1956 British Fashion Accessories and Costume Jewellery Leaflet

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Fashion Accessories and Costume Jewellery
(Mon Amie Jewellery)
Dotty Stringfield wrote: “I was thrilled when Mary Walden-Till of the UK offered to send me scans of a 1956 accessory and jewellery trade leaflet she had found.    There is just not much information on British costume jewellery companies, so this little leaflet is a treasure.   Images are property of   Illusion Jewels Vintage Jewellery  and Mary Walden-Till.  You will notice I used the British spelling of “jewellery” in honor of Mary!”

Some of the companies mentioned are probably stores where the jewellery was being sold, rather than the actual manufacturer of the jewellery.

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Zippered belt fastener

Freitag Costume Jewellery

Nylon Accessories

Nylon Accessories
Even the mink!

Richelieu Pearls
UK distributor Walter Scaife Ltd.;
Arnost Lobl Jewellery
notice the crown logo

Norman F. Smith
Jewellery importer;
H.A. Light Ltd.
Findings Manufacturer

George Preston Ltd.
Corette Jewellery
by H. Posner Ltd.

Maharani Ltd.
Makers of “Glastex”

Iris Fancy Jewels Ltd;
B. Benkert Ltd. Fashion Jewellery;
James Ince & Son’s Umbrellas

Moira Box Company;
Schall Accessories;
Elgin Metalcraft Ltd.
Findings & Settings

Trade Fair

Trade Fair

Florsheim of London

Editors Words

Sprung & Grunhut Ltd.-
Aurora Borealis -“Romance”



D. Ackerman Jewellery-Enamel Set;
Freitag Jewelry-Ring;
A. Mann-festoon set

Joannson Ltd.–silver & enamel;
Walter Graham-AB necklace set;
Norman Jewellers Ltd.-marcasite brooch set

Freitag Bracelet;
Colibri Lighters Ltd.;
Albury Bros. charm bracelet;
Brooch & Earrings at H. Feld;
MOP necklace & earrings – J Worthington

Bracelet, brooch, ring in hand-L.S. Mayer
Glove by Cornelia James;
Top necklace at S. Barder;
Left necklace-Sprung & Grunhut;
Right necklace-by J. Florsheim

Top set from Adrien Mann;
Bottom set — Corocraft

Bracelet by Leoron Trading;
Ring from Norman Jewellers;
Brooch from Tardrew Thomas;
Necklace & Earrings-S. Weiner

Top: necklace & Earrings by Mitchel Maer;
Peter Pan Collar from D.H. Phillips;
Buckle Necklace by norman Harnell Jewellery;
Brooch & Earrings by Pompadour Products.

Top: Karelex & Co. Importers-
Silver Marcasite Jewellery;
Marcasite brooch & Earrings-
D.H. Phillips Ltd.



Cellini Jewellery
(jewellery store)

Hartos Ltd.-Plastic &
Metal Coated Jewellery;
Necklace, bracelet, earrings
by Dulcie


Top necklace — Posner;
Rose Earrings & chignon circlet-
Chorley Floral;
Floral necklace, earrings-Jerrards
Heart bracelet-Mon Amie;
Brooch by C.M. George;
Black bracelet-Iris Fancy Jewels;
Pearl Necklac-Jame Florsheim

Quik-Trik changeable earrings


Top: Oron Fashion Jewellery;
Bottom: Leonard Aliman & Co. Ltd.

Exquisite by Watson Ltd.

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