Bogoff - Spear Novelty

Bogoff was a Chicago based (Spear Novelty) company that appears to have opened just after World War 2 and closed in the early 1960's. Known for its distinctive chains and elegant designs, it has proven to have a large fan base among collectors. Plating on the higher end pieces is almost always rhodium, and almost all of the rhinestone pieces contain at least one dentelle (fancy cut and more expensive round rhinestone). Earrings may be clip or screwback, and rhinestones are almost always paste-set. Similar in style to ORA and Albion jewelry, there is no known link between the three companies, except that all were Chicago, Illinois based.

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone Necklace with Triple Drops - This necklace is as wearable now as it was when it was produced 50-60 years ago. Typical fancy link chain for this company has each link set with a clear rhinestone. Central motif features pears, ovals and small rounds, with three large pears dangling. Foldover clasp with the Bogoff signature in a semi-circle on either side (I tried to get a photograph but it did not come out very clearly.) 15" long, with center portion measuring 1 3/4" x 1" at widest points. Excellent condition.

Item: SN4-1012

Price: $125.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone "Princesse" Necklace - One of the most graceful and wearable designs this company produced, this features 6 large dentelles (fancy cut rounds) at the bottom of the center front that flank a single clear pear rhinestone suspended at the center. Flowing scallops are all pave set, and fancy link chain is set with a single rhinestone on each tiny link. Foldover rhinestone set clasp has the Bogoff signature on either side, and well as the signature on the back of the large pear (see photo). A little harder to measure because of the built in curve of the front, the appears to be about 16" long and about 3/4" at the center front. Excellent condition, absolutely beautiful

Item: SN4-1013

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Heart Motif Clear Rhinestone Necklace and Bracelet Set - Heart jewelry is perenially popular; I am guessing these pieces are circa early 1950's. Each heart is about 3/8" in diameter; the necklace has 29 hearts and the bracelet 14, including a hidden heart clasp on the bracelet that is marked Bogoff and patent pending. Each heart has 6 clear rhinestones, making a total for the set 258 rhinestones. All rhinestones appear to be original, with slight age appropriate discoloration that is uniform. Necklace has foldover clasp with signature on either side, about 15"; bracelet is about 7" with forementioned hidden clasp and safety chain.

Item: SS4-1014

Price: $165.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Hematite and Clear Rhinestone Necklace and Earrings Set - I do not know whether this is genuine or faux hematite but since this is a very inexpensive gemstone it seems quite likely that this is genuine. Round hematite cabochons are accented with small clear rhinestones. The necklace design goes all the way around the necklace with the exception of the adjustable tail portion, which is the usual Bogoff clear rhinestones alternating with open links, and a hematite cab at the end of the tail. The necklace is adjustable from about 12 1/2" to almost 16", about 3/8" wide. The clip earrings use three hematite cabs set in a triangle, separated by single clear rhinestones. Silvertone setting, earrings are about 3/4" in diameter. Unusual (for Bogoff) fancy radiant settings for the cabochons on both the earrings and necklace. Excellent condition. A very wearable set.

Item: SS4-1011

Price: $159.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Aqua and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - This design is apparently from 1953, and gives a kind of optical illusion by the way the octagonal stones are set in a kind of in and out design. Side chain is typical for Bogoff with alternating aqua and clear rounds in each link, finishing with an adjustable tail with slightly bigger stones that end in a single large aqua dentelle. Y style hangs about 1 1/2" at center front, necklace can adjust to about 15 1/2" maximum. Excellent condition.

Item: SN4-978

Price: $129.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Pave Set Clear Rhinestone Hoops - These look as stylish and elegant today as they did 50+ years ago when they were first made. MUCH more sparkly in person, these use all round clear rhinestones except for a row of channel set baguettes at the top. Silvertone setting, clip back, excellent condition. 1 1/4" x 7/8".

