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

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 originally published by Dotty Stringfield on IllusionJewels.com

 

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COSTUME JEWELRY MARKS – C*

 

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C

  — See UNCAS

 

  — See NEW ENGLAND GLASS WORKS

 

  — See NEW ENGLAND GLASS WORKS

 

  — See“COPYRIGHT” on this page.

 

— See SCHOFFEL & CO., AUSTRIA

 

“C” with an arrow through it – side to side — See WHITESIDE & BLANK

 

C-A with arrow — See CARL-ART

 

CB – stylized — See BALLOU, CAROLINE

 

C & C — See CLARK & COOMBS

 

C & G MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.  — See CHUSMIR AND GOLDENBERG MFG. CO.

 

CADORO — Founded by actor Steve Brody & Dan Steneskieu, NY, NY — 1945 – c. 1980s

  • Mark:   Cadoro — used since 1955     Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
  • Mark:   © Cadoro     Courtesy justabunchawildflowers.
  • Mark:   Nina Ricci for Cadoro — 1964

C.R. HETTEL JEWELRY — See HETTEL

 

CAINE, SHAKIRA — London, England

  • Mark:   Shakira Caine©    Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
  • Notes: Caine designs jewellery in collaboration with Mounir Srougi. Her jewelry was sold through Harrods in 1993, and is available through exclusive outlets in London. Also, designing for Franklin Mint — 12/04.
  • Contemporary artist

 

CALI— See PASCITELLI

 

CALVAIRE, INC. — NY, NY — c. 1920 — at least 1957

  • Mark:   Calvaire      Photo courtesy Ann Pitman.
  • Mark:   “Le Petit Paris, Calvaire, Paris – New York”         Courtesy Rita Perloff.
  • Mark:   Calvaire in script     Photo courtesy Robin Deutsch.
  • Mark:   Sterling Calvaire      Photo courtesy Mary Kay Bond.
  • Notes: Founded in early 1920’s by two women, Ray Calish and Stella Aronson, as an importer of costume jewelry. Before WWII owners traveled to Europe to purchase jewelry from different manufacturers, having their company name imprinted on it. Most was probably purchased in France. During WWII they purchased jewelry in the United States. Information from article in Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry by Nancy Dearing Rossbacher.

 

CAMCO — See CATHEDRAL ART METAL CO.

 

CAPRI — CAPRI JEWELRY, INC., 5th Ave., NY, NY — c. 1952-1977

  • Mark:   Capri
  • Mark:   Capri with copyright mark       Courtesy Vera Battemarco
  • Notes: Owned by Sol Smith — according to the Spring 1997 issue of VFCJ. Have ads from 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1965 & 1977

 

CARENCE CRAFTERS — 1908

  • Mark:      Photo courtesy Bonnie ID: bluebarn-maine.
  • Mark:      Photo courtesy www.chicagosilver .com.
  • Mark:      Photo courtesy www.chicagosilver .com.
  • Notes: Founded by R. D. Camp, C. D. Greene & J. H. Dunham in Chicago. Were only in business for a few years.

 

CARL-ART INC. — Providence, RI — 1936 — until at least 1976

  • Mark:   CA with an arrow going through them — 1937    Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   Carl-Art sticker — 1937    Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   C. A. with a curved arrow though it.    Photo courtesy Nona Grampp
  • Mark:   1/20 12K G.F. on Silver, CA with arrow thorugh them.     Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   Demilo — 1971
  • Mark:   S/I within a circle — 1976     US Trademark site
  • Mark:   Little Angel Gift Sets – 1981    US Trademark site
  • Notes: Founded by Carl Schraysshuen and Arthur Loercher in 1936. They made and sold jewelry under their own name, but also made jewelry for other companies such as Walter Lampl.
  • Carl died in 1953 and his wife sold his half of the company.
  • Carl-Art, Inc. merged with Vargas Manufacuting by 1981; UNCAS purchased Vargas and it’s building sometime after 1996.
  • All Carl-Art marks had expired or were cancelled by 1992
  • Information courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover, Linda Lange and RCJ.

CARLISLE, NYC — 1981 to present

  • Mark:   Carlisle     Courtesy Deborah Berry.
  • Notes: A company that sells clothes and accessories (including jewelry) “in-home” by consultants.
  • Founded in 1981 by Bill Rondina.
  • Info courtesy of  Robin Deutsch.

