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    CIS asymmetric crackle glass collar with splendid colors of hyacinth AB, citrine, topaz, clear and one glass hematite-shaded stone. Changes color depending on what you are wearing.

    CIS heart collar with stones in olivine, amethyst, AB, and hyacinth AB.

    Coppola e Toppo necklace with 3 circular pendants. Made for Valentino in 1970, it is constructed of gilt-stamped metal, sapphire-blue faceted Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and gilt metal beads. According to Ginger Moro, the necklaces came in a single, double and triple circle version.

    Louis Rousselet glass bead necklace

    Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Gold and Pave Swirls with Aquamarines Bracelet 1942-47

    KTF Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Pave with Baguette Slashes and Emerald Cabochons Deco Link Bracelet Mid 1930's $ 1725

    Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Teal Enamel and Pearl Belly Ming Tiger Pin 1942

    Rousselet Multicolour Cabochons on Black Poured Glass Spheres Claspless Necklace

    KTF Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Deco Pave and Baguettes Butterfly and Flowers Hair Slide, before Dec 1937

    Corocraft Pave and Baguettes Thistles Pin Clips Duette, c. 1948-49

    Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' 'Odds of March' Pave and Enamel March Lamb Pin Clip, designed by A. Philippe, 1939

    Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Moghul Jewels Emerald and Ruby Swirl Necklace 1949

    Coro Pave and Baguette Backed Giant Lizard Pin, early 1942's - before 1942

    Coro Gold Pave and Rubies Giant Turtle Pin, designed by Alfred Katz 1941-42

    Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Lapis Belly Ming Turtle Pin Clip 1942

    Alexander Korda 'Jungle Book' Blackamoor Woman with Snake Earring Pin Clip 1942

    Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Invisibly Set Diamante and Baguette Scroll Sprung Spiral Choker Necklace 1950

    Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Citrine Demilune and Enamel Fuchsia Pin Clip

    Joan poses wearing her company’s crown jewels on her voluminous skirt.

    Lucille Ball wears a Joseff of Hollywood necklace and bracelet set. The company provided much of the jewelry seen in “I Love Lucy” and was even a plot point in an episode.

    Joan Castle Joseff looks on, horrified, as Shirley Jones, who starred in many Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, pretends to touch a Christmas tree made of Joseff jewelry during a company holiday party.

    Joan is pictured in the Joseff library in 1937, wearing a Joseff sun brooch. The necklace shown in the book was replicated for Norma Shearer in 1938’s “Marie Antoinette.”

    Regular women, in turn, would see photos of their favorite stars in magazines like “Coronet,” “Movie Stars Parade,” or “Movie Secrets” and covet them. And it struck Joseff, “Why shouldn’t we make every woman in the world feel like a movie star?” And so he expanded his business to retail around 1937, offering pieces for as much as $2.50, a steep price for the time. The line was sold at Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, Bullock’s, Macy’s, Saks, all over.

    Carole Lombard wears Joseff on the January 1940’s “Photoplay,” and Joan Crawford flaunts a Joseff brooch on the February 1948 issue of “Motion Picture.” February 1948’s “Movie Show,” with Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth on the cover, features an article penned by Joseff entitled, ”Let’s Be Glamorous!”

    Joseff is pictured delivering his wares to Buffums department store in a newspaper ad from 1948.