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

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 originally published by Dotty Stringfield on IllusionJewels.com

 

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COSTUME JEWELRY MARKS – G*

 

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G

  — see New England Glass Works
  — see New England Glass Works

 

GAINSBOROUGH — See TRIFARI

 

GALANOS, JAMES

  • Mark:   Galanos      Photo courtesy Plenty O’[email protected]
  • American fashion designer.

 

GALE CREATIONS, INC. —  NY, NY

  • Mark:   Image of a girl in evening dress with “Gale Creations” on the skirt — since July 1955   Photo courtesy www.shopgoodwill.com.
  • Mark:   By Gale     Photo courtesy Linda Lange.

 

GALL NOVELTY CO. — Dallas, TX — c. 1955

  • Mark:   ©Gall   Photo courtesy David Pritchett.
  • Mark:   Bubbleite – 1955 – extremely lightweight jewelry that almost looks like cooked meringue; made in an assortment of colors with rhinestone accents; ad seen in 1957 magazine.

 

GARICRAFT — c.1960

  • Mark:   Garicraft       Courtesy Kathy Taylor.

 

GARNE – Jewelry NY, NY — c. 1945–1960s{?}

  • Mark:   Garne     Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
  • A 1946 ad from Harper’s showed a New York, New York address.

 

GATTER, ROBERT S.

 

GAY BOYER — See BOYER, GAY

 

GEDDES, BEL — See RICE-WEINER

 

GELL, WENDY — 1975- present

  • Mark:   Wendy Gell in script    Courtesy Cheryl Killmer
  • Mark:   Wendy Gell © 1989 (block print)    Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
  • Mark:   Wendy Gell © Disney Co. (block print)     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
  • Mark:   Wendy Gell © (block print)    Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
  • Mark:   Wendy Gell – hand etched script     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow     Courtesy Judy Miller
  • Did jewelry for Disney, Wizard of Oz, Roger Rabbit, Phantom of the Opera, and a Disney line for Napier
  • Currently designing and selling from site on the internet.

 

GEM-CRAFT CORP. —  Providence/Cranston, RI — c.1945 – present

  • Mark:   Craft — 1979     Photo courtesy Di Kemp.
  • Mark:   Gemelli — Jewelry marked Craft also appeared on cards marked Gemelli
  • Mark:   Jewelcraft mark first used by Coro in 1920, now owned by Gem-Craft; last renewed in 2006     (RCJ)
  • Mark:   Attachables — 1980
  • Mark:   The Adjustable — 1980
  • Mark:   Anywear — 1981
  • Founded by Gene and Alfeo Verri soon after the end of WWII.
  • Originally called Craftsman, then Sample Art.
  • Company also made jewelry for Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth J. Lane, Capri, R. Mandle, Tancer, Kramer, & Cadoro
  • After WWII Verri had his own jewelry company and worked for Coro at the same time.
  • Gene Verri (Verrecchia) worked for Coro as head designer for over 30 years, with many of their most famous designs to his credit.
  • Gem-Craft is currently operated by Ron Verri, Gene’s son.

 

GEM-TONE

  • Mark:   Gem-Tone Hand Carved — 1946     Courtesy Gloria
  • Mark of C.L. Stuempges, Seattle, WA

 

GEMELLI See GEM-CRAFT CORP.

 

GENERAL MFG. CO.

  • Mark: General Mfg.     Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.

 

GENO Division of Richelieu — See JOSEPH MEYER

 

GEORG JENSEN — See JENSEN

 

GEORGIOU

  • Mark:   Georgiou     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
  • Probably the mark of the now defunct clothing store chain by that name.

 

GERDA LYNGGAARD MONIES — See MONIES

 

GERMANY

  • Mark:   ges.gesch. (Abbreviation of gesetzlich geschutt, a German phrase that translates as “legally protected” or “copyrighted.” Information courtesy of Pamela Wiggins Siegel)
  •   Photo courtesy of Deb Schneider
  • Mark:   Germany     Courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Made in Germany West     Photo courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Made in Germany     Photo courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   W. Germany     Photo courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Western Germany     Photo courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Germany Sterling     Photo courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:        Photo courtesy of Cynthia Fore Miller
  • Mark:   Germany US Zone     Photo courtesy of Nona Grampp

 

GERRY’S — c. early 1950s — must have closed about 1996

  • Mark:   Gerry’s    

 

GES.GESCH. — See GERMANY

 

GIFTPAK — See CORO

 

GILBERT, JACK — c . Sept. 1964

 

GINNIE JOHANSEN —  Dallas, TX

  • Mark:   Ginnie Johansen     Courtesy Lilly Vittetow
  • Contemporary

 

GIOVANNI — See THOMAS LONG CO.

