On any list of highly collectible jewelry, the names Jomaz and Mazer will likely appear. Known for great design, quality materials and first-rate construction, pieces from Jomaz and Mazer have stood the test of time.
Mazer Bros, founded by Lincoln and Joseph Mazer in 1927 in New York. produced fine costume jewelry until the late 1970's. Early pieces were signed Mazer Bros, later pieces were signed either Mazer or Jomaz.
Early success can in part be attributed to the company's designer, Marcel Boucher, who would leave to open his own successful jewelry design company in the 1930s. Additionally, the company used high quality Austrian stones, many of which were made to order.
The seven original Mazer brothers moved to the US from Russia in the first decades of the 20th century. How many worked in the family business is unknown but the company was originally known as "Mazer Brothers" with the hallmark signature used usually being Mazer Bros. Eventually Joseph Mazer went on to open a separate company and the new logo Jomaz came into play.
Regardless of the mark, almost anything with the Mazer, Mazer Bros or Jomaz signature is a piece of beautiful design and quality. Prices on the secondary market usually range from average to high.
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Collecting Jewelry 101, Julia C. Carroll
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