversmith]]s.
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::&bull; Exporters of jet, onyx & [[silver]] jewelry.
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:; Following WWII
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::&bull; Moved toward [[gold]] manufacturing & [[diamond]] jewelry.
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:; 1960-61
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::&bull; Commissioned to make a gold [[watch]] to be presented to the Queen.
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:; 1981
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::&bull; Commissioned to make a gold [[bracelet]] (20th birthday gift) for the Princess of Wales.
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:; 1984
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::&bull; Emphasis on fine quality gold jewelry.
+
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==[[Schlumberger]]==
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+
|<center>[[file:Schlumberger Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
+
|<center>[[Schlumberger]]<br/>(1907-1987)<br/></center>
+
|<center><br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Costume jewelry designer for Elsa Schiaparelli.
+
:&bull; First designer at [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]] to be able to sign his designs.
+
:; Designs
+
::&bull; Whimsical
+
::&bull; Butterflies
+
::&bull; Birds
+
::&bull; Sea life
+
::&bull; Flowers
+
::&bull; [[Objets de Vertu]]
+
:; Design Elements
+
::&bull; [[Enamel]]
+
::&bull; Colorful [[gemstone]]s
+
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+
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==[[Seaman Schepps]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|-
+
|<center>[[file:Seaman Schepps Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
+
|<center>[[Seaman Schepps]]<br/>e.1934<br/></center>
+
|<center>New York<br/>Palm Beach<br/>Nantucket</center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Had shops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York selling a myriad of goods.
+
:&bull; Became known as an avant-garde jeweler, "America's Court Jeweler."
+
:&bull; Chunky pieces with quantities of colored gemstones.
+
:&bull; Maltese cross brooches, shell earrings chunky bracelets following the styles of other famous jewelers of the day.
+
:; Unusual materials
+
::&bull; Gemstones in every color.
+
::&bull; Shell.
+
::&bull; Ivory.
+
::&bull; Turquoise.
+
::&bull; Wood.
+
::&bull; Coral.
+
::&bull; Rock Crystal.
+
::&bull; Found materials.
+
:; 1940s-50s
+
::&bull; Animal themes.
+
::&bull; Celebrity & Society Clients including the Duchess of Windsor and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
+
:; 1972
+
::&bull; Seaman Schepps died.
+
::&bull; Patricia Schepps Vaill, his daughter continued the tradition.
+
:; 1992
+
::&bull; The business was sold to Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenhajm who continue to produce jewelry in the traditional Schepps style using the original molds and designs.
+
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==Settepassi==
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Settepassi<br/>e.1700<br/></center>
+
|<center>Florence<br/>Milan<br/></center>
+
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:&bull; Traditional Italian Jewelers.
+
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+
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==Sloan & Co.==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
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!width=15%|Name/Period
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!width=10%|Location
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|-
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Sloan & Co.<br/>e.1895<br/></center>
+
|<center>Newark, NJ<br/>New York<br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; High Quality Jewelry
+
:; 1857
+
::&bull; John Alexander Riley established Riley, Douglas & Williamson.
+
:; 1887
+
::&bull; Frank T. Sloan joined Carter, Sloan & Co. as an office boy.
+
:; 1887
+
::&bull; After working with various partners, the firm was renamed John A. Riley.
+
:; 1891
+
::&bull; Frank T. Sloan left Carter, Sloan & Co and, along with Allen A. McDonald, joined the business which became John A. Riley & Sloan Co.
+
:; 1893
+
::&bull; James M. Bennett of Krementz & Co. joined the firm.
+
:; 1895
+
::&bull; Sloan was the remaining partner and renamed the firm Sloan & Co.
+
:; 1896
+
::&bull; His father, Augustus K. Sloan, retired from Carter, Sloan & Co. and joined his son at Sloan & Co.
+
::&bull; Opened a New York office.
+
:; 1984
+
::&bull; Last time Sloan & Co. was listed in the ''Jewelers' Circular/Keystone Brand Name and Trademark Guide.''
+
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+
==[[Sterlé]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
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!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>[[file:Sterle-sig.jpg|300px]]</center>
+
|<center>[[Sterlé]]<br/>e.1934<br/></center>
+
|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; Manufactured for
+
::&bull; [[Boucheron Jewelry Maker's Mark|Boucheron]]
+
::&bull; [[Chaumet Jewelry Maker's Mark|Chaumet]]
+
::&bull; Osterag
+
::&bull; Kirby
+
::&bull; Puiforcat
+
::&bull; Hair & Hat ornaments.
+
::&bull; [[Gold]] & [[diamond]] studded leather goods.
+
:; 1945
+
::&bull; Becoming very well known
+
:; 1950s
+
:; Many famous clients
+
::&bull; King Farouk, Egypt.
+
::&bull; President El Khoury, Libya.
+
::&bull; President Vargus, Brazil.
+
::&bull; Wife of Maharaja of Baroda.
+
::&bull; Exiled Egyptian Queen, Switzerland.
+
:; Awards & designs
+
::&bull; ''Diamond Award'' from DeBeers.
+
::&bull; Becomes a member of the DeBeers Diamond Corporation.
+
::&bull; Invents ''Gold Thread''
+
:; 1960s
+
::&bull; Salvador Dali book cover for ''Livre de L'Apocalypse''
+
::&bull; Financial and personal problems required him to sell of many possessions.
+
::&bull; The majority of his work sells through [[Chaumet Jewelry Maker's Mark|Chaumet]].
+
:; 1969
+
::&bull; Opens his own shop.
+
:; 1976
+
::&bull; Bankruptcy and stock liquidation (mostely to Chaumet).
+
::&bull; Sterlé becomes a Technical Consultant to Chaumet.
+
:; 1978
+
::&bull; Sterlé dies.
+
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+
|}
+
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==Storr & Mortimer==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
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!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Storr & Mortimer<br/>e.1819<br/></center>
+
|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Goldsmiths & Jewelers
+
:&bull; Later became Mortimer & Hunt
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
==Sunyer I. Clara, Ramon==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
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+
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|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Sunyer I. Clara, Ramon<br/>(1889-1963)<br/></center>
+
|<center>Barcelona<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Jeweler.
+
:&bull; [[Silversmith]].
+
:&bull; Studied with his father, Josep Sunyer i Parera (1850-1919).
+
:&bull; Became a premier jeweler of the ''Noucentisme'' - a Catalan cultural movement formed as a reaction against ''Modernisme''.
+
:&bull; Designed Liturgical objects for churches.
+
:; 1925
+
::&bull; Exhibited at the ''Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts'', Paris.
+
:; 1936
+
::&bull; Sixth Milan ''Triennal''.
+
:; Taught at
+
::&bull; ''Escola d'Arts i Oficis''.
+
:; Founded
+
::&bull; ''Amics de l'Art Liturgic''.
+
::&bull; ''Amics de Gaudi''.
+
:; Lead
+
::&bull; ''Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc''.
+
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+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==Sunyer, Oriol==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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+
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+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Sunyer, Oriol<br/>(1923-?)<br/></center>
+
|<center>Founded: Barcelona</center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Contemporary jewelry designer.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Tabbah==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Tabbah<br/>e.1862<br/></center>
+
|<center>Beirut</center>
+
|
+
:; 1862
+
::&bull; Joseph Tabbah, an engraver specialized in engraving blocks for silk printing, founds Tabbah as a jewelry house.
+
:; 1925
+
::&bull; Art Deco jewelry production.
+
:; 1945
+
::&bull; A workshop founded in Bab Idriss (Beirut Central District) later transformed into a boutique.
+
:; 1950s
+
::&bull; Al Sauds (members of the Saudi ruling family) become patrons.
+
:; 1957
+
::&bull; King Abdul Aziz Al Saud presents President Eisenhower with a state gift of a jeweled sword made by Nagib Tabbah.
+
:; 1978
+
::&bull; Nabil moves to Monaco and Tabbah opens a showroom.
+
:; 1987
+
::&bull; Beret ring launched.
+
:; 2012
+
::&bull; 150th Anniversary.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==Templier, Raymond==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Templier, Raymond<br/>91891-1968)<br/>e.1849</center>
+
|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1919
+
::&bull; Raymond entered the family jewelry business as an "artist-jeweler."
+
::&bull; Wanted to add innovative designs to their traditional lines.
+
::&bull; He became an important figure in the [[Art Deco]] movement.
+
::&bull; Personally designed everything with his signature.
+
::&bull; Collaborated with Marcel Pecheron on jewels made by Theodore Lambert.
+
:; Founding Member
+
::&bull; UAM-''Union des Artistes Modernes''.
+
:; 1925 & 1937
+
::&bull; Participated in the Paris Exhibitions.
+
:; 1935
+
::&bull; Took over his father's firm.
+
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+
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+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==Templier==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>CT (for Charles Templier) <br/>P&RT (for Paul et Raymond Templier<br/> Always Inscribed</center>
+
|<center>Templier<br/>e.1849<br/></center>
+
|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1849
+
::&bull; Charles Templier founds the firm.
+
:; 1885
+
::&bull; Paul Templier takes over the firm.
+
:; 1907
+
::&bull; Paul Templier becomes President of the Chambers of Jewellery of Paris, replacing Louis Aucoc.
+
:; 1927
+
::&bull; Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Industry, Paris brings acclaim to Raymond Templier for his unique [[enamel]] and [[diamond]] jewelry.
+
:; 1933
+
::&bull; Legion d'Honneur awarded to Paul Templier.
+
:; 1948
+
::&bull; Death of Paul Templier
+
:; 1968
+
::&bull; Death of Raymond Templier
+
 
