Vintage Jewelry Group Purchases Entire Collection from DeLizza & Elster, Inc. Members of the Discovering DeLizza & Elster Juliana Jewelry group agree to purchase a complete collection of original art renderings from Mr. Frank DeLizza, owner of the company.
News-Antique.com - Jun 28,2008 - TAMPA, FL - At the first DeLizza & Elster (Juliana) Jewelry Show & Conference, conference attendees got a glimpse of original art renderings depicting costume jewelry and accessories created specifically for the company, DeLizza & Elster, Inc. (D&E) from 1977-1980. Mr. DeLizza was on hand to answer questions and provide first hand information about the renderings.
According to sources, these renderings were sketched and painted by Sandra Boucher, a celebrated designer of both costume and fine jewelry, long time artist and instructor for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. The story of Sandra Boucher and her phenomenal career in both fine jewelry (Harry Winston, Tiffany's) as well as costume jewelry (Marcel Boucher Ltd. Novelty & Jewelry) is a story in itself.
The collection includes 176 pages of jewelry and fashion accessories. Some are dated in the artist own hand along with random titles and descriptions. The jewelry depicted in this collection is dimensional and shows the versatility of design, creativity and skill. For example, the collection includes full rhinestone as well as simulated pearl parures, belts, buckles, rings, lavalieres, bracelets, figurals, mesh, enamel jewelry and more. The dimensional effect makes you feel like you could reach out and touch the jewelry.
These renderings - design concepts were passed to the design team at D&E to review and then "create jewelry". The renderings may have served as a springboard for new jewelry styles and designs and/or used verbatim. Conservatively, there are over 700 pieces of jewelry or accessories in these renderings. Jewelry or accessories that did not wind up in production are also part of this collection, making this acquisition more valuable because it includes the only copy of these pieces in existence. What a fantastic and priceless find!
The group's name and purpose sums it up - Preserving the Collection and Articles of Interest of DeLizza and Elster, Inc. - a manufacturer of fashion jewelry and accessories from 1947-1990. (PCAIDE)
PCAIDE is looking for people who are willing to contribute $250 or more to pay the remaining balance owed to Mr. Frank DeLizza for the renderings. In exchange for the contribution, each person will be invited to join the preservation group, receive a CD of all 176 renderings and most importantly, have a voice in future plans for the entire collection.
The group's preliminary goal is to keep the entire collection together, preserve and study the jewelry and document the details of the collection.
The historical significance of this find to the vintage fashion jewelry community, especially collectors and jewelry historians is immeasurable; to contribute to the preservation of this collection, a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's Americana, Manufacturing, Family Business and History all wrapped up in one great package.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Caryn Krisha at firstname.lastname@example.org,