Jakob Bengel opened his jewellery factory in 1873 in Idar-Oberstein, German. Until the 1920s the company specialised in the manufacture of watch chains and chatelaines.
By the 1930s it had become one of the leading producers of costume or fashion jewellery in the world in the Bauhaus and Art Deco period styles exporting as far as the USA.
This collection was purchased from the factory in the 1980s and only recently discovered.
Unworn. Mint condition. Remarkable.
Everything you can pin, clip or fasten
Brooches, pins and clips have been worn for centuries.
Each generation chooses and wears these signifiers in a new way; drawing attention to their status, values and beliefs.
Gift Wrap and Shipping
PACKAGING & POST
I have worked hard to create attractive packaging and shipping options that are affordable and environmentally friendly. It is also important that delicate jewellery is protected during transport. Everything is or can be recycled apart from the bubble envelope used for the gift-wrap option.
Your brooch will be wrapped in tissue and nestled in paper shred accompanied with a supportive sponge and business card, within a small postal box. The postal box fits through a standard letterbox.
This packaging is suitable for gift giving.
Gift Box and Envelope
This option includes a separate box with a lid. The brooch and its supportive sponge are wrapped in tissue and the box tied with ribbon and business card. The box is placed within a bubble envelope. Deemed a small package, it does not fit through a standard letterbox.
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