silver decor

How good design saved McCoy Pottery

Collectors still make the pilgrimage to the McCoy home, to show off their finds and inquire about glazes, designs and eras. Nelson and Billie McCoy do their best to provide information, but as Nelson admits, "You're talking about a span of more than 80 years. I look at a vase and...

Oh! Tannenbaum: Verrecchi vintage Christmas tree pins a holiday delight

Influenced by their father's jewelry engraving experience, Alfeo Verrecchi's innovation and his brother Gino's know-how built one of the world's greatest costume jewelry companies. Gem-Craft cemented its history in American costume jewelry thanks in part to their wonderfully diverse line of Christmas tree pins. The Gem-Craft line was a fixture at...