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Vintage Vivah Beetle Brooch, Canada, Circa 1970-80

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    Posted 4 years ago

    Alan2310
    (914 items)

    Good Evening CW Friends Collector----8:30PM)2016-12-23
    I found today at my local thrift shop this nice little vintage sterling silver beetle brooch, stamp under "925" and "vivah", i discover this is from the 1970-80 manufactured by Vivah Jewellery Canada.
    In very good vintage condition, no damage, just a little tarnish and this give a nice look, I am not sure what kind of stone for the body, any help ID this stone will be much appreciated.
    To be honest, i was thinking this brooch was way much older, but that's fine.

    This brooch is a little more than 1 inch long, .75 inch at the widest portion.

    Many Thanks Everyone for Viewing.
    Alan
    ----------------------------Vivah Jewellery – History------------------------------

    Vivah’s humble beginnings originate from Directions East, a trading company founded in 1972 by Zell Goodbaum who was living and working in India at the time. Zell developed a wide range of gift items and ethnic art objects for sale in Canada. For about 12 years, he traveled back and forth 3 times a year to the Eastern Asia, as well as across Canada, developing a successful wholesale distribution company.
    Among his customers were Birks, Eatons, Fairweathers and Suzy Shier, as well Zell operated three seperate Directions East stores selling handmade and natural material jewellery accessories. Around that time he met Vivah Goldberg, a self-taught gold and silversmith who had her own company called Separate Realities. She made her own moulds, carved her own stones, and was struggling as a craftsperson for recognition of her designs and ability.

    Zell recognized the talent he saw in Vivah’s designs, and soon Vivah was selling her work exclusively in the Directions East stores. After joining Zell on a trip to India, they formed a strong bond that gave birth to what is now; Vivah Jewellery!
    Since it’s humble beginnings, Vivah Jewellery has evolved from a jewellery wholesaler to a retail specialist in sterling silver, gemstones and bridal fashion with over 40 stores across Canada.

    Through the application of sound business principles and a commitment to providing unique, trendsetting styles, we’ve established ourselves as a leader in the Canadian market

    We base our business on the relationships we form with our staff, suppliers and customers. Our expertise has always been about finding the best… the best people… the best product… in order to achieve the best reputation in the business.

    We warmly welcome you to Vivah!

    Courtesy of https://vivahjewellery.com/about/

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    Comments

    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Oh, this is just so cute....I love it!!
    2. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Love it!
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      TassieDevil
      Celiene, thank you to both of you for the kind comment and the love, I start to enjoy hunting brooch, pin and pendant, you being my source of inspiration(they are small,LOL)

      Merry Christmas to you and your family, wish you both, great find for 2017.

      Regards
      Alan
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Thank you Alan, and the very best to you and your family too.
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I love it! I believe the stone is a Moonstone.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That is truly wonderful!! kyratango will love this one. Merry Christmas to you my friend! and best wishes for a wonderful 2017!!
      Scott
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Very cute Bzz Bzz!

      Joyeux Noël Alan!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      It seems to be a polished mother of pearl cabochon :-)
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      It does look older than it is, which is a good thing! Could almost pass as an original jelly belly! I love it, and I'm not too keen on bug pins. But again... This I love!
    10. martika martika, 4 years ago
      What a lucky find!!! :)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Beautiful.
    12. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Stunning!

      Merry Christmas!
    13. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      very nice post and happy xmas
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Efesgirl, i am glad you love, thanks for the info, sorry for the late respond, I was in Quebec for few day's visiting family in the occasion of Christmas.

      Many thanks for the comments and the love, much appreciated your constant support.
      I wish you a fabulous 2017, many treasures to be found.

      Regards
      Alan
    15. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Scott, same as well for you and your family, many more trunk to come for you in 2017, and many thanks to be here, much appreciated your supports over the past year.

      Regards
      Alan
    16. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      kyratango, Yes, Bzzzz, Bzzzzzzzz, I love it so much, look forward to find more.
      Many thanks for the info, comment and the love.
      Un très joyeux temp des fêtes pour toi aussi, ainsi que toute ta familles.

      Bien Respectueusement
      Alain
    17. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Ms.CrystalShip, Yes I think so too, no plan to clean it, I am the kind to like the patina on a piece,(furniture, sterling, pewter,)and this one have a very nice aging looking.
      I am very please that you love it, much appreciated the comments and the love.
      I wish you a lovely Holiday Season to you and your family.

      Regards
      Alan
    18. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Overdue, lentilka11, happy new year to you and your.
      martika--->Absolutely agree, lucky,lucky.
      Karen--->yes totally beautiful
      kivatinitz, many thanks to all of you, for commenting and the love on this Beatle.
      Much appreciated that you take some of your time to stop by.

      Regards
      Alan
    19. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      THANK YOU, Vintagefran
      Mrstyndall
      Glassgaga
      pebble
      Poire
      fleafinder
      vintagelamp
      Dragonflypearl
      lisa
      Midnight1208
      davyd286
      SEAN
      kivatinitz
      lentilka11
      bijoucaillouvintage
      ho2cultcha
      Steptoe1
      martika
      kevin
      Ms.CrystalShip
      aura
      kyratango
      mike
      scott
      Caperkid
      Efesgirl
      Peasejean55.
      Manikin
      VioletOrange
      Celiene
      TassieDevil
      mrcolorz
      Elisabethan, to all of you for the love, also you your constant support over the last year, kindly appreciated.

      Regards
      alan

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