Researching Costume Jewelry History, Companies and Signatures -“S”

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Researching Costume Jewelry

 originally published by Dotty Stringfield on IllusionJewels.com

 

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COSTUME JEWELRY MARKS – S*

 

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S

See DAKOTA WEST DESIGN

 

STAR shape with a “B” inside See BALLOU

 

“S” in a crown shape See THE SULTON CO.

 

“S” in a star    Some things we know and don’t know about this mark:

  • Mark: Another picture of the mark      Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.

 

“S” in a star, “Made in USA” and an applied plate with “Fred Gray Corp.” all these marks were seen on a bird brooch. (info from Pat Seal)

  • Pin with “S” in a star mark was seen on an original card which said “Fred Gray Corp.”     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
  • Pieces only marked with the “S” in a star may or may not be Fred Gray we just don’t know.
  • There could have been several companies who used this, or a similar mark.
  • It is possible that the “S” in a star and “Made in USA” may be the mark of the actual manufacturer who made jewelry for any number of jewelry companies.

 

SAC See SARAH COVENTRY

 

S.A.L. See SWAROVSKI

 

SAJEN Putney, VT

  • Sajen is mark for Offerings Jewelry
  • A contemporary company.

 

SALTZ, MARCELLA See TRIFARI

 

SAMPLE ART See GEM-CRAFT CORP.

 

SANCREST See SANFORD & CO.

 

SANDER, JILL

  • Contemporary brand of clothes, jewelry, perfume, etc.

 

SANDOR New York, NY 1938-1972

  • Mark:   Regimental Crests 1939
  • Mark:   Sandor Goldberger 1939-1940
  • Mark:   Sandor    Courtesy Cathy Gordon,     Courtesy Gayla Esch
  • Mark:   Sandor with the copyright mark after 1955  
  • Mark:   Sandor Co. with ©  after 1955  
  • Mark:   Sandor Sterling     Courtesy Roger Ericson
  • Mark:   Antonio for Sandor Goldberger (from ad Aug. 1966)
  • Founded in 1938 by Sandor Goldberger

 

SANDRA MILLER BURROWSSee BURROWS

 

SANDS, LEEHawaii; 1975 –

  • Known for using shells, wood, bone and semi-precious stones.
  • Lee Sands   Jewelry Insert Card

 

SANFORD & CO., INC., Los Angeles, CA at least 1951-1954

  • Mark:   SANCREST Jan. 1951     Courtesy Tracy Janik
  • Native American style silver finished jewelry all with synthetic turquoise
  • Listed in a 1954 brochure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY

 

SANSEGUNDO, RUTH — c. Aug. 1967

 

DI SANT’ ANGELO, GEORGIO c June 1967

  • Mark:   Sant Angelo for Vendome See  CORO

 

SANTA FE — See J.J. (JONETTE JEWELRY CO.)

 

SARAH COVENTRY See COVENTRY, SARAH

 

SARAHGLO See SARAH COVENTRY

 

SARAHSHEEN See SARAH COVENTRY

 

SARDI UK 1974 to present

  • Mark:   SARDI
  • All items are designed and manufactured in house.

 

SARGENT, PAUL

  • Mark:   

 

SATIQUE See TRIFARI

 

SAUTEUR — See  RENOIR

 

SB in an oval See SILVERMAN

 

S.B. CO. — See STANDARD BUTTON CO.

 

SC See SILVER CLOUD

 

S & C See SHVED & COHEN

 

SCAASI c. Sept. 1959

  • Mark:   Scaasi

 

SCEMAMA, ROGER

  • Mark:   Roger Scemama Paris, France      Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.

 

SCEPTRON — REINAD & SCEPTRON JEWELRY CREATIONS

  • Mark:   Sceptron used since June 1944

 

SCHAAD, ANNI LANG Germany

  • Began using tradename “langani” in 1952 and only used glass beads from 1952 until 1965.
  • Registered her trademark black bead which is found near the clasp of her necklaces in 1958.
  • Began a long association with couturier Louis Feraud in 1970.
  • Lived 1911-1988
  • Information from European Designer Jewelry by Ginger Moro.

 

SCHAUER (5th Ave.)

