C.D. Peacock

C.D. Peacock

C.D. Peacock (1837 – Present) In 1837, Elijah Peacock opened Chicago’s first retail jewelry and watch shop. The store specialized in selling and repairing watches and also carried a small line of jewelry. Elijah taught the trade to his son, Charles, who later...
Carrera y Carrera

Carrera y Carrera

Carrera y Carrera Carrera y Carrera is a Madrigal (Spain) jewelry house which, since 1885, has been producing high-end jewelry and is known for its figurative items. Maker’s Marks and Timeline: Carrera y Carrera Country Spain Era e.1885 Categories: ALL, C Tags:...
Cartier

Cartier

Cartier Art Deco Diamond Necklace, Cartier, circa 1929. The illustrious firm of Cartier has been at the forefront of some of the most important jewelry design trends of the 20th century. Ranging from the opulence of La Belle Époque, the geometry, and exoticism of...
Carvin French

Carvin French

Carvin French Pink Diamond and Demantoid Garnet Flamingo Brooch by Carvin French. The manufacturing jewelry firm, Carvin French, was founded in 1954 by two Frenchmen working together in New York. Andre Chervin learned the jewelry trade through a traditional...
Castellani

Castellani

Castellani Etruscan Revival Granulated Diamond Bangle, Castellani. Castellani was the Italian jeweler who initiated the archaeological revival movement in the mid-nineteenth century. Castellani’s founder, Fortunato Pio Castellani, opened up shop in Rome in 1814. In...
Chanel

Chanel

Chanel Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel’s inauspicious beginnings did not portend the impact she would have on the world of fashion. Her start in life was modest and at a young age, things took a turn for the worse when, upon her mother’s death, she and her sisters...