While Avon may be better known for their cosmetics and beauty creams, their costume jewelry— particularly from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s—has become highly sought after. In 1886, at the age of 28, David H. McConnell began a company named the California Perfume Company, selling perfume door to door. The company’s first color catalogue was produced in October of 1906. In 1939, the company changed it’s name to Avon Products, Inc. In 1954, Avon began it’s wildly successful “Avon Calling” ad campaign. In 1971, Avon began to market costume jewelry and soon costume jewelry would be one of the company’s most popular lines. Some of this jewelry was produced by designers such as Kenneth J. Lane, in the 1980s, and Avon’s reputation for offering high-quality yet affordable costume jewelry began to attract additional notable designers to the line. Now some of these pieces are in big demand and sometimes pricy, not to mention extremely difficult to find.
Here is an exceptional 1991 AVON Jewelry Set with simulated pearl and gold starfish earrings and pendant with gold chain. Each piece features a bed of white pearls with one slightly larger raised pearl in the center resting on a puffed golden starfish in a playful pose. These pieces are in excellent vintage condition and almost look like a beautifully decorated cookies, they’re just precious! They would make an excellent gift for a young girl, a vintage collector, anyone who loves the sea… and of course, AVON collectors!
The pendant measures approx. 1.75″ in diameter
The gold chain measures 20″L and has a spring ring clasp
The earrings measure approx. .875″ in diameter and have surgical steel posts
Note to collectors: These pieces are definitely 1991 AVON, however, they are not signed.
Please take a look at the other AVON nautical jewelry available in our shop!