List of Vintage Jewelry Designers

Vintage Jewelry

Who doesn’t love vintage jewelry? I especially like the elaborate handmade styles like Miriam Haskell.

As you may have found out, it’s pretty difficult to identify who the designer is for vintage jewelry. Without studying designer tendencies and characteristics, it’s nearly impossible for the average person to tell a Samuel Kirk from a Harry Dixon.

You can look for marks, but frequently the jewelry only bears the mark of the company they worked for. However, if you do find the marks, this list below of over 180 vintage jewelry and metal designers may help you identify how old they are.

This list is sorted alphabetically and by country. We start with Austria and end with the United States. Some of these manufacturers go all the way back to the 1700s!

List of Vintage Jewelry & Metal Designers

Workshop or Artist NameLocationDatesTypes & More Info
Carl Otto Czescha (Czeschka)Vienna, Austria1878-1960Metalwork
Hagenauer WerkstatteVienna, Austria1898-1956Metalwork
Josef HoffmannVienna, Austria1870-1956Jewelry, Metalwork
Otto PrutscherVienna, Austria1880-1949Jewelry, Enamel
Wiener WerkstatteVienna, Austria1903-1932Metalwork, Jewelry
Henri Clemens Van de VeldeBrussels, Belgium1863-1957Jewelry, Metalwork, Bronze, Silver
H. SternRio de Janiero, Brazil1945-presentGold, Diamonds, Precious Gems
Henry Birks & SonsMontreal, Canada1879-presentSilver, Gold, Jewelry
BoucheronParis, France1858-presentJewelry
Edgar BrandtParis, France1900-1930Metalwork, Brass, Iron, Copper
CardeilhacParis, France1802-1951Silver
CartierParis, France1847-presentJewelry
Coco ChanelParis, France1920s-presentJewelry
Chaumet et CieParis, France1780-presentJewelry
ChristofleSt. Denis, France1839-presentSilver, Silver Plate
Edward ColonnaParis, France1862-1948Jewelry
FouquetParis, France1860-1930sJewelry
Rene LaliqueParis, France1860-1945Jewelry, Silver, Glass
Alphonse Maria MuchaParis, France1860-1939Silver, Jewelry
Gilbert PoilleratParis, France1921-1950sLamps, Ironwork
Gerard SandozParis, France1925-1931Silver
Lea SteinParis, France1957-presentCostume Jewelry
Van Cleef & ArpelsParis, France1906-presentJewelry
Maison VeverMetz, France1821-1982Jewelry
Peter BehrensMunich, Germany1868-1940Metalwork
Theodor FahrnerPforzheim, Germany1868-1928Silver, Jewelry
J.P. Kayser SohnKrefeld-Bochum, Germany1885-1910Pewter
KayserzinnKrefeld-Bochum, Germany1885-1910Pewter
Bernd MunsteinerIdar-Oberstein, Germany1943-presentGemstone cutter
OrivitKoln-Ehrenfeld, Germany1900-1905Petwer, Silver
Ferdinand Hubert SchmitzKoln-Ehrenfeld, Germany1900-1905Petwer, Silver
Wurttembergiche MetallwarenfabrikGeislingen, Germany1853-presentPewter, Silver Plate, Glass, Ikora Metal
Artificers’ GuildLondon, England1901-1942Silver, Copper, Metalwork
Charles Robert AshbeeLondon, England1863-1942Silver, Jewelry
Asprey & Company, Ltd.London, England1781-presentJewelry
J.W. BensonLondon, England1874-presentJewelry
Birmingham Guild of HandicraftBirmingham, England1890-presentMetalwork, Jewelry, Silver
Bromsgrove Guild of Applied ArtBromsgrove, England1890-1966Jewelry, Metal
Alwyn C. E. CarrLondon, England1872-1940Silver, Enamel, Wrought Iron
Collingwood & CompanyLondon, England1817-presentSilver, Jewelry
Comyns, William & SonsLondon, England1848-presentSilver
J. Paul CooperWesterham, England1869-1933Silver, Copper, Jewelry
Bernard CuznerBirmingham, England1877-1956Silver, Jewelry
Nelson DawsonLondon, England1859-1942Jewelry, Silver, Metalwork, Enamel
James Dixon & SonsSheffield, England1806-presentSilver, Silver Plate, Britannia Metal
Christopher DresserLondon, England1834-1904Designed for many companies
Elkington & Co.Birmingham, England1824-presentSilver, Silver Plate, Metalwork, Enamel
Alexander FisherLondon, England1864-1936Silver, Jewelry, Enamel
R. and S. GarrardLondon, England1802-1952Silver, Gold, Jewelry
Goldsmiths’ & Silversmiths’ Co.London, England1890-1952Silver, Jewelry