 

GIOVANNI, INC., — Providence, RI

  • Mark:   Giovanni — first used April 1959 

 

GIP — See PIERRE, GEORGE

 

GIVENCHY — HUBERT GIVENCHY —  1952-present

  • Mark:   Givenchy  
  • Mark:        Photo courtesy of Gail Gupton
  • Mark:   Givenchy Bijoux     Courtesy RCJ
  • Mark:   Givenchy ©     Courtesy Lin Patterson

 

GLAMOUR — GLAMOUR JEWELRY CO. — 114 East 28th St., NY, NY — c. 1946

  • Mark:   Sterling by Glamour     Courtesy JoAnn Crampton, ID oldpeoplesstuff
  • Have ad from 1946 that shows gold plated Sterling jewelry.

 

GLAMOUR — See STERN, LOUIS

 

GLAMOR (block print) — See CORO

 

GLAMOUR (script) — See CORO

 

GLAMOURCRAFT (script) — See CORO

 

GLASS, LEO — 1928-1957

  • Mark:   Leo Glass      Courtesy Cathy Gordon.
  • Mark:   L G – c. 1941  Elizabeth Taylor MGM Star, Fashion Jewelry styled by Leo Glass    Courtesy Aged and Opulent Jewelry
  • Founded by Leo Glass in NY in 1928. He had worked for Lisner 10 years prior to that. He was a manufacturer & importer. He went bankrupt in 1957.
  • Visit Cathy Gordon’s gallery to see examples.

 

GLENTEX — c. Aug. 1967

 

GLIDER — See ANSON

 

GLITTER BOBS (script) — See CORO

 

GLORIA — Gloria Jewelry

  • Mark:   “Gloria” on paper hang tags
  • Jewelry was manufactured by DeLizza & Elster for Gloria Jewelry
  • Similar in style to “Juliana” which was also manufactured by DeLizza & Elster
  • Gloria Jewelry was owned by Ruth Stern.

 

GLOW-LITE — See UNCAS

 

GOLAN, MICHAL — NYC

  • Contemporary artist, she works in 24K gold or sterling silver over brass or white metal, semi-precious stones and fresh-water pearls.
  • Mark:   Courtesy ID: eclecticgramma.

 

 

GOLDEN WEAVE — See ANSON

 

GOLDETTE — See CIRCLE JEWELRY PRODUCTS

 

A. GOODMAN

  • Mark:   A. Goodman   Photo courtesy MJ DeCourley of Crystal Violin.

 

GOOSSENS, ROBERT

  • Mark: Goossens, Paris      Photo courtesy Carolyn Newhouse
  • Dates: c. 1950
  • Founded: Robert Goossens – b. 1927
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Notes: He designed jewelry for Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior
  • Notes: Goossens was purchased by Chanel in 2005

 

Gorham

  • Mark:   Gorham Sterling  

 

GRANDEE See VARGAS

 

GRANDEUR (script) — See CORO

 

GRAU, DAVID — S.A. CORPORATION SPAIN — 1988- 2004

  • Mark:   David Grau     Courtesy Dave
  • Mark:   David Grau     From the US Trademark site
  • First use 1988
  • Cancelled 2004

 

GRAY, FRED — See FRED GRAY

 

GRAZIANO, R.J.

  • Mark:   R.J. Graziano        Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
  • Contemporary designer; jewelry is sold through HSN, boutiques, and department stores.

 

GREENBAUM NOVELTY CORP. — NYC — c. 1940s-1950s

  • Mark:   GREENBAUM
  • Greenbaum Novelty Corp. is listed in a booklet for the “Handbag & Accessories Show” – January 1954.
  • See more information at the “Florida Featherweights” listing on RCJ.
  • Thanks to Elaine from Chatsworth Vintage for bringing Greenbaum to our attention.

 

GREENBERG CO., B.B. — Providence, RI — from at least 1962 until 1999

  • Mark:   Mamselle first used June 1962     Photo courtesy ID: justabunchawildflowers.
  • Mark:   Mamselle with Eiffle Tower first used Jan. 1968   Courtesy Robin Smith
  • In 1999 they petitioned to have a trademark removed from the books — info found in US Trademark documents by Robin Smith.

 

GRIFFITH, R.L. — Providence, RI — 1879 to at least 1981

  • Became part of JED Industries in 1981.
  • Mark:   Sterling and “G” with an arrow through it      Courtesy JhaRee.
  • Mark:   The Golconda Gem
  • Mark:   The Baroda Gem
  • Mark:   “B” inside a gemstone ring
  • Information from Rainwater.

 

GRIP CLIP — See ANSON

 

GROSSE — See HENKEL AND GROSSE

 

GUARDIAN — See BALLOU

 

GUCCI

  • Mark:   Intertwined “G’s” facing each other.

 

GUILDHALL — See BRAUDE

 

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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