+
:&bull; Firm also known for unique sport trophies and boxing belts.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Tétard Frères==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Tétard Frères<br/>20th Century<br/></center>
+
|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; [[Silversmith]]
+
:&bull; Exceptional French [[Art Deco]] silversmith.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Theo Fennel==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Theo Fennel<br/>e.1982<br/></center>
+
|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Witty, youthful design and quality craftsmanship.
+
:&bull; The craftsmen he employs often employ difficult, arcane techniques that would have died out if not employed in this workshop.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Thesmar, Andre Fernand==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Thesmar, Andre Fernand<br/>(1843-1912)<br/></center>
+
|<center><br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; French [[Enamel]]er in the Japanese style.
+
:; 1900
+
::&bull; Exposition Universelle, Paris
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==[[Tillander]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>[[Tillander|A. Tillander]]<br/>e.1860<br/></center>
+
|<center>St. Petersburg<br/>Helsinki c.1918<br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull;Classical revival jewelry with [[filigree]] and [[granulation]].
+
:; 1900
+
::&bull;Firm was taken over by the founder's son.
+
::&bull;Exported [[demantoid]].
+
::&bull; Simple, original, high quality jewelry.
+
:; 1923-1957
+
::&bull;Chief Designer was Oskar Pihliin (son of Faberge's Master)
+
:&bull; Tillader remains a family run jewelry business.
+
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+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==[[Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>[[file:Trabert Hoeffer Mauboussin Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]<br/>[[file:Reflections Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
+
|<center>[[Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin]]<br/>c.1929-c.1950s<br/></center>
+
|<center>New York<br/>Los Angeles<br/>Mimi Beach<br/>Palm Beach<br/>Beverly Hills<br/>Atlantic City<br/>Chicago<br/>Paris</center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Parisian jeweler Mauboussin opened in New York in 1929, merged with Trabert & Hoeffer following the stock market crash.
+
:&bull; Popular with the Hollywood set who loved their large diamond jewelry and accessories.
+
:; 1930s
+
::&bull; ''Reflections'' collection of bold yellow gold and colored gemstone jewels
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==Treskow, Elisabeth==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Elisabeth Treskow<br/>1898-1992<br/></center>
+
|<center>Germany<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Known for rediscovering granulation techniques used by ancient civilizations.
+
:&bull; Collected ancient jewelry and used it for her inspiration.
+
:; 1937
+
::&bull; Exposition International des Arts et Techniques - Gold Medal
+
:; Collections featuring her work
+
::&bull; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Cologne.
+
::&bull; National Museum, Nuremburg.
+
::&bull; Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==[[Van Cleef & Arpels]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>[[file:Van Cleef Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]<br/>[[file:VCA Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
+
|<center>[[Van Cleef & Arpels]]<br/><br/></center>
+
|<center>Paris<br/>e.1895<br/>New York<br/>Worldwide</center>
+
|
+
:; 1898
+
::&bull; Estelle Arpels weds Alfred Van Cleef.
+
:; 1906
+
::&bull; Alfred Van Cleef and Charles and Julien Arpels, register the name Van Cleef & Arpels.
+
::&bull; Open at Place Vendome.
+
:; 1923
+
::&bull; Produce their first white & [[yellow gold]] bracelet watch with leather strap.
+
:; 1925
+
::&bull; Renée Puissant and René Sim Lacaze join the firm as a designers.
+
::&bull; 1st Prize at the ''Exposition Internationale des Artes Decoratif et Industrials Moderne'' for "Roses" Bracelet.
+
:; 1929
+
::&bull; Wall Street crashes and VCA opens it's first New York Store.
+
:; 1930
+
::&bull; [[Minaudière]] created.
+
:; 1931
+
::&bull; 1st Prize at the International Colonial Exhibition.
+
:; 1933
+
::&bull; [[Invisible Setting|Mystery Setting]] patented.
+
:; 1935
+
::&bull; Creation of the ''[[Ludo]] Hexagone'' bracelet.
+
::&bull; ''Cadenas'' watch patented.
+
:; 1936
+
::&bull; Duke of Windsor orders "Hold Tight" bracelet, "Cravat Necklace" and ''Houx Clip'' all with rubies.
+
:; 1937
+
::&bull; Duke of Windsor orders a ''[[Jarretière]]'' bracelet with [[sapphire]]s and [[Baguette Cut|baguette]] and round [[diamond]]s for Wallis Simpson to commemorate their "Marriage Contract."
+
::&bull; Wallis Simpson wore the "Eventail" [[Dress Clips|clip]] at her wedding to the Duke of Windsor.
+
:; 1938
+
::&bull; First illustrations for the "Zip" necklace are completed.
+
::&bull; ''[[Passe-Partout]]'' necklace created.
+
::&bull; Created Jewelry for the wedding of The Shah of Iran to Princess Fawzia of Egypt.
+
:; 1939
+
::&bull; Open in Rockefeller Center.
+
:; 1940
+
::&bull; First "Ballerina" and "Fairy" clips created.
+
:; 1949
+
::&bull; Pierre Arpels timepiece.
+
:; 1953
+
::&brul; Jacqueline Bouvier received a VCA engagement ring from John F. Kennedy
+
:; 1954
+
::&bull; ''La Boutique'' opened to appeal to younger buyers. It featured cartoon style animal jewelry.
+
:; 1956
+
::&bull; Created Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding present.
+
:; 1968
+
::&bull; First "Alhambra" necklace.
+
::&bull; Jacqueline Kennedy received a VCA engagement ring from Aristotle Onassis.
+
:; 1976
+
::&bull; "First" a fragrance by VCA launched.
+
:; 1979
+
::&bull; First Pierre Arpels "Skeleton" watch.
+
:; Today
+
::&bull; VCA owned by Richemont.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
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+
==[[Verdura]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>[[Verdura]]<br/>e.1939<br/></center>
+
|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1926
+
::&bull; Fulco moves to Paris.
+
::&bull; Worked in the textile department of Chanel.
+
::&bull; Produced costume jewelry for Chanel.
+
:; 1935
+
::&bull; Went to Hollywood, then New York and worked with Paul Flato.
+
:; 1939
+
::&bull; Opened his own jewelry business.
+
:; 1972
+
::&bull; Sold out to Joseph Alfano and retired.
+
:; 1985
+
::&bull; Verdura Inc. sold to Ward Landrigan.
+
:; Influences
+
::&bull; Royal Jewels
+
::&bull; Byzantine art
+
::&bull; The Maltese cross
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Verger Frs==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>"FV" until 1911 <br/>1911-1935 <br/>Lozenge with "VF"</center>
+
|<center>Verger Frs<br/>e.1896<br/></center>
+
|<center><br/>Paris<br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1879
+
::&bull; Ferdinand Verger worked for [[Vacheron Constantin Jewelry Maker's Mark|Vacheron Constantin]] (until 1938)
+
:; 1896
+
::&bull; Ferdinand Verger registered his trademark.
+
:; 1911
+
::&bull; Sons Henri and George joined the firm.
+
::&bull; Verger Freres
+
:; 1935-1945
+
::&bull; Georges Verger et fils
+
:; 1945-1979
+
::&bull; Verger et Co.
+
:; Manufactured for
+
::&bull; [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]]
+
::&bull; [[Lacloche Frères Jewelry Maker's Mark|Lacloche Frères]]
+
::&bull; [[Hermès Jewelry Maker's Mark|Hermès]]
+
::&bull; [[Van Cleef Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|Van Cleef & Arpels]]
+
::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]]
+
::&bull; [[Gübelin Jewelry Maker's Mark|Gübelin]]
+
::&bull; [[Boucheron Jewelry Maker's Mark|Boucheron]]
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==[[Verver]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>An "E and a "V" with an anchor between withing a chevron</center>
+
|<center>[[Verver]]<br/>e.1821<br/></center>
+
|<center>Metz<br/>Paris<br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1821
+
::&bull; Pierre Paul Vever set up business in Metz.
+
:; 1848
+
::&bull; Jean Jacques "Ernest" inherits the business.
+
:; 1871
+
::&bull; Verver family leaves Metz as it becomes part of the German Empire.
+
::&bull; Ernest Vever bought the firm "Baugrand" in Paris (an established Parisian jeweler.)
+
:; 1874
+
::&bull; Sons Paul and Henri become partners in the firm.
+
:; 1876
+
::&bull; The firm registers their mark (used until 1912.)
+
:; 1881
+
::&bull; Begin to produce in the Renaissance revival and Oriental styles.
+
:; 1889
+
::&bull; Paris International Exposition - Jewelry Grand Prize.
+
:; 1900
+
::&bull; World's Fair  Grand Prize for their Art Nouveau Style
+
::&bull; Henri produced ''Sylvia'' - an Art Nouveau pendant of a butterfly-winged female (in the collection of the ''Musee des Arts Decoratifs'' in Paris.)
+
:; Employed Outside artisans
+
::&bull; Etienne Tourette - Enameller.
+
:; 1915
+
::&bull; Paul dies.
+
:; 1921
+
::&bull; Henri hands the business to Andre & Pierre - Paul's sons.
+
:; 1960
+
::&bull; Taken over by Jean Vever (grandson of Paul.)
+
:; 1982
+
::&bull; Activities ceased.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Valadimir Makovsky==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>Small black "M"</center>
+
|<center>Valadimir Makovsky<br/>(1884-1966)<br/></center>
+
|<center><br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; Worked for
+
::&bull; [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]]
+
::&bull; [[Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Maker's Mark|Van Cleef & Arpels]]
+
::&bull; [[Black, Starr & Frost Jewelry Maker's Mark|Black, Starr & Frost]]
+
:&bull; Specializing in Chinese [[lacquer]] and inlaid stone work.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Wander & Co.==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>Wander<br/>Wander France</center>
+
|<center>Wander & Co.<br/>e.1921<br/></center>
+
|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Jewelry featuring rough, precious and semi-precious carved stones.
+
:&bull; Maintained a branch in Paris during the 1960s & 1970s.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Waslikoff==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>Stamped "W" between within a cartouche having a flat top and bottom and wiggly sides</center>
+
|<center>M. Waslikoff & Sons<br/>c.1920s<br/></center>
+
|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; [[Diamond]] and [[platinum]] jewelry specialists.
+
:&bull; Flexible platinum bracelets and earrings.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Watherston & Son==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Watherston & Son<br/>e.1796<br/></center>
+
|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Goldsmith
+
:&bull; Silversmith
+
:; 1824
+
::&bull; [[Brogden, John Jewelry Maker's Mark|Brogden]] and Garland
+
:; 1831
+
::&bull; Garland and Watherston
+
:; 1841-1864
+
::&bull; Watherston and Brogden
+
:; 1851
+
::&bull; Exhibitors at the Great Exhibition
+
:; 1864
+
::&bull; Watherston and Son
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==[[Webb]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>[[file:David Webb Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|center|300px]]<br/>Stamped "Webb"</center>
+
|<center>David [[Webb]], Inc.<br/>e.1948<br/></center>
+
|<center>New York<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Famous for his "Jeweled Jungle"
+
:; 1948
+
::&bull; David Webb and Nina Silberstein opened David Webb, Inc. in New York.
+
:; 1950s-1960s
+
::&bull; Bold flowers and organic forms.
+
:; 1964
+
::&bull; Duke of Windsor buys a frog bracelet.
+
:; 1970s
+
::&bull; Began producing more subtle designs to go with less flamboyant times.
+
:; 1975
+
::&bull; David Webb dies and the Silberstein family continued production of his iconic designs.
+
:; 2010
+
::&bull; Sold to Sima Ghadamian, Mark Emanuel and Robert Saidian.
+
:::&bull; Continuing the tradition drawing on previously unproduced designs from the extensive archives and using the original molds.
+
:::&bull; Gem materials and updated functional aspects (earring backs, etc.) distinguish the "old" from the "new."
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Weingrill==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
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+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Weingrill<br/>e.1879<br/></center>
+
|<center>Italy<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Goldsmiths
+
:&bull; Specializing in [[tubogas]] style [[chain]]s and [[bracelet]]s.
+
|-
+
|}
+
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+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Wièse==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>Stamp rhombus, with initials JW and stars above and below (through 1890)<br/>
+
1890 Rhombus with WIESE and stars above and below.</center>
+
|<center>Jules & Louis Wièse<br/>e.1844<br/>1923 closed</center>
+
|<center>Berlin<br/>Paris<br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1834
+
::&bull; Jules Wièse  studied [[goldsmith]]ing under Johann Georg Hossaeur in Berlin.
+
:; 1839
+
::&bull; Moved to Paris and worked with [[Froment-Meurice Jewelry Maker's Mark|Froment-Meurice]].
+
:; 1844
+
::&bull; Established workshop exclusively to produce for Froment-Meurice.
+
:; 1849
+
::&bull; Paris World Exhibition medal with Froment-Meurice.
+
::&bull; Registers a [[Jewelry Maker's Mark|jewelry maker's mark]] for his own company.
+
:; 1855
+
::&bull; Paris World Exhibition First Class Medal for his own [[Historical Revival in Jewelry|Neo-Renaissance]] jewelry.
+
:; 1862
+
::&bull; London World Exhibition Gold Medal for neo-Renaissance jewelry.
+
:; 1867
+
::&bull; Bronze medal for Archaeological-Revival jewelry.
+
:; 1880
+
::&bull; Firm transferred to son, Louis Wièse.
+
:; 1890
+
::&bull; Death of Jules and a new registry mark for Louis.
+
:; 1923
+
::&bull; Death of Louis.
+
|-
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
 
