- James H. Napier – President
- Harry A. Allen – Vice President
- Huge F. Geiger – Secretary
- Frederick Rettenmeyer – Treasurer
New Hires 1929
- John Shulga – Expeditor /Production Department
- 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 mirror and trace the outline of your face. When looking at the tracing, one of five shapes should be evident–square, oval, rectangular, round, or heart. Attitudes about beauty have evolved since the 1990s, and we want every woman to celebrate her inherent beauty. Enjoy these tips, take what feels right for you, toss the rest, and have fun selecting your jewelry! SQUARE Earrings: round, oval or inverted triangular shapes in medium to large sizes. Necklaces: longer styles in lengths of 24″ to 30″. Pins: pins worn to the side of the lapel away from face. RECTANGLE Earrings: wide dramatic sized earrings–round buttons in medium to large sizes. Avoid long drops. Necklaces: necklaces in short or medium lengths, especially those with a bold center design. Pins: pins worn at the base of the throat. ROUND Earrings: moderate drops or slender oval buttons. Avoid round buttons and large hoops. Necklaces: longer lengths, multiple strands. OVAL Anything goes! HEART Earrings: avoid tiny studs; long drops and large hoops. Necklaces: medium length (24″) or round collars–avoid necklaces with bold center design. Pins: wear high on lapel.
- 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 2001 from the Napier archive. It can then be assumed this design was made sometime between 1988 and 1999 when the plant was closed.
- Readers Alert These earrings are part of the Napier Crystal Basics Collection of 1992. They feature beautiful Swarovski navettes flanked by brilliant circ-cut stones. Napier marked the earrings in two places—both on the arm of the clip and the back of the clip. The earrings are also conveniently marked with an “L” or “R” to ease questions about proper wearer placement. Not all earrings in the Napier line had left or right markings.