Hollycraft

Originally known as The Hollywood Jewelry Company, Hollycraft sold under their own name and also manufactured for several other companies, including Weiss and Pakula. Hollycraft is one of the few companies that, at least in the 1950's, dated their jewelry with the year of manufacture. Known for a distinctive mix of small stones and particularly sought after for their pastel combinations and Christmas tree brooches, Hollycraft remains one of my favorite brands. Hollycraft ceased production in the late 1970's.

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Description: Hollycraft Copr. 1950 Lt. Sapphire/Rose Rhinestone Brooch - 1950's Hollycraft just has a certain look that is very appealing to collectors; this lovely combination of light sapphire blue and rose pink rhinestones is no exception. The pink is used as a center for goldtone florals, with the long blue ovals and tiny rounds continuing the flower and vine theme. Note the attention to detail (this brooch is fairly small, 1 3/4" x 1 3/8" and slightly domed) with the ends of the unusually long and thin ovals protected with a metal "bezel". Signed Hollycraft and Copr. 1950, excellent shape, with one of the tiny rounds being a replacement.

Item: SP5-1121

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Hollycraft Copr. 1952 Multi Blue Rhinestone Brooch - Another charming brooch for this company, with a great 3 dimensional design. Dark blue navettes are set among strands of goldtone set with light blue rhinestones. This is one of the few Hollycraft pieces I have had that seems to have all of its original stones, the one drawback of pieces paste set with so many tiny stones. 2" x 1 1/4", excellent condition. Tres charmant!

Item: SP5-1120

Price: $87.50 US

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Description: Hollycraft "Ethnic" Look Necklace - The use of faux jade, faux lapis, faux turquoise, faux carnlian and faux pearls give this a very wearable look for daytime. Probably 1960's production, this uses a lot of different cabochon shapes as well as opaque glass rhinestones, all set in silvertone. Condition is quite good but it has some minor issues. Metal drop at bottom is tarnished, foldover clasp is worn. One of the pearls has a black dot on it (this could easily be replaced, let me know if you would prefer it.) About 18" long.

Item: SN8-1067

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Hollycraft Clear Rhinestone Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Demi Set - Though this is not marked with the year marking as was done in the 1950's, I am guessing this is early 1960's because it looks so much like the 1950's pieces. Necklace features an ornate central motif with five dangling pears, baguette and pave set curlique lines, and an unusual domed circles with clear baguettes running down the middle and pave set sides. Necklace is adjustable up to about 19", with a hook and tail closure, and is about 2" at center front including the dangle. Bracelet uses the same domed circles and curlique lines, with baguette lines running down curling leaves. 7 1/4" with foldover clasp and safety chain. Clipback earrings are 1 1/8" x 7/8" and use the domed circles and curlique lines. All are signed and in excellent condition. A spectaular collectors set.

Item: SS1-1049

Price: $350.00/demi US

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Description: Hollycraft 1953 Bracelet, Brooch and Earrings Set in Multi Blue Rhinestone - While Hollycraft did a number of different "looks" over the years, the early 1950's pieces remain some of the most popular with their attention to detail and numerous components. This design uses (dark) sapphire pears and baguettes, accented with light sapphire small rounds, tiny glass half pearls and goldtone curliques on the bracelet and brooch; coordinating earrings use a single dark sapphire oval bordered with light sapphire rounds and the tiny glass seed pearls at the corners. Link style bracelet has a foldover clasp and safety chain, 6 3/4" x 3/4" at widest points. Brooch is 2 1/4" x 1 1/8"; clip earrings are oval, 15/16" x 3/4". Because of the number of paste set components, it is rare to find these pieces with all original stones intact; I have replaced several missing half pearls and a few of the light sapphire small rhinestones. One tiny stone in the brooch appears to be a long-ago replacement where someone used too much glue; I have elected not to replace it for fear of damaging the piece as the glue is an epoxy that is hard as a rock. Beautiful set, in very good restored condition. All pieces signed Hollycraft and Copr. 1953.

Item: SS1-1003

Price: $245.00/demi parure US

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Description: Hollycraft 1953 Rose Pink & Glass Pearl Necklace, Earrings and Brooch Demi Parure with Original Tag - This set, like the SS1-1003 set, uses the ovals, pears, baguettes, glass half pearls and curliques which were used in the 1953 design series. The necklace is somewhat of a pendant style with a lovely twist chain centered with an oval centered drop with small rounds around the border and corner accents of the glass pearls, with accent pieces in baguettes, rounds and pearls going up the sides for a short distance. 15 1/4", with1 1/8" drop. Even the clasp is special, with small pink rounds on either side of the foldover clasp. Original hangtag that says "created by Hollywood Jlry. Mfg. Co. New York" on one side and "Hollycraft" on the other, in green and gold foil. Clip earrings use pears, baguettes, rounds and glass pearls, 1 3/8" x 7/8". Brooch has oval, pears, rounds, baguettes and glass pearls, 1 3/4" x 1 5/8". I replaced two of the glass half pearls on one earring, otherwise everything is complete, original and in excellent shape. Gorgeous color, wonderful set.

