Thursday, April 28, 2011

Did You Know?

We will be adding shared information here that will make you think "WOW! That's good to know!"
All of this will be provided from discussions on The Jewelry Ring.

Florenza Fun Facts!

1. The name Florenza has nothing to do with Italy. It was derived after Dan Kasoff's wife's name, Florence.
2. All of Florenza's gold metal jewelry is 24K gold plated.
Contributed by Jan Gaughan

More Florenza Facts

It's interesting to note that Florenza did not produce sweater guards as part of their general line of merchandise. Instead, these were made whenever appropriate-size components were leftover. Tw oexamples made from earring and necklace section castings.

Contributed by Mary Ann Designs

Trifari Tidbits:

1. Trifanium (TRI-three,FA-famous,IUM suffix for metal) a patented plating was invented by Trifari, and came in golden tone and platinum tone. It was a non-tarnishing silver substitute and not used on sterling.
2. KTF, an early Trifari mark, stood for Krussman(Leo), Trifari(Gustavo) and Fishel(Carl).
3. "First Lady Mamie Eisenhower commissioned Trifari (Alfred Philippe) during the 1950s, and wore specially made pieces (pearl jewelry) for the 1953 and 1957 Presidential Inaugural balls. More recently, Madonna glittered in a ‘Jewels of India’ pin and a pair of Trifari earrings, inspired by a 1920s Cartier design, in the blockbusting ‘90s film Evita"... quote from Judith Miller, author....

Pennino Pointers
2. Pennino in script was evidently only used in ads and other print items.
3. Pennino was always signed, except for a few commemortive items that were very limited in production.
4. Items marked "ORESTO" are not Pennino.
5. Pennino never made jewelry for other companies.
6. Pennino jewelry was made to look like fine jewelry, so is very high quality.
Contributed by Dotty Stringfield


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