Hennell, Ltd.London, England1735-presentJewelry
Charles HornerHalifax, England1885-1984Mass-produced Enameled Silver, Jewelry
Hukin & HeathBirmingham, England1875-1953Silver, Silver Plate
Hunt & RoskellLondon, England1844-1939Silver, Silver Plate, Jewelry
Archibald KnoxLondon, England1864-1933Jewelry
Liberty & Co.London, England1875-presentSilver, Pewter
Margaret MacdonaldGlasgow, Scotland1865-1933Metalwork, Jewelry
Arthur MackmurdoHeygate, England1851-1942Metalwork
Harold StablerKeswick, London1872-1945Jewelry, Metalwork, Silver
Henry J. WilsonLondon, England1864-1934Metalwork, Jewelry
Bonebakker & SonsAmsterdam, Holland1767-presentJewelry
Jan EisenloeffelAmsterdam, Holland1876-1957Silver
BugariRome, Italy1881-presentJewelry
BuccellatiMilan, Italy1919-presentGold, Precious Stones, Pearls, Watches
Paolo de PoliPadua, Italy1905-1996Enameled Jewelry
MikimotoTokyo, Japan1899-presentPearls
Hector AguilarTaxco, Mexico1939-1966Silver
Frederick DavisMexico City, Mexico1920s-1960Silver
Antonio Pineda GomezTaxco, Mexico1941-presentSilver
Bernice GoodspeedMexico City, Mexico1940-1972Silver
Enrique LedesmaTaxco, Mexico1950-1979Silver
Los CastilloTaxco, Mexico1939-presentSilver
Isidro Garcia PinaTaxco, Mexico1943-1986Silver
Sigfrido Pineda (Sigi)Mexico City, Mexico1952-presentSilver
Matilde PoulatMexico City, Mexico1934-1960Silver
William SpratlingTaxco, Mexico1931-presentSilver
Margot de TaxcoTaxco, Mexico1948-1985Silver
Salvador Vaca TeranMexico City, Mexico1930s-1974Silver
House of FabergeMoscow, Russia1842-1918Jewelry, Gold
Feodor RuckertMoscow, Russia1890s-1917Gold, Jewelry
Sigvard BernadotteSweden1907-2002Jewelry, Silver Dinnerware
W.A. BolinSweden1791-presentJewelry
David-AndersenNorway1876-presentSilver, Enamel
Nanna & Jorgen DitzelDenmark1920s-2005Jewelry
Hans HansenDenmark1906-presentFlatware, Hollow Ware, Jewelry
Georg JensenDenmark1904-presentJewelry, Silver
Henning KoppelDenmark1917-1982Jewelry, Silver
Erik MagnussenCopenhagen, Denmark1884-1960Jewelry
Anton MichelsenDenmark1841-presentJewelry, Silver
Evald NielsenDenmark1879-1958Hand-hammered Silver
Harald NielsenDenmark1892-1977Jewelry, Silver
Johan RohdeDenmark1856-1935Silver
Acme StudiosLos Angeles, California1985-presentWhite Metal, Enamel
Allan AdlerLos Angeles, California1916-2002Silver, Jewelry
Alvin Manufacturing CompanyProvidence, Rhode Island1886-presentSilver
Aaron BashaNew York City, New York1950s-presentGold, Enamel
Bailey, Banks & BiddlePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania1832-presentJewelry
F. Carlton BallSan Francisco, California1911-1992Silver
Benedict Manufacturing Co.East Syracuse, New York1900-1930sCopper, Pewter, Silver Plate
Harry BertoiaDetroit, Michigan1915-1978Hammered Brass
R. Blackinton & Co.North Attleboro, Mass.1862-presentJewelry, Silver
Bradley & HubbardMeriden, Connecticut1895-1930Brass
Alexander CalderNew York City, New York1898-1976Costume Jewelry
Hattie CarnegieNew York City, New York1918-1976Costume Jewelry
CinerNew York City, New York1892-presentCostume Jewelry
Charles ClewellCanton, Ohio1899-1955Copper, Bronze
Betty CookeBaltimore, Maryland1924-presentSilver, Enamel, Wood, Pebbles
CoroProvidence, Rhode Island1901-1979Costume Jewelry
Craftsmen WorkshopsSyracuse, New York1900-1915Copper
Margaret CraverBoston, Massachusetts1930s-1988Silver
Margaret De PattaSan Francisco, California1903-1964Silver
Harry DixonSan Francisco, California1908-1967Copper
William B. Durgin CompanyProvidence, Rhode Island1853-1935Silver
EisenbergChicago, Illinois1930-presentCostume Jewelry
Claire FalkensteinSan Francisco, California1908-1997Wire, Rough Glass
Theodore W. Foster & Brothers Co.Providence, Rhode Island1873-1951Jewelry, Silver
George GebeleinBoston, Massachusetts1878-1945Silver
Gorham CorporationProvidence, Rhode Island1818-presentSilver, Silver Plate, Bronze, Metalwork, Jewelry, Copper & Gold
HARNew York City, New York1940s-1950sCostume Jewelry
John HardyNew York City, New York1975-presentJewelry
