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J A with candelabrum -- see Avery, James

J.C. & S. - see J. Cook and Sons

J. Cook and Sons - Birmingham, England
        Mark:  J.C. & S      Courtesy Carolyn Sunday

J.Crew - NYC - 1983 to present
        Mark:   J.Crew     Courtesy

JH Silver Iona -- see John Hart

J.M.F. CO. see Fisher

J.M.S. Jewelry Manufacturing Co., Inc. -- Bloomfield, NJ
        Mark:   J.M.S.  Photo courtesy Roxy Richardson.
        Mark:         Photo courtesy Charlotte Cicale.
        Founded c. 1940.

J. R. Wood & Sons Co 1850 - present
        Mark:   Deauville       Photo courtesy RCJr>         Mark:   Deauville on foil tag on yellow ribbon      Photo courtesy Eileen Stewart.
        The Deauville mark is no longer being used.
        In 1970 it merged into Lennox, Inc., Trenton, NJ
        In 1975 they changed the name from J. R. Wood to Art-Carved, Inc., which makes school, family and wedding rings.
        View a J. R. Wood catalog from 1923.

J. Sabbagh -- see Pierre Bex

JACOBS, MAURICE c . July 1967
        Sequin Jewelry.

Jai Johnson - contemporary artisan - Jackson, TN
        Mark:   Jai     Courtesy Karen Bird

Jais' Scarabe' -- see SWAROWSKI

James Avery -- see Avery, James

James Jensen -- see Jensen

Jane Bolles -- see Bolles, Jane

Jay Feinberg -- see Strongwater

JAY KEL -- 5th Ave., NY, NY  
        Mark:        Courtesy Pam, HA
        Mark:        Courtesy eclecticgramma
        Have ads from 1944-1946

Jaycraft -- see Heiferman & Berger, Inc.

JayFlex
        Mark:   JayFlex     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
        Mark:   JayFlex Sterling      Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.

Jay Strongwater -- see Strongwater

JEANNE -- see Mark Dottenheim

Jeanne
        Mark:   Jeanne ©
        Mark:   Jeanne      Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
        No information on this maker.
        Charming, well made jewelry mentioned in Seventeen magazine in 1962 and 1963.

JEAN-PIERRE, ROGER
        Worked for in the French jewelry industry, designing for different companies.
        Opened his own shop in 1960.
        Mark:   Roger Jean-Pierre  
        Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.   Visit her gallery to see examples.


Jenavi

  Mark: Etalon Jenavi    Photo courtesy Amelia Willett
  Card:   Larger view  Photo courtesy Amelia Willett

Jeep Collins - Fredericksberg, TX - contemporary
        Mark:        Courtesy Sandy Carroll

JENAY -- 5th Ave., NY, NY

Jensen, Finn -- Norway
        Mark:   Norway Sterling    Courtesy Deb Schneider

Jensen, Georg -- Denmark -- 1904 to present (07)
        Mark:   Sterlling GJ     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
        Mark:   Georg Jensen Sterling Denmark     Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
        Some designers who worked for Georg Jensen:

        Wiwen Nilsson b. 1897--d. 1974 -- worked briefly for GJ before opening his own shop in 1927.
        Sigvard Bernadotte -- b. 1907--d. 2002
        Torun Bulow-Hube -- b. 1927--
        Nanna Ditzel -- b. 1923--2005; designed for GJ since 1960.
        Jorgen Ditzel -- b. 1921--1961
        Bent Gabrielsen -- b. 1928
        Henning Koppel -- b.1918--1981
        Arno Malinowski -- b. 1899--1976--mark is an"A" over an "M"
        Harald Nielsen -- b. 1892--1977

        Opened his own workshop in 1904
        A Georg Jensen shop was opened in New York in 1924.
        Jensen died in 1935, but his company continues under the ownership of Royal Scandinavia.