CARLYLE

  • Mark:    Hang tag with Carlyle in script   Photo courtesy Mary Baker; ID rockygems

CARNEGIE, HATTIE — 1918 — at least 1979
According to WWD, Carnegie issued her first CJ collection in 1939, so none of her marked jewelry is older than that.

  • Mark:   
  • Mark:   Carnegie (script)
  • Mark:   HC in a diamond with an oval frame     Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.   Visit her gallery to see examples.
  • Mark:   Double Exposure 1948
  • Mark:   Miss Hattie — April 1958
  • Mark:   Pooped Pussy Cat 1965
  • Mark:   Pooped Poodle 1965
  • Mark:   Hoff-Galant for Hattie Carnegie — Sept. 1966 Vogue
  • Mark:   Hattie Carnegie    Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
  • Mark:   Hattie Carnegie     Courtesy Kathy Flood
  • Mark:   Chrystya Olenska for Hattie Carnegie
  • Mark:   Hangtag   
  • Mark:   Metal hang tag is probably c. 1970  
  • Mark:   Yves Saint Laurent for Carnegie — Dec. 1978
  • Mark:   Anne Klein for Carnegie — 1979
  • Mark:   Valentino for Hattie Carnegie — 1979
  • Notes: Acquired by Chromolloy American Corp. in 1976
  • Carnegie name was still being used in 1978 — Vogue ad
  • Hattie Carnegie died in 1956.
  • Visit this site dedicated to Hattie Carnegie.
  • Jules Van Rouge designed for Hattie Carnegie in 1975 — this is according to Cosmopolitan Dec. 1975 issue

CAROLE, INC.

  •  Mark: Carole, Inc. — 1962    Photo courtesy eclecticgramma
  • Dates: 1958 – present
  • Founded: Norman Goldbach
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Notes: Carole Accessories and Carole, Inc. are the same company.
  • Notes: Thanks to Christie Romero for this information.

CAROL DAUPLAISE — See DAUPLAISE

 

CAROL HENRY  — See HENRY, CAROL

 

CAROLEE — 1972 — present

 

  • Mark:   Carolee     Courtesy RCJ,    Photo courtesy Robin Deutsch
  • Notes: Founded by Carolee Friedlander in 1972.
  • Purchased by Retail Brand Alliance in 2001.

CAROLINE BALLOU — See BALLOU, CAROLINE

 

CASSANDRA— See CASTLECLIFF

 

CASSELL, BURT — Providence, RI — 1953

  • Mark:   Burt Cassell     Courtesy eclecticgramma

 

CASSINI, OLEG — c. May 1965

  • Mark:   Oleg Cassini     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
  • Notes: Have ads from 1964 & 1965

 

CASTLECLIFF Co., INC OF NY —  c. 1918-1977

 

  • Mark:   Castlecliff     
  • Mark:   Castlecliff Sterling     Photo courtesy Jennifer from Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry.
  • Mark:   Cassandra 1957
  • Mark:   Castlemark — have ads from 1948, 1952    Photo courtesy MJ DeCourley.
  • Mark:   Anne Klein for Castlecliff — 1977
  • Notes: Founded in 1918 by Clifford Furst and Joseph Bobley; Furst died in 1958.
  • Began marking their jewelry in 1941 after a court battle with Brier MFG. Co. over design patents.
  • Castlecliff manufactured their own jewelry.
  • Jeweler’s Circular lists Castlecliff in 1977 as part of the Carnegie Industries Co.
  • Late 1980s company was taken over by Lucien Piccard Industries which included Pierre Cardin.

 

CASTLECRAFT JEWELRY — Greencastle, IN

  • Mark:   Castlecraft      Courtesy Linda Lange
  • Notes: Founded by Charlie Ellis. See also Hillcraft Jewelry.

CASTLEMARK — See CASTLECLIFF

 

CATAMORE JEWELRY CO., INC., — Christopher & Phyllis Catanzaro, East Providence, RI — c. 1942-1981

  • Mark:   Catamore.     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
  • Mark:   John Grant Designs — June 1970
  • Notes: Catamore purchased by Johnson Mathy LTD, a British metals supplier in 1981
  • Still listed as Catamore Co. in 1988
  • Ads seen for 1947 and 1963.

