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see Webster Company.
"W" in a triangle -- see White, J.J.
W. & D. -- see Whiting & Davis
W.E. see Stern, Louis
W.H.H. - see W.H. Haseler
W.H. Haseler - Birmingham, England
Mark: W.H.H. Courtesy Carolyn Sunday.
Founded in 1870 by William Hair Haseler.
W. & H. JEWELRY CO., Inc. -- Providence, RI c. 1965
Mark: Harwood first used April 1937.
Mark: Harwood Leading Lady Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
Mark: Leading Lady used since June 1940.
Mark: Leading Band first used August 1940.
Mark: Co-Star first used 1940. (Dolan) Photo courtesy Simply Sharon.
Mark: Tiny Jewels since 1940 (Dolan)
Mark: WH (co-joined) Courtesy Barbara Schwartz
Mark: W & H
Mark: Jack 'N Jill
Waite_Evans -- see Stern, Louis
Walburt -- see Lampl, Walter
View an Albert Walker catalog from 1915.
Mark: Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
WARNER c. 1950's - 1970's
Mark: Joseph Warner Courtesy Mary Ann Docktor-Smith
Owner -- Joseph Warner.
Warner New York
Mark: Warner New York Courtesy eclecticgramma
W. E. RICHARDS -- see Richards, W. E.
Webster Company -1879 - Attleboro, MA
Mark: Sterling & the logo
Founded by George K. Webster.
Mark: Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Weeber designed jewelry for Coro 1940 - 1941.
Mark: Her personal studio jewelry was signed "Marion Weeber" Photo courtesy Cheri Van Hoover.
She also designed whimsical plastic buttons during the 1940's.
WEINREICH BROTHERS --see Marvella
WEISS -- ALBERT WEISS & CO., INC., NY, NY -- 1942-1971 (Wice -- like "rice")
Mark: Albert Weiss New York Photo courtesy Glitz & Glitter Boutique.
Mark: Weiss N.Y. Courtesy Linn Alber
Mark: Weiss -- first used1951
Tags were also marked A.W.Co.
Mark: Jewels by Albert Weiss & AWCo, with a "W" crown on a brooch card Courtesy RCJ
Mark: Pieces have been seen with both "TOP" and "Weiss" on them. Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
Mark: Weiss/Weissco first used 1947
Mark: WEISSCO - first used 1947 Photo courtesy Jennifer from Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry.
Mark: WEISSCO NY Courtesy Lyn Peightal
Identical rhinestone clips have been found -- one marked Weiss and one marked Weissco. Front of clips Back of clips
Thanks to Plenty O'Jewels@Rubylane for sharing proof that WEISSCO was an Albert Weiss mark and for much of the other Weiss information contained here.
Weiss did not design all of their jewelry, and manufactured none of it.
Some items were made for Weiss by Hollycraft, including Christmas trees
Have ads from 1954 thru 1966
Mark: Weiss Sterling 925 Mex and in the center it either says SIII or 1115 Photo courtesy Paula Robinson.
Weisner, Joseph -- see Joseph Weisner
WELL'S JEWELRY c. May 1964
Have ads from 1964 & 1965
Wells Inc., Attleboro, MA 1922 -- 1978
Mark: Wells 14K GF Courtesy Norma Adams
Mark: Photo courtesy Glitz & Glitter Boutique.
Mark: Wells 10K G.F. Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
Mark: Wells Sterling Photo courtesy eclectic gramma.
1977 combined with Benrus to become Wells Benrus Corp.
Left the jewelry industry in 1978.
WENDY GELL -- see Gell, Wendy
Wertheimer, E.K. c.1930 to at least 1972; NY, NY
Mark: A Werthley Creation 1930
Mark: Werthley Whipoos 1946
Mark: Tween-age Jewelry
Werthley Whipoos - see Wertheimer
West Germany / Western Germany -- see Germany
Whirlaway -- see CORO
White Blush -- see Trifari
White Copper by Renoir -- see RENOIR
White, J.J.; Providfence, RI; 1896 - at least until 1978
Mark: "W" in a triangle Courtesy Lee Caplan
Mark: Helgen Mfg. Co.
