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Historical Significance: Jewelry Company Blazes the Market with Giftware Line

The Napier Co. and its predecessor, The E. A. Bliss Co., had an extensive history in the jewelry manufacturing industry, but did you know that the company had a large business portfolio of manufacturing novelty and giftware items? Beyond necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins, the company from almost its inception to 1974, manufactured a wide […]

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“Indian Sunrise”

“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.  

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Napier, Design and Inspiration

  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 […]

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