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Their beginning was as a manufacturer of coin-silver flatware in which Gorham started to gain acclaim, especially in 1859 once the flatware was selected by Mary Todd Lincoln for the White House.In 1863, Gorham was a major player in plated silver.Because our vintage and antique jewelry inventory frequently changes, that very item may not be featured yet. Thank you for visiting our site, Jennifer Lynn Cut steel jewelry and adornments have a beauty all of their own and the appreciation for these spectacular pieces continues to grow in the collectible market.Cut steel flourished towards the end of the 18th century into the early 19th century.to ask questions or place an order please email me at: [email protected] There are some lovely antique enamelled hairpins illustrated here. The butterfly decoration is slightly over 1 1/4 inches tall. This necklace looks like an antique piece but is simply a vintage one manufactured in a largely traditional way. The lid screws off (in the opposite direction that is natural in the Americas and in Europe) and a small scoop is attached to the lid. Hairpin #2 is a delicate small butterfly with wings carved from green jade.
It is these extraordinary characteristics that have attracted many of us to vintage and antique jewelry, along with exceptional quality that endures the test of time.
The sparkle, shine and glimmer of the highly polished faceted steel are what made these jewels so popular.
I have a number of new items including about a dozen bracelets which have just been added below with various pendants and necklaces - - and click on the images to see a full size picture of each item... #2 is a pair of hairpins, very similar to each other though one has a single pin and the other has a pair. The pins also have tiny spoon shapes at the ends - I wonder if they were a cleaning tool as well? Somehow this has a contemporary quality to it as well. Any time I try one on, fastening it at my waist, I wish that such romantic items were a part of our culture as well. Nice old ones like these (and many other items) are becoming scarce now so I was happy to find these.
Because Gorham’s intentions were to manufacture multiple versions and examples of its designs, but, there was also a high demand from customers who wanted unique objects.
These demands resulted in Gorham assigning production numbers to it’s products from the early days in the 1850s.
These authentic antique cameos are carved in putty lava, green lava, sardonyx, shell, pale pink (angelskin) coral, red (noble) coral, orange (peach) coral, malachite, and even a highly unusual piece in genuine tortoise shell.