  • Mark:   Schauer Fifth Avenue     Photo courtesy Pat Hamm.
  • Not to be confused with C. Schauer

 

SCHIAPARELLI, ELSA (skE-“ä-p&-‘re-lE)

  • 1931-1973
  • Mark:   before 1949 is lower case print; not all marked     Photo courtesy Carol Bell.
  • Mark:   After 1949, the mark is in the familiar script            Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
  • In 1949 she licensed an American company to make her jewelry with either a stamped mark or paper tags marked “Designed in Paris Created in America”.       Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
  • Mark:      Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.   
  • She sold the rights to both her name and business in 1973. Current owner of the name is Interbasic Holding.
  • Interbasic Holding registered these three marks for use with jewelry in 2006 & 2007:
  • SCHIAP   
  • SHOCKING   
  • elsa ES   
  • There is jewelry being sold online with known fake Schiaparelli marks.

 

SCHOFFEL & CO. — Austria c. 1930 to at least c. 1960-70

  • Mark:   A crown symbol and the word “Austria”       Courtesy Joy Tumlin.

 

SCHRAGER — H.M. SCHRAGER & CO. NY, NY 1925- to at least 1962

  • Mark:   House Of Schrager 5th Ave.
  • Mark:   Jonne by Schrager c. 1950s/1960s
  • Mark:   House of Schrager Creation   
  • Mark:        Courtesy Kathryn of the-vintage-jewelry-advisor.com .
  • Notes: Was located at 392 5th Ave. and owned by Sidney Blicker
  • Have ads from 1946, 1947, 1962

 

SCHREINER — N.Y. 1939-1977

  • Mark:   Schreiner N.Y.   
  • Mark:   Schreiner     Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry.
  • Mark:   Schreiner Jewelry N.Y.C.     Photo courtesy Carol Bell.
  • Not all Schreiner jewelry was signed.
  • Sphinx was a British company and not a mark of Schreiner

 

SCITARELLI See M. & S. MFG.

  • Mark:

 

SEA-MAZE See MAZER

 

SEBIRI, CELIA New York c.1970 -1990s

  • Mark:   C. Sebiri   
  • Her jewelry was sold through high end department stores and boutiques.
  • She died in April 2006 at the age of 93

 

SEGAL , LEWIS California Company

  • Mark:   Lewis Segal, California     Photo courtesy of David Pritchett.
  • Have ad 1959

 

SELINI See Selro

 

SELRO

  • Mark:   Selro
  • Mark:   Selro Corp. ©   Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
  • Selro & Selini were not always marked, but came with a hangtag.   Selini hangtag    Photo courtesy Kathie Davis
  • Mark:   Selini; with copyright mark, after 1955  
  • Mark:   Selro, Selini some pieces were marked with both names.
  • Some Selro and Selini jewelry was made that only had a hangtag, no marks on the jewelry.
  • Founded by Paul Selenger in NYC late 1940s to about 1975.
  • Paul Selenger named the company after his mother Rose Selenger Selro.
  • Selro jewelry was the first produced, then Selini was added in an attempt to differentiate the two lines.
  • For a period, Selro and Selini were produced at the same time.
  • Between 1960 & 1975, Expansion Ltd. (Leo Geller) manufactured some of Selro’s stock.
  • Selro/Selini jewelry was distributed by the NY wholesaler Fran & Co.
  • Read the article “Selro Unmasked” by Susan Klein  for additional information.

 

SERBIN, R c. 1980s

  • Mark:   R. Serbin     Photo courtesy Joan Redden.
  • He designed jewelry in the 1980’s that was sold in Neimans, Saks & Bergdorf’s.

 

SERMOL, LILO

  • Mark:   “Lilo” on metal hangtag   
  • Lilo does original crocheted and knitted wire jewelry.
  • Contemporary artist

 

SHAKIRA CAINE See CAINE, SHAKIRA

 

SHAPIRO, BERNARD See LES BERNARD

 

SHERMAN Canadian company 1947-1981

  • Mark:   Sherman in block letters     Photo courtesy Jo-Ann Sturko.
  • Mark:   Sherman in script       Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
  • Mark:   Sherman Sterling     Photo courtesy Laura Libio.

 

SHUBE’S See DAKOTA WEST DESIGN

 

SHVED & COHEN

  • Mark:   S & C     Courtesy Jan Gaughan

 

SHIMAN MFG. CO. INC. 1906-at least 1988

  • Mark:   ESEMCO on a small rectangle cartouche  
  • Mark:   Shiman of Newark
  • Mark:   Cornelia’s Jewels
  • Mark:   A “footprint” with an X at the toe.
  • Established in Newark, NJ.
  • Name was changed to Shiman Industries in 1971.

