Sunday 10 December 2023

Prehistoric animal jewellery display

 Showing my prehistoric jewellery display

Over the last 2 months. I have had a Halloween display and then changed it to a prehistoric animal jewellery display. Next of course will be some of the Christmas jewellery that I have collected. 

Annual jewellery collections:

One of my yearly collections a few years back was to source cheap and cheerful costume jewellery in the shape of prehistoric animals. It had to be either new or second hand. At the time it was not popular, but the year after it took off. But I was onto another themed collection by that point. So this was the ones I collected.

prehistoric animal jewellery collection

prehistoric animal jewellery collection

Dinosaur bracelet stretch type

Silver metal stretch bracelet with black dinosaur images on. Brought this one new. Can change the images as required. 

Green mammoth dinosaur brooch
Brought this at a Christmas fair at a school. It was a hand made mammoth dinosaur brooch in green plastic. Unfortunately the glue holding the mammoth was not strong enough. So will have to repair this one.
Ancient horse prehistoric brooch

Ancient horse prehistoric brooch back ceramic
Found this unusual ancient horse prehistoric brooch in ceramic. It depicts a horse that was drawn by a prehistoric man on cave walls. Had this up for sale for ages. No one was interested. So it went into my personal jewellery collection

Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur necklace

Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur necklace in green Perspex
Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur necklace in green Perspex plastic with a silver tone chain. Brought this new at a Clothes Show at the NEC a few years ago. 
Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur glow in the dark necklace

Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur glow in the dark necklace. Only it no longer glows. Brought this from China new a few years ago. A plastic dinosaur animal with a ring attached to hold a chain.
pterodactyl dinosaur brooch

pterodactyl dinosaur brooch in pewter

pterodactyl dinosaur brooch back

Pterodactyl dinosaur brooch in a pewter metal. Brought second hand from a vintage fair a few years ago now. Well made and I haven't seen one like it since
triceratops brooch by BJ gold

triceratops brooch by BJ gold back

stegosaurus dinosaur pin brooch by BJ

stegosaurus dinosaur pin brooch by BJ back

plesiosaurus dinosaur brooches in enamel

plesiosaurus dinosaur brooches in enamel by BJ

Brought these brooches from a car boot. Brought quite a lot that the sellers had for sale. Kept one of each and sold some of the rest. Unfortunately some perished in storage in a fire. There is a triceratops brooch by BJ in gold tone.  A stegosaurus dinosaur pin brooch by BJ in gold tone. Three plesiosaurus dinosaur brooches in enamel colours of green, blue and bronze/gold. All signed BJ. 
T Rex small hook earrings
T Rex small hook earrings for pierced ears. In a gold tone and found second hand at a car boot sale. Both dinosaur are in a different posed shape. 
triceratops dinosaur necklace

triceratops dinosaur necklace back

triceratops dinosaur necklace bale back

 Triceratops dinosaur necklace in a bronze tone metal. It has an unusual part to the bale of a tulip. This is on the reverse - last picture. Not sure if this is just a mark or a copyright signature?
Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur keyring

Godzilla dinosaur keyring

Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur keyring and a Godzilla dinosaur keyring in plastic. Both brought second hand at a car boot sale. 
Brontosaurus dinosaur pendant necklace

Brontosaurus dinosaur pendant necklace back

Brontosaurus dinosaur pendant necklace in an antique silver tone. Brought from a car boot and originally made in China

Now to put together another display. So have a good month. 

Sunday 5 November 2023

Jonette jewellery or JJ or Artifact

JJ Or Jonette Jewelry 

Also this company produced pieces under the brand name Artifact. 

