Researching Costume Jewelry   ©1997 to present
Jewelry History - Jewelry Research - Jewelry Marks - Jewelry Signatures - Jewelry Articles - Jewelry Galleries

Owner Dotty Stringfield
Contributor Pat Seal

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Researching costume jewelry history is facinating!   Fashion jewelry styles reflected the societies and eras in which they were worn and often depicted events that were newsworthy at that time.   RCJ attempts to bring that vintage jewelry history to you with photos of jewelry signatures, jewelry marks and trademarks companies & designers used on their jewelry and in advertising.   On RCJ you'll also find galleries of jewelry collections, jewelry patents, articles and vintage jewelry ads.

The success of RCJ is due to the collaboration of hundreds of costume jewelry collectors and dealers who have shared their knowledge, photos, written articles, shared vintage jewelry catalogs and helped in other ways.   Special thanks go to Pat Seal who supplied much information, especially in the early years of RCJ.

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Articles, Designers      Vintage Jewelry Catalogs, Brochures      Ads, Galleries, Patents      Bling & Things     

Articles, Designers



Adele Simpson Jewelry

by Julia C. Carroll
from Costume Jewelry 101


Jewels by Bogoff

by Stephen Bogoff


HAR Jewelry

by Dotty Stringfield



Les Bernard Jewelry

by Ann Mitchell Pitman
from Inside The Jewelry Box


Lisner Jewelry

by Susan Klein
from Mid-Century Plastic Jewelry


For The Love Of Lisner

by Susan Klein
fromAntiques & Collecting Magazine


Louis Rousselet Jewelry History

by Ginger Moro
from European Designer Jewelry



Miriam Haskell Jewelry History

by Cathy Gordon & Sheila Pamfiloff
from Miriam Haskell Jewelry


Selro Unmasked

by Susan Klein



Vintage Lapel Watches

by Dotty Stringfield


"Decorated Like A Christmas Tree"

1952 Life Magazine Jewelry Article


"Simple War Styles In Costume Jewelry"

1943 New York Times Jewelry Article

Vintage Ads, Galleries, Patents


Vintage Catalogs, Brochures



Bling & Things by Susan Klein Bagdade


Kafin, Cameos, Intaglios, KJL Fakes,
Costume Jewelry Collectors International or CJCI

Mid-Century, Schiffer, Yank, Johnson, Mexican Silver

Novelty Handbags


OTHER GREAT RESOURCE SITES   Articles, Names, Patent dates, Cleaning, Repair, Newsletters

BIBLIOGRAPHY

A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY Art & Industry, 1935-1950 A-M by Carla & Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY Art & Industry, 1935-1950 N-Zby Carla & Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN JEWELRY MANUFACTURERS by Dorothy T. Rainwater
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
CLASSIC AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY by Jacqueline Rehmann
COLLECTIBLE COSTUME JEWELRY by Cherri Simonds
COLLECTING COSTUME JEWELRY 101 By Julia Carroll
COLLECTING COSTUME JEWELRY 202 By Julia Carroll
COLLECTING RHINESTONE COLORED JEWELRY by Maryanne Dolan
COPPER ART JEWELRY by Burkholz and Kaplan
COSTUME JEWELRY A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK AND GUIDE by Fred Rezazadeh
COSTUME JEWELRY (2nd Ed.) by Harrice Simons Miller
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
EUROPEAN DESIGNER JEWELRY by Ginger Moro
INSIDE THE JEWELRY BOX By Ann Pitman
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
MASTERPIECES OF COSTUME JEWELRY by Ball and Torem
MID-CENTURY PLASTIC JEWELRY By Susan Klein
MIRIAM HASKELL JEWELRY by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff
OLD JEWELRY by Jeanenne Bell
PAT SEAL: research files
WARMAN'S JEWELRY 2nd Ed. by Christie Romero
WARMAN'S JEWELRY 3rd Ed. by Christie Romero
1922 TradeMarks of Jewelry & Kindred Trades
1934 Keystone Jewelry Trade Mark Book


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