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Eisenberg Signature Jewelry

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Eisenberg & Sons Company was started in 1914 as perfume and ladies clothing store. As sales continued to struggle in the late 1930s the began to make jewelry to compliment the clothes.

Eisenberg jewelry while being costume jewelry used only the highest quality items such as Swarovski Austrian crystal rhinestones and multiple color rhodium plating was used for mountings.

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Estate Sale Vintage Bakelite Bangle Showcase

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We just came across these gorgeous wide vintage Bakelite bangles. We have been into Bakelite for over 10 years. First you need to know the Bakelite lingo with colors like yellow is not yellow it's mustard. Colors like Mississippi mud, paprika and creamed spinach were created to describe these vintage pieces. All of these bangles are 1.25" wide.

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Estate Jewelry to add to Your Collection

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Indypicker.com is always on the hunt for gorgeous jewelry from yesteryear and Estate Sales are one place we hunt. We have been selling vintage jewelry online since 2008.

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Identifying and Collecting Bakelite and Lucite Jewelry

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Collecting Bakelite and Lucite Jewelry

What is Bakelite? Bakelite was created by Belgium Scientist Leo Baekeland in 1907 when trying to develop an alternative for shellac which was used to cover woodwork. The result was not what he had expect, but did give the world a new material to create everything from ladies jewelry to telephone cases and electrical insulators.

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Weiss Signature Art Deco Costume Jewelry

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Albert Weiss worked for Coro before starting his own jewelry company in 1942 in New York. The company is known for its rhinestone and enamel pieces made during the 1940s to 1971.

They are known for the clarity of the stones used in that you would think they are precious stones. The jewelry was featured in Vogue magazine. Weiss jewelry is highly collectible. 

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