Jensen, James -- New Orleans, La. -- contemporary artist
        Glamour Trash Jewelry by James Jensen is marked     Courtesy Cynthia Fore Miller
        Uses old disco records and his "secret" finishes

JERAY c. 1946 (see Rice - Weiner)

Jeri-Lou Creations Inc., Johnston, RI -- in business as of June 2003
        Mark:   JERI-LOU  

Jesara -- c. 1980's
        Mark:   Jesara     Courtesy Kassi Mercy
        Founded by Aram & Jessica Kalfian in the 1980's.

JewelArt Co., East Providence, RI c.1946
        Mark:   Jewel Art Sterling - 1946     (RCJ)
        Mark:   Sterling by JewelArt     Courtesy Rita Perloff

Jewelart, Inc. -- c. 1971 -- Van Nuys, CA
        Sold materials to people who wanted to make their own jewelry.
        Not associated with JewelArt in Providence, RI.
        Their findings and materials were probably not marked.
        View two early 1970's Jewelart catalogs.

Jewelcraft -- see CORO and see Gem-Craft

Jewelfully Yours -- see CORO

JEWELARAMA -
        Mark:   Jewelarama     Courtesy justabunchawildflowers
        *Offspring of Science* and Edmund Refraction Jewelry made by Edmund Scientific Co., Barrington, NJ.
        Referred to as "Refraction Jewels"
        Possibly from the 1960's

JEWELRY BY JORDAN -- see Jordan

Jewelry Fashions, Inc. -- NY,NY -- c. 1945 till present
        Mark:   Robert Rose    Courtesy Gloria Barnhart

Jewels by Antoinette -- see ANTHONY CREATIONS, INC.

Jewels by Bogoff -- see BOGOFF

Jewels by Park Lane -- 1955 to present
        Mark:   PARK LANE -- 1958    Photo courtesy RCJ.
        Mark:   Park Lane in script     Courtesy Lisa Corcoran
        Mark:   Park Lane made in Korea       Courtesy Evelyn Phillips
        Mark:   On a presentation box    Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
        Mark:   Jewels by Park Lane with crown -- 1958   
        Mark:   Jewels by Park Lane -- 1991  
        Founded by 1955 by Arthur and Shirley LeVin in Chicago, Illinois.
        Sold through individual representatives and home parties.

Jewels by Stanlee c. 1960 - at least 2000
        Mark:   Jewels by Stanlee     Courtesy Nona Grampp
        Founded by Stanley and Mary Zukowski.
        See an article about Jewels by Stanlee on Jan Gaughan's Eclectic Vintage website.

Jewels by Trifari -- see TRIFARI

Jewels of Fashion -- see UNCAS

Jewels of Josanna -- see Josanna

Jezlaine -- see Sunstone

Jingle Jangle -- see CORO

Jingle Rings -- see CORO

J.J.-- see JONETTE JEWELRY CO.

Joan Rivers -- contemporary
        Mark:   Joan Rivers     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow

John Grant Designs -- see CATAMORE

John Hart,
        Mark:   Silver Iona JH   
        John Hart founded his jewelry business in the 1950's and retired in 1979.
        His son, John Hart, started his own business, Hebridean Jewellery, on the island of South Uist-1974 - present.

John Wind -- see Wind, John

Jolie -- NY, NY -- c. 1950's-1960's
        Founder was Jolie Gabor.
        This is not the same company as "JOLLE".

JOLLE -- Hess-Appel, Inc., NY,NY
        Mark:   Jolle     Courtesy Robin Hamm
        Founded by Lester Hess & Jack H. Appel
        They emerged in 1943 with several items of jewelry.
        JOLLE was still in business in the 1950's
        Have ad from 1947

JOMAR--Joseph Margolin, Los Angeles, CA
        Mark:   My Life -- Dec. 1953

Jomaz -- see Mazer Bros. (Joe-maz)
        Mark:   Jomaz used from 1946 -- 1981

JONETTE JEWELRY CO. -- Providence, RI c. 1943-- Sept. 2006
        Mark:   J.J. was used c. 1970    
        Mark:   Artifacts registered in 1986
        Mark:   Santa Fe pewter line of western animals
        Abraham Lisker started the company around 1943, after working in the Providence jewelry industry for several years. It is still owned by the family.
        Named company after his parents--John and Etta
        Jonette Jewelry Co. ended production in September, 2006

Jonne -- see SCHRAGER

JORDAN -- R.M. Jordan & Co.
        Mark:   Jewelry by Jordan
        Mark:   Sterling by Jordan  
        Mark:   "J" inside a triangle      Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
        R. M. Jordan & Co.
        Have ads from 1943, 1945, 1946

Jorgen Jensen -- Denmark
        Mark:   Jorgen Jensen      Photo courtesy Debbie Robinson .
        Jorgen worked in pewter.

