This Classic Napier jewelry set of matte gold earrings and brooch set really makes a statement.
Napier Jewelry Set Details
- Vintage 1950s brooch and earrings set from Napier.
- Large gold metal and faux pearl brooch with matching ear clips.
- The caged pearl design is a classic mid-century design.
- The patent-pending mark indicates that these were made before 1959.
The History of Napier
Napier is an American jewelry manufacturing company and was one of the first modern corporations in the United States. The company got its start in 1878 as The E. A. Bliss co. in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Bliss company manufactured gilt men’s watch chains. In 1890, the company relocated to Meriden, Connecticut. James H. Napier served as president from 1920 to his death in 1960. He was a major force in the company’s move into costume jewelry. Named The Napier-Bliss Co., in 1920, the company again changed its name to The Napier Co in 1922. Napier was at the forefront of fashion and design and had a history of sending its designers to Europe.
During both World Wars, Napier ceased the production of jewelry, focusing on producing war-related medals and medallions. In 1999, Napier was purchased by Victoria & Company. The plant Merdian plant closed in 1999. Now owned by the Jones Apparel Group, lesser-quality Napier jewelry is still manufactured overseas.
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