Posted 5 years ago
Jerry De Nicola 1957 - Early 1970s ~ New York City, NY USA -Jerry DeNicola produced jewelry of high quality meant to rival the real thing. As a matter of fact, one of the early costume jewelry lines was called "The Real Thing". Now if that did not state the companies intentions nothing would have! Another line was called "Young America". This mark was first used in 1964. During the 1970s, the company became a part of Capri jewelry and the DeNicola hallmark was not used. Signature Designs/Techniques: Bold, large and colorful jewelry that looks close to "real". Figurals and astrological jewelry as well as Christmas jewelry. According to several costume jewelry books, this jewelry is highly collectable with prices to reflect the demand and not so plentiful supply. ** Information above gleaned from the excellent "Amazing Adornments" Web Site.
This 1 3/4" Brooch is a fine example of the "Real Thing" quality jewelry produced by DeNicola. RER -Loumanal-