JJ 1988 Formal Man and Woman Brooch Vintage Jewelry and Accessories


A JJ (Jonette Jewelry) gold toned base metal brooch that is a couple in formal wear. It is in very good vintage condition with a good working clasp. The couple are 2 inches tall and 1.25 inches across. There are some signs of wear in the way of very small scratching (hardly any at all). They are dated 1988 on the back.

The JJ company was founded by Abraham Lisker in 1935 with the Providence Jewelry Company in East Providence, RI. In 1937, his brother Nathan joined the business and the name was changed to "Lisker & Lisker". With the success of their ballerina and mother-of-pearl pins, Lisker moved into novelty figurals.

During WW II, Lisker closed the factory and enlisted for 2 years in the U.S. Army. When the war ended the Lisker brothers renamed the company Jonette Jewelry Company (the combined names of their parents, John and Etta). Records show that “Jonette Jewelry Co.” was established in 1944, incorporated in the state of Rhode Island.
In 1970, copyrighted the "JJ” mark. The company used different metals and finishes (including brass, pewter, base metal, sterling silver, enameling and resin) and manufactured thousands of novelty designs. After 62 years as a family owned company, Jonette Jewelry Co. ended production in September, 2006.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Very Good Vintage Condition

I use the term "very good vintage condition" for pieces that are in excellent condition. Yet please remember that these items have mostly been used before; so they will have a few imperfections. Anything that is obvious will be noted in the description and/or pictures.

Good Vintage Condition

When the description uses the term "good vintage" condition; it means that it does have some flaws (and should be noted in the description). Less than perfect, but still in good shape.


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Breakage in Shipping

Jimmy works really hard to ensure a safe delivery of your package. But we have had damage through the shipper in the past. If you would please send us a picture or two of the damage box and/or its contents. We can file for insurance and will refund the costs of the items.

What does vintage mean?

Vintage means an item is at least 20 years old or at the most 99 years old. Once it is 100 years old, you can call it an antique. Please be aware that you are purchasing a used item. We keep trying to improve our descriptions and pictures to point out chips or dents or other issues a piece may have.

Saying that, there may be small vintage wear that go unnoticed. I do go over the piece when I buy it, wash it, take its picture, write its description or weigh it. Yet still, sometimes I miss it. The right light will show scratches on dinner plates for example. One time, you could see a crack in a piece of pottery in the photograph that you could not see when looking at it.

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