+
==Willmore==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Willmore<br/>e.1773<br/>1855 closed</center>
+
|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Silversmiths
+
:&bull; Snuff boxes featuring [[repoussé]] lids.
+
|-
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==E. Wolfe & Co.==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>E. Wolfe & Co.<br/>e.1850<br/></center>
+
|<center>London<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Bird & animal brooches, cocktail & engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings & cuff links.
+
:; 19th Century
+
::&bull; Known for [[tiara]]s and [[crown]]s.
+
::&bull; Queen Alexandra's coronation crown (for Carrington & Co.)
+
::&bull; ''Connaught Diamond Tiara''.
+
::&bull; The Imperial Crown of India for Delhi Durbar.
+
::&bull; Cambridge ''Lover's Knot Tiara''.
+
::&bull; ''Russian Fringe Tiara'' (for [[Garrard & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Garrard & Co.]])
+
:; Current Ownership
+
::&bull; Alan & Richard Cornelius.
+
|-
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Wolfers==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>Monogram and 'ex unique'</center>
+
|<center>Wolfers, Philippe<br/>(1858-1929)<br/></center>
+
|<center>Brussels<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; Wolfers Frères
+
::&bull; Court Jewelers
+
::&bull; Trained under his father gaining the skills of a [[goldsmith]] and jeweler.
+
:; 1870-1890s
+
::&bull; Influenced by Japanese craftwork and naturalism in the French [[Art Nouveau]] style.
+
::&bull; Set up his own workshop in Brussels
+
::&bull; Worked with [[ivory]].
+
:; 1889
+
::&bull; Built an Art Nouveau villa at La Hulpe where he studied flowers, insects, peacocks, swans, bats, etc.
+
::&bull; His designs became quite distinct from those of Wolfers Frères often sinister and surreal.
+
::&bull; International Exhibition, Antwerp, 1894 & exhibition of Les Vingt, Brussels, 1895 - showcased carved ivory.
+
:; 1902-1904
+
::&bull; [[Plique-à-Jour]] [[enamel]], gems and [[gold]] insects.
+
::&bull; Supplied [[Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark|Cartier]] with small serpent jewels.
+
:; c.1908
+
::&bull; His work became more geometric and abstract.
+
::&bull; Turned away from jewelry to create sculpture.
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==Yaèche Frères==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center>[[file:Yaeche Freres Maker's Mark.jpg|center|200px]]</center>
+
|<center>Yaèche Frères<br/><br/></center>
+
|<center>Paris<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
|-
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==[[Yard]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>[[Yard]]<br/>e.1922<br/>Raymond Yard</center>
+
|<center><br/>New York<br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1898
+
::&bull; Messenger at [[Marcus, Herman Jewelry Maker's Mark|Marcus & Co.]]
+
::&bull; Took jewelry making classes at night and trained at Marcus & Co. during the day.
+
:; 1902
+
::&bull; Began to string [[pearls]] for Marcus & Co.
+
:; 1906
+
::&bull; Promoted to Salesman working his way to General Manager
+
:;1920s
+
::&bull; Established his own firm.
+
::&bull; Created his own distinctive style.
+
:; 1930s
+
::&bull; Extensive use of [[platinum]].
+
::&bull; High quality gemstones i.e. Kashmir [[sapphire]]s and Burma [[ruby|rubies]].
+
:; 1940s
+
::&bull; War years resulted in a change to [[yellow gold]] and [[palladium]] with semiprecious stones.
+
:; 1950s
+
::&bull; Return to platinum.
+
::&bull; Used some imported French yellow gold mountings for [[brooch]]es and [[bracelet]]s.
+
:; 1958
+
::&bull; Raymond Yard retired. He turned the firm over to 3 of his employees.
+
:; 1960s
+
::&bull; Moved the firm to 580 Fifth Ave.
+
::&bull; Introduced [[Baguette Cut|baguette]]s set with claws.
+
::&bull; More French mountings used.
+
::&bull; Classic Yard styles and new styles made the firm prosperous.
+
:; 1970s
+
::&bull; Abstract designs, metal featured.
+
:; 1989
+
::&bull; Firm taken over by Robert Gibson Jr. (son of one of the 3 Yard employee successors.)
+
|-
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
 
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
==[[Zolotas]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
+
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
+
!width=15%|Name/Period
+
!width=10%|Location
+
!width=40%|Specialty
+
|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>[[Zolotas]]<br/>e.1895<br/>Efthimios Zolotas</center>
+
|<center><br/>Athens, Greece<br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Ancient Byzantine jewelry motifs.
+
:; 1900
+
::&bull; Opened his "Experimental Laboratory"  on Aeolou St., Athens
+
:; 1910
+
::&bull; Created jewels and tiaras for the Greek Royal family to wear to the coronation of King George V of England.
+
:; 1960s
+
::&bull; 18k yellow gold historical Greek designs.
+
::&bull; Celebrity & aristocratic clientele.
+
:; 1970s
+
::&bull; Moved the business to 10 Panepistimiou Ave., where it remains today
+
::&bull; Opened in Paris.
+
::&bull; 22k gold with texture and colored stones.
+
|-
+
|}
+
[[category:Jewelry Maker's_Marks]]
+
  
 +
{{:Zolotas Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
 
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[[Category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]

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Adler

Adler Alan 2.svg

Adler
Turkey
Founded in Istanbul, Turkey. 1979: Geneva. Currently: London, Hong Kong, Gstaad
e. 1886

Specialties

  • Specializing in use of color combinations.

1886

  • Jacques Adler moved to Istanbul to open a jewelry workshop.

1972

  • Moved the business to Geneva.
  • Still in business, the firm operates boutiques in London, Gstaad, Hong Kong, Tokyo & Moscow.


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Akelo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Akelo

Italy
• Specializes in the use of ancient techniques, especially those of Etruscan origin.


Albert

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gilbert Albert
e.1962
Geneva
• Trained at l'Ecole des Arts Industriels.
Watch Designer for
• Patek Philippe
Awards for
• Patek Philippe
• Omega
• His own workshop.
1962
• Opened his own workshop.


Aletto Bros

Aletto Bros.svg

Aletto Bros
USA
Naples, New York
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.


Asprey & Co.

Asprey Co 1903 1908 makers mark.jpg

Asprey & Co.
Great Britain
London
1903-present

Specialties

  • Jewelers
  • Silversmiths
  • Dressing Cases

1847

  • New Bond Street Store

1851

  • Great Exhibition: Gold Medal awarded by Queen Victoria

1862

  • Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria

1889

  • Royal Warrant from King Edward VII

1925

  • Pearl Necklace commissioned by Queen Mary

1930

  • Five trunks commissioned by Maharajah of Patiala

1975

  • Queen's Award to industry from Queen Elizabeth II

1998

  • Merger: Asprey & Garrard

2002

  • Demerger from Garrard

Currently

  • Specializing in custom designs, novelties & luxury merchandise


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Aucoc

Aucoc 1.svg

Aucoc
France
Paris
e.1821

Specialties

Founders
Aucoc, Casimir e.1821
Louis s.1854
Louis Aucoc Fils e.1877
La Maison Aucoc e.1821

1821

  • La Maison Aucoc founded by Casimir Aucoc.
  • Later run by Louis's brother André.

1850

  • Louis Aucoc Born.

1876

1877

  • Louis Took over the firm of Lobjois.
  • Active in the societies, committees and juries.

c.1899

  • Created floral Art Nouveau jewels.
  • Chased gold.
  • Gold and enamel.
  • Enamels with precious stones.
  • Carved horn.

c.1900

  • André Aucoc took over the firm and returned the emphasis to silversmithing.

1932

  • Death of Louis Aucoc.



Audemars Piguet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Audemars Piguet
e.1875
Switzerland
• Created the Grande Complication.
• First skeleton watch.
• Thinnest manual wind.
• Ultra-Thin automatic perpetual.


Alphonse Auger

Auger.svg

Alphonse Auger
France
Paris
e.1862

Specialties

  • Began his career as a gem-setter.

1862

  • Alphonse Auger forms his first company La Maison Auger

1864-1870

  • Worked for major retailers along with Gabriel Falguières.

1895

  • Son, George, enters the firm.

1900

  • George takes over the firm.

Style

  • Art Nouveau
  • Created fine jewels and presentation objects.


Bapst & Falize

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Bapst & Falize
France
Paris
1880-1892

Specialties

  • Combined Bapst's French royal jewelry tradition & Falize's Grand Prize & Legion of Honor at the 1878 Paris Exhibition

Partnership

  • Germain Bapst (fl.1875-1895)
  • Lucien Falize (1838-1897)



Baume & Mercier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Baume & Mercier
c.1830
Switzerland
• Watchmakers
Currently
• Owned by Richemont Group.


Bagués

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bagués
e. 1917
Bagués i Bagués
e.1927
Barcelona
Calle San Pau
1948
• New branch in the Ramblas.
1950
• New branch in the Passeig de Gracia.
Currently
• Bagués-Masriera.


Bautte & Cie.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bautte & Cie.
e.1791
Geneve, Switzerland
• Specialized in watches.
1906
• Purchased by Girard Perregaux.


Beattie & Sons

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Beattie & Sons
c.1884
Cleveland
• Jewelry until 1906
• Dealt exclusively with fine Jewels.
Founder
&bull 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

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Belais
USA
e. c.1900

Specialties

  • First to use White Gold in Jewelry in the United States

1917

  • Patented a white gold formula



Belperron

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Typically not Signed
Sometimes with Manufacturer's Mark for Groëné et Darde
Suzanne Belperron
1925 Boivin
1933 Maison Herz
Paris
• Carved Rock Crystal, Chalcedony & Agate
• Swirled motifs
• Jeweler to the stars & Duke & Duchess of Windsor


Benson

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benson
1849-1973
London
Watches & clocks
c.1888
Platinum & yellow gold novelty brooches
• Acquired Hunt & Roskell
1973
• Name sold


Benvenuto Cellini

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benvenuto Cellini
(1500-1571)
Italy
• Italian Renaissance goldsmith serving Popes and royalty.


Black, Starr & Frost

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Black, Starr & Frost
USA
e.1801

Specialties

Cortlandt W. Starr - (1833-1888)

Prestigious jewelers

  • Cortlandt Starr - 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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Boucheron

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Boucheron
France
Paris
e.1858

Specialties

  • Worked in both joaillerie and bijouterie.
  • Hired local artists to render designs.

1830

  • Frédéric Boucheron born in Paris.

1858

  • Established Workshop
  • Lacy gold metalwork.
  • Faultless Craftsmanship.

Innovative use of unusual materials

1878, 1889 & 1900

  • Exhibited at the World Exhibitions.

Designers

1902

  • Death of Frederic Boucheron.
  • Succeeded by Louis, his son.

c.1930s-40s


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Brandt

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Brandt
e. c.1906
Chicago, IL
• Geometric designs
• abstract compositions (Circular Motifs)
• Noted for enamel & lacquer use and engraved precious gems.


Breguet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Breguet
e.1775
Switzerland
• Watchmaker to the Courts of Europe.


John Brogden

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John Brogden
USA
London
1842-1885

Specialties

1829

  • Brogden and Garlend.

1835-1841

  • Garland and Watherston

1842-1864

  • Partner in Watherston and Brogden.

1851, 1862, 1867 & 1878

  • Exhibited a the exhibitions, gold medal in 1867.


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Mario Buccellati

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Mario Buccellati
Italy
Milan (currently worldwide)
e.1919

Specialties

  • Improvisational use of materials during WWII "Dutch Gold" over copper, chipped gems mounted upside down.
  • Easily recognized style with distinct textures and engravings.


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Bucherer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bucherer
e.1888
Lucerne
• High Quality Jewels.


Bulgari

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Bulgari
Italy
Rome
e.1857

Specialties

Historically


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J.E. Caldwell Co.

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J.E. Caldwell Co.
USA
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
e.1839

Specialties


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Manuel Capdevila Massana

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Manuel Capdevila Massana
Joaquim - e.1918
Barcelona
• Manuel was a jeweler and a painter.


Carrera y Carrera

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Carrera y Carrera
Spain
e.1885

Specialties

  • Historically: Jewelers to society & aristocracy
  • Known for fine workmanship and sculptural design


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Cartier

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Cartier
France
Paris
e.1847

Specialties

1847

  • Founded by Louis François Cartier.

