Napier History

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 12, 2021

The Napier Book Featured on GEM Stories

I’m so excited to share this GEM Story featuring my work on the Napier book! Please take a moment to read about my journey and the […]
October 11, 2021

Napier’s “Garden of Gold”

Napier’s “Garden of Gold” pins are shown here in a 1950s Vogue editorial. The design dates back to 1946 but became trademarked in 1953. This design […]
October 9, 2021

Napier Transparent Enamels

This is another fun collection shown both in gold-tone and transparent enamels. These designs date to the late 1960s. Do you have pieces from this collection? […]