Item: SP12-899

Price: $28.50US

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Description: Bogoff Floral Necklace with Topaz & Clear Rhinestones - One of my favorite Bogoff designs, this uses topaz marquises and rounds and clear round rhinestones in a stylized floral design that alternates 3 larger and 4 smaller florals in the center front and continues the chain around in the usual Bogoff manner of using a more fancy than standard chain, this time a link chain with two clear rhinestones in each link. This culminates at the tail with the usual large dentelle with the Bogoff signature on the back, and a heavier than usual hook that was also standard for Bogoff. This is adjustable up to 16", slightly less than 1" across on the larger florals. This is done with a goldtone setting, which is much less common for this company. Excellent condition.

Item: SN8-864

Price: $120.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Smoky Topaz & Clear Rhinestones Earrings - Set in goldtone, these nice quality earrings use brown baguettes in the center, surrounded by a clear pave border. Clip mechanisms are top quality, signed Bogoff and also the patent number for the clip mechanism. Excellent condition - one ear clip has a little more "play" in it than I would like, but not bad. Depending on your earlobes it may be fine or you may wish to tighten. 7/8" x 5/8".

Item: SE9-865

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Pink and Clear Rhinestone Floral/Star Earrings - I'm not certain whether these are supposed to be flowers or stars, but they are lovely earrings, with vibrant stones typical of Bogoff. Silvertone setting, screwback findings. These are signed Bogoff on the earring itself, rather than the mechanism. About 1/2" in diameter, excellent condition. I am guessing these are earlier pieces since they are screwback.

Item: SE9-867

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone Star earrings - Five pear shape stones surround a center set with tiny rounds. Screwback findings are marked Bogoff on the back of the screw part of the mechanism, so again, probably earlier pieces. Very slight yellowing of the clear pears, which could be replaced if that bothered you, but everything looks to be original and is in otherwise excellent condition.

Item: SE9-868

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Triple Floral Clear Rhinestone Earrings - These earrings go "up the ear" as was popular in the 1950's, using three rhinestone set florals with open centers. Top quality clip mechanisms are marked Bogoff and the patent number for the mechanism. 1 1/2" x 1/2" at widest point, very feminine. Excellent condition.

Item: SE9-866

Price: $32.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Bogoff Flora Drop Earrings - Done in all Clear rhinestones and silvertone setting, these again are screwback earrings, with the word Bogoff marked on only one of the screw mechanisms, in small letters in a semi-circular pattern. 1" x 1/2" at widest point, these are in excellent condition and would be lovely for a bride.

Item: SE9-869

Price: $26.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Trapezoid Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Absolutely beautiful clear rhinestone earrings use a paved center with trapezoid stones going around the outside. 1" in diameter, with the centers a little lower than the edges, like a flower that is not quite open. Marked on the earrings themselves rather than the clip mechanisms, these actually say "OGOFF" as the B is obliterated by the construction. Top quality and excellent condition.

Item: SE9-872

Price: $37.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone Articulated Dangle Earrings - This very typical-for-Bogoff design features two large dentelles (fancy cut rounds) surrounded by smaller clear chatons. Silvertone, clip, excellent condition, with only a slight bit of yellowing to a few of the smallest stones. 1 3/8" x 5/8" at widest point.

Item: SE5-787

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone Floral Dangle Earrings - Large dentelle clear rhinestones in center of floral head are surrounded by clear chatons, and are suspended from a trio of clear rhinestones. Clip findings, silvertone (possibly rhodium) plate. 1" x 5/8" at widest point, very nice condition with only a hint of yellow on a few stones, and a little plating loss on the back of one of the findings as shown in 2nd picture.

Item: SE5-786

Price: $20.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Bogoff Turquoise and Clear Rhinestone Necklace and Earring Set - Necklace uses aqua marquises and surrounds half of each stone with a collarof clear rhinestones. Earrings use the same marquises in a grouping of three and surrounds them with a full circle of clear rhinestones. Earrings are screwback, marked on the screw finding. Necklace is unsigned but signature was probably on the final stone of the tail which is missing. Earrings are 13 1/16" in diameter, necklace is 3/8" wide and adjustable, from about 13" to 16", and uses a heavy rhinestone set hook that I have only seen on Bogoff pieces. Silvertone setting with rhodium plate. Some of the clears on the necklace have yellowed and you may wish to restone the clears if you want a completely "white" look. Otherwise very good condition as noted.

