Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Joseph Warner Bracelet - 1965

This photo caught my eye today, but not for the Oscar de la Renta red silk dress and cape. Very pretty, but what captured my attention was the bracelet. Row after row of crystal rhinestone covered spheres with a dangling tassel of the same. Isn't it magnificent?

I wanted to reach in to the photo and grab the model's hand out from under the cape to get a better look.

I continued to flip through the magazine, and there it was again, this time worn with a white brocade and black satin evening gown and cape by Dominic for Matty Talmack. And this time, we can see the bracelet in all it's glory, although in black and white.

The bracelet is by Joseph Warner. The Joseph Warner company was in business from about 1953 - 1971. They were known for their high quality workmanship with sparkling rhinestones often set into japanned (black) metal settings.

Warner jewelry is not commonly found and commands higher prices today, although there are many pieces available online. I didn't find anything like this bracelet, but I'll be watching!

5 comments:

Darla: Retro Ways said...

I love it, what a pretty bracelet.

Imagine finding a piece like that at an estate sale or garage sale. MMMMMMMM


♥ Darla

Sal said...

Completely gorgeous. I just made a silver chain bracelet with a long tassel ... but it pales in comparison, of course!

Gladys said...

Gorgeous bracelet. Looks like something my sister would wear. She loves stuff like that and the Oscar dress isn't bad either

Jenifir said...

Fabulous bracelet. I wonder if I will ever find something like that in my thrifting adventures. I am sure I would wear it with everything!

Belle de Ville said...

That is an awesome bracelet. Warner made some magnificent costume jewelry. We just put a pair of Warner yellow gold earrings on Beladora2.com. They are little round clip-ons, classic rather than dramatic like this bracelet.

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