Today's designer history feature, is a vintage Erwin Pearl bracelet. I scored this bracelet from an eBay dig. Based on the ERWIN PEARL marking on the clasp, I am estimating the bracelet to be from the 80s.
Erwin Pearl was born in Austria. He grew up in Belgium and the United States during WWII. Erwin founded Erwin Pearl Inc. as a fine jewelry firm in 1957 and became one of the world’s top diamond cutters. He started designing jewelry using real diamonds, real pearls, and precious stones. He received several diamond and pearl design awards.
In 1970, Erwin Pearl started designing costume jewelry using clear and colored rhinestones and crystals, and glass pearls with brushed gold-tone metal bases that created the look of elegance and class for daytime and evening wear.
Erwin Pearl stores are located throughout the U.S. His costume jewelry collections have increased dramatically with prices ranging from high to low cost. For more info on Erwin Pearl, see their company website ErwinPearl.com, JacksonJewels.com and IllusionJewels.com.
Check out my Lotta à la Mode style series to see how I styled the vintage bracelet into a RUN DMC Meets Rocker Chic NYE look!