Bogoff Vintage Jewellery
Henry Bogoff started Spear Novelty Company in the late 1920's.
Jewels by Bogoff was founded in 1940 and became one of the country's leading designers and manufacturers of costume jewellery.
Henry was responsible for the designs and styling.
In addition to original creations, Henry's exceptional memory enabled him to visit upscale jewelers, particularly in New York City, and then return to Chicago and translate their diamond and precious stone designs into his own rhinestone creations.
Each rhinestone was glued into place by hand.
Jewels by Bogoff had a reputation for very high quality, and every piece was guaranteed for life.
Jewels by Bogoff was a regular advertiser in the leading fashion magazines of the time including Harper's and Vogue, and for many years was reportedly the country's third largest costume jewellery manufacturer after Trifari and Coro.
Jewels by Bogoff prospered until Henry's untimely death in 1958 and the business closed in the early 1960's.