Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie 1919 – 1970s founded the company.

Hattie Carnegie was another fashion designer that made their way in the costume jewellery business. Born in Vienna in 1886, she went to the United States with her parents when she was a child. In 1918 she opened her fashion house in New York City.

It was called Hattie Carnegie, Inc. Like Schiaparelli, Chanel and others she began to market jewellery she thought would look good with the outfits she designed. Her costume jewellery was a favourite amongst the actresses and socialites of the day. It was sold in some of the department stores. Carnegie jewellery was/is expensive and very well made.

Signature Designs: Oriental figural, animals, rhinestone jewellery, and costume jewellery with Greek inspired motifs.