1852

1856

  • Princess Mathilde became a customer.

1872

  • Son, Alfred, joined the firm.

1873

  • Egyptian Revival pushed Cartier to the pinnacle of the world of jewelry.

1902

  • London branch established.

1904

  • Royal Warrant: King Edward VII, England.
  • Royal Warrant: King Alfonso XIII, Spain.
  • Queen Alexandra of England wears the Resille necklace.

1905

  • Royal Warrant: King Carlos I of Portugal.

1906

  • Production in the Art Deco style began.

1908

  • Royal Warrant: King Paramindr Maha Chulalongkorn, Siam

1909

  • New York branch opens
  • Royal Warrant: King George I, Greece

1910

1913

  • First Mystery Clock

1914

  • Royal Warrant: Duke Philippe d'Orleans

1917

  • Two strands of natural pearls traded for mansion at 653 Fifth Avenue.

1921

  • Royal Warrant: King Edward VIII.

1924

  • Trinity Ring and Bracelet.

1933

  • Jeanne Toussaint The Panther became Director of Fine Jewelry.

1936

  • Royal Warrant: Prince Louis II, Monaco.

1942

  • Caged Bird Jewel

1944

  • Freed Bird Jewel
  • Panther Brooch ordered by the Duchess of Windsor.

1969

1970

  • Love bracelet.

1997

  • 150th anniversary.


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Carvin French

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Carvin French
e.1954
New York
• Manufacturing for the Finest Jewelers
Verdura
• Donald Claflin
• R. Esmerian, Inc.
Yard
• French Trained Jewelers
• Master enamelists
Lapidary
Carved Gems for
• Donald Claflin
Angela Cummings


Castellani

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Castellani
Italy
Rome
e. c.1816

Specialties

1826

  • Began production jewelry based on early Roman excavations

1848

  • Closed temporarily due to the Italian political climate

1858

  • Alessandro and Augusto Castellani re-opened the workshop

1860s

1930

  • Closed after the death of Alfredo


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C.D. Peacock Jewelry Maker's Mark

Chanel

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Chanel
France
Paris
e.1910

Specialties

1921

  • Chanel No.5 became the first couture perfume

1927-1933

  • Verdura collaborates with Chanel on jewelry design

1930

  • Maltese Cross design

1932

1939-1945

  • Closed during the Occupation

1971

  • Death of Coco Chanel



Chantecler

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chantecler
e.1947
Capri
Coral jewelry.
• Jet-set and famous clientele.


Charlton & Co.

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Charlton & Co.
USA
New York
1909

Specialties

Currently

  • Grant A. Peacock, New York


Chaumet

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Chaumet
France
Paris
e. 1793

Specialties

1780

  • Etienne Nitot Opens for business on rue St. Honoré.

1800

  • Orders from Joséphine Beauharnais.

1804

  • Crown for Napoleon.
  • Princess Joséphine.
  • Hydrangea parure.
  • Cameo & intaglio parure.
  • Pearl parure.

1809

  • François Regnault Nitot takes over the firm after the death of Etienne Nitot.

1810

  • Napoleon commissions a ruby parure for his bride, Marie Louise.

1815

  • François retires and turns the firm over to Jean Baptiste Fossin, his workshop director.

1832

  • Fossin & Fils named "Crown Jewellers" of France.

1837

  • Awarded Legion d'Honneur.

1834-1840

  • Jean Valentin worked for Fossin.
  • Royal Warrant: Queen Victoria - to Morel.
  • Morel's daughter married Joseph Chaumet.

1862

  • Fossin turns the company over to Prosper Morel.
  • Fossin organizes the bijouterie et joaillerie française for the London World Exhibition.

1874

  • Joseph Chaumet partners with Morel.
  • Chaumet marries Morel's daughter and takes over the firm in 1885.

1900

  • Gold Medal at the Paris World Exhibition.
  • Russian Imperial Order.
  • Became known as the Master of Tiaras.

1910

  • Opens in New York.

1928

  • 150th anniversary.

1972

1987

  • End of Chaumet family involvement in the firm.


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Child & Child
USA
London
1880-1916

Specialties

1880

  • Harold & Walter Child
  • Began as plate workers, became manufacturing jewelers c.1891.
  • Renaissance Revival
  • Art Nouveau
  • Edwardian Jewelry
  • Royal Warrant for Queen Alexandra.
  • Partnership dissolved in 1899 - Harold continued until 1916.

Specialty



Chopard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chopard
e.1860
Sold in 1963 to the Scheufeles
Switzerland
Ivory, Silver & Enamel Art Nouveau Jewelry.
• Precision Watches.
• Ladies Fine Jewelry.


Christian Dior

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Christian Dior
France
Paris
e. December 16, 1946

Specialties

1950s:

  • Couture "New Look"

1950

  • Added other luxury goods including jewelry


Christofle Jewelry Maker's Mark

Cipullo

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Cipullo
Italy
Rome

Specialties

  • New York workshop

Assistant Designer

  • David Webb

Designer for

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Cartier

1969

  • Designed Love Bracelet.
  • Design Themes: Nails, Dollar Signs, Knots and Rope.



Donald Claflin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Donald Claflin
( - 1979)
New York
Designer for
Webb
Tiffany & Co.
• Design Themes: fantasy, children's characters, fairy tales, strawberrys
Bulgari


Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau
France
Paris
1889 - 1963

Specialties

  • Avant-Garde Artist


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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Edouard Colonna

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Edouard Colonna
(1862 - 1948)
International
New York
Paris
Canada
• German born designer & decorative artist.
1877
• Studied architecture in Brussels.
1882
• Went to New York.
c. 1883-84
• Worked for
Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Associated with
• S. Bing and Maison d'Art Nouveau as Jewelry & Glassware Designer.
c.1902
• Designs for Marcus & Co. and Brainerd B. Thresher.
1948
• Death of Edouard Colonna.


Angela Cummings

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Angela Cummings
USA
New York
1944 -

Specialties

Designer

1984

  • Launched Angela Cummings Inc.


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Cusi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cusi
e. 1886
Milan
• Jeweler to the Royal Family, Duke of Aosta and Count of Turin.
1929
• Opened a Branch near the San Remo Casino.


Dali

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Dali
(1904 - 1989)
Spain
• Made Jewelry to Protest the Emphasis on Cost of Materials vs Design in Jewelry '
My object is to show the jeweler's art in true perspective - where the design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems, as in Renaissance time.
• Surrealist Design
• First jewelry pieces commissioned by Eric Ertman of Finland.


David Orgell

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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David Orgell
c. late 1800s
England
c.1940 Los Angeles
1958 Beverly Hills, CA
• Retailer of Fine Jewelry, Timepieces & Objets d’Art


De Grisogono

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
De Grisogono
e.1993
Geneva International
• Black Diamond Jewelry.


Deakin & Francis

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Deakin & Francis
Great Britain
1786 - present

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Historically

Designer


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Dinh Van

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Dinh Van
France
Paris
e.1976

Specialties

1960s

  • Employed by Cartier
  • Bold Geometric Cut-Out Designs



James W. Dixon

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James W. Dixon
e.1806
c.1992
London
• Silversmiths
• Platers
Britannia Metal Work
• Staybright & Firth Markings on Stainless


Drayson

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Drayson
e.1936
London
Art Deco
• High Quality, Innovative, Elegant Jewelry
c.1930s
• Abstract Sculptural Jewels


Dunand Jewelry Maker's Mark


Dunay

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Henry Dunay
(1935 - )
e.1956
New York
• Specialty Pavé-Set Jewelry


Dusausoy

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Dusausoy
e.1840
c.1970
Paris
• Versatility was their Hallmark - many Combinations Possible for Each Piece of Jewelry.


Edward Moore

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Edward Moore
1851 - 1891
Director of Tiffany & Co. Silver Workshops
New York
• Award Winning Silver Designs for Tiffany & Co.
Japanesque Jewelry & Archaeological Revival Jewels


Eliakim

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Eliakim
c.1940s & 50s
Cairo
• Most Renowned Jewelry Salon in Cairo


Ralph Esmerian

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Esmerian
e.1890
Paris
New York
• Historically: Pioneering Colored Stone Cutting


Espezel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Espezel

Paris
• Manufacturing Jeweler Contracting with many of the most Prominent Twentieth Century Jewelers


Evald Nielsen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Evald Nielsen
(1879-1958)
Denmark
• Silversmith
• Worked in the skønvirke style.
• Trained as an Engraver & Chaser
• S.L. Jacobson Represented his work Worldwide
Designer for
Georg Jensen
1909
• Apprentice for Jensen.
• Became Jensen's closest associate.
• After Jensen's deate, Nielsen carried on his work - for more than 50 years.
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Falize

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Lucien Falize
e.1838
Paris
Alexis Falize
1833-35
• Trained at Mellerio Frères
Cloisonné Jewelry.
1838
• Takes over Aristide Joureau-Robin's workshop.
1839
• Birth of Lucien Falize.
1841
• Registers master mark.
• Never exhibits under his own name.
• Created Japanese motif enamel medallions, pendants, etc.
1848
• Begins to create designs for Boucheron and others.
1856
• Lucien joins the firm.
1862
• Lucien is influenced by the International Exhibition in London and the Japanese items on exhibit there.
bull; Developed a style of cloisonné which he exhibited at the Paris Exhibition.
1876
• Alexis Falize retires.
1878
Legion d'Honneur and Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle
c.1880-1892
• Partnersihp with Germain Bapst Forming Bapst & Falize.
1894
• Lucien's son André joins the firm.
1897
• Lucien Falize dies.
• Lucein Falize's Sons form Falize Frères.
1898
• Alexis Falize Dies.
1900
Falize Frères win Grand Prix at the Exhibition
1904
• Serbian Crown Jewels



Paulding Farnham

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Paulding Farnham
(1859 – 1927)
Rome
• Fine Jewelry
Enameled Orchids – 6 Gold Medals
1885
• Joined the Design Department at Tiffany & Co.


Fasano

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Fasano
1928
Turin
• Flower and Animal Motifs - Pheasant was their Trademark.
Enamel, Gold, Steel and High Quality Gemstones.


Eugène Feuillâtre

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Eugène Feuillâtre
(1870 - 1916)
Paris
• Famous for his Enamel Work
• Studied under Louis Houillon
• Worked closely with Etienne Tourette
1890
• Head of Lalique Enamel workshop.
1893
• Experimented with enamel on silver and platinum.
1897
• Opened his own workshop.
• Used Émail en Ronde Bosse, Cloisonné and Plique-à-Jour all together.
1899
• Became a member of the Société des Artistes Français.
1900
• Exhibited a the the Paris International Exhibition.


Flato

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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(1900 - 1999)
New York
Beverly Hills
Mexico City
1920s
• New York
• Designers included Adolph Kleaty, George Headley and Fulco di Verdura
• Whimsical Jewelry "Say it in Jewelry"
1937
• Beverly Hills Location Serving Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and others
1970
• Mexico City


Fontana

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Fontana
e.1840
Paris
• Classical Design
• Fine Workmaship
Chaumet Holds their Archives.
1840
• Founded by Thomas Fontana (Swiss) in the Palais Royal.
1861
• Nephews Joseph Fontana & Alexandre Templier ran the business, temporarily.
1871
• Son Charles took over the firm.
• Classic gem-set jewelry with some Art Nouveau themes.


Fontenay

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Eugène Fontenay
e.1847
Paris
1823
• Born in Paris, son of goldsmith Prosper Fontenay.
• Apprenticed with Marchand.
1847
• Founded his workshop.
• Excellent Goldsmith.
1858
• Creates a diamond & emerald tiara for the Empress Eugénie.
• Style: Archaeological Revival Style Jewelry with Enamel.
1882
• Sells the firm to Henri Smetz, his foreman.
1887
• Death of Eugène Fontenay.
• His book, Bijoux anciens et modernes is published posthumously.