Miriam HaskellNew York City, New York1924-presentCostume Jewelry
Oscar Heyman & BrothersNew York City, New York1912-presentJewelry
Frances HigginsChicago, Illinois1912-2004Glass Jewelry
HobeMt. Vernon, New York1887-presentCostume Jewelry
Yuri IchihashiNew York City, New York1991-presentHandwoven Gold & Platinum
Jaccard Jewelry CompanySt. Louis, Missouri1829-presentJewelry
Eugene Joseff, Joseff of HollywoodHollywood, California1935-presentCostume Jewelry
Kalo ShopChicago, Illinois1900-1970Silver, Copper, Jewelry
Samuel KirkBaltimore, Maryland1815-presentSilver
Florence KoehlerChicago, Illinois1861-1944Jewelry
Sam KramerNew York City, New York1913-1964Silver
Kramer Jewelry CreationsNew York City, New York1943-1980Costume Jewelry
KrementzNewark, New Jersey1866-presentJewelry
Walter LamplNew York City, New York1921-1959Silver, Gold, Charms
Kenneth Jay LaneNew York City, New York1963-presentCostume Jewelry
Judith LeiberNew York City, New York1921-presentCostume Jewelry
Fred LeightonNew York City, New York1965-presentJewelry
Ed LevinNew York City, New York1950-presentSilver
Paul LobelNew York City, New York1930s-1965Silver
Peter MacciariniSan Francisco, California1937-2001Silver, Mixed Metals
Marcus & CompanyNew York City, New York1892-1950sJewelry, Copper, Silver
Marshall Field & Company Craft ShopChicago, Illinois1904-1950Jewelry, Silver, Brass, Bronze
MarvellaNew York City, New York1911-presentCostume Jewelry, Fake Pearls
MatisseLos Angeles, California1946-1964Costume Jewelry, Copper, Enameled Copper
John Paul MillerCleveland, Ohio1918-presentGold, silver
MonetE. Providence, Rhode Island1937-presentCostume Jewelry
NapierMeriden, Connecticut1922-presentCostume Jewelry
Paloma PicassoNew York City, New York1949-presentJewelry
Earl PardonSaratoga Springs, New York1926-1991Enamel, Stone, Wood, Wire
Potter StudioCleveland, Ohio1899-1927Brass, Copper, Jewelry, Silver
Francisco RabajesNew York City, New York1934-1967Costume Jewelry
Reed & BartonTaunton, Massachusetts1824-presentSilver, Silver Plate, Jewelry
Renoir of CaliforniaLos Angeles, California1946-1964Costume Jewelry, Copper, Enameled Copper
Nettie RosensteinNew York City, New York1935-1975Costume Jewelry
RoycroftEast Aurora, New York1895-1938Copper
Seaman ScheppsLos Angeles, California1904-presentGold, Precious and Semiprecious Stones
Elsa SchiaparelliNew York City, New York1920s-1950sCostume Jewelry
Jean SchlumbergerNew York City, New York1946-1956Jewelry
SelroNew York City, New York1950s-1960sCostume Jewelry
Shreve & CompanySan Francisco, California1852-presentJewelry, Silver
Shreve, Crump & LowBoston, Massachusetts1796-presentHand-Wrought Sterling
Art SmithNew York City, New York1917-1982Silver, Silver Wire, Brass, Copper
Spaulding & CompanyChicago, Illinois1888-presentSilver, Silver Plate, Jewelry
Henry SteigNew York City, New York1906-1973Silver
Gustav StickleySyracuse, New York1857-1942Copper
Arthur J. StoneBoston, Massachusetts1847-1938Silver
Tiffany & CompanyNew York City, New York1853-presentJewelry, Silver, Metalwork
Tiffany StudiosNew York City, New York1890-1932Metalwork
TrifariNew York City, New York1918-presentCostume Jewelry
Unger Bros.Newark, New Jersey1872-1919Silver, Jewelry
Dirk Van ErpOakland, California1859-1933Copper
Nicholas VarneyNew York City, New York1996-presentJewelry
Webster CompanyNorth Attleboro, Mass.1869-1950Silver
Frank M. Whiting CompanyNorth Attleboro, Mass.1878-1960sSilver
Whiting Manufacturing CompanyNorth Attleboro, Mass.1866-presentSilver
Ed WienerProvincetown, Mass.1918-1991Silver
James H. WinnChicago, Illinois1866-1940Jewelry
Harry WinstonNew York City, New York1932-presentJewelry, Diamonds
Samuel YellinPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania1885-1940Ironwork
David YurmanNew York City, New York1980-presentJewelry
Marie ZimmermannNew York City, New York1879-1972Metalwork, Jewelry
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About Paul Phipps