 

CATHECATHE JEWELS, INC., Torrence, Ca. — June 1961

  • Mark:   Cathe     Courtesy RCJ

 

CATHEDRAL ART METAL CO., Providence, RI — 1920 to present (2/07)

  • Mark:   © CAMCO — first used 1930    Courtesy Karen Magill.

 

CAVINESS, ALICE — c. 1945 — out of business

 

  • Mark:   Alice Caviness     Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton.
  • Mark: Alice Caviness    Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.
  • Mark:   Alice Caviness Sterling Germany    
  • Mark:   “A.C., 1/20 12K G.F.” *     Courtesy Tammy Anderson
  • Mark: “A.C., 1/20K G.F.”    Courtesy Denise Brownfield
  • Mark:   Alice Caviness 1/20 12K G.F.   Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry .
  • Mark:   Alice Caviness Sterling      Photo courtesy Ann Robinson – ID: 9am.
  • Notes: Not all Alice Caviness jewelry was signed. *
  • Gold filled & sterling silver had an “A.C.” engraved somewhere on the pieces, including on the end rings or spring rings, and had a name string tag. * Info provided to Cathy Gordon by Millie Petronzio, current head designer at Haskell who worked at Caviness for 25 years.
  • Caviness died in 1983

 

C.D. PEACOCK — See PEACOCK

 

CEIL CHAPMAN —  c.1950s

  • Mark:   ©Ceil Chapman      Courtesy Kathryn of the-vintage-jewelry-advisor.com .
  • Notes: High fashion designer c. 1950s, whose name was evidently used on some cosutme jewelry pieces. This mark was found on a brooch.

CELEBRATING THE MILLENNIUM 2000 TWO THOUSAND YEARS — See KLITZNER INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

CELEBRITY — 34th Street in Brooklyn, NY — c. 1971

  • Mark:   Celebrity     Photo courtesy Jo-Ann Sturko.
  • Mark:   Celebrity     Photo courtesy David Pritchett.
  • Mark:   Celebrity ®   RCJ
  • Mark:   Celebrity, NY on an oval plaque  
  • Mark:   Celebrity with a copyright mark
  • Notes: Some pieces of jewelry were only marked with a hangtag.
  • Celebrity was sold through a home party plan.
  • Have an ad from 1971

 

CELIA SEBIRI — See SEBIRI, CELIA

 

CELLINI, INC. — Warwick, RI — 1961 to present

  • Mark:   Cellini in script on a slant — from US Trademark site     Courtesy RCJ
  • Note: This mark was originally registered by Coro in 1954, but was first used by them in 1942.
  • It is now owned by Cellini, Inc. and was last renewed in 2004.

 

CELLINI— See AUTOMATIC GOLD CHAIN CO.

 

CELLINI, INC., 5th Ave., NY, NY

  • Mark:   Cellini
  • Note: Their 1978 ad says “Jewelry By Precious Metal Craftsmen” and is for Sterling with 18k gold electroplate.

 

CELLINI

  • Mark:   We’re not sure which company used these marks:     Courtesy Margot Walbourne
  • Mark: Cellini   Block letters  Courtesy Manon Kavesky

 

CELLINI’S — Florence, IT

  • Mark:   Cellini’s Silver 800 Florence      Courtesy Manon Kavesky

 

CERRITO JEWELRY LIMITED INC.  — Johnston RI; 1977 — present (7/05)

  • Mark:   Cerrito   RCJ

CHANEL — 1914-1939, 1954-present

CHANEL NOVELTY CO. — 1941

  • Mark:   “Chanel” in script.
  • Not related to Maison “COCO” Chanel in Paris (see Reinad)

CHARADE — See TRIFARI

 

CHAREL JEWELRY CO., INC., Brooklyn, NY — July 1945

  • Mark:   Charel    Photo courtesy Victoria James
  • See “Copyright” on the “C” page for more information.

 

CHARLES ARMOUR  — c 1924 – ?

  • Mark:        Courtesy Lisa Riccardi
  • Note: Clothing manufacturer with his own jewelry line.