Josanna, Inc. -- New York c. 1945
        Mark:   Jewels of Josanna, first used in 1945 (Dolan)

Jose' Maria Barrera -- see Avon

Josef Morton -- see Morton, Josef

JOSEFF OF HOLLYWOOD 1938-present
        Mark:   Joseff   
        Mark:   Joseff of Hollwood        Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
        Began career with a craft shop called "Sunset Jewelry Shop", which became Sunset Jewelry Co.
        Retail production of CJ began in 1938.
        Made and rented out much of the wonderful jewelry used in old Hollywood movies during the 1930's and 40's.
        Joseff died in 1948, but production continued under the management of his wife, Joan Castle.
        Some of the old molds and stampings were used by the company in making jewelry during the 1990's
        Difficult to accurately date items marked "Joseph" in script because of recent productions using this mark.
        Photos courtesy Cathy Gordon.   Visit her gallery to see examples.

Joseph Weisner - New York
        Mark:   Weisner
        Mark:   Joseph Weisner

Joseph H. Meyer & Bros., Brooklyn, NY -- 1911-present(?)
        Mark:   Richelieu since 1911    last listed owner Victoria Creations    Courtesy Plenty O'Jewels.
        Mark:   Mark Traynor for Richelieu
        Mark:   Richelieu     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
        Mark:      Photo courtesy Di Kemp.
        Mark:   Made in U.S.A., Richelieu     Courtesy Kristin Rheinwald
        Mark:   inside presentation box      Photo courtesy John Bene.
        Mark:   Treza -- Aug. 1964
        Mark:   Santinore -- 1939; last listed owner Victoria Creations.   Courtesy Plenty O'Jewels@Rubylane.
        Mark:   Richelieu Satinore     Courtesy Kristin Rheinwald
        Mark:   Richelieu Iridelle
        Mark:   Richelieu Pearls
        Mark:   Ingeborg-Sant Angelo for Richelieu -- c. 1967
        Mark:    Bill Smith for Richelieu---c.1970     Courtesy Danielle
        Mark:   "Geno Division of Richelieu" on a hangtag; jewelry items were only marked "Austria"      Photo courtesy ID: dee-n-lar

JOZELL, INC. c. 1954

JUDITH JACK
        Mark:   "JJ" in two triangles "Sterling"     Courtesy Cathy Overfield
        Mark:   double JJ in a triangle

Judith Leiber -- see Leiber, Judith

JUDITH McCANN DESIGNS -- see McCann, Judith

JUDY LEE -- Blanch-ette, Inc., Chicago, IL; 1949 -- c. 1980
        Mark:   Judy Lee -- first used in 1958    Courtesy Sande Kattau.
        Mark:   JUDY-LEE in block print.
        Mark:   Judy-Lee Jewels -- Judy-Lee in script, Jewels in print - 1958     US Trademark
        Founded by Blance and Aldo Viano.
        Sold through home parties
        Judy-Lee Jewels is now a Division of Con-Stan Industries, Inc.

JULIANA -- see De Lizza and Elster

VAN ROUGE, JULES c. Oct. 1967
        He designed for Hattie Carnegie in 1975---this is according to Cosmopolitan Dec 1975 issue.

Junior Prom -- see LISNER


BIBLIOGRAPHY

PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN JEWELRY MANUFACTURERS by Dorothy T. Rainwater
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
EUROPEAN DESIGNER JEWELRY by Ginger Moro
INSIDE THE JEWELRY BOX By Ann Pitman
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
WARMAN'S JEWELRY 2nd Ed. by Christie Romero
WARMAN'S JEWELRY 3rd Ed. by Christie Romero



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