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- Mark: UbU Paris Photo courtesy Courtesy Cindy Starcher
- Dates: 1985 — present
- Founded: Pierre Trapani
- Location: France
UGO CORREANI — See CORREANI, UGO
ULTRACRAFT — Johnston, RI
- Founded by Luigi Guadagno.
- Mark: ULTRA with copyright mark
- Mark: ULTRA CRAFT
UNCAS MANUFACTURING CO. — 1911 — present
- Mark: “U” with an arrow on each side, pointing toward the “U” since 1919 — 1988 Courtesy Carol Neitzel
- Mark: “U” with arrow — 1920 through at least 1988 ; Photo courtesy Lilly Vittetow.
- Mark: Crystogem — 1927 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Kiddiegem — 1934 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Stylecraft Gems — March 1938 Courtesy Plenty O’Jewels.
- Mark: Stylerite — May 1941 Courtesy Plenty O’Jewels.
- Mark: Personality — Sept. 1941
- Mark: Glow-Lite — Jan. 1942 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Jewels of Fashion — 1947 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Curtis Creations — 1950 (Curtman)
- Mark: CC in ball on hand — 1950 (Curtman) Courtesy RCJ Courtesy ID: fynderskeepers
- Mark: Bunny — for rings — Jan. 1950
- Mark: Sorrento — 1951 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Coronado — Aug. 1955
- Mark: Christian Heritage — 1958
- Mark: Ring-O-Rama — 1958
- Mark: Uncas — 959
- Mark: H.G. E (heavy gold electroplate) — 1965
- Mark: Vincenzo — 1966
- Mark: Unicite — 1967
- Mark: Stars of Light — 1971
- Mark: Corsini — 1975 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Lois — 1978 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Uncaclad — 1979
- Mark: Kyoto — 1981 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Corsini Collection — 1997 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Daryl Lee — 005 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Tisha Lee — 2005 Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Keynote of Fashion
- Mark: Spiders in Fashion
- Mark: Stylecraft
- Mark: Turtles on Parade
- Mark: Sorrento Sterling Photo courtesy Laura Libio.
- Mark: Sorrento 1/20 12K G.F. Courtesy RCJ
- Mark: Persian Love
- Founded in 1911 by Vincent Sorrentino (1892-1976) in Providence, RI under his own name
- It became UNCAS Manufacturing Co. before 1922
- Curtrman Company (1936) became a part of Uncas prior to 1950.
- Uncas purched Vargas MFG. and it’s building sometime after 1996.
- The original Sorrentino family is still involved in the Uncas Co. (2008)>
UNGARO, EMANUEL — Paris
- Mark: Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
- Contemporary designer.
UNGER BROTHERS — Newark, NJ
- Mark: Interlaced U & B, was stamped on all Unger silver, with the exception of some jewelry made after 1910. Photo courtesy Jennifer of Jennifer Lynn’s Timeless Jewelry.
- This jewelry is lightweight and of lesser quality than the original pieces.
- Began making silver jewelry in 1878.
- Ceased production of silver articles in 1914 and firm was sold in 1919.
UNICORN PRODUCTS CO. INC. — NY, NY — since 1946
- Mark: Impression of a unicorn standing on hind legs & the name “Unicorn” inside a circle.
URBAN FETISHES — New Mexico
- Mark: Photo courtesy Linda Jo D. Mitchell.
- Owned by artist and writer Alice Warder Seely.
- Pewter jewelry.
PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
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