 

CHARLES ROTHMAN CO. — Providence, RI — c. 1950s -c. 1900s

  • Mark:   Karen Lynne Key Quality 1954; 1st renewal 1976, now dead   
  • Mark:   K.L and gold filled mark
  • Mark:   Karen Lynne and gold filled mark on foil hangtag
  • Mark:   Clifford Sterling – 1983; cancelled 1991  

 

CHARLIN, OSCAR

  • Mark:   Oscar Charlin.
  • Note: DeLizza & Elster did a lot of their designing and manufacturing.

 

CHATANI PEARLS LTD. by HASKELL

  • Notes: This is not a mark of the Miriam Haskell company.

CHIFFON — See MARVELLA

 

CHECH — See CZECHOSLOVAKIA

 

CHECHO — See CZECHOSLOVAKIA

 

CHECHO SLOV — See CZECHOSLOVAKIA

 

CHICO’S — 1983 to present

  • Mark:        Courtesy Sande Kattau
  • Note: Not sure when they started their line of jewelry.

 

CHRISTA JEWELRY

  • Note: Have ad June 1966

 

CHRISTIAN DIOR — See DIOR, CHRISTIAN

 

CHRISTIAN LACROIX — See LACROIX

 

CHRISTINA — contemporary made in China

 

CHUSMIR AND GOLDENBERG MFG. CO., Providence, RI; — 1920 – mid 1950s

  • Notes: Manufacturers of white metal, white stone jewelry, rhinestone jewelry, novelties. (Rainwater)
  • Listed in a 1920 state of RI factory inspection report.
  • Founded by Morris Chusmir.

 

CHUVEN, MURRY — Newark NJ, — c. 1950

  • Mark:     “MC”

 

CIANI INC. CORPORATION, — NY, NY

  • Mark:   Ciani — first used on jewelry 1976    US Trademark site
  • Mark:   Ciani 14K Sterling     Courtesy Maida Webster
  • Mark:   Ciani within oval – 1976    US Trademark site

 

CIANISee MONET

 

CILCA PARIS

  • Mark:   Photo courtesy Erik Yang.

 

CINER MANUFACTURING CO., NY, NY — 1892 — present

 

  • Mark:   Ciner  
  • Mark:   Ciner with ®  
  • Mark:   First used in commerce 1892, filed in 1949; 3rd renewal 2009; live     Courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Ciner ©         Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
  • Mark:   Ciner Sterling     Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry.
  • Mark:        Courtesy RCJ — MC inside a large, elongated “C”pointed at the top and bottom (seen in 1934 Jewelry Trade Mark Book)
  • Mark:   Madame Butterfly – used only on rings – Jewelers Circular Publishing Company, 1922
  • Mark:   The Love Knot – used only on rings Jewelers Circular Publishing Company, 1922
  • Mark:   The Princess – used only on rings Jewelers Circular Publishing Company, 1922
  • Mark:   The Minerva
  • Mark:   Mayfair — used only on rings — seen in 1934 Jewelry Trade Mark book.
  • Mark:     Courtesy RCJ – filed 1993; cancelled 2005
  • Notes: Founded in 1892 by Emanuel Ciner
  • Currently owned by members of the Ciner family: Pat Ciner Hill.

 

CINERAMA — Cranston, R.I. — 1966 — present (3/06)

  • Mark:   
  • Notes: Ralph Rafaelian, President.

 

CINI  — 1922-1979, 1993-present (Chee-nee)

  • Guglielmo Cini, Cini Sterling     Photo courtesy Alison’s Antiques & Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane
  • Mark:         Courtesy Elaine Fontes
  • Mark:   G. Cini Sterling     Courtesy Margot Walbourne
  • Notes: Guglielmo Cini designer jewelry from 1922 until his death in 1979. His granddaughters Amy & Molly have a contemporary Cini business where they sell vintage Cini piece and re-casts of original designs.

 

CIRCLE JEWELRY PRODUCTS, NY, NY — 1958 – ?

