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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
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.
Mark: JayFlex Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: JayFlex Sterling Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
Jay Strongwater -- see Strongwater
JEANNE -- see Mark Dottenheim
Mark: Jeanne ©
Mark: Jeanne Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
No information on this maker.
Charming, well made jewelry mentioned in Seventeen magazine in 1962 and 1963.
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.
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
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
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
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 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: 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
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
PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
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