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classic Cool The Timeless Appeal of Eisenberg Ice

Winter seems like the perfect time to explore a company that referred to its rhinestone jewelry as ice. Yes, even when advertising early Eisenberg Original pieces, the company described its jewelry this way even though pieces weren’t actually marked Eisenberg Ice until much later.

Many collectors know that Eisenberg & Sons, founded in Chicago, Illinois, got started in the jewelry business by sewing rhinestone embellishments to dresses in the 1930s. The notion that Eisenberg expanded its jewelry marketing because the baubles were being stolen off clothing, however, is largely a myth according to jewelry historians. Instead, it seems

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