I would like to point out one thing about any paste costume jewelry that is 50 plus years old. If you have not purchased it before I advise that you check the stones from time to time to make sure they are all secure. I think it is too much to expect from any glue to hold every stone in place for 50 to 60 years. Hollycraft would paste and prong set rhinestones in the same setting quite often so checking to make sure that your rhinestones are secure is a good practice to get into so as not to lose one of these well preserved stones. ID-493
Hollycraft designs were sold to jobbers who were then responsible for the production and distribution of the actual pieces. Because coordinating sets of jewelry was so popular in the 1950s and early 1960s, Hollycraft created wonderful complete sets, or parures, which included necklace, earrings, bracelet, brooches and sometimes rings.
Not all the Hollycraft pieces of the 1950s were done in pastel colored stones and gold tone metal. Some were rhodium plated and done entirely in dazzling clear crystal stones.
Founder and designer Joseph Chorbajian sold Hollycraft in the early 1970s, and manufacture of Hollycraft jewelry ceased only a few years later. Joseph Chorbajan died in 1991 at the age of 91. Hollycraft designs continue to be admired while attracting attention for their finely crafted designs—not only for their visual appeal, but also for their general affordability when weighing quality against cost.
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