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October 18, 2011
1930s – Edmond Granville Sketches

One of the things I recieved while writing the book was a whole “stack” of pencil sketches all bound up together in a manila folder! Many of them were sketched on interoffice memo paper, others were carefully sketched on vellum paper and some were just doddles on hard bristol board……..and of course NONE of them were dated, well of […]

October 20, 2011
1930s Art Deco Pin

Love this pin, it’s  soooo very Art Deco.  None of the sketches are dated so my guess is this must be from the early to mid 30s–it’s beautiful!

1936 Bracelet Patent & Original Sketch

Monocraft did a number of different initial bracelets starting in late 1935 and into 1936. My guess is the Chernows may have been taking small steps towards entering the jewelry business. They were both notorious for  thinking things over for long periods of time before taking that final step. The patent for an initial bracelet is […]

October 18, 2011
1952- The Carnelia Necklace

This is one of my favorite necklaces from the 50s. It’s from the Carnelia series of 1952, and you can find the long pendant necklace and the matching earrings in silver on P.153 of the book. There is also a rather iconic Monet ad from this time of a small black poodle (also in the book) wearing […]

October 29, 2012

I love this ad !  Suzy Parker one of the great models of the 50s and 60s was a Monet favorite  and some of her ads for the company are iconic. Here she is wearing the bracelet I posted just below  as well as  a bunch of other great Monet bracelets from that time period. […]

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Alice Vega is a freelance fashion and graphic designer living in New York City. As a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International and the Society of Jewelry Historians she has combined her long standing interest in collecting vintage jewelry with her passion for history, preservation and the arts in this her first book.


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