August 24, 2019

Jewelry Memories of William Gallant

March 31, 2015

Speakers for CJCI Convention 2015

Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l is pleased to announce the following speakers participating in CJCI Convention 2015: Kris Brandriff Kris grew up in the jewelry capital of […]
June 9, 2014

Foiling the Style Pirates: Costume Jewelry Exclusives, Patents and Copyrights by Robin Deutsch for CJCI

Marcel Boucher was an unbelievably talented jeweler. Not just a designer, but a jeweler/model maker. He owned a 10,000 square foot factory on the tenth floor […]
January 2, 2014

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 you were a housewife, shop girl, or a wealthy woman – if […]
October 7, 2013

The Piece of Your Dreams … Or Is It? by Robin Deutsch for CJCI

Understanding Period Copies So you’ve saved up your money, you’ve decided that you are finally ready to buy the piece of your dreams – that Marcel […]
April 29, 2013

What is a Dress Clip? by Pamela Y. Wiggins

What is a Dress Clip? by Pamela Y. Wiggins A dress clip is a type of brooch employing a flat hinged clip mechanism with cleat-like prongs […]
April 17, 2013

Jewelry Manufacturing Concepts Part I by Mary Ann Docktor-Smith

CAPTURING THE DESIGN AND CREATING THE PIECE When we hold a piece of costume jewelry, we typically wonder, “Who made it?” followed by “When was it […]
March 28, 2013

Welch’s Floating Opal by Meg Andrews

I have vivid childhood memories of looking through my mother’s jewelry box and being transfixed by her floating opal earrings. Time seemed to stand still as […]