Dating corocraft jewelry
The bracelets, at least 1 " wide, opened wide, were hinged and came with a safety chain for added security.
Many of the jewelry designs were identical to those made by Whiting & Davis also located in Providence, RI, (sharing designs -the practice between competing costume jewelry houses was not uncommon in the 1940s and 1950s), and competition was prevalent in those days.
Weiss introduced the gray rhinestone to the public. Wendy Gell designer and president of Wendy Gell Jewelry, Inc.
Christmas tree pins were made for Weiss in Germany that bore the Weiss logo. New York City and Key West founded her company in 1975.
The mark was used as early as 1944 on charm bracelets and faux pearl jewelry, but the Vendome line which began in the 1950's did not become popular until the early 1960's, largely due to beautiful designs introduced by Helen Marion, Vendome's principal designer.
Mark: Logo and New Tag: JENNA NICOLE CRYSTAL FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE QUALITY (in a triangle box). 2002, the Swarovski Crystal Components Division chose Jenna Nicole Crystal as a partner in the Swarovski Ingredient Branding Program and her jewelry packaging and promotion now featured the Swarovski Crystal Components logo (Swan and SWARVOSKI name) on hang tags and labels along with her own jewelry mark of JENNA NICOLE CRYSTAL.
The jewelry of Vintage Creations and Jenna Nicole Crystal is sold on their internet website, Vintage Creations, on Jenna Nicole Crystal Jewelry: Eclectic Elegance Old and New Jewelry, and it is also sold in leading department stores, specialty and gift stores, fine jewelry stores, boutiques and through mail order catalogs.
An optional vermeil finish (24kt Gold over Sterling Silver) was also available on most styles creating a stylish two-toned look.
A few years later, Vintage Creations moved to a plant at 22 Throckmorton St., Freehold, NJ with the company business growing in leaps and bounds making Vintage Creations a leading manufacturer of sterling silver marcasite jewelry and an exception leader in producing fine costume jewelry made with sterling silver and marcasites.