Costume Jewelry Archive

Identifying Unmarked Costume Jewelry: Schreiner Brooches

by Pamela Wiggins Siegel for CJCI   Schreiner of New York made many, many

Identifying Stanley Hagler, Ian St. Gielar, and Mark Mercy Costume Jewelry Using Marks

Stanley Hagler began designing and crafting jewelry in the 1950s. His hand-manipulated work comprised

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950, 8th Edition: Identification and Value Guide by C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G.

Review by Troy Segal When people ask me “Why do you love vintage jewelry?”

Beyond Dior: The Jewelry of Jean-Louis Scherrer by Karin Zwaneveld for CJCI

This article is about the Parisian haute couture designer Jean-Louis Scherrer. To see his

Diamonbar Bracelets & the Men Who Made Them by Barbara Schwartz for CJCI

Many collectors of Art Deco costume jewelry are familiar with Diamonbar bracelets, but few

Who was Reinad? Creator or Copier? by Robin Deutsch for CJCI

Before delving into the Reinad “issue,” I must pay homage to the two of

Tools for Dating Vintage Costume Jewelry

by Mary Ann Docktor-Smith – Exclusively for CJCI The information included in this article

Attending a CJCI Convention: A First-Timer’s Perspective

by Kathryn Drury Wagner – Exclusively for CJCI An inside view of the year’s

Safeguarding Your Costume Jewelry Collection

by Kathryn Drury Wagner – Exclusively for CJCI Whether you’ve amassed it for fun

What Made a Piece Copy Worthy? by Robin Deutsch for CJCI

Recognizing Quality in Vintage Costume Jewelry Costume jewelry is a very democratic medium. Whether