Regency was made from the 1950s to the 1970s by Regina Novelty Company which was based in New York City and owned by the Polowitz family. The jewelry produced was known for spectacular color hues, high quality designs, superior materials and fine workmanship. Usually in an oval cartouche pieces were marked 'REGENCY', sometimes with a copyright mark and earlier pieces with 'Regency Jewels'. It was sold directly to department stores in New York, Chicago and other large cities. Salesmen would take their 'chain samples' to the store buyers so that they could choose future inventory stock items. I sold a salesman's chain sample a couple of years ago. They were about 6 inches long and could easily be mistaken for the elaborate bracelets Regency is well known for. The company closed its doors in the 1970s. Regency is highly collectible in today's costume jewelry market. Quality pieces are not rare, but not abundant on the market.
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