Albert Weiss Jewelry
Albert Weiss began his career in jewelry design when he went to work for Coro Jewelry in the 1900’s. At the time, Coro Jewelry was a very popular New York jewelry company and Weiss began designing jewelry while working there. He later worked for another jewelry company, the Grad and Schrager Jewelry House. In 1942 Weiss set up his own jewelry shop in New York and employed designers who specialized in hand made pieces. This made his jewelry more desirable than many others as each piece was hand crafted, making them unique. Weiss expanded his operation to Germany and France. In 1969 he turned the business over to his son and the business, which had been lucrative at one time, ran into financial difficulties and ended up closing in 1971.
Hallmarks of Vintage Weiss Jewelry include Smoky Rhinestones, Synthetic Crystals, Swarovski Crystals, Colorful Enamel Pieces, Flowers and Rich Colors. In the early years (1940’s) Crystals and Rhinestones were prominent; in the 1950’s AB Rhinestones were featured, especially large ones; in the 1960’s, in addition to their rhinestone studded pieces, they created a line of synthetic diamond earrings. Today, Weiss jewelry is highly valued and remains a distinctive line of high quality jewelry, perfect for gift giving.
There is a new collection of Albert Weiss Jewelry, sold by Rhinestone Jewelry of Brooklyn, New York.