Har Bracelet Rare Vintage 7 Gilt R/s Genie Crystal Ball Charm Unsigned A2
Enameled fruits, small whimsical animals, and more traditional jewelry designs with imitation pearls, rhinestones, faux turquoise and coral were also made by HAR. Some of the designs include large misshapen stones with an iridescent glow for which HAR is known. Selected pieces of HAR jewelry were featured in the famous 1990's "Jewels of Fantasy" exhibit propelling this jewelry to international fame.
For years, jewelry sleuths have searched for clues about who made HAR's highly desirable designs. Were they made here or in England perhaps? Could it be that HAR was an offshoot of another company such as Selini, Selro, or ART, companies also known for their exotic designs? To the delight of collectors everywhere, the mystery was solved recently when Roberto Brunialti, jewelry historian extraordinaire, and Susan Klein, author of several articles and a book on mid-century costume jewelry, discovered that the HAR mark was owned by Hargo Creations in New York City. Joseph Heibronner and Edith Levitt founded the company in 1955, just 3 years after they married. What's more, some of the most sought after designs, including the dragon and genie pieces, can be dated to April, 1959 based on U. In the 1960 Jewelers' Buyers Guide, the Hargo company was listed with an address of 82 Canal Street. Unfortunately, the company was somewhat short-lived. Heibronner died in August of 1968, which is probably why no records on HAR were found after 1967.
You may not get another chance. This information was written b y Jacqueline Rehmann. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "deb43017" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Bracelet
- Jewelry Department: Fashion
- Signed: Yes
- Brand: HAR
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Style: Charm
- Theme: Sea Life
- Charm Type: Dangle
- Item Length: 7 in
- Closure: Ball
- Metal: Gold Plated