Guidelines for Conditions:
Mint As New
Excellent + Minor use, but no repairs and no major wear
Excellent - Used with moderate wear - may have repairs done properly (including stone replacement with good matches)
Good Heavy wear but still looks good - some stone discoloration may need stone replacements/minor repairs.
Fair Heavy wear but restoreable to excellent condition
Poor Unlimited possibilities - good for parts or stones
Hallmarks or Markings
The following markings are among the most frequently seen marks on costume jewelry. These names or marks are stamped inside the jewelry and sometimes you need a magnifying glass to see them....so look carefully....you never know!
|Other Names to look for on collectible jewelry:|
|Accessocraft, NYC||ART (Designer Div. of Capri Jewelry)||Bar-Jam|
|Wm deLillo||R. DeRosa||Dior|
|Miriam Haskell (1924-present)||Hobe||Hollycraft|
|House of Joy||Jordan||Jomaz|
|Kramer of NY ( -1980)||Kreisler||Lady Vogue Jewelry|
|Kenneth J. Lane (1963-present)||Ledo (by Polcini) (1911-1962)||Lisner|
|M & S||Napier (1875-present)||Paristyle New York|
|Robert (Originals by)||Roget||Nettie Rosenstein|
|S.A.L.||Schiaparelli||Schreiner New York|
Also highly collectible is Unsigned OLD Deco in heavy casts, lots of rhinestones! Unsigned GREAT Retro with lots of colored pronged rhinestones 1940's...Gold Filled! Signed or Unsigned Austrian and Czech Beads and Enamel.
If you know of any others or have any information on costume collectible jewelry, I would love to have that information so that I might share it with others. Feel free to email me whatever you have!
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