  • Mark:   GOLDETTE NY © — Oct. 1958     Photo courtesy eclecticgramma.
  • Mark:   ©Goldette     Courtesy Linda Lange
  • Mark:   ©Goldette      Courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   Goldette ®     Courtesy RCJ
  • Notes: Owned by Ben Gartner

 

CIRO PEARLS LTD., — 1917 until present, London, England

  • Mark:   Ciro inside a scalloped cartouche — Sept. 1916 according to Dolan; but the company website gives 1917 date as when founded.
  • Mark:   Ciro — block print — May 1917
  • Mark:   CP England        Courtesy Mary Walden_Till
  • Mark:   Ciro 9ct England – notice octagon shaped screw back; unsigned earrings have been found in original Ciro presentation boxes    Courtesy ID the_lady_of_silver
  • Began selling costume jewelry in Canada in 1921, until 1989
  • In 1994 the UK business went into receivership and was bought by John Shannon.
  • CIRO JEWELRY“, CIRO OF BOND STREET, INC., NY, NY (same company as above — opened in 1938 in NY)
  • Mark:   Ciro – typed print 1938
  • Mark:   Ciro — script — first used in 1938     Courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Cirolite — first used in 1970
  • Mark:   Ciro with a crown over the “C”     Courtesy Cheri Van Hoover
  • Mark:   Ciro signature plate over a Swoboda signature. Swoboda manufactured some jewelry for Ciro.    Courtesy Robin Miller
  • Mark:   Burma 1990
  • Mark:   Ciro with a crown inside the “O” – 1993; mark may have never been used     Courtesy RCJ
  • Edcar & Associates of New York is the exclusive global licensee ”Ciro Jewelry” , except for Western Europe.

CISCOUNTESS CIS ZOLTOWSKA

 

  • Mark:   Stamped “CIS” under a crown     Photo courtesy Lee Kalmus.
  • Mark:   Cis of Paris
  • Mark:   Countess Zoltowska
  • Mark:   Hand painted “Cis”
  • Mark:   Hand painted “Cis” with a crown
  • Mark:   Stamped “Cis”
  • Mark:   Ink signature “Cis”
  • Mark:   “Z” under a crown     Courtesy Erik Yang
  • Notes: Cissy began hand-making making jewelry in the 1940s. The Countess died June, 2004.

 

CLAIBORNE, LIZ — contemporary company est. 1976

  • Mark:   ©Liz Clairborne, Inc.   Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   LCI inside a triangle. Mark:   Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
  • Mark:   LC in script     Photo courtesy Jennifer from Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry.
  • Mark:   LC necklace closure    
  • Notes: Monet Group, which includes Trifari and Marvella was bought by Liz Claiborne in July 2000 and moved out of the country

 

CLAIRE DEVE — See DEVE, CLAIRE

 

CLARA STUDIO, INC.,  — Long Island, N.Y. — 1979

  • Mark:   Clara Studio     Courtesy Carol Hearn
  • Mark:   Asymmetry – early 1990’s
  • Notes: Founded by Clara Kasavina-Berger

 

CLARK & COOMBS — Providence, RI, — 1872-present;

  • Mark:   C & C, with C’s in triangles; 1st use 1923; cancelled in 1988.   
  • Notes: Founded in 1862 or 1872 in North Attleboro, MA, by William Clark, JR. & ? Coombs; moved to NYC and then to RI.

 

CLAUDETTE — See PREMIER JEWELRY CO., INC., NY, NY — Dec. 1945-?

 

CLIFFORD STERLING — See CHARLES ROTHMAN CO.

 

CLIFT – JIM CLIFT DESIGN — contemporary — Coventry, Rhode Island

  • Mark:   Clift Pewter     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
  • Notes: Founded by Jim Clift – contemporary designer in pewter

 

CLIMATEST see FORSTNER — FORSTNER CHAIN CORP

 

CLOISARTSee KLITZNER INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

COLE, DIONNE — DIONNE COLE, INC., 5th Ave., NY, NY — early 1970s to late 1970s

  • Mark:   Dionne Cole — engraved
  • Mark:   DIONNE COLE in print on paper tags adhered inside bracelets.
  • Notes: Handmade pieces of german silver and copper.
  • Advertised in major fashion magazines and sold through major department stores.
  • At the end of the 1970′ stopped making costume and began making precious jewelry into the 1990’s.
  • Information graciously given to Dotty Stringfield by Dionne Cole 3/13/06.

