The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin: A History of American Style and Innovation Nonie Gadsden

ISBN: 9780878468119

Published: May 31st 2014

Hardcover

134 pages


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The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin: A History of American Style and Innovation  by  Nonie Gadsden

The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin: A History of American Style and Innovation by Nonie Gadsden
May 31st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 134 pages | ISBN: 9780878468119 | 10.66 Mb

From the mid-1930s through the 1940s, the collaboration of the American jewelery firm Trabert & Hoeffer with the Parisian house Mauboussin produced some of the most extraordinary high-style jewels of its time. Hollywood stars such as ClaudetteMoreFrom the mid-1930s through the 1940s, the collaboration of the American jewelery firm Trabert & Hoeffer with the Parisian house Mauboussin produced some of the most extraordinary high-style jewels of its time.

Hollywood stars such as Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich appeared on-screen and off flashing the firms historic gems mounted in diamond-studded platinum settings. Even during the Depression and the Second World War, Trabert & HoefferMauboussin prospered and expanded by marketing more affordable ornaments. Its best known invention was the Reflection line of semi-custom jewelery - your personality in a jewel.

Drawing on historical sources that include part of the firms design archives, now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book tells a story of design and marketing innovations, shrewd business decisions, and adaptability to changing times that produced a legacy of dazzling jewels.



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