Mark: letter "H" with small triangle above and below the letter.
White Jet-- see Dalsheim
WHITE METAL CASTER'S ASSOC., INC., NY, NY
Mark: WMCA -- first used June 1930 Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.
Mark: WMCA Courtesy Richard Hanson
Mark: WMCA Courtesy Jessica Hope
White MFG. Co. -- North Attleboro, MA
Mark: WhiteCo -- first used in 1928. Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
Whiting, Frank M. -- N. Attleboro, MA - C. 1878 -- c. 1960
Mark: Griffin holding a shield with a "W" on it. Not used after 1896.
Mark: first used 1896 Courtesy RCJ
Made Sterling flatware; accessories such as bookmarks, etc. Don't know if they made any jewelry.
Thanks to Carolyn Davis for bringing this info to our attention.
WHITING AND DAVIS -- WHITING & DAVIS CO., Plainville, MA
Mark: Whiting & Davis Chain Co., first used Nov. 1926
Mark: Whiting Davis Photo courtesy Simply Sharon.
Mark: Mesh-Mates c 1950 courtesy Joan Elias Vogel.
Mark: Courtesy eclecticgramma
Logo on a presentation box -- RCJ
Mark: Oromesh Courtesy Sandra Carroll; see Mesh Mates card above
Mark: Bracelet was found with both these marks on it, but can find no information. Courtesy Cathy Corday
Rainwater states that the folloing marks were discontinued by 1915:
Mark: W. & D.
Mark: Alice Nielsen
Mark: Yo San
They stopped making non-mesh jewelry in 1980.
They stopped making mesh jewelry in 1991.
WHITNEY, FRANNY c. Dec. 1967
Whiteside & Blank
Mark: Arrow through a "C" or crescent Photo courtesy RCJ
WIESNER -- WIESNER OF MIAMI, INC., Miami Beach, FL -- c. 1953
Have ad for "trickettes" from 1953
WIESNER -- we don't know which Wiesner company used this mark.
Wiesner, Joseph -- N.Y. - until at least 1954
Mark: Joseph Wiesner N.Y. Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: Astra c. 1950's. Courtesy Sammie. Courtesy Linda Lombardo
Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
Wild Bryde Jewelry -- El Sobrante, CA -- 1980 to present
Mark: Wild Bryde Courtesy Carol Hearn
Mark: WB Courtesy justabunchawildflowers
Mark: Wild Bryde Courtesy
Jewelry is based on nature and animals. Hand-hammered base metal is recycled brass which is then plated in either 14k gold or rhodium.
Founded by artists Mike Warner and Tracy Holzman; now owned by Mike Warner.
Willitts Designs International
Mark: Photo courtesy Matt & Patti Ribarich
Winard - until at least 1954
Mark: Winard 1/20 - 12 KGF Courtesy RCJ
Mark: Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
Mark: Photo courtesy justabunchawildflowers.
Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
Wind, John -- Philadelphia, PA -- contemporary artist
Mark: Maximal Art -- 1985; commercial line of John Wind Courtesy Cindy Amirkhan
He started the John Wind Signature Collection in 2004.
WMCA -- see WHITE METAL CASTER'S ASSOC
Mark: Nina Wolf
Have ads from 1943, 1946
Wolpert, Ludwig -- (1900-1981
Mark: WOLPERT Photo & information courtesy Laura Libio.
Silversmith designer of Judaica, who worked exclusively for the Jewish Museum in New York.
Wood, J.R. -- see J.R. Wood
Wood Nymph -- see CORO
Worn The Most From Coast To Coast -- see CORO
WRE-- see W. E. RICHARDS CO.
Wristacrat -- see LOUIS STERN CO., INC.
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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