In 1957, James Avery produced his first Christian Jewelry Catalog of 16 pages that featured 39 items, all hand-made.
James Avery was born in Milwaukee, raised in the Chicago area and was introduced to Texas Hill Country while in the U. In 1954, Avery decided to go into business making jewelry with the thought that jewelry must be pleasant to wear as it is to see with jewelry designs that are functional as well as expressive.
Read Full Article July 2017 A flurry of interest from online, room and phone bidders heralded the first lot at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s monthly antiques sale at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.
Read Full Article June 2017 Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt will celebrate the design of the 20th Century with a substantial section of items from the era in the next sale which takes place on Thursday, July 6.
The company started production of jewelry again in the 1970s with Gordon Lisker indicating that the jewelry was being produced with some of its production being farmed out to other companies. jewelry produced is primarily figural and novelty pins with some containing sterling silver metal base. Marks: AVERY 14K, AVERY Ster, AVERY Ster 14K, AVERY Sterling, JA Ster, James Avery logo 3 candle candelabra flanked with the letter J on the bottom left and the letter A on the bottom right with Ster below with or without the copyright C.
It has been said that today, the company has a workforce of approximately 80 employees. Abraham Lisker indicated that the company moved in this direction during the early years because of its success in selling ballerina and mother-of-pearl figural pins. James Avery jewelry cannot be compared to other jewelry.
The way antiques are being sold is also evolving and timed auctions are a step in that direction.
Read Full Article March 2017 Building on the successes of recent years Greenslade Taylor Hunt is pleased to announce the return of specialist sales of books, maps and documents at its Octagon Saleroom venue in Taunton.Some of the jewelry is unsigned while others are signed. His bold and trendy jewelry can be seen in fashion magazines and on several starlets. Materials and techniques included: Carved plastics, clustered rhinestones, enameling and beautiful filigree work. Back to top Jewelry marked Austria or Made in Austria can be found at the high end and the lower end.I think that fact leads to the speculation that the crafted by the public pieces might be the ones without the hallmark. Most of the higher quality pieces incorporate the highest quality stones.1890, checkerboard banded design; White Mountain Apache bowl, ca. 1900, human figures and dogs; San Carlos Apache Pictorial Bowl, ca.1900, human figures and deer; San Carlos Apache Tray, ca. The company in 1965 was known as James Avery Craftsman, Inc. The James Avery jewelry today consists of designs in Sterling Silver, 14K and 18K yellow and white gold and gemstones for both women and men with 1100 designs and 14,000 separate jewelry items in the active line.