August 1, 2013

That’s a Wrap: Bows Aren’t Just for Wrapping Presents – Fashion Embraces Decorative Ribbons

That’s a Wrap: Bows Aren’t Just for Wrapping Presents: Fashion Embraces Decorative RibbonsOne of the favorite motto’s of a vintage jewelry aficionados is, “What’s old is []
July 21, 2013

Fashion’s 2013 Fall Pendant Necklaces

The statement necklace will be stepping aside for 2013 fall fashion accessory must-have — the pendant necklace. But that doesn’t mean this new, yet pastime favorite []
July 15, 2013

The Napier Co. Designers

As a jewelry historian and a collector, I am always seeking to know who designed a particular piece of jewelry. But as the history of early []
May 31, 2013

Napier Book Impact

A 2 minute selection from The Napier Book DVD interview with Melinda Lewis – Author of The Napier book, about what she wanted to accomplish with []
May 6, 2013

Melinda Opens Advanced Copies With Mom – In Memory of a Beautiful Mother

May 6, 2013

Napier Executive Leadership 1929

James H. Napier  – President Harry A. Allen – Vice President Huge F. Geiger – Secretary Frederick Rettenmeyer – Treasurer New Hires 1929 John Shulga – []
April 30, 2013

Napier “Pipes of Pan” Collection

Napier introduced the “Pipes of Pan” collection in 1973. Renowned jewelry designer Francis Fujio designed this “brutalist-style” collection for Napier during a period the company was []
April 22, 2013

Ask Your Library to Acquire this Book

Life By Design Publishing is commencing an active campaign to get The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry  book into community libraries across the []
April 19, 2013

Adventures in Paris: The American Jewelry Designer

The head jewelry designer of The E. A. Bliss Co. traveled rather frequently to Paris in the late 19th and early 20th century. These trips were  []