Sunday, June 18, 2017

70's jewellery.

If you don't have any 70's jewellery bet your mother will, if not I can help.

quote about elegance.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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The word quilt comes from the Latin culcita meaning a stuffed sack, but it came into the English language from the French word cuilte. The origins of quilting remain unknown, but historians do know that quilting, piecing, and applique were used for clothing and furnishings in diverse parts of the world in early times.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Eisenberg Ice jewellery.

Eisenberg Ice, originally a dress manufacturer with jeweled accrues pinned or clipped to their fashions. The jewelry became as popular as the fashions and by the 1930’s the company began producing high quality jewelry using the best Austrian stones to be sold separately from the clothing. The piece below is from my collection, although probably not an Eisenberg it has a similar look and feel. A classic and perfect for a special for an evening out.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Everything old is new again.

The Monocraft business is said to have commenced in approximately 1927 by brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow, first based in Brooklyn, New York USA.

They  launched “Initials by Monocraft” and targeted car owners looking to personalise their vehicles with decals which quickly developed into metal initials.

After the depression this was a luxuary which most people could not afford so they changed direction and produced personalised handbags. The handbags were was a huge success. 

In 1937 Monet jewellery was launched and Monocraft continued as the parent company. They produced finely crafted pieces with top quality materials that were affordable for all woman.

In November 1985 Monet became part of the Crystal Brands Apparel Group along with two apparel lines that were not profitable. In order to increase profits the head of the company purchased two costume jewellery lines from Hallmark, they were Trifari and Marvella and the three companies went on to become one of the largest costume jewellery makers in the world.


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