The Napier Co. was not only known for its stylish and sophisticated designs, but it was also known for its whimsical figurals or as the company called them, “conversation pieces.” In the mid to early 1960s, Napier presented a conversation pin line called, “The Mother-Daughter” series. These pins came in two sizes so both mother […]
Archive | February, 2013
In the early 1990s, Napier produced an astonishing line of high-end fashion jewelry designs using extremely expensive Swarovski crystal rhinestones that were hand set. These pieces originally retailed up to $250.00 each. In today’s 2013 dollars, this amount equates to over $423.00. The earrings below are from a dazzling 1991 collection. Additional information about this […]
Napier figurals are an excellent way to start collecting Napier jewelry. Whether you choose animals, florals, or people, you are sure to find some incredible items. Many of these pieces have three-dimensional attributes, gorgeous colors and enticing textures. Most of the cast figurals manufactured by Napier were made in the 1960s and 1970s. The hand-manipulated […]
Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 2. March 2013
“Indian Sunrise” This open metalwork cuff, surmounted by oval and circ coral cabochons was part of a collection called, “Indian Sunrise.” The collection was comprised of link and cuff bracelets, earrings, and a necklace in rich coral tones with antique gold plating. This bracelet later made in silver-plated metal with faux turquoise stones.
“The Gloria Swanson Bracelet” The bracelet featured below is famously known as the “Gloria Swanson Bracelet.” It was made for Gloria Swanson for the film, Sunset Blvd. The bracelet was inspired by two Cartier bracelets that Ms. Swanson had purchased in the 1930s. Like Coco Chanel, who was famously known for wearing her fine jewelry […]
NEWS: NAPIER BOOK UPDATE We’ve been away for a bit as we work on wrapping up getting the final files ready for the printer. I’m happy to say we passed our first “file quality” test, and gave approval for the preliminary print color test. Mark and I also made an extremely difficult, scary, yet critical […]