1950 The company was founded by German immigrant Joseph Heibronner and American Edith Levitt in 1955. Har had a surprisingly short history of existence and ceased to exist just 12 years after the opening, which is why the jewelry of this brand is very rare and appreciated among collectors.
First of all, Har is famous for its special enamel and artfully executed faces from the oriental series with imitation ivory, exotic gins, sparkling cobras and dangerous dragons. Also, Har in different periods released a series with fruits, small bizarre animals, laughing people (Laughing Chinese series).
The series with mystical fantasy “Dragons” was patented in April 1959. The unusual stones used in these jewelry are called “dragon’s tooth”. And in April of the same year, the eastern series of “Gina” from Har was patented. Har was based in New York’s Chinatown, so it should come as no surprise that in May 1960, an Asian jewelry line was officially registered the famous Chinese from Har. The painstakingly worked faces of the “Chinese” are made of artificial ivory, and their “suits” with the effect of aging are inlaid with high-quality rhinestones. The collection consists of bracelets, brooches and earrings that make up the beautiful nets that made the brand so famous.
The next patent was received only 7 years later in 1967 and these were less curious brooches in the form of insects.
Har was the shining star in the jewelery sky. A star that lit up brightly in the late 50s and immediately went out, leaving real works of art for posterity, connoisseurs and connoisseurs of vintage jewelry.
Vintage brooches Har