Founded by Joseph Mazer and his brother Lincoln about 1927 in New York. They made affordable, simulations of expensive jewelry. In 1946, Joseph set up his own company, marking his work "Jomaz." Early in 1930, Marcel Boucher joined the firm as a designer and remained there until 1937, when he left to open his own company. Andre Fleuridas (in the early 1950s) and Adolfo (in the 1970s) also designed for Joseph Mazer. Others include; Thierry Mugler, in 1978; and Sandra Miller. The companies made costume jewelry up to the 1970s.
Louis and his son Nat continued the Mazer Brothers business, and Joseph and his son Lincoln, in partnership with Paul A. Green, formed Joseph J. Mazer & Co., Inc. and became known as Jomaz. Mazer Brothers continued producing jewelry until 1951. Jomaz ceased production in 1981.
Jomaz designs often combined metals to create a two-tone effect. Metalwork was often textured or irregular in outline to add interest. Cabochons, so rare in most costume jewelry, often appear on Jomaz's pieces. Large square cut pastes, which mainly disappeared after the 1940s, were an attractive Jomaz feature that persisted to the late 1970s.
The Mazer brothers preferred abstract to figural designs. They are best known for their 1940s glamorous "cocktail-style" pieces, where large, often square-cut pastes were set in gold-plated silver; a jewelry technique referred to as "vermeil." Jewelry by Mazer are of high quality with superior stones and designs. Trendy designs would have involved, floral, foliate, faux pearls or the best Austrian rhinestones, just to name a few. The Mazer Brothers and Jomaz designs were often affordable versions of the great designs in precious jewelry.
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