The Napier Co. History

July 23, 2020

The Napier Co.’s George DeCarlo

There is an art to telling the rich history of a company that spanned more than a century. As a collector, curator, and a historian, I am clear that jewelry is not just about the piece itself, but the story behind it. I was recently privileged to interview a living treasure for the costume jewelry industry.
July 19, 2020

Napier “Garden of Gold” Trinket Box

Trinket boxes were among some of the items produced for the giftware line. This walnut-lined trinket box called, “Garden of Gold” is a fanciful beauty. These […]
July 18, 2020

The Napier Charm Bracelet

Napier charm bracelets are notoriously fun and highly collectible. Known to have been manufactured from the 1920s through the 1980s, Napier made hundreds of different styles. […]
July 16, 2020

Napier compacts and Butterfly Pins. Harpers Bazaar Nov. 1948.

Napier compacts and butterfly pins. Harpers Bazaar Nov. 1948. Two years after WWII, The Napier Co. began to reestablish its manufacturing  items of non-noble metals, including […]
July 15, 2020

Napier Egyptian Series Necklace

This is a fun and interesting piece. Part of the Egyptian series. At first glance it looks to be 1950s, but it’s actually 1970s. Besides the […]
July 13, 2020

Napier Place Card Holders

Sometimes things are too darn cute! Vintage Napier place card holders. The front place card holders are from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s. The back ones most […]
July 13, 2020

Napier Military Hat Post-War Powder Compact

The Napier Co., known for its vast assortment of finely made vanity items, including compacts. Today we share one of our favorites—a military-motif compact. There are […]
July 12, 2020

Napier Fashion Rings

It’s a little busy, but we can never get enough Napier rings! From the early turn of the century through the 1970s, Napier produced a wide […]
July 8, 2020

The Napier Co.’s Design Team

Creating a collection for any given fashion season was a collaborative effort by the Napier team. Lines were developed as much as two years in advance. […]