By 1928 there were 25,000 reps selling the companies products. This jewelry is of higher quality than most Avon pieces. Follow the link above to visit the B David Gallery to see the crown.
In 1939 the company changed it's name to Avon Products, Inc. There is an ongoing discussion as to whether the certain hallmarks associated with this company are actually hallmarks belonging to Avon of Belleville. This company is not associated with Avon Products, the "Avon Calling" company. Signature Designs: Pretty, high quality rhinestone combinations, dainty jewelry. Founders: Alvin Rice, Robert Rice and Louis Mark-1946 -1957, Providence RI-This was not jewelry produced by Mc Clelland Barclay which is very expensive and will have the full signature as a hallmark. Signature Designs: Rhinestones in colors [very often blue] set in gold tone metal.
We will add additional designers as time permits and update these pages often. There is very little information about this company. Several design firms such as Anne Klein contracted with the firm to produce their designs because of the reputation Accessocraft had for quality workmanship. Back to top Arthur Pepper -I have seen different dates for their production 1940s- 1960s and 1950s-1980s -Also known as Mode Art Company, they produced medium to high priced costume jewelry under the name Art Mode Jewelry Creations, Inc.
It is believed that they were one of the companies that sold kits to the public. Signature Designs: WWII relief pins, opera glasses, magnifying glasses, buttons, buckles. Back to top Founder: Isaac Manevitz - Born in Egypt and has a showroom in NYC. Figurals and especially fine Victorian and Art Deco replicas were among some of their finest work.
Back to top Founder (s): Benny [B] Steinberg, Hy Slovitt [S] and Kaslo [K] - New York City-1948 to the early 1980s-BSK manufactured mid-quality costume jewelry that was sold in department stores. Average quality jewelry with enameling and rhinestones. Produced a line of enamel and rhinestone jewelry called "My Fair Lady".
Back to top Some of her designs were stamped with the name of the piece.
Rice- Weiner made and stocked costume jewelry for Mc Clelland Barclay and others including Korda. Techniques/Signature Looks: Sculptural Art Deco jewelry, sterling silver. Her father owned a jewelry store and although she wanted to become a sculptor, she opened her first jewelry shop in 1981. Their jewelry is made from the best crystals and natural gemstones.
One of the former owners after leaving Rice- Weiner started Barclay. He studied at several art schools and went on to have his work featured in several magazines. The also work in gold and in 2003 they introduced a diamond collection. I have read that the name Beau Jewels was used by Bowman Foster.
It is thought that this costume jewelry was made during the 1960s and the 1970s.This confusion continued with what some call the deliberate stamping of similar hallmarks on both companies jewelry. During the 1920s and the 1930s he became world famous for his Art Deco jewelry. They have created for some of the best designers in the business including Dior, Chanel and Givenchy. This mark should not be confused with pieces marked Beau Sterling/Beaucraft. I goggled their web site and their domain is not registered any longer.Mc Clelland Barclay was more than a jewelry designer. In 1943, while aboard a ship during WWII, he lost his life. Many celebrates wear their pieces including Jennifer Lopez, Alisha Keys, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Rihanna and Michelle Obama to name a few. 1946- 1983 Nat Sugarman Rhode Island ~ This company is well known for holiday jewelry. Beau Jewels only signed the earrings when they were part of a set. I believe they are not in business at this time and I have read that they sold their molds! Back to top Native American/Original People/Indian: Navajo silversmith.Some Boucher hallmarks include: MB, Marcel Boucher, Marboux, Boucher, Parisina [used for sterling made in Mexico] and Earrite. Usually this mark was accompanied by the Phrygian Cap.This mark is taken from the helmet worn by the French during the Revolution. Founder (s): 1960s - 1970s -Very little is known about this company.