Fouquet

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Fouquet
e. c.1852 - 1936
(Alphonse 1828 - 1911)
(Georges 1862 - 1957)
(Jean 1899 - 1961)
Paris
• Founded by Alphones Fouquet.
c.1862-1868
• Specialized
Filigree with stones.
Cameos & Miniatures.
• Mythical beasts such as griffins, chimera and the sphinx.
• Jewelry produced for export worldwide.
1878 World Exhibition
• Strong influences of the ancient world and historic revival.
1878 International Exhibition, Amsterdam
• Convertible necklace/tiaras featuring email en ronde bosse.
1895
• George Took over the firm.
• Registers his mark.
Specialized
Art Nouveau & Art Deco Styles.
• Extensive use of Enamel and Colored Stones.
• Learned the jewelry arts at Rouvenat.
1900 World Exhibition
• Featured jewelry designed by Alphonse Mucha.
• Etienne Tourette was employed as an enameller.
1919
• Son Jean joins the firm, specializing in Art Deco jewels.


Fred

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e.1936
Paris
Beverly Hills
Houston
New York
Geneva
Tokyo
Hong Kong
Cannes
Monte Carlo
Seoul
Pearls and Colored Gemstones
• Celebrity Clients


Elizabeth Gage

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Elizabeth Gage

London
Gold and Colored Gemstones, Baroque Pearls
• Use of Ancient Elements in Contemporary Design



Lucien Gaillard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Lucien Gaillard
b.1860
Paris
France
18440
• Firm Founded by Amédée Galliard.
• Made gilt copper jewels.
1860
• Son Ernst took over the firm.
• Made silver jewels.
c.1869
• Worked in niello - unusual outside of Russia, Germany & Austria.
• Japanese-Style Inlay.
1878
• Lucien joins the firm as an apprentice.
• Interested in Japanese metal techniques.
1889
• International Exhibition, Paris - Gold Medal for Engraving and "Legion d'Honnour.
1892
• Lucien, took over the firm.
• Heavily influenced by Japanese art.
• Studied metallurgical procedures such as plating, patination and alloying.
Enamel, Niello & Patination.
Art Nouveau Jewels with Insects, Flowers & Trees - Featuring Organic Materials.
1900
• Grand Prix and the Paris World Exhibition in Bijouterie-Joaillerie.
1933
• Death of Lucien Gaillard.


Garrard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Garrard
e.1722
London
1802
• Robert Garrard Purchased the Business from George Wickes
1843
• Queen Victoria Appointed them Jewellers to the Crown
1910
• Refashioned the Sceptre to hold the Cullinan I
1937
• Created the Coronation Crown for Queen Elizabeth with the Koh-i-Noor
1981
• Supplied Princess Diana's Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring


Gazdar

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gazdar
e.1933
Bombay
• Quality Gemstones and Natural Pearls
• Popular with Hollywood Stars



Geiss

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Geiss
(1771 1846)
Berlin
Berlin Iron Jewelry
Gothic Revival Iron Jewelry of Individual Motifs


Gérard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Gérard
e.1968
Paris
• Originally Worked for Van Cleef & Arpels
• Largest French Jewelry Exporter
1985
• Sold to American Investors
1988
• Reopened in Paris as Louis Gérard, Joaillier International


Ghiso

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ghiso
e. c.1890s - c.1960s
Buenos Aires
c.1900-c.1940s Paris Branch
? - C.1940s New York
• Used Freelance Designers - Exported to Buenos Aires and New York.


Giuliano

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Giuliano
e.1874-1914 (own shop)
c.1860 London
1860-1874
• Outsourced to Hunt & Roskell, C.F. Hancock & Robert Phillips
Renaissance Revival Style
• Lozenge-shaped Pendants
Champlevé, Basse-Taille and en Ronde Bosse Enamel
1895
• Carlo Giuliano dies and sons Carlo Joseph and Arthur Alphonse ran the business until 1914



Golay Fils & Stahl

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Golay Fils & Stahl
e.1837
Geneva
1896
• King Carol I of Romania.
• Jeweler the Royal Family of Romania.
• Other Royal Customers: Kim Damrong of Siam and the Maharajah of Baroda.
1961
• Purchased by Jacques Wolfgang - A Longtime Vendor to the Firm.
1976
• Jesse Wolfgang Took Ownership.



Graff

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Graff
e.1960
London
Specializes in the World's Finest Diamonds
• Star of Bombay
Emperor Maximilian
Idol's Eye
Wittelsbach


Grima

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Andrew Grima
(1921 - 2007)
e.1966 London
e.1970 New York
e.1971 Zurich
e.1972 Tokyo
e.1987 Lugano
e.1992 Gstaad
• Organic forms, textured wire
1970
• Appointed jeweler to the Queen



Gübelin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Gübelin
e.1854
Lucerne
• Began as Watchmakers.
1923
• Added jewelry & established an international gemological laboratory.
2004
• Celebrated 150 years in business.


Gustav Manz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gustav Manz
(1865-1946)
e.1892
New York City
• Master Jewelery - Manufacturing Jeweler for the great jewelry houses.
• Noted for his animal jewelry which he often modeled from live animals.
• Other designs were often from nature: leaves, branches, reeds, flowers, etc.
• Designes from other cultures included Egyptian, Aztec, Japanese & Persian , Classical Greece & Rome.
Manufactured for
Tiffany & Co.
Marcus & Co.
Cartier
Shreve, Crump & Low
Black, Starr & Frost
Marcus & Co.
Gorham
Raymond Yard
1893
• Immigrated to the U.S. after having lived, studied and worked in Stuttgart, Manz, Paris, England and South Africa.
C.1900
• Business associations with the Bachems and Walter McTiegue.
1901 - 1903
• Offices at 41 Maiden Lane
1904
• Created jewels for F. Walter Lawrence for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
1922-1934
• 1 & 2 W. 47th St.
1944
• 42 W. 48th St.
2/16/1946
• Death of Gustav Manz.


Werkstätte Hagenauer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Werkstätte Hagenauer
Karl Hagenauer
e.1898
Vienna
Austria
• Hagenauer workshop
• Gold and silversmith
• Belonged to the Wiener Werkstätte
• Designed until his death in 1986


Frank G. Hale

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Frank Gardner Hale
(1876-1945)
Chicago
1906
Guild of Handicraft with C.R. Ashbee
London
• Worked with Frederick Partridge
1907
• Boston: Society of Arts and Crafts


Hammerman

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Hammerman
e. 1946
New York
• High quality well manufactured jewelry


Harry Winston

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Harry Winston
(1896-1978)
New York
• Created platinum settings for gemstones that were fflexible
• Bought and sold many famous gems and jewelry collections
• Made major gemstone donations to museum collections.


Hemmerle

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hemmerle
e.1893
Munich
  • Originally Produced Medals and Ornaments for the Bavarian Court
  • Noted for Enamel and Filigree Work


Hennel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hennel
e.1736
London
Origins
• Silverware manufacturers
• Evolved into an important pearl dealer


Hermès

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hermès
e.1837 (Harness Makers)
Paris
1922
• Began Creating Women's Handbags
1929
• Fashion Apparel
1930s
• Designed "The Scarf"


Hoeker & Zoon

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Hoeker en Zoon
(Hoeker & Son)
(1862-c.?
Amsterdam
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturing/retailing jewelry.


Hunt & Roskell

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hunt & Roskell
e.1843 c.1897
London
• Fine watches and jewelry


Jaeger Lecoultre

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Jaeger Lecoultre
e.1833
Le Sentier, Vaud, Switzerland
• Fine watches & clocks.
1844
• Created the millionometer.
1847
• Invented push device eliminating watch keys.
1866
• Began manufacturing movements.
1902
• Movements for Patek Philippe.
1937
• Jaeger-Lecoultre merger.


Janesich

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Janesich
e. c.1835
1835 Trieste
1896 Paris
Trieste
Early
• Jewelry & silverware
Later
• Gems and pearls
Clients
Bulgari,
• Vever
Boucheron
Tiffany & Co.
• Return to Trieste producing jewelry & objet



JAR

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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JAR
e.1977
Paris
• Joel Arthur Rosenthal (b. New York)
• Unique jewelry and gemstones.
1978
• Opened on Place Vendôme.
2002
• Exhibition at Somerset House, London.
2013
• Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Arthur King

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Arthur King
c.1960s-70s
New York
Miami
Paris
Havana
London
• Goldsmith
Lost Wax Casting
• Naturalistic forms
Baroque pearls, gemstones and colored diamonds


Kutchinsky

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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c.1890s
London
• Polish immigrant family
• Jewelers to the court of Ludwig of Bavaria
• Instrumental in the use of Platinum in fine jewelry
1991
• Bought by Moussaieff


Georges L'Enfant

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Georges L'Enfant
c.1950s-1970s
Paris
• Goldsmith
• Manufacturing jeweler
• Bright polish and texture alternating style
Workmaster
Cartier
Gubelin
Tiffany & Co.
Boivin



Lacloche Frères

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Lacloche Frères
e.1875
1875 Madrid
1892 Paris
1904
• Acquired Edwin Streeter's inventory including the Agra Diamond
1912
• Bought Faberge's London store and inventory
1920s-30s
• Fine jewelry, clocks, Objets d’Art
• Known for the jabot pin
1935
• Lacloche Frères closed
• Jacques Lacloche opened a store in Cannes
1938
• Jacques used the name SARL and opened in Paris, buying from Georges Verger
Post War
• Designs for Americans
1960
• Closed



Lalaounis

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Ilias Lalaounis
c. 1940 - Joined Zolotas
1969 Ilias Lalaounis Founded
Greece
• Ran the Family Business, Zolotas
1957
• Began production of designs inspired by ancient Greece
1969
• Ilias Lalaounis became a separate company
Currently
• Run by Ilias Lalaounis' daughters



Lalique

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Lalique
(1860-1945)
Paris
Materials
Horn.
• Crystal.
Enamel.
• Cut glass.
Style
Bijoux sculptés
• Use of Champlevé & Plique-à-Jour enamel was unrivalled.
• Art Nouveau pioneer, leading jeweler of the Belle Époque.
1876
• Apprentice to Louis Aucoc at age sixteen.
1878
• Studied graphic design in London.
1880
• Worked with Auguste Petit.
• Designed fans, fabrics and wallpaper.
1882
• Independent jewelry designer.
1884
• Went into business with M. Varenne - signed Lalique et Varene, rue de Vaugirard 84
1885
• Begins fabricating in the style that would make him famous.
1887
Boucheron buys 'Flight of Swallows' Parure.
1889
Exposition Universelle features his work anonymously in Vever and Boucheron's displays.
1892
• Begins to use glass
• Designer of jewelry for Sarah Bernhardt & Maison de l'Art Nouveau.
1897
• Legion of Honour's Croix de Chevalier.
1900
• Lalique displays at Universal Exhibition (Paris) to great acclaim.
1925
Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels exhibits "The Springs of France".
• Begins manufacturing objet and statuettes in the "Lalique" Style.
1945
• Death of René Lalique.
• After his death, firm Run By Son Marc and later Marie-Claude.


Georges Le Sache

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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(1849-)
Paris
• Studied in Germany & London.
1872-1877
Designer
• With Falize
• Eventually became the premier manufacturing jeweler for Bijouterie & Joaillerie in Paris.
• Manifested a formal style of Art Nouveau.


