JJ – Jonette Jewelry company – This US company made many novelty jewelry pieces and associated accessories in their 62 years of production (1944 – 2006) However the founder Abraham Lisker became involved in producing jewelry earlier in 1935 and had two company names before. The first “The Providence Jewelry Company” and then “Lisker & Lisker” Famous for their novelty brooches in pewter, but they also used many other materials including, silver and gold tone, silver, brass and plastic. They also had some lines in enamel.
Classically their mark is JJ on the reverse. This was copyrighted and appeared in the seventies. They also used the name “Artifact” on their carding and boxes. This apparently started in 1986.
Below are the examples of JJ jewelry that we have for sale or have been available and sold. along with carding and marks for research. As usual with all our blogs on designer jewelry, this is an ongoing project and we will add photographs and information as we discover it.
Above is a cat brooch – which this company made many many different designs of. this is with the letter H. Also shown is the JJ mark that is on their jewelry.
Pewter crawling cat earrings – very comical by JJ signed.
The above is a fabulous novelty set by JJ Jonette Jewelry. A watering can with dangling gardening tools. Wear to garden in or to a gardening event.