Costume/Vintage Jewelry - Goldette
1955 - 1960's
Golddette Costume Jewelry was the mark of Goldette for Ben Gartner who did business as the Circle Jewelry Co.,. They first used the mark of "goldette N.Y. in the fall of 1955, Most all attribute the start of Goldette in 1958 but some pieces have been dated as early as 1955 and carry the copy right (c), or the (R) for registered after the mark where later jewelry had the (c) before their mark and was used on a oval applied disc. Sometime during 1959 the mark was just "goldette" or "goldette" and they continued to use the mark into the 1960s, Goldette was used in script for most all jewelry items. They mainly produced jewelry designed in Victorian style in antiqued gold fashion or bright silver finish. Known for their large leaded glass sets and ornate metal work they would produce many items that have long since been discarded. The higher quality early jewelry in their line is getting harder to find.
Ben Gartner who did business as the Circle Jewelry Co., first used the mark of "goldette N.Y. in the fall of 1955.
They mainly produced jewelry designed in Victorian style in antiqued gold fashion or bright silver finish, mostly known for their large leaded glass sets, fobs and locket pendants.
Very famous are also their slide bracelets. The item shown here is the earlier Goldette Bracelet. The (c) is behind the name.