Based in Long Island, New York, the jewelry was made in the Caviness factory, commissioned and imported from Germany. Her company only sold to the finest jewelry stores, high-end boutiques, and department stores in the United States. They were always very picky about who wore their jewelry.
Alice Caviness was a jewelry designer from Long Island, New York who founded an eponymous company in the 1940s. She retired in 1970, but her company continued to make jewelry until 2000.
Hobe jewelry is one of the most desirable fashion jewelry brands. Hobe (pronounced HO-BAY) was founded in 1887 as Hobe Cie, a line of fine jewelry in France by goldsmith Jacques Hobe.
In the 1960s-1970s, a new brand was launched for a new line of fashion jewelry based on the elite high-end fashion pieces called “Eisenberg Ice”. Eisenberg Ice pieces, reminiscent of high quality diamond jewelry in costume jewelry fashion, were clearly marked and instantly recognizable.
The Eisenberg jewelry brands
During the war years (1943 and 1944) the pieces were marked “Eisenberg Original Sterling”. In the second half of 1944 and up to 1948 the words “Eisenberg Sterling” were used as a trademark. From 1949 to 1958 the jewelry was marked with “Eisenbergeis” in block letters.
In 1943 it was called Coro, as a contraction of the surnames of the co-founders – COhn and ROsenberger. Eventually it became known by the names Coro, Coro Craft and Vendome, which was the company’s most expensive jewelry line.
After World War II, Trifari created his own gold-colored alloy. This non-tarnishing metal was known as trifanium. This new type of metal helped to elevate trifari jewelry above other jewelry at the time.