 

SIAM SILVER c. 1930s, 1980s

  • Mark:   Amfarco mark used by Amfarco and Hamlet & Co. on Siam jewelry.      RCJ
  • Mark:   Siam Sterling     Photo courtesy Linda Lange.

 

SILBRO in cursive see SILVER BROTHERS

 

SILSON, INC.

  •   Mark:   Silson   Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
  •   Mark:      Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
  •   Mark:      Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon
  • Mark: Wings of Glory March 1941
  • Mark: Lancette first used March 1941
  • Dates: 1937 until at least 1950
  • Founded: Probably founded in 1937 by brothers Victor and Jack Silberfeld who later changed their name to Silson.
  • Location: New York
  • Notes: Silson filed for a patent in 1950
  • Notes: Designs by Victor were also produced with the William Spratling Company in Mexico in the 1940’s

 

SILVER BROTHERS Atlanta, GA c. 1950

  • Mark:   Silbro in cursive with a line extending from the top of the “S” over the rest of the word

 

SILVER CLOUD — Albuquerque, NM c. 1970s to present

  • Mark:   SC first used in 1979    Photo courtesy Debbi Robinson .
  • Make Southwestern or Native American Style jewelry.

 

SIMMONS See R. F. SIMMONS CO.

 

SILVERMAN CORP. Providence, RI 1897 or 1898 until about 1965

  • Mark:   SB in an side-to-side oval.
  • Mark:   SILBRO in print capital letters
  • Mark:   York
  • Mark:   Master
  • Mark:   Neatron
  • Founded by Archibald Silverman.

 

SIMPSON, ADELE — 1940s-1950s

 

SINGER COHEN ??

  • Mark:   Singer Cohen N.Y.C.     Courtesy Paula Knutson

 

SINGER, RALPH See RALPH SINGER

 

SINGER & KANTOR — 7th Ave., N.Y., N.Y. c. 1930s to early 1940s

  • Mark:   Singer & Kantor     Courtesy Becky Sweet
  • A dress clip has been seen with all these marks present on the same piece: Singer & Kantor, WMCA and “LB” within a bell.

 

SIR! See ANSON

 

SLIDENT See R. F. SIMMONS

 

SMALL WONDERSSee BALLOU

 

SMART CREATIONS INC.  Chicago, Ill 1958 until present

  • Mark:   Smart Creations Inc. – since early 1980’s    Courtesy Paula Knutson
  • Founded by Manuel Dubinsky in 1958.
  • They import and export jewelry, have beading classes & parties at the Chicago location.
  • They made jewelry for Lady Remington, attaching that company’s mark or hangtag.
  • Thanks to Paula Knutson for locating and sharing this information.

 

SMART SET See CORO

 

SMART SET 5TH AVE. BRJ See BETTER RHINESTONE JEWELRY

 

SMB See BURROWS, SANDRA MILLER

 

SMITH, DOTTY — Norfolk, CT

  • Mark:   Dotty Smith     Courtesy eclecticgramma
  • Contemporary designer.

 

SMITH ST. JACQUES — c. May 1966

 

SNAP-BAR See KREMENTZ

 

SNAP-LOCK See FORSTNER — FORSTNER CHAIN CORP

 

S.O.B. See BIGNEY,  S. O.

 

SOCIALITE CREATIONS, INC. NY

 

SODA SET (script) See CORO

 

SOFTOUCH (script) See CORO

 

SOLAR PLATE 1934 See PROVIDENCE STOCK COMPANY

 

SOMMERS & SHERMANNY late 1940s until 1960s

  • Mark:   Symphony Pat. Pend.     Courtesy Linn Alber
  • Thanks to Sammie for the information. See a Symphony ad in our vintage ads.

 

SONIA LEE See LEE, SONIA

 

SOL D’OR See MIRACLE

 

SORELL

  • Mark:   Sorrell      Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.

 

SORRELLI Kutztown, PA 1983

  • Mark:   Sorrelli ©      Courtesy ID: eclecticgramma.
  • Current designer Lisa Oswald & her twin sisters, Susie & Sandy, began the company in 1983.
  • Handcrafted pieces with semi-precious stones and Austrian crystals.
  • Information from company website.

