Posted 2 years ago
I love the color Turquoise. I was super excited when I saw this necklace and earrings for sale on ebay. I had already bought the brooch from another venue.
About HAR Jewelry:
For years, jewelry sleuths have searched for clues about who made HAR’s highly desirable designs. Were they made here or in England perhaps? Could it be that HAR was an offshoot of another company such as Selini, Selro, or ART, companies also known for their exotic designs?
To the delight of collectors everywhere, the mystery was solved recently when Roberto Brunialti, jewelry historian extraordinaire, and Susan Klein, author of several articles and a book on mid-century costume jewelry, discovered that the HAR mark was owned by Hargo Creations in New York City. Joseph Heibronner and Edith Levitt founded the company in 1955, just 3 years after they married. What’s more, some of the most sought after designs, including the dragon and genie pieces, can be dated to April, 1959 based on U.S. copyright records. In the 1960 Jewelers’ Buyers Guide, the Hargo company was listed with an address of 82 Canal Street. Unfortunately, the company was somewhat short-lived. Mr. Heibronner died in August of 1968, which is probably why no records on HAR were found after 1967. Many companies have tried to imitate HAR figural jewelry but none have been able to quite capture the beauty that makes this jewelry so collectible. In the case of HAR, one picture is worth a thousand words. Because the company was only is business for about 12 years, HAR jewelry (especially the figural pieces) is quite rare.