These fabulous vintage jewellery manufacturers prototypes are from my very own ‘jewellery pick’ in New York .
Normally I’m just ‘picking’ for beads and jewellery parts when I’m in this warehouse but on the 2nd day in the warehouse I actually noticed these and by the 3rd day I’d filled my 3rd suitcase full .
The story goes - that these are the sample pieces, prototypes for jewellery designs that are for the manufacturers to follow , way before computers and automation came along .
Each component of a design is on these rough cut pieces of timber some with brass backing some without . I immediately pictured them as decorative art …. jewellery art, little slices of history - so home they came with me .
These pieces will NEVER be available again .
Perfect for creating a decorative look in your home .