Can you guess who the manufacturer of each of these pieces of jewelry as featured in a 1937 Vogue magazine? Answers are upside down.
Enjoy our carefully curated selection of vintage Napier bracelets at the Napier Book site.
Melinda Lewis, author of The Napier Book, is pleased to announce that The Napier Book has two bangles (designed by Eugene Bertolli) in the Forbes Jewelry Gallery as part of the “Out Of This World! Jewelry In The Space Age” exhibit. The exhibit runs from now, until September 7, 2013. Elyse Zorn Karlin is guest […]
“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 […]
Although the designers at Napier were outstanding jewelers, silversmiths and artisans, they too, turned to other companies for design inspiration. This page was taken from a 1932 Cartier catalog that was part of The Napier Archive.As discussed in the book, many catalogs from other companies were used either to examine the marketplace and current […]
Heraldic jewelry enjoyed popularity several times during the 20th century, including the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. So when it comes to indentify a particular decade that a piece could have been introduced into a jewelry line can often be difficult from a visual perspective. Fortunately, our ability to research collections has improved over the […]
The Napier Charm Bracelet The Napier charm bracelet has been a coveted collectible to own in the realm of costume jewelry collecting. Historically, The Napier Co. had a long-standing reputation for creating and producing, high-quality charm bracelets. The bracelets were as whimsical as the designer’s creativity—lending a sense of play in a intensely competitive and […]
Mystery Surrounding The Mamie Eisenhower Bracelet Solved! After nearly six decades, the mystery surrounding the Napier Mamie Eisenhower bracelet has finally been revealed. In December 1954, women’s editor Edyth Radom, of The Hartford Currant, wrote an exposé on The Napier Co. Featured in the article was Napier’s most famous bracelet, dubbed by collectors today as […]