Le Roy et Fils

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Le Roy et Fils
e.1785
Paris

1789
• Bazile-Charles Leroy Founded House of Le Roy.
Clockmaker to
• Emperor Napoleon.
• Madam Mère.
• The Duke of Bourbon.
• Princess Pauline.
1823
• Patent filed for a self-winding atmospheric clock operated by a weathervane.
1828
• Partnered with his son Charles-Louis.
1836
• Appointed Purveyor to the King and the Duke d'Orléans.
1840
• Patent for wind clocks.
1845
• Assigned the business to clock maker Casimir Halley Desfontaines conditional upon him retaining the name.
1865
• Death of Charles-Louis Leroy.
1879
• Louis Leroy joined the business.
1898
• Business renamed Ancienne Maison Le Roy et Fils. L. Leroy et Cie successeurs.
1897
• Ultra-complicated watch no. 1 begun - completed in 1904.
1904
• Grand Prize at the St. Louis exhibition.
1930
• Made an Officer of the Legion of Honour.
1935
• Death of Louis Leroy.
1961
• Death of Léon Leroy.
• Pierre and Philippe Leroy took over the firm.


Leysen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Leysen
e.1855
Brussels

1855
• Louis Leysen founded "Fabrique de Bijoux.
1920
• Run by Louis, Henri & Charles.
• New residence on rue Marche aux Poulets.
• Many prominent clients.
1950
• Headed by Jacques & Pierre.
1972
• Henri Leyson (son of Jacques) continues the tradition.
1982
• Official Supplier by Appointment to the Court of Belgium.



Liberty & Co.

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Liberty & Co.
e.1875
London
• Retailers & Organizers of Jewelry Design & Production
• Cymric Silver 1899-1927
• Tudric Pewter
Founder
• Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917)
Manufacturers
W.H. Haseler & Co.
Designers
• Oliver Baker (1859-1938)
Bernard Cuzner
Christopher Dresser
Arthur Joseph Gaskin
Albert Edward Jones
• J.M. King
Archibald Knox
c.1909
• Sold Celtic (Cymric) line to Connel & Co.


Longines

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Longines
e.1832
Saint-Imier, Canton of Bern

1832
• Saint-Imier watchmakers established by Auguste Agassiz.
1846
• Agassiz heads the company and opens the market to the United States to great success.
1852
• Ernest Francillon joins the firm eventually taking it over.
1867
Es Longines the Longines factory opens.
• Produces the first movement, 20A.
• Wins a award at the Universal Exhibition, Paris.
1876
• Jacques David attends the Universal Exhibition in Philadelphia and returns to inspire the industrialization of Swiss watchmaking.
• Longines pioneers mechanized production.
1878
• By means of its newly mechanized production, Longines produces a simple chronograph, the 20H.
1881
• Longines chronographs produced for Americans are purchased by horse racing aficionados.
1886
• Longines is supplying the majority of New York Sports officials.
1888
• Produces a certified chronometer, the 21.59 calibre.
1889
• Logo is registered.
1893
• Logo registered with the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (forerunner of WIPO).
1899
• Longines equips Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoie for his Artic expedition.
1900
• GranPrix at the Universal Exhibition, Paris for La Renommée pocket watch.
1913
• First calibre for a wristwatch.
1916
• Begins development of shaped movements for wristwatches.
1919
• Longines begin development of navigation instruments for aviators.
1927
• Weems Second-Setting Watch for Navigation.
1931
• Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch to be used with a sextant and nautical almanac.
1936
• 13ZN calibre wristwatch patented.
1945
• Longines patents its first self-winding movement, the 22A.
1954
• Longines first quartz clock.
• Used with a 16mm camera to record race finishes for officials.
1969
• First cybernetic quarts calibre - Ultra-Quartz.
1972
• Longines LCD Watch.
• Currently in operation with the same Maker's Mark.


Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany
USA
New York NY

Specialties

  • Son of Charles Louis Tiffany.

1878

  • Louis C. Tiffany & Associated Artists.

1881

  • Patented opalescent window glass.

1885

  • Opened the Tiffany Glass Company.

1894

  • Patented Favrile Glass.

1900

  • Grand Prize at the International Exhibition, Paris.

c.1902

  • Went to work in the design department at Tiffany & Co.
  • First Director of Design for Tiffany & Co.

Motifs

  • Dragonfiles
  • Flowers
  • Vines
  • Mythology

Mediums

  • Enamel
  • Gemstones

1933

  • Death of Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Mappin & Webb

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Mappin & Webb
UK
London England & Sheffield England
e.1869

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

1774

  • Jonathan Mappin opened a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield.

1775

  • The first Mappin Silver Maker's Mark was registered.

1849

  • First London showroom was opened.
  • Jonathan's four great grandsons took over the company.

1860

  • John Mappin (the youngest grandson) broke away and formed Mappin & Company.

1868

  • John Newton Mappin joined with George Webb to establish Mappin & Webb.

Noted for

  • Fine silver, jewelry, watches and clocks.

1897

  • Royal Warrant granted by Queen Victoria in the year of her diamond jubilee.

1903

  • John Newton Mappin purchased Mappin Brothers.

Designer

  • A. Hatfield (until 1935)

c.1930s Executed designs for

1990

  • Joined the Asprey group.

Currently

  • Privately owned by the retail group Aurum Holdings.
  • Hold a Royal Warrant as Sliversmiths to the Queen and The Prince of Wales.


Marchak

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France
Kiev & Paris
e.1878

Specialties

1878

  • Joseph Marchak set up a jewelry and goldsmith's workshop.

1889

  • Joseph attends the Universal Exhibition in Paris which had a powerful influence on his work.

1894

  • Marchak wins a Gold Medal in Antwerp.

1900

  • Marchak wins a Sliver Medal at the Paris Exhibition.

1905

  • Marchak wins Gran Prix at the Liege Universal and International Exhibition.

1913

  • Alexandre Marchak joins the firm.

1917

  • Known as the "Cartier of Kiev" Marchak employed 1850 workers.

1918

  • Death of Joseph Marchak.

1919

  • Alexandre sets up the "Joseph Marchak" jewelry business in Paris.

1922

  • Partnership with Robert Linzeler creating famous Art Deco jewels.

1925

  • Gran Prix at the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs.
  • Partnership with Linzeler dissolved.

1946

  • Alexander Diringer, previously of Cartier and Sterlé was hired as head designer.

1946

  • Jacques Verger joined the firm.

1957

  • Alexander Marchak left the firm - bought out by Verger.

1960-1987

  • Bertrand Degommier is partner and designer.

1988

  • Verger sold to Baum.

2003

  • The firm is renewed by relatives of Alexandre and Joseph in conjunction with designer Bertrand Degommler with a new collection.


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Marcus & Co.

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Marcus & Co.
USA
Yew York, Palm Beach, London, Paris
e.1892

Specialties

Worked for

Parthered with

1884

  • Partnered with his son William.

1892

  • Marcus & Company.

1920s-30s

1962


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Marilyn Cooperman

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Shows Internationally
• 20th Century Fashion Designer.
1987
• Joined Fred Leighton as a designer.
1994
• Launched her own company.


Marina B.

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Marina B.
France, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Geneva, Monte Carlo, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Milan, London, Tokyo, New York
Marina B.

Specialties

  • Granddaughter of Sottiro Bulgari, founder of Bulgari.

1973

  • Constantino (her father) died and Anna & Marina took control of Bulgari.

1977

  • Branded herself as Marina B.

1978

  • Opened A showroom in Geneva.

1986

  • Opened a boutique in New York.

2010

  • Line is being revived by Windsor Jewels who purchased it from Ahmed Fitaihi.
  • The designs are being crafted by the jewelers trained by Marina B.



Marzo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Marzo

Paris

• Art Deco Jewelers.


Lluis Masriera

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Lluis Masriera
(1872-1958)
Barcelona

1839
• Masriera firm founded in Barcelona by Lluis' grandfather.
1879
• Studied enameling at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva.
1872
Masriera y Hijos
1886
Masriera Hermanos
1888
• International Exposition, Barcelona.
• Gold Medal.
• Influenced by Lalique.
1895-1910
Artistic Alphabet designed.
1900
• Centennial Exhibition reportedly influenced Masriera to melt his stock and start again in the French Art Nouveau style.
1915
• Partnered with jeweler Carreras to form Masriera Hermanos y Joquin Carreras, later Masriera i Carreras.
Currently
Bagués-Masriera.


Mauboussin

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France
Paris
e.1827

Specialties

1827

  • M. Rocher, artisan jeweler, establishes jewelry shop with Jean-Baptiste Noury.

1873-1878

  • Participation in Expositions in Vienna and Paris.
  • Mauboussin is given a medal in Paris, 1878.

1925

  • Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
  • Grad Prix for the House of Mauboussin.

1928-1931

1940-1950

  • Gaspipe style using minimal gold.
  • Naturalist themes.

1955

  • Opens in Place Vendôme.
  • Mauboussin has retail locations around the world.


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Maurice Duvalet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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• French born designer. Worked in conjunction with Van Cleef & Arpels.
• Ballerina brooches.



McTeigue & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
McTeigue & Co.
e.1895
New York

• Specialty jewelry manufacturers.
• High Quality with fine designs.
Clients
Tiffany & Co.
J.E. Caldwell.
C.D. Peacock.
Black, Starr & Frost.
Shreve, Crump & Low.
1990
• McTeigue & Co. bought by Tiffany & Co.


Meister

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Meister
e.1897
Zurich

1897
• Founded by Emanuel Peter.
• Invented the seamless wedding ring.
1950
• Crested and monogrammed rings.
1965
• Happiness brand wedding rings.
Meister Brand
• Wedding rings.
• Jewelry collection.
• Men's accessories.


Mellerio dits Meller

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France
Paris
e.1613

Specialties

  • Used colored gems to great effect
  • Peacock feather motifs were a prominent design element.

1796

  • Jean Baptiste Mellerio opens on Rue Vivienne.

1800

  • François Mallerio (cousin) moves the shop to rue du Coqu St. Honoré

1815

  • Move to Rue de la Paix.

Royal Clients

  • Marie Antionette.
  • Duchesse de Berry.
  • Charles X.

Other Clients

  • Celebrities.
  • Intellectuals.

1843

  • Death of François.
  • Jean François takes over.

from 1853

  • Emperor & Empress are clients.

from 1860

  • Princess Mathilde is a customer.
  • Designed & created sporting awards.

International Expositions. 1862

  • London World Exhibition
  • Queen Isabella II of Spain becomes a customer.

1867

  • Paris

1873

  • Vienna

1878 & 1900

  • Paris - Move to Place Vendôme.
  • Modified Art Nouveau style often with gem-set, green gold peacock feather motifs.

1925

  • Exposition des Arts Decoratifs

1939

  • New York World's Fair


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.


Mortimer & Hunt

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Mortimer & Hunt
UK
London England
e.1838

Specialties

1838

1843


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Movado

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Movado
e.1881
La Chaux-de-Fonds

1881
• Founded by Achilles Ditesheim.
1905
• Re-named Movado (translates "always in motion.")
1912
• Polyplan
• Follows contour of the wrist.
• Movement on 3 planes.
1926
• Ermeto
• Pillow-shaped pocket watch.
• Movement wound by opening and closing the case.
1930s
• Movado Digital Watch with hours and minutes windows.
1946
• Calendomatic
• Month, day and central date.
1947
• Movado Museum Watch.
• Single dot watch dial.
1956
• Kingmatic
• Automatic rotor-driven wristwatches.
1970
• Datron Chronograph.



Nardi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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c.1920s
Venice, Italy

1920s
• Giulio Nardi founded Nardi in the Piazza San Marco.
• Techniques inspired 18th century Venetian goldsmiths.
1931
• Began to make brooches inspired by the Venetian Moretto.
• Alberto Nardi took over from Giulio Nardi.
Famous for
Blackamoor brooches.
• Inspired by Othello - the Moor of Venice a symbol of purity and love.
Carved from
• Ebony
Sardonyx
Chalcedony
• Many celebrity clients.



