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Golden Giraffe Brooch by STAR

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    Posted 12 months ago

    RichmondLori
    (358 items)

    The brooch is marked STAR on the back, done in gold metal and set with sparkling Gold rhinestones and Red Rhinestones eyes. The brooch measures 2 1/2 " tall and 1" wide.

    Chicago based company Star Novelty Jewelry Co., Inc. began making costume jewelry in 1925; jewelers mark “STAR” (1925-1940).
    However, the company changed its name in the 1940s, to Staret; and bean using the mark "Staret" . The company ceased operations in 1947.
    Star jewelers used gold or silver-plated, or rhodium-plated metal, also enamel of various colors. High quality handmade pieces of jewelry, Their collections included beautiful figural and floral designs.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
      Love and another I would wear !
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 months ago
      Wow, so this giraffe was made between 1925-1940? That makes him AT LEAST 80 years old!
      He is amazing condition!
      Staret is very sought after, and rare, being signed for only 7 years makes the pieces so.
      I didn’t know Staret jewelry started out with the hallmark “STAR”
      Thanks so much for the info Lori! You taught me something new today!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 12 months ago
      Wonderful little giraffe Lori!!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 12 months ago
      What a cutie, great giraffe design!
    5. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 12 months ago
      don't see many Giraffe Brooches now days ..nice score..& write up ..

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