I have a love-hate relationship with Napier jewelry. I love it because there are so many beautifully designed and well-made pieces. I hate it because there is so much to choose from that it can be tough to narrow down.
Napier is readily available on the secondary market. I look for it at antique malls, flea markets and second-hand stores. Some pieces can be very pricey, but for the most part, Napier is available at a good price point for both beginners and advanced collectors.
NAPIER CHARM BRACELETS
My personal favorite Napier design is the charm bracelet. They have produced so many wonderful examples that one could specialize and still have a large collection. Most of the charm bracelets are easy to identify as being by Napier because of the branded spring ring clasp used. But, there are many examples with out this clasp, so it's only one clue. Another clue is the chain. You'll notice that several of the following examples share the same style of chain.
OTHER NAPIER BRACELETS
Animals are always popular motifs in jewelry and Napier created some wonderful examples.
Some designs are elegant in their simplicity such as these examples.
I adore the these two very large brooches.
The Napier Co.
Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry
Melinda L. Lewis
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