Napier diverse lines Egyptian motifs

Napier’s Diversity in Design

Napier had extremely diverse jewelry designs? It designed metals, color (rhinestone), pearls, and use multiple manufacturing techniques. It had its own modelmakers, toolmakers, and design department. Everything was in-house so that it could be responsive to the market and its customers’ needs. Napier often made small runs of designs, and hence it can be challenging to recognize the depth and scope of the company as a design house.

Napier 1960s Egyptian-style necklace
Stunning 1960s Napier Egyptian-style Necklace

Author: Melinda Lewis

Jewelry historian, Melinda Lewis is co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI) and author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry.

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