Item: SS6-775

Price: $125.00/set US

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Description: Bogoff All Clear Rhinestone Clip Earrings - Bogoff always used nice quality stones, but the center squares here are exceptional - step cut and extremely sparkly. Framed by a border of pave set branches and topped with a smaller square, these are very classy and probably match an equally nice necklace. Squatty clip finding is marked Bogoff. Silvertone, 7/8" x 1/2". One small square is very slightly yellow, the rest of the stones are fine, and any other yellow seen in the picture is a reflection you won't find in person.

Item: SE11-774

Price: $18.50 US

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Description: Incredible Bogoff Pink and Clear Necklace and Earring Set - Like the beer that made Milwaukee famous, this is one example of why Bogoff is loved and sought after. Pink marquises and clear rounds make up the 13 front links of the necklaces, while side portions are one of the typical Bogoff fancy chain designs, this one using 3 clear rounds per link. Clasp is a foldover type with both clasp and holders being rhinestone set. Either end of the chain is marked Bogoff in a U shape. Earrings are clip, in the shape of a pentagonal flower, with round clears circling a single pink round. Necklace is 15", earrings are 13/16" point to point. Excellent original condition with slight yellowing of some of the small clears on the necklace. There is a necklace design that is an exact match to the earrings so I'm not certain if this is an alternate design; however they work beautifully together.

Item: SS4-736

Price: $185.00/set US

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Description: Bogoff Aqua and Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - This was so sparkly that my camera got confused! Intense aqua rhinestones are surrounded by a four leaf stylized motif , each leaf set with a single clear rhinestone. Silvertone plate is probably rhodium. 7 1/2" wearable length, with safety chain, rhinestone set foldover clasp. Marked Bogoff on both end links, with one of the links marked twice. I have traced this to 1949. Excellent condition, I can find no flaws.

Item: SB4-737

Price: $110.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Intense Light Blue and Clear Rhinestone Bracelet and Earring Set - Absolutely stunning. Square blue stones are surrounded by clear round rhinestones in a double row on the bracelet and a curved single row for the clip earrings. Bracelet has hidden push-in clasp and safety chain, 7" x 1". Earrings are 1" x 5/8". Silvertone, excellent if not pristine condition. Top of the line Bogoff.

Item: SS8-623

Price: $225.00/set US

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone "V" Clip Earrings - Pave set rhinestone linked "v" shapes graduate below the usual Bogoff dentelle rhinestone topper (small regular chaton underneath). The links provide perfect articulation. Quality silvertone plating (rhodium??) clips are signed Bogoff. 1 5/8" x 5/8". I'm sure there are beautiful matching pieces out there - perhaps you have them? Knockout stand-alone pieces as well. Excellent condition.

Item: SE4-618

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Four Leaf Clover Necklace and Earring Set - Lovely lime green and clear rhinestone set in silvertone. Earrings have typical triangular clip findings and measure 3/4" in diameter; necklace uses a heavy "paperclip" type chain with springring clasp, about 16 1/4" including clasp. Excellent condition; clear rhinestone in center of earring is a replacement. While the chain is not the elaborte chain found on many Bogoff pieces, I have found after doing research that this is the original chain for this design. Seen on other sites at a much higher price.

Item: SS11-583

Price: $95.00/set US

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Description: Bogoff Wide Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Bogoff bracelets seem to be much more difficult to find than necklaces or earrings, and this one's size make it even more remarkable. 7/8" wide; seven links with a hidden push-in clasp and safety chain. 7". Clear paste-set marquises and rounds, all stones are original. Very slight yellowing of a few marquises, otherwise I can find no flaw.

Item: SB1-399

Price: $120.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Bogoff Yellow Floral and Rhinestone Necklace - This is the only piece of "summer" Bogoff I have seen or owned. Yellow plastic leaves similar to glass fruit salad pieces are interspersed with clear paste set rhinestones. Silvertone setting. A change from the usual all rhinestone Bogoff pieces, this is extremely wearable in warm weather as it is light, cool, and airy, with little danger of damage from perspiration, and goes great with either casual or dress clothing. Adjustable hook closure fits up to a 16" neck. Circa 1950.

