HOBÉ costume jewelry is among the finest in quality
name dates well back to the 1880’s, the family originally from Paris, Hobé et Cie, was founded by Jacques Hobé
idea being to create jewelry for the middle class & upper classes, using fine jewelry techniques, but using non-precious
materials to make jewelry affordable.
Son, Wm. Hobé started the American company, around
1915 and was out of Mt. Vernon, NY.
its heyday, Hobé had showrooms across the country, including two in L.A.
Hobé jewelry was very popular with its classic designs.
They have used many different marks over the years.
Hobé mark was first used January, 1926.
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Hobé jewelry was sought after by many movie stars, used in movie productions and used by Florence
Ziegfield for the Ziegfield Follies. William Hobé, a great designer, worked with Edith Head on many movies. Celebrity
patronage added greatly to the fame of Hobé and their rhinestone jewelry in the 1950's.
James Hobé, grandson of William, ran the company until around 2000, at which time the company
Hobé jewelry is still in production today,
using the name, but no longer owned by Hobé. The Hobé jewelry made today is quite different.