Paul loves history. He literally read the entire 1987 World Book Encyclopedia when he was 23 years old. His expertise ranges across the entire spectrum of pop culture. He specializes in vintage clothing, sports collectibles, vinyl records and tin toys.

7 thoughts on “List of Vintage Jewelry Designers

  1. Lynette

    Saw naturalistic pieces estimated on “Antiques Roadshow” gold with semi and precious stones by an American designer. Pieces were somewhat chunky and included various sizes and varieties of stones. Do this sound like any designer you know of? Who?

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  2. Zondra Rapazzini

    I have a large chunky bracelet with intense metal work almost
    medieval style with large glass stones. It is an impressive piece
    and signed by a KALIZGER…do you know anything about this designer.

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  3. Cindy Friend

    I am looking for info on Calvin K Clauer, jeweler, opt. I have a beautiful ring in tiny box. Box is marked with his name on top. He is said to have a 1911 jewelry catalog.

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  4. Twyla Jackson

    I have an unusual brooch with black and white beads, center is silver metal with what I believe to be rhinestones. The beads are hand sewn into a plastic back. On the back, this has a round, silver disc that is marked ‘CH. RONIS’. Under the name,it reads ‘MADE BY’ and below that is ‘N.Y’. I have researched and can find no information on the item or the Artist.

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  5. RoseAnne

    Have found 2 pieces of jewelry now at a local thrift store that appear to be scenes in black carved into walrus tusks or ? Some kind of whitish material( hard) . They are signed : W. Walluk.

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  6. Peggy Karleen

    I have a brooch of my grandmothers that is about a 3 1/2 in wide oval of gold tone with a large cut amethyst and a simple metal floral design. The back has a simple if not somewhat crude clasp. The only marking is J.H.P. Any ideas about this piece?

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Last modified: Oct 01, 2013 | Written by Paul Phipps