Napier History

October 20, 2014

Aluminum Jewelry in Fashion: Giorgio Sant’ Angelo

Eloxal (electrolytic oxidation of aluminum) jewelry was made mostly from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s. Eloxal jewelry can be found marked Germany or W. Germany and […]
October 17, 2014

5 Tips to Choosing the Perfect Piece of Jewelry

Choosing the right piece of jewelry for your sweetheart can be a fun and rewarding experience, both for you choosing that special piece and for your sweetheart […]
May 1, 2014

Historical Significance: Jewelry Company Blazes the Market with Giftware Line

The Napier Co. and its predecessor, The E. A. Bliss Co., had an extensive history in the jewelry manufacturing industry, but did you know that the […]
July 15, 2013

The Napier Co. Designers

As a jewelry historian and a collector, I am always seeking to know who designed a particular piece of jewelry. But as the history of early […]
April 22, 2013

Ask Your Library to Acquire this Book

Life By Design Publishing is commencing an active campaign to get The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry  book into community libraries across the […]
May 14, 2012

True Facts About Napier’s Commencement Date: 1875 or 1878?

True Facts About Napier’s Commencement Date 1875 or 1878? Since the 1930s, The Napier Co. had maintained the company commenced in 1875. However, for over 50 […]