Item: SS2-1004

Price: $295.00/demi parure US

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Description: Hollycraft Copr. 1953 Lime Green and Seed Pearl Earrings - Beautiful prong set peridot colored oval rhinestones are surrounded by a row of lime green rhinestones, and bordered with lime green octagons and pears, and accented with rows of glass seed half pearls. Goldtone setting, slightly domed. These measure 1 1/4" x 1" but look larger due to the number of stones used. Back sides show plating wear at contact points as is typical of this style of earring, and one earring finding is spotted from sitting in a bank box for several years, but the top sides are very good. I have replaced 5 missing seed half pearls, you will need to look very closely to see which are the replacements.

Item: SE3-985

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Hollycraft Copr. 1952 Pendant Necklace - Done with smoky topaz cupcake rivoli stones and smoky topaz rhinestones, this goldtone necklace is all original, including the often used rhinestones flanking the foldover clasp. The chain area measures about 21 1/2", with the dangling pendant about 1 7/8" x 1 1/4". Pendant is set with three large and one small rivoli, with a number of chatons on both the upper and lower parts. The goldtone plating on the chain is quite worn, otherwise excellent original condition.

Item: SN2-905

Price: $44.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Victorian Revival Style Earrings - Chandelier type dangle earrings from the 1940's, with screwback findings. Light goldtone setting, with lots of aqua rhinestones and three sizes of cream colored glass pearls. 1 1/2" x 3/4". Other than plating wear where the dangling part rubs on the connecting ring, everything is in excellent condition. These go nicely with necklace UN5-767. The lovely Joyce Chorbajian, daughter of Hollycraft owner Joseph Chorbajian, was kind enough to tell me that these are, indeed, unsigned Hollycraft earrings.

Item: UE8-782

Price: $20.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Hollycraft Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Signed on the knob part of the screwback mechanism (impossible to see in picture, sorry), these pinwheel design earrings use clear pears and a center round. Stones are prong set, with openback settings for the pears. Silvertone, probably rhodium, plate, and very sparkly. Excellent condition, 3/4" in diameter.

Item: SE7-850

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Hollycraft 1952 Red Rhinestone Plume Brooch - Top quality example of why Hollycraft is avidly collected. 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" with a mellowed goldtone finish, this uses red navettes and rounds to create a 3-dimensional design with loops and swirls. Excellent original condition, marked Hollycraft and copr. 1952

Item: SP4-759

Price: $120.00 US

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Description: Hollycraft Japanned Dangle Earrings with Clear Rhinestones - I guess the title about sums these up! Clip earrings use a "fleurette" at both the top and the center of the earring, with leaves at the bottom, all paste set with clear stones. Top to bottom measurement 1 3/8" by 1" at widest point. Hollycraft mark is somewhat difficult to read but perhaps you can see it in the picture at the bottom of the fleurette on the dangle portion. No year given so these are probably 1960's.

Item: SE4-592

Price: $17.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Hollycraft 1950 Multi Pastel Rhinestone Brooch - Of all the lines of jewelry that Hollycraft produced there are probably no more sought after pieces than the multi pastel pieces. This uses pink, aqua, mint green and intense yellow stones, with a large faux alexandrite oval in the center - this looks lavender in some lights and light blue in others. Goldtone setting, 1 1/8" x 7/8". Excellent condition. Signed Hollycraft in a horseshoe plaque on one side and copr.1950 on the other.

Item: SP4-603

Price: $29.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Hollycraft 1954 Earrings with Arumed Rhinestones - Apparently for a short period of time Hollycraft produced pieces for themselves and for Weiss using arum (gold metallic) rhinestones set in goldtone metal. This produces a very lovely, subtle effect of sparkle without glitz. Clip mechanisms, about 1" x 5/8".

Item: SE4-203

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Hollycraft Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Actually I have seen very little clear rhinestone Hollycraft! These certainly exhibit all the design quality and craftsmanship that you find in any colored rhinestone piece. The clip earrings are 1" x 3/4" and are silvertone and quite dimensional. All stones appear to be original and only the marquises exhibit a very slight yellowing. Nice quality and excellent condition.

Item: SS11-221

Price: $25.00 US

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Description: Hollycraft "Ribbon" Christmas Tree Pin with Red and Green Flatback Rhinestones - Again, another book piece shown in several Christmas tree collecting books. 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"; goldtone; only the star has a clear aurora borealis stone. All original, mint condition. Signed Hollycraft with a copyright symbol but no date, indicating this is probably 1960 or shortly thereafter.

Item: SP12-381

Price: $79.50US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Hollycraft Christmas Tree in Red and Green Rhinestones - Another well-known piece shown in several of the Christmas jewelry books, this antiqued goldtone tree is marked Hollycraft with the copyright symbol and features red and green pointed back rhinestones with a single clear flatback accenting the star. 2 1/4" x 1 5/8".

Item: SP12-278

Price: $85.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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