Apparent Albert Weiss, founder of the Weiss Jewellery Company in 1942, never made any of the jewellery that was branded with the Weiss name. He was a designer and sketched ideas that became reality through his employees.
For me as a vintage jewellery buyer and seller, it doesn't really matter, but is an interesting piece of jewellery history.
Weiss jewellery is incredibly popular and sells well and for good amounts. Although many pieces made the the Weiss Jewellery Company bare the Weiss name, not all do, as I have recently had cause to find out.
I was listing new stock on the Bijour bears Jewellery, this particular lot had come from America and came across a lovely hinged bracelet. It looked familiar and nagged at the back of my mind, so I did what all modern jewellery 'experts' do I looked at Google!
I found several that were very similar and attributed to Weiss, but I wanted to be sure before selling the item. The vintage lot, as I said had come from America and contains several Weiss items, some signed and some not, so I was fairly sure this was a Weiss bracelet.
I checked and double checked, looking at the stones and the way the hinge was constructed and concluded that this was indeed a Weiss bracelet.
Two days after selling the bracelet, I discovered why it had tugged at my brain cells, I found it in one of my jewellery books - maybe I should have looked there first - a vintage way of gaining information for vintage jewellery. I love books and although Google is great - in this case my answer lay with my heart.
Hi, I'm Helen owner of Bijour Bears Jewellery. I have always loved the way that jewellery can make a statement, add interest to any outfit and really declare your style.