 

COLE, ELLENELLEN COLE FASHIONS, 5TH Ave., NY, NY

  • Notes: Have ad from 1946 — 24K goldplate on Sterling

 

COLLETTE — c. 1959

  • Notes: Coral beads

 

COLLINS, JEEP — See JEEP COLLINS

 

COLONY DESIGNS — c. June 1966

  • Notes: Leather jewelry.

 

COMET — See SWAROWSKI

 

COMSTOCK CREATIONS — Duango, CO — 1982 to present

  • Mark:   Comstock, CCI©   Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers
  • Notes: Founded by Don Muchow

 

CONTINENTAL JEWELLERY, INC.; — 1943-1997; Montreal, Canada

  • Mark:   Continental   Photo courtesy Jo-Ann Sturko.
  • Notes: Founded by Sam Baker and Sol Mayoff
  • Sold to an Asian company in 1997.
  • Information courtesy Nancy Bohm.

 

COPPERWOOD — See RENOIR

 

COPPOLA E TOPPO —  c.1949 — 1986

  • Mark:   Coppola e Toppo     Photo courtesy Luda Tovey.
  • Notes: Founded by Lyda Coppola Toppo in 1946 in Milan, Italy. She died in 1972, but the firm didn’t close until 1986.

 

COPYRIGHT MARK ©
In 1947 the U.S. Congress expanded copyright laws to include illustrations of merchandise and designs for art works.   In 1955 a Federal judge ruled that costume jewelry designs were “works of art”, and therefore should be accorded the protection of the US copyright laws (based on lawsuit that Trifari won against Charel in 1955).    Most costume jewelry having the copyright mark was made after 1955.   However, there were exceptions. Some companies, such as Coro, may have been using this mark as early as 1947; and some jewelry marked Korda   (made in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s just prior to WWII).    The copyright mark found on Korda items protect the movies which inspired the designs. In other words, the copyright protects the movie and not the jewelry designs.

 

CORDELL JEWELRY MFG. CO.  — Providence, RI — 1960-1964?

  • Mark:   Cordina
  • Info provided by Sammie.

 

CORDINA — See CORDELL JEWELRY

 

COREL

  • Mark:   Corel — registered in 1971 by Richton who owned Coro — See Coro
  • Mark:   © Corel     Courtesy Mary Nefzger

 

CORONADO — See UNCAS

 

CORREANI, UGO — Italy

  • Mark:         Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
  • Mark:         Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.

 

CORSINI — See UNCAS

 

COURT JESTER — See CORO

 

COVENTRY, SARAH — 1949- c. 1984; 2000 – 10/08

  • Mark:   “SC” used after 1953
  • Mark:   Sarah Cov. with © preceding the name    Photo courtesy Pam Brooks.
  • Mark:   Sarah in a diamond shape ©
  • Mark:   Sarah in upper case block letters with ©  
  • Mark:   Sarah Cov on a diamond shaped hangtag late 1950’s — around 1980 — used more on delicate chains and beads  
  • Mark:   Sarah Cov / SC on mirror shaped hangtag with ©, 1960s & 1970s, for pendant chains.    
  • Mark:   Sarah coventry with © — known to be used during 1970s. 
  • Mark:   Sarah in upper case block letters without the ©
  • Mark:   SaC    abbreviation for Sarah Coventry; not Sarah Ann Coventry — her real name is Sarah Coventry Beale.  Photo & info courtesy Debbie Robinson.
  • Mark:   sarah cov
  • Mark:   ©COVENTRY     RCJ
  • Mark:   “Canada, ©Sarah” and the hangtag shown — 1970s    RCJ
  • Mark:    Sarah Cov.     Courtesy justabunchawildflowers
  • Mark:   Sarahglo — Jan. 1961 — used on jewelry cards and boxes.
  • Mark:   Sarahsheen — Jan. 1961 — used on jewelry cards and boxes.
  • Mark:   LC — first used March 1965 only on the jewelry boxes, not on the jewelry.
  • Mark:   Lady Coventry — March 1965 — used on jewelry cards and boxes.     Courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Lord Coventry — used on jewelry cards and boxes.
  • Box from Fashion Parade line courtesy Dinah Taylor

 

SARA COVENTRY NOTES:

