This purchase is for a pair of Elegant JOMAZ marked earrings with Pearls and Rhinestones. These earrings catch the light much better than my photos are showing. With 55 rhinestones they are gorgeous in the light. The item in the photos is the actual item being purchased. I am not a jeweler nor expert on Costume Jewelry or JOMAZ. I have done extensive online research to include expert opinions, eBay, Etsy, Collectible Sites, Costume Jewelry Sites...etc. I have done my best to describe the item accurately but after you view the photos, I highly recommend contacting me with any questions prior to purchasing.
The following information on JOMAZ has been borrowed from a great resource for researching Costume Jewelry Markings ( http://www.jacksonjewels.com/Reference/Jewelry_Companies_M-O.htm ).
> The Mazer Brothers, Joseph and Louis, began their jewelry business in Philadelphia, PA in 1917 and moved the jewelry establishment to NYC in 1927. Later, the company changed its name to Joseph Mazer and Company, Inc. The Mazer company experimented with different techniques to create metal alloys. It manufactured high quality jewelry using Swarovski rhinestones and crystals and the jewelry sold in the middle price range of costume jewelry. It is avidly sought after by collectors today. In 1946, Joseph Mazer left the company to form Joseph J. Mazer and Co. (better known as JOMAZ). Joseph began marking his jewelry JOMAZ from 1946 to 1981 with items being marked JOMAZ © after 1955. The jewelry produced contains beautiful craftsmanship with spectacular use of Swarovski rhinestones that can be mistaken for genuine jewelry.
> Estimated age is 1946 - 1954
> This earring set is gorgeous and could be used in both elegant settings as well as casual.
> NO MISSING STONES- Each Earring appears to be a spray ribbon design and is 1 5/16” x 1" and contains 3 small faux pearls, 1 medium faux pearl and 55 rhinestones. I'm not sure what the base metal is but most JOMAZ earrings are being listed and sold as Rhodium.
> Hallmarked as JOMAZ and each has a letter B stamped on the back of a ribbon. I have exhausted my resources trying to find out what this letter indicates (believe me I want to know :) ) and unfortunately have been unable to do this.
> Earrings are Clip where clip is very firm as expected.
> Condition- These are gorgeous with very little wear indicating they have been well taken care of for an item dating back 60+ years.
> Earrings have not been cleaned with a cleaner. I used a little warm water and a very soft bristle tooth brush to loosen any accumulated dust and dirt over the years.
> Weight of each earring is 7.09 grams (.25 ounces) for a total weight of 14.18 grams (.5 ounces)... These are not heavy earrings and will feel just as comfortable at the end of an evening as they are when you first put them on.
Reminder- JOMAZ is avidly sought after by collectors today.
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