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

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Researching Costume Jewelry

 originally published by Dotty Stringfield on IllusionJewels.com

 

Jewelry History – Jewelry Research – Jewelry Marks – Jewelry Signatures – Jewelry Articles – Jewelry Galleries

 

COSTUME JEWELRY MARKS – O*

 

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OBJECTS D’HEART See CRYSTAL BRANDS

 

OCEANIA — See ROYAL CRAFTSMEN

 

OCCUPIED JAPAN

  • Mark:   Occupied Japan      Courtesy Sam and Yvonne Mitchell.

 

OLD CRESTSee KIRSCHMAN, LEWIS CO., INC. c. 1947

 

OLEET

  • Mark:   OLEET     Photo courtesy Jennifer from Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry.

 

OLEG CASSINI See CASSINI, OLEG

 

OLENSKA, CHRYSTYA — c. Jan. 1966

  • Mark:   Chrystya Olenska for Hattie Carnegie

 

OMAR, INC. —  New York

  • Mark:   Genie & lamp graphic with “Omar” beneath — from July, 1946.

 

ORA See RALPH SINGER JEWELRY CO.

 

ORB See BADE, OTTO

 

ORCHIDEE NOIRE See PIERRE BEX

 

ORENA PARIS

  •  Mark:   Orena Paris 1977 to at least 2005   Photo courtesy Gloria Barnhart
  • Owner: Wunsch Corporation France
  • Location: Paris, France

 

ORIENTIQUE See TRIFARI

 

ORIGINAL BY ROBERTSee THE FASHIONCRAFT JEWELRY CO. — NY, NY

 

O.R.I. — ORIGINALITIES OF NEW YORK

  • Mark:   O.R.I. 1962   Courtesy Plenty O’ Jewels.

 

ORNELLA

  • Mark:   Ornella Made Italy     Photo courtesy Debbie Robinson.

 

OSCAR CHARLIN See CHARLIN, OSCAR

 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA NY, NY

  • The following marks have been seen on his jewelry.
  • Mark:   OSCAR   
  • Mark:   ODLR   
  • Mark:   OSCAR hangtag   
  • Notes: Some jewelry only marked with plastic Oscar de la Renta price tag  
  • Fashion house founded by Oscar de la Renta in 1965; not sure when he licensed jewelry, but know as early as 1989.

 

OSTER, MICHAEL c. May 1967

 

OTIS COMPANY, Providence RI c. 1943

  • Mark:   OTIS     Photo courtesy Jo-Ann Sturko.
  • Mark: sterling Otis     Courtesy Mary Ann Docktor-Smith
  • Company was sold in 1970; Mr. Otis died in 1972

 

OSTBY AND BARTON CO. Providence RI c. 1880

  • Mark:   Bull’s eye with arrows pointing to it from either side     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow

 

OUR LITTLE DARLING see CORO

 

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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