  • Sarah Coventry made sterling flower of the month pins in the late 1960s: carnation, violet, daisy, daffodil, lily of the valley, rose, lily, chrysanthemum, gladiolus, aster, calendula, and poinsettia.
  • Watches were sold in inexpensive stores during the 1980s and 1990s
  • Founded by Charles H. Stuart in Newark, NY
  • Dorothy Rainwater states that Stuart filed for bankruptcy in March 1981, home parties ended in 1984.
  • The Sarah Coventry name was bought by Lifestyle Brands, Ltd. in 1987. They tried home parties in 1994, but the venture only lasted about 6 months. In 2002, they had jewelry that was exclusively sold through Home Shopping Network (HSN).
  • 2003 — Sarah Coventry started selling through a home party plan (current as of 7/04)
  • Much information and most photos courtesy of Debbie Robinson.  Sarah Conventry Jewelry

 

CRADLE CRAFT</strong > — See VARGAS

 

CRAFT — See GEM-CRAFT CORP.

 

CRAFTMERE ANSUL-CRAFT, LTD. —  Providence, RI; — 1963 – ?

  • Mark:   Craftmere – first used in 1963     Courtesy of Linda Lange

 

CRAFTSMAN — See GEM-CRAFT CORP.

 

CRCO — See REIS CO.

 

CREAZIONI RAFFAELLO, INC. — Puerto Rico

  • Mark:   Raffaello with Creazioni above and Italy below — first used 1972.     Courtesy Plenty O’[email protected]

CREST CRAFT INC. — Cincinnati, OH — 1945 to present

  • Make jewelry for awards & recognition.

 

CRISLU — 1961 – present

  • Mark:   CRISLU  
  • Notes: Started in 1961 by Lloyd Crisfield, who is currently the CEO. Before started his own company Lloyd Crisfiled work as a West Coast saleman for The Napier Co. Jewelry is sold in high end department stores and boutiques, and includes sterling, “estate” type and contemporary jewelry.
  • Info courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover, Robin Deutsch and author Melinda Lewis;  photo by Cheri Van Hoover.

 

CROSBYA. COHEN & SONS CORP., NY

  • Mark:   Crosby — 1937   Courtesy Plenty O’ Jewels.

 

CRYSTAL MAGICSee ROYAL BEAD

 

CRYSTAL BRANDS

  •   “M”    Photo courtesy RCJ
  • Mark: Surgiclad — 1979
  • Mark: Look Of The Real — 1985
  • Mark: M — 1986
  • Mark: Objects D’Heart — 1989
  • Mark: The Beautiful endures — 1990
  • Dates: In 1985 was divested from General Mills
  • Location: Southport, CT
  • Notes: Purchased by Chase Capital Partners in 1994
  • Notes: see Trifari for more information

CRYSTOGEM — See UNCAS

 

CURTMAN (CURTIS CREATIONS); Providence, RI; — 1936 — See UNCAS

  • Mark:   A hand holding a ball with “C.C.” on it.

 

CURTIS JEWELRY MANUFACTURING CO., INC. — Providence, RI

  • Mark:        first used 1950   Photo courtesy Linda Lange.
  • Notes: Made sterling and gold filled jewelry.

 

CURVO-GRAM — See ANSON

 

CZECH— See CZECHOSLOVAKIA

 

Czecho — See CZECHOSLOVAKIA

 

TCZECHOSLOVAKIA

 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA— many marks used

  • Mark:   Czechoslovakia     Courtesy Deb Schneider
  • Mark:   Made In Czechoslovakia     Courtesy Cynthia Fore Miller     Courtesy Cat Thompson
  • Mark:   Czecho   
  • Mark:   Czecho Slov   
  • Mark:   Made in CzechoSlov.     Courtesy Brenda Forman
  • Mark:   Tchechoslovakia
  • Mark:   Tczechoslovakia
  • Mark:   Importe’ de Tschecoslovaquie — on items imported to France
  • Mark:   Slov 12K     Courtesy Carolyn Sunday
  • Notes: Czechoslovakia was formed in 1918. The jewelry industry was most active from then until 1939 when exports were stopped by the Germans. Czechoslovakia was separated into two countries 1/1/93 — The Czech Republic and The Republic of Slovakia.
  • Read an article on Czech Saphitet Glass by Diane DeMango.

 

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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