December 1, 2021

The E. A. Bliss and Napier Mesh Purse

One of the reasons The E. A. Bliss Co. and later The Napier Co. was so interesting is that the company had diverse product lines. Here […]
November 10, 2021

Napier Bead Necklace Late 1950s early 1960s

This lovely necklace dates to the late 1950s early 1960s. It has a wonderful faux lariat design with molded glass, filigree and fluted beads. Two known […]
November 9, 2021

Napier: The Gleam of Glamour

This fabulous necklace dates back to 1952. “The gleam of glamour in a swirling leaf pendant necklace and earrings by Napier. … Preciously wrought and gold […]
November 7, 2021

Napier Jewelry and The 1920s

At The Napier Book, we find the jewelry of the 1920s enchanting. Here is a rendering from WWD in 1928. The designs are magnificent! Following the […]
October 24, 2021

How To Select Your Jewelry Style

  In 1990, Napier advertised a tutorial on how to select jewelry based on one’s face shape. To determine your shape, stand in front of a […]
October 22, 2021

How To Circa-date Your Napier Earrings: The Adjustable-Screw-Back Finding

  Earrings made with the adjustable-screw-back finding without the copyright mark on the lever are from 1988 and beyond. This example was acquired by us in […]
October 21, 2021

Reader’s Alert: Napier Crystal Basics

  Reader’s AlertThese earrings are part of the Napier Crystal Basics Collection of 1992. They feature beautiful Swarovski navettes flanked by brilliant circ-cut stones. Napier marked […]
October 19, 2021

Atypical 1940s Napier Earring Design

An unusual design from The Napier Co.’s typical Art Moderne or modernist styles of the 1940s. Herewith is a pair of dainty sterling peacock clip-back earrings. […]
October 17, 2021

Doris Day Prefers Napier Fashion Jewelry

In the 1950s, The Napier Co. contracted with Doris Day to be a spokesperson for Napier by launching the “Doris Day” jewelry line. The jewelry can […]