 

SORRENTO See UNCAS MAG. CO.

  • Most jewelry is gold-plated or sterling

 

SOUTHERN BELLE  (script) See CORO

 

SPEAR NOVELTY CO.  See Bogoff

 

SPERRILYTE See Sperry Mfg.

 

SPERRY MFG. CO. Providence, RI Jan. 1947

 

  • Mark:   Tara   
  • Mark:   Sperry  
  • Original box marked “Tara Craftsmen Jewelers, For Everlasting Finish”.   
  • Enclosure:  
  • Introduced a light-weight aluminum jewelry called Sperrilyte in 1954.
  • Listed in a 1954 brouchure of an accessories show at the Hotel McAlpin in NY
  • Images courtesy Shanti Forte

 

SPHINX British firm Established in 1950 present

  • Mark:   Sphinx     Courtesy Mary Walden-Till
    Mark:   Sphinx with number     Courtesy Mary Walden-Till
  • Founded by S. Root, with a factory in Chiswick which employed 200-300 people.
  • They made jewelry for Kenneth Jay Lane, Butler & Wilson, 5th Avenue, Nieman Marcus, Bloomingdales and others.
  • Did NOT produce pieces for Boucher.
  • Unsigned pieces were either for customers who wanted to sell pieces as their own, because work was produced in a rush to meet demand
    or because there wasn’t space on the design.
  • Pieces may have either numbers only or a letter and numbers. These were design numbers.
  • This information from Keith Palmer, of Sphinx, has been kindly provided by Lynne MacNab and Mary Walden-Till of the UK.

 

SPIDERS IN FASHION See UNCAS

 

SPIN-IT See MARVELLA

 

SPLENDOR (script) See CORO

 

ST. GIELAR, IANSee IAN ST. GIELAR

 

ST. JOHN

  •   Mark:   SJ   Photo courtesy Carol Hearn
  •   Mark:   SJ and St. John.
  • Dates: Company founded in 1962-present
  • Founded: Robert & Marie Gray
  • Company name: St. John Knits, Inc.
  • Location: Irvine, CA

 

ST. LABRE

  •   Mark:    Photo courtesy Simply Sharon
  • Dates: early 1960s to 1976
  • Founded: Leo Dohn Sr./Rev. Emmett Hoffmann
  • Location: Ashland, MT
  • Notes: Leo Dohn, Sr., of NY, build a jewelrymanufacturing plant on the reservation of the Northern Cheyenne.
  • Notes: Thanks to Cynthia Fore Miller for gathering this information.

 

STANLEY HAGLER See HAGLER

 

STANDARD BUTTON COMPANY Attleboro, MA 1909-1922

  • Mark:        Mark from a etched bangle bracelet.
  • Not sure what the J.A.G. means.   Courtesy Dorothy Swearingen.

 

STANNARD, DONALD in business until 2000

  • Mark:   Donald Stannard     Photo courtesy David Pritchett.
  • Mark:   Donald Stannard for Kenneth J. Lane.
  • Was Kenneth J. Lane’s assistant from 1968 – 1972, when he started his own line.
  • Made jewelry for Broadway shows: Panama Hattie, Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Evita, Hello Dolly, On the Twentieth Century, Annie, A Little Night Music
  • Made jewelry for TV shows: Dynasty, All My Children, One Life to Live
  • Made jewelry for movies: Roseland, The Greek Tycoon.
  • Made jewelry for: Ann Miller, Arlene Dahl, Carol Channing, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Ruth Warrick, Loretta Young, Ginger Rogers, Dixie Carter, Phyllis Diller, Audrey Meadows, Jayne Meadows, Jane Powell, Elaine Stritch and The Erte Collection
  • Mentioned in Vogue in 1972
  • Currently designs jewelry for individuals.
  • Info courtesy Harrice S. Miller.

 

STAR — c. 1940s-1960

  • Mark:   STAR      Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers

 

STAR OFSIAM c. March 1965

 

STAR with a “B” inside See B.A. BALLOU & CO.

