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    Posted 4 months ago

    RichmondLori
    (285 items)

    NOTE: I re-posted the pictures. and would like to add that this set is 1950s Rhinestone Molded Glass Brooch by Judy Lee Jewels.
    Blanche Viano, a fashionista and a beauty, in 1949, opened a small company Judy Lee for the sale of jewelry in Chicago (USA). However, the origin of the company name remains unknown. According to Blanche, the company was only a means of additional income for a young family. The jewels were sold at "jewelry parties", not in any stores. In 1968 the company closed, I think it was remaining product was continued to be sold until 1972.

    (original post)This beautiful set looks as good as it did the say it was produced. I even asked the vendor if they cleaned them, his answer was no that's the way they came in this box too. the vendor refer to this as the peacock set beautiful beautiful beautiful.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Lori,
      These are very beautiful indeed and in amazing condition! Is that 10¢ price tag the original cost of this set?
    2. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      Scott thank you for your kind words, and question. This is the first post I did with my phone (can't find my camera) and I see it is not that great. I will try to re-post the pictures (right side up).
      to answer you, I don't think the tag came originally with this set, it just came with this sell. I know that Judy Lee started in 1949 until 1968. Prices were good and low back then, but 10cent, may be not. Lori
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      I think your phone captured these very nicely. I thought that price was awfully low for such a beautiful set.
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Beautiful set!
    5. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Ditto MrsT's words, lovely find
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      I had no idea Judy Lee went back so far!
      I have to be honest here, I was never a fan of Judy Lee or Beau Jewels because of the way they were made. The pop- rivet construction just turns me off, but I have to admit this is one beautiful set! ( I bet the makers who put these sets together were very tired after a day’s work, as pop rivet guns are very heavy!) So maybe one ( myself) should learn to appreciate such work!
      The different hues of blue are so eye catching! ( eye-candy)
      Multi-prong, and the focal stone with dog-tooth on both brooch and earrings make for a stunning combination!
      It’s lovely Lori!
    7. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago

      Thanks to all of you for stopping by, and the loves;

      Cokeman1959
      Ms.CrystalShip
      Brunswick
      Newfld
      Mrstyndall
      plein-air-painter
      dav2no1
      fortapache
      jscott0363

      Lori
    8. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      Well, I just discovered that Judy Lee was a signature used by Blanch-ette, Inc. and was founded in 1949 by Blanch and Aldo Viano in Chicago, IL. So, the name Blanch-ette is to be researched updates to follow.

    9. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      I want to thank all for the kind words & comments, and thank you for stopping to browse. As you may know this makes my 15th set of Judy Lee, and I am heading back to the vendor to re-think purchasing his other two set (excellent condition as this is) So, I have some research to do.......Judy Lee may have been sold by housewife after the war - at parties similar to tupperware - but who knows better then the women who run the house!!!! Lori
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 4 months ago
      I guess Judy Lee wasn't sold in my area because I don't remember the parties or seeing the logo box items came in. Thanks for doing your research and look forward to seeing the next 2 you buy!
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      So Judy Lee was sold like Sarah Coventry. At home parties, with a “hostess”. Very cool to know! Thanks Lori for all your hard work researching Judy Lee. I have a whole new respect for the Company as it looks like they hand set most, if not all, their pieces where Coventry used glue. ( which is fine, don’t beat me up Coventry lovers, just a comparison!)
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      Mary, I believe the parties where during our Mother’s time..lol!
    13. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 months ago
      Peacock pretty. I love the colors, reminds me of a gorgeous peacock.
    14. Andreamw, 4 months ago
      Such pretty colors!
    15. FreshAir FreshAir, 4 months ago
      Stunning brooch set and the colors are so beautiful! Nice that you have the box too.

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