Costume jewellery has a status and appeal entirely its own. Cera presents a guide to over 200 key pieces ranging from Art Nouveau to the 1960s, along with brief biographies of the craft's foremost designers and manufacturers.
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Art Deco Art Nouveau Bakelite baroque pearls blue bracelet brooch buckle cabochon chain Chanel chaton-cut Christian Dior clasp clips COLLAR color Coppola & Toppo coral costume jewelry created crystal stones Date of Manufacture decorative Dior early 1900s Materials elry Elsa Schiaparelli enamel engraved fashion firm flowers French galalith geometric Germany glass beads glass stones glass-paste glass-paste beads glass-paste stones gold Gripoix Handworked haute couture Italian jewels late 1950s Materials Manufacture France Manufacture Italy Manufacture United marcasite Mark None Provenance Materials and Techniques metal components Mark metal Mark Milan Miriam Haskell molded motifs mounted necklace nonprecious ornaments objects open-work oval Oyonnax pendant petals Pforzheim pins Place and Date plastic plated metal precious produced Provenance Private collection rhinestones rhodium-plated metal sautoir Schiaparelli semiprecious shape silver-plated metal stones Mark strands style stylized Techniques Cast Techniques Glass Techniques Stamped topaz Trifari tume jewelry yellow