Omar Ramsden

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(1873-1939)
e.1898
closed 1939
London

1887
• Apprenticed at a Sheffield silversmith.
1888
• Won prizes and awards a the Sheffield School of Art.
• Met Alwyn Carr.
1898
• Ramsden and Carr registered their mark at Goldsmith's Hall, London.
• Designed Art Nouveau jewelry, influenced by medieval and contemporary designs.
1919
• Firm dissolved and Ramsden continued in a more traditional style.
1939
• Death of Ramsden.


Oscar Heyman & Bros.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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New York

1901
• Apprenticed with their uncle, a workmaster for Fabergé.
1906
• The family moved to New York.
• Skilled in platinum work, they were uniquely trained and highly desirable.
1909
• Oscar went to work for the newly opened Cartier, New York.
1912
• Oscar Heyman & Brothers was opened at 49 Maiden Lane.
• Supplied high quality platinum jewelry to the trade.
Jeweler's Jeweler for
Cartier
Van Cleef & Arpels
Marcus & Co.
Tiffany & Co.
1916-1942
• Secured 7 patents including:
• Secure invisible bracelet clasp.
• Security pin for double-clip brooches.
• Nearly exclusive US supplier of invisibly set jewels to Van Cleef & Arpels.
1969
• Created the necklace for Cartier to highlight the Taylor-Burton Diamond.
Today
• Still a family run operation employing many relatives of the original team.
Specialties
• Handcrafted, signed and numbered jewelry pieces.
• Unique and esoteric gemstones and phenomenal gems, cut and polished in their own workshop.


Ostertag

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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c.1920-30s
Paris
Place Vendôme
• French Jeweler.
• Thought to rival the work of Cartier, VCA & Boucheron.


Ostier, Inc.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ostier, Inc.
c.1938
New York

• Award winning jewelers.
1969
• Closed, Inventory sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries.


Paloma Picasso

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Paloma Picasso
France
Paris
(1949- )

Specialties

  • Daughter of artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot.
  • Began as a costume designer.

Designed for



Paltscho

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Paltscho
e.1891
Vienna
1891
• Carl Paltscho opened Biedermann & Paltscho.
• Carl's son Erwin convinced him to go out on his own.
• Edwin Paltscho designed hidden elaborate clasps often copied by other famous jewelers.


Patek Philippe

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Patek Philippe
Switzerland
c.1851

Specialties

  • Antoni Patek made pocket watches c.1839.
  • Adrien Philippe invented the keyless winding system.

1851

  • Supplied watches to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

1868

  • Created first wristwatch.
  • Pioneered the perpetual calendar.
  • Split seconds hand.
  • Chronograph.
  • Minute repeater.

1932

  • Purchased by the Stern family.


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Petochi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Petochi
e.1884
Rome

• A family of jewelers.
• Alberto Petochi Currently producing Roman coin jewelry - the 1884 Collection.
2004
• Sold to a Roman jewelry and luxury firm.


Piaget

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Piaget
e.1874
La Côte-aux-Fées

1874
• Georges Édouard Piaget founded as a high precision watch movement firm.
1911
• Timothée Piaget took over running the firm.
1943
• Gérald and Valentin Piaget registered the brand.
1945
• Built a new manufacturing facility.
1957
• Began to produce ultra-thin movements.
• Calibre 9P - 2mm thick hand wound movement.
1960s
• Calibre 12P - 2.3 mm thick self winding movement.
• Created hardstone dials.
• Cuff watch.
• Began to create jeweled watches and jewelry.
1979
• Polo Watch integrated the case and the bracelet.


Henri Picq

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Henri Picq

Paris

• Jeweler
Worked for
Cartier - Main supplier from 1900-1918.
• Gem-set platinum jewelry.
• The Picq workshop was the source of Cartier's reputation for fine platinum jewelry.
• Created a series of famous circular motif tiaras convertible to necklaces, brooches and stomachers.
Tutti Frutti jewels.
Lacloche.
Ostertag.


Regner

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Regner
France
Paris
c.1930s

Specialties

c.1930s

  • Finely crafted jewelry, small production.



René Sim Lacaze

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
René Sim Lacaze

France

1923
• Joined Van Cleef & Arpels .
• Joint artistic and design director with Renée Rachel Puissant.
Also Designed for
Mauboussin.
Cartier.
Harry Winston.
Sterlé.
Commissions
• Marlene Dietrich.
• Maurice Chevalier.
• The Duchess of Windsor.
1941
• Set up his own studio and contracted with Mauboussin.
1968
• Retired.
2000
• Died at age 99.


Rubel

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Rubel
USA
New York London Paris
e.1943

Specialties

  • Began as a Parisian manufacturing firm, Rubel Freres, in association with Van Cleef & Arpels.

1943

  • Discontinued their affiliation with Van Cleef & Arpels and opened under their own name.

Jewelry designs

Designer

  • Maurice Duvalet (shared with VCA.)

1947

  • Closed.


Ruser

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Ruser
USA
Beverly Hills CA
e.1947 - 1969

Specialties

  • Freshwater baroque pearl Jewelry.
    • Swans.
    • Hummingbirds.
    • Poodles.
    • Skunks.
    • Cherubs.

1969

  • Closed.


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S.J. Rood

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S.J. Rood
e.1873

Specialties

  • Diamond merchants.
  • Jewelry Manufacturers.
  • Royal Warrant by Queen Mary.

1998

  • Sold to Hancocks & Co.



Sabbadini

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sabbadini
e.1940
Milan
New York
• Design driven high quality Italian jewelry company.
1940
• Founded by Bruno Sabbadini, a gem trader.
• Bruno's son Alberto began designing the jewels to feature his father's gems.
1983
• Opened a New York showroom.
2007
• Opened a boutique in St. Moritz.
• Currently run by Alberto, his wife Stefania and their children, Pierandrea and Micól.


Gustave-Roger Sandoz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gustave-Roger Sandoz
c.1891
Paris

Art Nouveau goldsmith
1891
• Took over watchmaking business from his father.
• Became noted for traditional, high quality gold jewelry with gems.
1895
• Switched to Art Nouveau goldwork.


Sasportas

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sasportas

Paris

• French jewelers.


Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.

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Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.
England
London
e.1869

Specialties

1869 (as Saunders & Shepherd)

1889

  • Licensed the Krementz one piece collar stud.
  • Invented the self-closing bracelet.

1899-1905

Following WWII

1960-61

  • Commissioned to make a gold watch to be presented to the Queen.

1981

  • Commissioned to make a gold bracelet (20th birthday gift) for the Princess of Wales.

1984

  • Emphasis on fine quality gold jewelry.


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Schlumberger

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Schlumberger
France
Paris New York
(1907-1987)

Specialties

  • Costume jewelry designer for Elsa Schiaparelli.
  • First designer at Tiffany & Co. to be able to sign his designs.

Designs

Design Elements


Seaman Schepps

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Seaman Schepps
USA
New York Palm Beach Nantucket
e.1934

Specialties

  • Had shops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York selling a myriad of goods.
  • Became known as an avant-garde jeweler, "America's Court Jeweler."
  • Chunky pieces with quantities of colored gemstones.
  • Maltese cross brooches, shell earrings chunky bracelets following the styles of other famous jewelers of the day.

Unusual materials

1940s-50s

  • Animal themes.
  • Celebrity & Society Clients including the Duchess of Windsor and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

1972

  • Seaman Schepps died.
  • Patricia Schepps Vaill, his daughter continued the tradition.

1992

  • The business was sold to Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenhajm who continue to produce jewelry in the traditional Schepps style using the original molds and designs.


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Settepassi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Settepassi
e.1700
Florence
Milan
• Traditional Italian Jewelers.


Sloan & Co.

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Sloan & Co.
USA
Newark NJ New York NY
e.1895

Specialties

  • High Quality Jewelry

1857

  • John Alexander Riley established Riley, Douglas & Williamson.

1887

  • Frank T. Sloan joined Carter, Sloan & Co. as an office boy.

1887

  • After working with various partners, the firm was renamed John A. Riley.

1891

  • Frank T. Sloan left Carter, Sloan & Co and, along with Allen A. McDonald, joined the business which became John A. Riley & Sloan Co.

1893

1895

  • Sloan was the remaining partner and renamed the firm Sloan & Co.

1896

  • His father, Augustus K. Sloan, retired from Carter, Sloan & Co. and joined his son at Sloan & Co.
  • Opened a New York office.

1984

  • Last time Sloan & Co. was listed in the Jewelers' Circular/Keystone Brand Name and Trademark Guide.


Sterlé

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Sterlé
France
Paris
e.1934-1978

Specialties

Manufactured for

1945

  • Becoming very well known

1950s

  • Many famous clients
  • King Farouk, Egypt.
  • President El Khoury, Libya.
  • President Vargus, Brazil.
  • Wife of Maharaja of Baroda.
  • Exiled Egyptian Queen, Switzerland.

Awards & designs

  • Diamond Award from DeBeers.
  • Becomes a member of the DeBeers Diamond Corporation.
  • Invents Gold Thread

1960s

  • Salvador Dali book cover for Livre de L'Apocalypse
  • Financial and personal problems required him to sell of many possessions.
  • The majority of his work sells through Chaumet.

1969

  • Opens his own shop.

1976

  • Bankruptcy and stock liquidation (mostely to Chaumet).
  • Sterlé becomes a Technical Consultant to Chaumet.

1978

  • Sterlé dies.


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Storr & Mortimer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Storr & Mortimer
e.1819
London

• Goldsmiths & Jewelers
• Later became Mortimer & Hunt


Ramon Sunyer I. Clara

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ramon Sunyer I. Clara
(1889-1963)
Barcelona

• Jeweler.
Silversmith.
• Studied with his father, Josep Sunyer i Parera (1850-1919).
• Became a premier jeweler of the Noucentisme - a Catalan cultural movement formed as a reaction against Modernisme.
• Designed Liturgical objects for churches.
1925
• Exhibited at the Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris.
1936
• Sixth Milan Triennal.
Taught at
Escola d'Arts i Oficis.
Founded
Amics de l'Art Liturgic.
Amics de Gaudi.
Lead
Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc.


Oriol Sunyer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Oriol Sunyer Gaspar
(1923-?)
Barcelona
• Contemporary jewelry designer.
• Apprenticed with his father Ramon Sunyer


Tabbah

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Tabbah
e.1862
Beirut
1862
• Joseph Tabbah, an engraver specialized in engraving blocks for silk printing, founds Tabbah as a jewelry house.
1925
• Art Deco jewelry production.
1945
• A workshop founded in Bab Idriss (Beirut Central District) later transformed into a boutique.
1950s
• Al Sauds (members of the Saudi ruling family) become patrons.
1957
• King Abdul Aziz Al Saud presents President Eisenhower with a state gift of a jeweled sword made by Nagib Tabbah.
1978
• Nabil moves to Monaco and Tabbah opens a showroom.
1987
• Beret ring launched.
2012
• 150th Anniversary.


Raymond Templier

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Raymond Templier
France
Paris
(1891-1968) e.1849

Specialties

  • Studied at the école des Beaux Arts.
  • Designed jewelry and enameled objects.

1919

  • Raymond entered the family jewelry business as an "artist-jeweler."
  • Wanted to add innovative designs to their traditional lines.
  • He became an important figure in the Art Deco movement.
  • Personally designed everything with his signature.
  • Collaborated with Marcel Pecheron on jewels made by Theodore Lambert.

Founding Member

  • UAM-Union des Artistes Modernes.

1925 & 1937

  • Participated in the Paris Exhibitions.

1935

  • Took over his father's firm.