Item: SN1-227

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Aqua and Clear Rhinestone Screwback Earrings - The title is pretty self explanatory except to say that all stones are in excellent condition, I'm not certain why the bottom clears came out dark because in person they are not. Side by side aqua colored emerald cut rhinestones are topped by 3 clear rhinestones and sit on top of another single clear. 3/4" x 3/8", silvertone. Maybe these match something you have?

Item: SE4-493

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Light Siam and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - This features a style not often used by Bogoff with the link motif repeating around the entire necklace and a push-in hidden clasp. Three light siam (orange-red) rhinestones have two clear baguettes and two clear rhinestones angling off each link. Stones are very fiery and vibrant in person and the setting is heavy rhodium plate; nice weighty feel. Perfect for a 15" neck.

Item: SN4-230

Price: $52.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Light Sapphire Blue and Clear Necklace and Earring Set - Light blue and clear rhinestones set in rhodium with Bogoff's usual attention to quality. Triple link necklace center is flanked by Bogoff's usual rhinestone set links, this time using alternating blues and clears. Central motif uses ovals and rounds, as do the screwback earrings. All pieces marked Bogoff. Excellent condition. Foldover clasp style neck should fit up to a 15 1/2" neck; 1" at widest point. Earrings are 3/4" x 11/16".

Item: SS4-435

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Lime Green Rhinestone Bracelet - 13 link bracelet with 5 stones in each link; push-in clasp and safety chain. All stones are round and paste set, with the lime green stones making up the flower "petals" and a clear stone in the center. Some of the center clears have yellowed a little; you may wish to have them replaced, but they do not detract in any way. Rhodium plate setting, 6 3/4" x 1/2". Substantial in weight but delicate and flattering, and an excellent color to wear with contemporary fashions.

Item: SB4-398

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Clear Dentelle and Pear Rhinestone Necklace - A classic design for this company, this uses graduated pear cuts and large dentelle (fancy cut) rounds, as well as regular rounds in smaller sizes. As usual for Bogoff, the "chain" is a series of cast rhinestone set links that culminate in their horseshoe foldover clasp. 15"; center (longest) dangle is about 1 1/4". Aside from one cloudy stone on the chain, all looks to be original and in excellent condition.

Item: SN4-494

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Emerald Green and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - As always, this Bogoff necklace is well-made and beautiful. All clear rhinestones in silvertone except for the 9 oval emerald green glass stones at the bottom of the fancy links in the center of the necklace. Those same links feature 5 clear stones, while the chain links have 3 clear stones. Paste set, foldover rhinestone clasp with Bogoff in a semi circle on each side. 15 1/2". Completely original as far as I can tell and in excellent condition. .

Item: SN11-377

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Aqua and Clear Rhinestone Floral Necklace - Whether these look like stylized flowers and butterflies or just a pretty design is anyone's guess but you will find this up to Bogoff's usual standards. Typical 3-stone fancy chain, foldover 3 stone clasp, 15" long; flowers are 3/4" in diameter.

Item: SN11-401

Price: $72.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Aqua and Clear Rhinstone Dangle Earrings - Clip findings, larger aqua dentelle cut rhinestones and clear pave rhinestones on rounded swirls. Rhodium plate, all original and in excellent condition. 1 3/4" x 3/8".

Item: SE4-525

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Heart Link Bracelet - One of the best loved of the Bogoff designs, this is done with all clear rhinestones, which have been paste set on each heart shaped link. Heavy rhodium plate, push-in clasp and safety chain. 6 7/8", excellent condition

Item: SB4-529

Price: $59.00 US

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Description: Bogoff Dark Blue/Clear Rhinestone Screwback Earrings - Center square rhinestone is dark sapphire, surrounded by clear round rhinestones. Silvertone setting. Both earring and finding are marked Bogoff. Excellent condition with one replacement clear being indistinguishable from the rest. 5/8" square.

Item: SE11-714

Price: $14.50 US

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Description: Bogoff Clear Rhinestone Brooch - Bogoff brooches are much more rare than necklaces, bracelets, or earrings. This one is in wonderful original condition EXCEPT that the stones have yellowed. This could, of course, be restoned, but if you like things to look aged, well, here it is. Priced accordingly. 3" x 1 3/4".

Item: SP12-523

Price: $24.50 US

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