 

STAR-ART

  • Mark:   Star-Art Sterling    Photo courtesy Pam Brooks

 

STARET JEWELRY CO., INC. — Chicago, IL Office & Factory

  • Mark:   “Staret” stamped on a rectangular plate applied to the base metal     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
  • Based in Chicago, was originally called Star Novelty Co., Inc. (since 1935)
  • Was registered as Staret from 1941-1947 (Brunialti).
  • Not clear if they manufactured their own items or had them made.
  • Existence of identical items with & without a mark points to an external manufacturer
  • Not all Staret jewelry was signed info courtesy Harrice Miller.
  • Possibly H.M. Schrager & Co. of NY or Rice-Weiner & Co.
  • Have ad from November 1940
  • 1942 Had office and showroom presense on 5th ave.

 

STEIG, HENRY — NY, Provincetown, Massachusetts c. 1950

  • Mark:   Henry Steig
  • Jewelry is usually small and delicate and decorated with gemstones; also worked in silver.   Info courtesy Sam Mitchell.

STEIN, LEA c. 1960

  • Mark:   Lea Stein     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
  • In the 1960s, Stein began making jewelry with laminated layers of cellulose acetate sheets.
  • Her company closed around 1980, but she re-opened in the late 1980s and is still in business.

 

STEINER, ERNETS Florida maker of fine jewelry

 

STEINER N.Y.

  • Mark:   Ernest Steiner Original – found on a vermeil shell brooch.     Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.
  • Appears to be 1940’s designs; not to be confused with the Ernest Steiner Co. in Florida which makes fine jewelry.
  • Have ad from 1946

 

STERLING CRAFT See CORO

 

STERN-GENZER

  • Mark:   Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers

 

STERN, LOUIS — LOUIS STERN CO. — Providence, RI est. 1871- c. 1950

  • Mark:   Lustern     Courtesy Stefanie Brawner
  • Mark:   Wristacrat 1924
  • Mark:   Waite-Evans
  • Mark:   W.E.
  • Mark:   Dainty Maid
  • Mark:   Glamour
  • Mark:   L.S.CO.
  • Mark:   L.S.
  • Mark:   Y. & S.
  • Mark:   E.P.H.
  • Mark:   L.S. & CO.
  • Mark:   Little Flower Rosary
  • Mark:   Presit
  • Makers of chains & silversmiths
  • Wholesalers of chains, bags, watch bracelets, knives, buckles & jewelry
  • Last record found was in 1950

 

STEWART, MARY ELLEN Minneapolis, MN early 1970s – ??

  • Mark:   m.e.     Photo courtesy Ann Robinson
  • Some materials used were deer antlers, sea glass, Austrian crystal, bronze, copper & glass beads.
  • Info courtesy Linda Chapple.

 

STOCKING STUFFER See CORO

 

STONGWATER, JAY NY 1982-to present (2005)

  • Mark:      Photo courtesy Myrna Seale.
  • Mark:   Jay Strongwater     Courtesy Annekins Quick
  • Mark:   Jay S. – used when there wasn’t room for the whole name.     Courtesy Cheryl Killmer
  • Jay Feinberg founded Jay Feinberg Fashion Jewelry in 1982.
  • Changed the name to Jay Strongwater (his mother’s maiden name) in 1990.
  • Last jewelry collection was made in 1999. The company now focuses on jeweled table-top and gift items.

 

STUBBY See R. F. SIMMONS

 

STUDIO GIRL OF HOLLYWOOD — c. 1968

 

STYLE METAL SPECIALTY CO. — N.Y. c. 1930s-1940s

  • Mark:   Style Metal Spec. N.Y.     Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.

 

STYLED TO BEAUTIFY See CORO

 

STYLECRAFT See UNCAS

 

STYLECRAFT GEMS See UNCAS

 

STYLERITE See UNCAS

 

SUB-DEB See MARATHON

 

SUBLIME (script) See CORO

 

SUNG, ALFRED

  • Mark:  AS  
  • Contemporary

 

SUNSTONE, INC./JEZLAINE Morton Grove, IL

  • Mark:   
  • Mark:   Jezlaine 1987
  • Mark:   Jezlaine Sterling      Courtesy Lyn Peightal.
  • Mark:   Jezlaine 925 ©   Photo courtesy Deb Schneider
  • Importer and distributor of Sterling jewelry, established in 1975.
  • TSI Holding Company purchased Sunstone in 2003
  • Contemporary firm

 

SUPREME (script) — See CORO

 

SURGICLAD See Crystal Brands

 

