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Description

Specialties

  • Art Deco and Retro Jewelry.
  • Convertible Jewelry.
  • Magnificent Gemstones.
  • Reflections Line with its “mix-and-match” components.
  • Using the Glamour of the Movie Industry to Promote their Jewelry.

1827

  • Monsieur Rocher
    • Opens a jewelry firm in Paris, eventually this is becomes the House of Mauboussin.

1869

  • Birth of Randolph J. Trabert

1891

  • Birth of William Howard Hoeffer

1915

  • Trabert & Hoeffer meet while working for T. Kirkpatrick & Co.

1924

  • Mauboussin opens a shop on Park Avenue.

1926

  • Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc opened at 522 Fifth Avenue.

1929

  • Mauboussin moves to E. 51st and incorporates in the U.S.
  • In addition, Mauboussin has a Palm Beach address.

1930

  • Death of Randolph Trabert.

1934

  • Trabert & Hoeffer opens a Los Angeles Shop.

1935

  • Hoeffer loans jewelry to the Paramount Pictures production The Gilded Lilly beginning a long tradition of lending jewelry to movies and movie stars.
  • Trabert & Hoeffer moves the New York store to Park Avenue.
  • Mauboussin closes its U.S. locations and liquidates the remaining inventory.

1936

  • Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.-Mauboussin is announced as a merger, in fact it was more of a marketing ploy giving Mauboussin access to T&H’s Hollywood clients and allowed Mauboussin to work out issues with the United States Treasury regarding duties on earlier imports.

1938

  • Gustave Toth designed the Reflection Series.
  • William Ruser moved from NY to LA to manage the Los Angeles shop.

1940

  • THM Opens a shop in Chicago.
  • A patent is obtained covering elements for monogram brooches as part of the Reflection design line.

1941

  • Zodiac line is added to the Reflection series.

1945

  • Hoeffer monopolizes the entire output of emeralds from the Muzo mines, Colombia.

1947

  • William Ruser leaves THM and establishes his iconic Rodeo Drive jewelry business.

1953

  • Mauboussin severs ties with Trabert & Hoeffer.

1954

  • The Los Angeles location of T&H moves to 335 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills to be closer to their movie star clients.

1955

  • T&H liquidates its inventory at the Park Avenue location (sold in 1950 to Morris Kaplan & Maurice Gordon of Chicago)

1956

  • Hoeffer retires.

1968

  • Death of Hoeffer.

1971

  • Park Avenue store closes (at the end of the 20 year lease established when the building was sold.)

1988

  • Cutlers, Trabert & Hoeffer (est. 1961) closes its Florida location.