This lovely brooch/pendant was part of the “Shades of Byzantium” collection featured in the book on page 301. The design featured translucent tear-drop, high-domed oval, and high-domed round cabochons set in cast metal. The collection came in single colors of citrine, amethyst, and emerald-green, in addition to the mix-color version. The collection was featured in The Chicago Defender on Oct. 15, 1955. The caption read, “Intricately carved silver floral (we’re showing the gold-tone version) settings form the romantic background for the regally polished cabochon amethysts …” #napierjewelry #napierjewelryhistory #napierbook #thejewelrystylist

This is a fun c. 1950s bracelet. Matching earrings and necklace were also available. The collection came in yellow, blue, white and coral. These “petals” were used in both the 1950s and 1960s. #napierjewelryhistory #napierjewelry #thenapierbook #thejewelrystylist
April 4, 2022
In the late 1960s, Napier produced a variety of translucent enamel designs. These c. 1960s translucent enameled five-point star earrings are fantastic! The hand-carved textured surface under the enamel adds interest to the design. These are large, measuring more than two inches across. #napierjewelry #napierjewelryhistory #thenapierbook #napierearrings #thejewelrystylist
April 6, 2022