JJ – Jonette Jewelry company – This US company made many novelty jewelry pieces and associated accessories in their 62 years of production (1944 – 2006) However the founder Abraham Lisker became involved in producing jewelry earlier in 1935 and had two company names before. The first “The Providence Jewelry Company” and then “Lisker & Lisker” Famous for their novelty brooches in pewter, but they also used many other materials including, silver and gold tone, silver, brass and plastic. They also made some lines in enamel.
Classically their mark is JJ on the reverse. This was copyrighted and appeared in the seventies. They also used the name “Artifact” on their carding and boxes. This apparently started in 1986.
Below are the examples of JJ jewelry that we have found on my travels. Along with carding and marks for research. As usual with all our blogs on costume jewelry, this is an ongoing project and we will add photographs and information as we discover it.

back unicorn & wizard brooch jj

unicorn & wizard brooch jj
Unicorn and maiden brooch by JJ
wizard with cards brooch jj
Wizard with playing cards brooch by JJ
back fairy brooch jj

fairy brooch with wand jj
Also shown is the JJ mark that is on their jewelry. Fairy brooch by JJ 
watering can earrings jj

back of JJ watering can jewellery set

The above is a fabulous novelty gardening set by JJ Jonette Jewelry. A watering can earrings pair and has a matching brooch with dangling gardening tools. Fabulous to wear to garden in or to a gardening event. This set I sold. The other pieces are still in my own collection.
cat climbing earrings by JJ
cow on moon brooch by JJ

ladybird on flower brooch by JJ

Halloween costume jewellery displayed

 Halloween costume jewellery displayed

Just a quick post Halloween post. Here is my witch and Halloween jewellery display for the spooky season. Collected over a number of years with witch brooches, withes on broomstick and spider earrings and junk witch necklaces. Alongside Halloween pumpkin brooches and Halloween badges.

Halloween jewellery display
Witch and witch hat brooches by Kirks Folly. Cat on broomstick brooch- not signed, but by Avon Jewellery. Plenty of cheap costume Halloween pieces included found over the last few years. 
Halloween and witch jewellery display
Just a few displayed from my Halloween jewellery collection. Now have changed this display to dinosaur jewellery which I will photograph shortly....

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Jewelcraft jewellery information and showcasing a few pieces

Jewelcraft jewellery from Coro.

This is a collection of Jewelcraft jewelry and a bit about this US company. Produced in Sussex and worn across the British Isles. This prolific produced jewellery’s history
One of the brand names used by the jewelry company Coro was Jewelcraft. It was used here in the UK quite a lot, because of the court case that Ciro Pearls the UK company had with Coro – over the right not to use their name here as it was too like their own. Ciro won and so Coro was not allowed to use their brand name of Coro here and that means that many of the pieces found here in the UK will be marked “Jewelcraft” or “Corocraft” instead. All the ones we will be showing are signed – unless they come within a set and at least one other is signed. But I will tell you about this when I show the jewelry.
large Jewelcraft brooch pearl flower

large Jewelcraft brooch pearl flower

Jewelcraft & Vendome signed clip earrings

Jewelcraft signature on vintage jewellery

Red enamel Jewelcraft brooch Christmas

Jewelcraft clip on earrings enamel flowers in cream

Jewelcraft signature on bracelet

Jewelcraft signature enamel bracelet
In this blog we will gradually add the photographs and signatures of Jewelcraft jewelry that we have found and hopefully build up quite a jewelry library of images.
crescent brooch signed Jewelcraft

Blue enamel * bead necklace signed Jewelcraft

Green leaf enamel necklace by Jewelcraft

Faux pearl flower brooch signed Jewelcraft
 This pretty faux pearl brooch is very large and very pretty. Cream faux pearls cover the flower head and it has a long stem. 
Corocraft was another Coro mark. In the seventies and eighties, I can remember that when shopping most of the jewelry around was saying Corocraft. But few are found here today – I puzzled about this for a while. I think that the cards and boxes were signed but not the actual jewelry. Which will make it difficult to firmly identify.
Jewelcraft jewellery set of a bracelet and clip earrings
The above is a matching Jewelcraft jewelry set of a bracelet and earrings. In a light brown/taupe color. The bracelet is signed Jewelcraft but the earrings are unsigned. Without them being sourced together we would not have known they were from Coro.
As usual we will be adding more Jewelcraft jewelry photographs as we take and source more. So please bookmark this and all our jewellery blogs.

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.