Ornament Plastic

By · Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Ornament Plastic

Less known than the most available or Trifari Coro, Weiss costume jewelry is a good choice for the beginning collector.

Covering a wide range of designs and materials to enamel rhinestone plastic, Weiss was in operation from 1942 to 1971, what truly vintage pieces. Albert Weiss contracted with designers and manufacturers to produce designs under the name of Weiss.

Note, however, that some new copies Weiss jewelry can be found. Usually the new pieces are glued together instead of legs of costume jewelry, imitation diamonds are small and new-looking, and smooth pieces lining support is poor. If you are interested in Weiss jewelry is sold online, be sure to ask the seller if the item is vintage or a reproduction. Do a search for see classic and reproduction parts Weiss, and educate about the differences.

Weiss was known for floral and fruit designs of figures, and also geometric, Art Deco necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings. The workmanship and quality are uniformly high. In the mid 1950s, Weiss made creative use of Swarovski aurora borealis rhinestones.

Weiss A classic design features rhinestones Smoky Quartz with open ties or icing. Smoky quartz also known as the Black Diamond Look ", and was built to mimic German smoky quartz stones.

Weiss butterfly pins are particularly collectible, and some have wings mounted on small springs that make the flutter. Another popular collection is Weiss Christmas tree pin, and may be a great investment for the collector of principle. Christmas ornament pins currently sell for much less than the pins of the trees.

Rhinestone jewelry using Austrian high-Weiss quality and made in the classic, timeless designs, tailored with a modern clothing and fashions from years past.

Several brands, or "signature" is used in jewelry Weiss. WEISS, printed in caps, dating from 1942. Other brands of the 1940s and 1950s including "Albert Weiss" in script, Weiss script, "Weissco" and "Weiss" in caps with the copyright symbol ©, pieces that show made after 1955.

Some Weiss pieces can be marked, which would reduce the value. Some were sold to department stores, which sell in boxes with the store name.

Weiss produced many game types of jewelry. Pin and sets of earrings, necklace and bracelet sets, three piece sets of earrings and bracelet, necklace and earrings set, any set, if full, increase the value beyond the individual pieces. If you are lucky enough to find the original box, which you have a real treasure.

Some former Brooches Weiss had smooth reflective metal back. They should be totally smooth. The pieces can be back playing soft, but the quality is not as good as in parts time.

As always, consider buying vintage jewelry, you should be sure that the piece is in good condition. If you are buying for yourself, not for investment, can be more flexible with the condition, but the better the condition, of course, the higher the value. Is the piece is signed? Is it well designed? And, do you like? If you are buying for investment purposes, your personal taste is not as important, but if you are buying for yourself, buy what you like what you are encouraged to use it often.

Weiss costume jewelry has been overlooked by collectors, but that seems changing as prices have been rising. If you are lucky enough to find a vintage piece of jewelry Weiss, and is in good condition, you will have a high quality of collection.

I’m Deena O’Daniel, an artist, writer and entrepreneur from Austin, Texas, by way of California.

Please visit my web site, http://www.oakhillboutique.com for a large array of costume jewelry, china, pottery, collectibles and gifts.

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