Albert Weiss is another famous name in the world of jewelry art of the twentieth century. Albert was born in New York and was studying accounting when his search for permanent work led him to the Coro jewelry house. It was a large company, striving to cover the market and producing not only jewelry, but also accessories. When the flow of emigrants poured in in 1920, Coro began accepting people for free education. This gave the ambitious young man the opportunity to begin his journey in the jewelry world.
Albert was hungry for career advancement, but did not get a leadership position at Coro due to his youth. Then he went to Marvell Jewelry, where he realized his plans.
He then managed the business of the Grad & Schrager jewelry house for some time.
Having gained experience and studied the specifics of the jewelry industry, Albert founded his own company, Albert Weiss & Company Inc.NYC in 1942, already having a clear idea of how to make a name for himself in the world of jewelry.
Weiss was the first to use gray smoky rock crystals. His jewelry was distinguished by a classic style and an abundance of rhinestones. The company produced some of the finest crystal jewelry since World War II. He was one of the first to use “northern lights” crystals, created in collaboration with Christian Dior.
Albert Weiss developed a technology for painting metals in different colors, patented it and then sold it to other companies.
Another innovation of the company was brooches in the shape of New Year trees, decorated with crystals.
His butterflies and dragonflies, created from sparkling crystals, were especially popular.
After retiring in 1969, Albert handed over control to his son Michael. And in 1971 the company ceased to exist.