1968

  • Death of Raymond Templier



Templier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
CT (for Charles Templier)
P&RT (for Paul et Raymond Templier
Always Inscribed
Templier
e.1849
Paris

1849
• Charles Templier founds the firm.
1885
• Paul Templier takes over the firm.
1907
• Paul Templier becomes President of the Chambers of Jewellery of Paris, replacing Louis Aucoc.
1927
• Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Industry, Paris brings acclaim to Raymond Templier for his unique enamel and diamond jewelry.
1933
• Legion d'Honneur awarded to Paul Templier.
1948
• Death of Paul Templier
1968
• Death of Raymond Templier
• Firm also known for unique sport trophies and boxing belts.


Tétard Frères

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Tétard Frères
France
Paris
e.1880

Specialties


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Theo Fennel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Theo Fennel
e.1982
London

• Witty, youthful design and quality craftsmanship.
• The craftsmen he employs often employ difficult, arcane techniques that would have died out if not employed in this workshop.


Thesmar, Andre Fernand

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Thesmar, Andre Fernand
(1843-1912)


• French Enameler in the Japanese style.
1900
• Exposition Universelle, Paris

Tillander

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Tillander
Finland
St. Petersburg - Helsinki c.1918
e.1860

Specialties

1900

  • Firm was taken over by the founder's son.
  • Exported demantoid.
  • Simple, original, high quality jewelry.
  • Surviving son moved the business to Finland after the Russian Revolution.

1923-1957

  • Chief Designer was Oskar Pihliin (son of Fabergé's Master)
  • Tillader remains a family run jewelry business.

Designers


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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin

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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
USA
New York Los Angeles Miami Beach Palm Beach Beverly Hills Atlantic City Chicago Paris
c.1929-c.1950s

Specialties

  • Parisian jeweler Mauboussin opened in New York in 1929, merged with Trabert & Hoeffer following the stock market crash.
  • Popular with the Hollywood set who loved their large diamond jewelry and accessories.

1930s

  • Reflections collection of bold yellow gold and colored gemstone jewels


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Elisabeth Treskow

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Elisabeth Treskow
1898-1992
Germany

• Known for rediscovering granulation techniques used by ancient civilizations.
• Collected ancient jewelry and used it for her inspiration.
1937
• Exposition International des Arts et Techniques - Gold Medal
Collections featuring her work
• The Museum of Decorative Arts, Cologne.
• National Museum, Nuremburg.
• Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.


Van Cleef & Arpels

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Van Cleef & Arpels
France
Paris New York Worldwide
e.1895

Specialties

1898

  • Estelle Arpels weds Alfred Van Cleef.

1906

  • Alfred Van Cleef and Charles and Julien Arpels, register the name Van Cleef & Arpels.
  • Open at Place Vendome.

1923

  • Produce their first white & yellow gold bracelet watch with leather strap.

1925

  • Renée Puissant and René Sim Lacaze join the firm as a designers.
  • 1st Prize at the Exposition Internationale des Artes Decoratif et Industrials Moderne for "Roses" Bracelet.

1929

  • Wall Street crashes and VCA opens it's first New York Store.

1930

1931

  • 1st Prize at the International Colonial Exhibition.

1933

1935

  • Creation of the Ludo Hexagone bracelet.
  • Cadenas watch patented.

1936

  • Duke of Windsor orders "Hold Tight" bracelet, "Cravat Necklace" and Houx Clip all with rubies.

1937

  • Duke of Windsor orders a Jarretière bracelet with sapphires and baguette and round diamonds for Wallis Simpson to commemorate their "Marriage Contract."
  • Wallis Simpson wore the "Eventail" clip at her wedding to the Duke of Windsor.

1938

  • First illustrations for the "Zip" necklace are completed.
  • Passe-Partout necklace created.
  • Created Jewelry for the wedding of The Shah of Iran to Princess Fawzia of Egypt.

1939

  • Open in Rockefeller Center.

1940

  • First "Ballerina" and "Fairy" clips created.

1949

  • Pierre Arpels timepiece.

1953

  • Jacqueline Bouvier received a VCA engagement ring from John F. Kennedy

1954

  • La Boutique opened to appeal to younger buyers. It featured cartoon style animal jewelry.

1956

  • Created Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding present.

1968

  • First "Alhambra" necklace.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy received a VCA engagement ring from Aristotle Onassis.

1976

  • "First" a fragrance by VCA launched.

1979

  • First Pierre Arpels "Skeleton" watch.

Today

  • VCA owned by Richemont.


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Verdura

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Verdura
USA
New York NY
e.1939

Specialties

1926

  • Fulco moves to Paris.
  • Worked in the textile department of Chanel.
  • Produced costume jewelry for Chanel.

1935

  • Went to Hollywood, then New York and worked with Paul Flato.

1939

  • Opened his own jewelry business.

1972

  • Sold out to Joseph Alfano and retired.

1985

  • Verdura Inc. sold to Ward Landrigan.

Influences

  • Royal Jewels
  • Byzantine art
  • The Maltese cross


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Verger Frs

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
"FV" until 1911
1911-1935
Lozenge with "VF"
Verger Frs
e.1896

Paris
1879
• Ferdinand Verger worked for Vacheron Constantin (until 1938)
1896
• Ferdinand Verger registered his trademark.
1911
• Sons Henri and George joined the firm.
• Verger Freres
1935-1945
• Georges Verger et fils
1945-1979
• Verger et Co.
Manufactured for
Cartier
Lacloche Frères
Hermès
Van Cleef & Arpels
Tiffany & Co.
Gübelin
Boucheron


Vever

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Vever
France
Paris & Metz
e.1821

Specialties

1821

  • Pierre Paul Vever set up business in Metz.

1848

  • Jean Jacques "Ernest" inherits the business.

1871

  • Vever family leaves Metz as it becomes part of the German Empire.
  • Ernest Vever bought the firm "Baugrand" in Paris (an established Parisian jeweler.)

1874

  • Sons Paul and Henri become partners in the firm.

1876

  • The firm registers their mark (used until 1912.)

1881

  • Ernest Vever retires.
  • Begin to produce in the Renaissance revival and Oriental styles.

1889

  • Vever together with Boucheron receive the Grand Prix at the Paris World Exhibition.

1900

  • World's Fair Grand Prize for their Art Nouveau Style
  • Henri produced Sylvia - an Art Nouveau pendant of a butterfly-winged female (in the collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.)

Employed Outside artisans

  • Etienne Tourette - Enameller.

1908

  • Publishes La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle.

1915

  • Paul dies.

1921

  • Henri hands the business to Andre & Pierre - Paul's sons.

1942

  • Henri Verver dies.

1960

  • Taken over by Jean Vever (grandson of Paul.)

1982

  • Activities ceased.

Styles


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Wander & Co.

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Wander & Co.
USA
New York
e.1921

Specialties

  • Jewelry featuring rough, precious and semi-precious carved stones.
  • Maintained a branch in Paris during the 1960s & 1970s.


M. Waslikoff & Sons

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M. Waslikoff & Sons
USA
New York
c.1920s

Specialties

  • Diamond and platinum jewelry specialists.
  • Flexible platinum bracelets and earrings.



Watherston & Son

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Watherston & Son
e.1796
London

• Goldsmith
• Silversmith
1824
Brogden and Garland
1831
• Garland and Watherston
1841-1864
• Watherston and Brogden
1851
• Exhibitors at the Great Exhibition
1864
• Watherston and Son


David Webb, Inc.

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David Webb, Inc.
USA
New York
e.1948

Specialties

  • Famous for his "Jeweled Jungle"

1948

  • David Webb and Nina Silberstein opened David Webb, Inc. in New York.

1950s-1960s

  • Bold flowers and organic forms.

1964

  • Duke of Windsor buys a frog bracelet.

1970s

  • Began producing more subtle designs to go with less flamboyant times.

1975

  • David Webb dies and the Silberstein family continued production of his iconic designs.

2010

  • Sold to Sima Ghadamian, Mark Emanuel and Robert Saidian.
    • Continuing the tradition drawing on previously unproduced designs from the extensive archives and using the original molds.
    • Gem materials and updated functional aspects (earring backs, etc.) distinguish the "old" from the "new."


Weingrill

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Weingrill
Italy
e.1879

Specialties


Wièse

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Wièse
Germany
Berlin & Paris
e.1844 - 1923 closed

Specialties

Founders: Jules & Louis Wièse, e.1844 1834

  • Jules Wièse studied goldsmithing under Johann Georg Hossaeur in Berlin.

1839

1844

  • Established workshop exclusively to produce for Froment-Meurice.

1849

  • Paris World Exhibition medal with Froment-Meurice.
  • Registers a jewelry maker's mark for his own company.

1855

  • Paris World Exhibition First Class Medal for his own Neo-Renaissance jewelry.

1862

  • London World Exhibition Gold Medal for neo-Renaissance jewelry.

1867

  • Bronze medal for Archaeological-Revival jewelry.

1880

  • Firm transferred to son, Louis Wièse.

1890

  • Death of Jules and a new registry mark for Louis.

1923

  • Death of Louis.


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Willmore

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Willmore
e.1773
1855 closed
London

• Silversmiths
• Snuff boxes featuring repoussé lids.


E. Wolfe & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
E. Wolfe & Co.
e.1850
London

• Bird & animal brooches, cocktail & engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings & cuff links.
19th Century
• Known for tiaras and crowns.
• Queen Alexandra's coronation crown (for Carrington & Co.)
Connaught Diamond Tiara.
• The Imperial Crown of India for Delhi Durbar.
• Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.
Russian Fringe Tiara (for Garrard & Co.)
Current Ownership
• Alan & Richard Cornelius.


Philipe Wolfers

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Philipe Wolfers
Belgium
Brussels
(1858-1929)

Specialties

Wolfers Frères

  • Court Jewelers
  • Trained under his father gaining the skills of a goldsmith and jeweler.

1870-1890s

  • Influenced by Japanese craftwork and naturalism in the French Art Nouveau style.
  • Set up his own workshop in Brussels
  • Worked with ivory.

1889

  • Built an Art Nouveau villa at La Hulpe where he studied flowers, insects, peacocks, swans, bats, etc.
  • His designs became quite distinct from those of Wolfers Frères often sinister and surreal.
  • International Exhibition, Antwerp, 1894 & exhibition of Les Vingt, Brussels, 1895 - showcased carved ivory.

1902-1904

c.1908

  • His work became more geometric and abstract.
  • Turned away from jewelry to create sculpture.


Yaèche Frères

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Yaèche Frères
France
Paris

Specialties



Raymond Yard Inc.

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Raymond Yard Inc.
USA
New York
e.1922

Specialties

1898

  • Messenger at Marcus & Co.
  • Took jewelry making classes at night and trained at Marcus & Co. during the day.

1902

  • Began to string pearls for Marcus & Co.

1906

  • Promoted to Salesman working his way to General Manager

1920s

  • Established his own firm.
  • Created his own distinctive style.

1930s

1940s

1950s

  • Return to platinum.
  • Used some imported French yellow gold mountings for brooches and bracelets.

1958

  • Raymond Yard retired. He turned the firm over to 3 of his employees.

1960s

  • Moved the firm to 580 Fifth Ave.
  • Introduced baguettes set with claws.
  • More French mountings used.
  • Classic Yard styles and new styles made the firm prosperous.

1970s

  • Abstract designs, metal featured.

1989

  • Firm taken over by Robert Gibson Jr. (son of one of the 3 Yard employee successors.)


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Zolotas

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Zolotas
Greece
Athens
e.1895

Specialties

Founder: Efthimios Zolotas, e.1895

  • Ancient Byzantine jewelry motifs.

1900

  • Opened his "Experimental Laboratory" on Aeolou St., Athens

1910

  • Created jewels and tiaras for the Greek Royal family to wear to the coronation of King George V of England.

1960s

  • 18k yellow gold historical Greek designs.
  • Celebrity & aristocratic clientele.

1970s

  • Moved the business to 10 Panepistimiou Ave., where it remains today
  • Opened in Paris.
  • 22k gold with texture and colored stones.


Lang Antiques
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