Antiques Roadshow Discovers Iconic Joseff of Hollywood Jewelry
Two pieces from the extensive jewelry collection will be highlighted in the segment: a necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With the Wind” and earrings worn by Grace Kelly in “High Society”.
“Appraisal value of the jewelry is difficult.” says Tina Joseff, general manager of the family operated business. “Although all the jewelry are quality pieces, the value is based more on their association with the stars and the famous movies they starred in than the actual value of the metals and stones.”
Founded in 1928, Joseff of Hollywood became famous for providing historically accurate and beautiful jewelry using specific metals that photographed well during the early days of harsh lights and limited optic lenses.
In the 40’s and 50’s Joseff also launched a retail line of jewelry based on famous pieces from the movies including “Cleopatra”
The Joseff of Hollywood episode is scheduled to air May 5th on your local PBS listings. To see more Joseff jewelry please visit the website at JoseffJewelry.com or check out the Joseff of Hollywood Facebook page.
Shelley A. Piña