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Costume Jewelry from Canada: Part I

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Costume Jewelry from Canada: Part I

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of Canada into a semi-autonomous nation (it was previously a set of colonies) and to celebrate, I'm showcasing Canadian jewelry designers. A quick google search will lead to dozens of contemporary Canadian jewelry designers, but I want to focus on those whose work in the 20th century is still popular among collectors. The designs range from a heavy use of rhinestones to brutalism and abstraction to enameled works.  SHERMAN A Montreal company started by Gustave Sherman and in business from 1947 through 1981.The company is noted for its quality rhinestone pieces and many...

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