The Napier Co.

February 20, 2023

Why You Should Buy The Napier Book

I recently asked a friend to summarize my book and asked why she thought folks should purchase it. With all the resources available for people to […]
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.
February 25, 2018

Napier, Prystal and Dinner Jewelry

There has not been much written about the jewelry produced by The Napier Co. during the 1930s. It was thought that the company largely suspended its […]
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 […]
April 16, 2013

Stephan R. Bartek and The Napier Co.

Many costume jewelry books have written that Stephan R. Bartek designed for The Napier Co. Although, the author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American […]
February 15, 2013

“Indian Sunrise”

“Indian Sunrise” This open metalwork cuff, surmounted by oval and circ coral cabochons was part of a collection called, “Indian Sunrise.” The collection was comprised of […]
December 15, 2012

The Napier Ballerina Brooch

The sterling Napier ballerina brooch set is often thought of as a great introductory piece to the new sterling silver Napier collector. However, the long-held attribution […]
November 21, 2012

The “Frosted Leaves” Collection

The “Frosted Leaves” Collection With Thanksgiving just two days away, I decided to share this remarkably stylish necklace that was presented by The Napier Co. in […]