Eisenberg, one of the biggest and most respected names
in costume jewelry, was started in 1914 and has a long history, dating back into the 1880's.
Originally they made ladies clothing among other things, attaching lovely pins to their
creations. These pins began disappearing off the clothing. Thus, a full blown jewelry company came into being sometime after
1937. Eisenberg contracted with Fallon & Kappel of N.Y. to manufacture their jewelry. This relationship ended
in the mid 1970's.
Due to metal shortages during WWII, sterling silver settings were abandoned
and eventually rhodium plating became the norm. Rodium maintains its beauty and is impervious to most
tarnish conditions. Thus, rhodium plating translates to almost perfectly preserved jewelry, even over years of use. Only the finest Swarovski or Czech stones were used.
Eisenberg Ice came into being February, 1942, Chicago, Ill using block letters (not on a marker) in
Later, the signature was in
There is the 'E' (1942-1945),
'Eisenberg Sterling' and 'Eisenberg Original'.
There have been many types of signatures over the years;
many over lapping one another and some years no signatures at all.
Eisenberg did not sign their pieces from 1950 to 1975.
Eisenberg is still making jewelry today.
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Eisenberg jewelry is well preserved, impressive, usually big, bold and beautiful. It is very hard to mistake
a classic piece of Eisenberg jewelry.
can expect to pay well for an elegant piece of Eisenberg or Eisenberg Ice.