Beautiful or W A P Watson Ltd produced costume jewellery within the UK from 1914 to 1979. Probably the most in style sequence was the Birthday vary. Hand painted flowers designs for every month of the 12 months.
The sequence was excellent for a birthday reward and you may select from a necklace, a brooch or clip on earrings. And even purchase the entire set to coordinate your look. The brooches had been made in two sizes a small and a bigger one. Throughout my analysis I’ve not discovered any bracelets however I do assume they could have been produced and so in case you personal one I might like to know!
Every bit of jewellery was hand painted with chilly enamel; and which means there are numerous completely different variations to be discovered, which makes accumulating them fairly fascinating.
The flowers used for every month had been the favored simple to develop varieties that begin to first bloom then right here within the UK. A mixture of perennial vegetation and annual ones.
Beneath is an inventory of the months and the flower design used
January – snowdrop (white flowers with lengthy inexperienced leaves)
February – primrose (yellow flowers with inexperienced leaves)
March – violets (pink/purple flowers with inexperienced leaves)
April – iris (blue flowers with lengthy inexperienced leaves)
Could – pansy (blue, yellow & pink flowers with inexperienced leaves)
June – rose (crimson roses with inexperienced leaves)
July – fuschia (pink, mauve flowers with inexperienced leaves)
August – poppy (crimson poppy with inexperienced leaves)
September – cornflower (blue flowers with inexperienced leaves))
October – carnation (pink, white flowers with inexperienced leaves)
November – chrysanthemum (purple flowers with inexperienced leaves)
December – Christmas rose or Helleborus Niger (white flowers with yellow centre, crimson holly berries & inexperienced leaves)
The brooches had been in sizes 7 x 5 cm (bigger) & 5 x four cm (medium). Attribute is of a bunch of flowers open & in bud tied with a ribbon bow.
Necklaces had been flowers and leaves organized in a row with a size of plain chain to the clasp
Earrings all clip on kind with a flower and leaves.
A lot of the brooches and earring look like signed on the reverse “Beautiful” or have the reg and copyright signal additionally. Lots of the necklaces are unsigned however normally have the signature bow hooked up to the clasp.
The Birthday vary could be discovered of their authentic containers or on pouches. If you’re fortunate some have the birthday reward tag. They had been obtainable in gold or silver tone metallic.
As Beautiful jewellery was hand enamelled care must be taken when shopping for a chunk. Take a look at the images or look at the piece in depth. Some items are in glorious situation however some might have the enamel worn. Keep in mind if the enamel is just too worn you may hand paint it your self.
Classic costume jewellery by Beautiful was produced over a very long time and there are numerous completely different sequence to gather – so have enjoyable.