SUZANNE BJONTEGARD See BJONTEGARD, SUZANNE

 

SUZIB See BJONTEGARD, SUZANNE

 

SWAN  symbol: See SWAROWSKI

 

SWANK, INC.  NY, NY 1897-present

  • Mark:   Biagi by Swank line of women’s jewelry started in 1975.(seen in Vogue in 1977)    Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   SWANK, B & W PLATE  
  • Mark:   SWANK KUM-A-PART
  • Mark:   SWANK  
  • Mark:   KUM-A-PART The Buckle That Snaps
  • Mark:   KUM-A-PART Kuff Button
  • Mark:   ARISTO-GRAM
  • Mark:   ELBO-LINK
  • Mark:   HOL-TITE
  • Mark:   LOOP LINKS
  • Mark:   NU-LOK
  • Mark:   PIN KLIP
  • Mark:   RO-LON
  • The Attleboro Mfg. Co. was founded by Samuel Stone and Maurice Baer, which became Swank Products, Inc. in 1936.

 

SWAROVSKI Austria 1895- present; began making jewelry in 1977

  • Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to industrially cut crystal stones in 1892.
  • Daniel Swarovski, his brother-in-law Franz Weis and Armand Kosmann founded Swarovski in 1895.
  • Mark:   Euro mark used until 1988     Courtesy Nona Grampp
  • Mark:   Edelweiss mark, which was used prior to S.A.L.     Courtesy Nona Grampp
  • Mark:   Edelweiss hangtag    Courtesy Cathy Overfield
  • Mark:   Edelweiss mark in presentation box    Courtesy Cathy Overfield
  • Mark:   S.A.L.      Photo courtesy Linda Lange.     Photo courtesy justabunchofwildflowers.
  • Mark:   D.S.Co – used from the late 1970’s into the early 1980’s (D.S.Co. mark seen on pair of earrings that also had the S.A.L. mark)     Courtesy Nona Grampp
  • Mark:   SAWY
  • Mark:   Began using a “swan” mark internationally in 1988 because people didn’t recognize their edelweiss mark.    Photo courtesy Victoria james
  • Began making their own line of jewelry in 1977
  • As of Jan. 2006, most production was in Asia and Europe.
  • Jan. 2006 company sells jewelry through its own retail stores, not department stores.

 

SWEET ROMANCE — 1980- present

  • Sweet RomanceTM Jewelry & Collectibles owned by Shelley Cooper

 

SWO.INC See SWOBODA

 

SWOBODA 1956-c. 1985

  • Mark:   Swoboda first used in the cast 1966    Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands;   
  • Mark:   SWO.INC was used when there wasn’t room for entire name
  • Mark:   Swoboda, Inc.     Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
  • Mark:         Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
  • Used hang tags until 1966; no items were signed.
  • Founded by Edward Swoboda in Los Angeles, who retired from the company in 1979.
  • Nate Waxman, a partner in the business ran it until it closed in 1985.
  • Waxman opened his own business, N.W. Jewels, on the internet in 2000 and sells both vintage pieces and recasts.

 

SYMMETALIC See W.E. Richards Co.

 

SYMPHONY See Sommers & Sherman

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY by Carla and Roberto Brunialti
AMERICAN JEWELRY MANUFACTURERS by Dorothy T. Rainwater
COLLECTIBLE COSTUME JEWELRY by Cherri Simonds
COLLECTING COSTUME JEWELRY 101 By Julia Carroll
COLLECTING COSTUME JEWELRY 202 By Julia Carroll
COLLECTING RHINESTONE COLORED JEWELRY by Maryanne Dolan
COPPER ART JEWELRY by Burkholz and Kaplan
COSTUME JEWELRY A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK AND GUIDE by Fred Rezazadeh
COSTUME JEWELRY (2nd Ed.) by Harrice Simons Miller
EUROPEAN DESIGNER JEWELRY by Ginger Moro
INSIDE THE JEWELRY BOX By Ann Pitman
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
MASTERPIECES OF COSTUME JEWELRY by Ball and Torem
MID-CENTURY PLASTIC JEWELRY By Susan Klein
MIRIAM HASKELL JEWELRY by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff
OLD JEWELRY by Jeanenne Bell
WARMAN’S JEWELRY 2nd Ed. by Christie Romero
WARMAN’S JEWELRY 3rd Ed. by Christie Romero

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