SideEffectsNY

Vintage Jonette Jewelry, Vintage accessories & Jewelry

New York, United States · 571 Sales

SideEffectsNY

Vintage Jonette Jewelry, Vintage accessories & Jewelry

New York, United States 571 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Side Effects/ NY is an actual shop located in Cold Spring, New York. If you're ever visiting the Hudson River Valley, drop in and see us. My Etsy shop has a large selection of JJ Jonette Jewelry pins, earrings and necklaces- mostly new old stock. We also carry vintage jewelry and accessories including purses and handbags. You never know what you'll find here.
For those of you who may be curious about the vintage JJ Jonette Jewelry I sell, here is a brief history of the company:

History of Jonette Jewelry: The JJ company was started by a man named Abraham Lisker. Before he decided on his career path, Mr. Lisker trained as a physician, until he changed directions and entered the jewelry industry, working for several years in Rhode Island. In 1935, he started his own business, “Providence Jewelry Company”, and produced costume jewelry in East Providence, RI. In 1937, when his brother Nathan joined the business, the name was changed to "Lisker & Lisker". Following the sales success and popularity of their ballerina and mother-of-pearl pins, Abraham Lisker directed the company towards novelty figurals.

When World War II began, Abraham Lisker closed the factory (due to government restrictions and shortages of materials), then enlisted and served a two year tour of duty in the U.S. Army. At the War’s end, the Lisker brothers decided to rename the company, and they combined the names of their parents, John and Etta, to form the name Jonette. Records show that “Jonette Jewelry Co.” was established in 1944, incorporated in the state of Rhode Island. 1970 marked the start of the “copyright JJ” mark, which was signed on all pieces from that point on. Abraham Lisker decided to retire in 1972, and his son, B. Gordon Lisker, became the new head of the company. Gordon Lisker began to outsource some of the firm’s production to other companies. In 1986, they registered the name "Artifacts", and used the Roman numerals MCMLXXXVI on jewelry cards. In 1988 they released a Southwestern line with the "Santa Fe" mark, signed “JJ 1988”.

The company used different metals and finishes (including brass, pewter, base metal, sterling silver, enameling and resin) and manufactured thousands of figural and whimsical novelty designs, to date. Best known for their pins, Jonette Jewelry Co. also manufactured jewelry, letter openers, photograph frames, watch straps or bands or bracelets, bookmarks, candle holders and more. After 62 years as a family owned private company, Jonette Jewelry Co. ended production in September, 2006.

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2016

Side Effects/ NY is an actual shop located in Cold Spring, New York. If you're ever visiting the Hudson River Valley, drop in and see us. My Etsy shop has a large selection of JJ Jonette Jewelry pins, earrings and necklaces- mostly new old stock. We also carry vintage jewelry and accessories including purses and handbags. You never know what you'll find here.
For those of you who may be curious about the vintage JJ Jonette Jewelry I sell, here is a brief history of the company:

History of Jonette Jewelry: The JJ company was started by a man named Abraham Lisker. Before he decided on his career path, Mr. Lisker trained as a physician, until he changed directions and entered the jewelry industry, working for several years in Rhode Island. In 1935, he started his own business, “Providence Jewelry Company”, and produced costume jewelry in East Providence, RI. In 1937, when his brother Nathan joined the business, the name was changed to "Lisker & Lisker". Following the sales success and popularity of their ballerina and mother-of-pearl pins, Abraham Lisker directed the company towards novelty figurals.

When World War II began, Abraham Lisker closed the factory (due to government restrictions and shortages of materials), then enlisted and served a two year tour of duty in the U.S. Army. At the War’s end, the Lisker brothers decided to rename the company, and they combined the names of their parents, John and Etta, to form the name Jonette. Records show that “Jonette Jewelry Co.” was established in 1944, incorporated in the state of Rhode Island. 1970 marked the start of the “copyright JJ” mark, which was signed on all pieces from that point on. Abraham Lisker decided to retire in 1972, and his son, B. Gordon Lisker, became the new head of the company. Gordon Lisker began to outsource some of the firm’s production to other companies. In 1986, they registered the name "Artifacts", and used the Roman numerals MCMLXXXVI on jewelry cards. In 1988 they released a Southwestern line with the "Santa Fe" mark, signed “JJ 1988”.

The company used different metals and finishes (including brass, pewter, base metal, sterling silver, enameling and resin) and manufactured thousands of figural and whimsical novelty designs, to date. Best known for their pins, Jonette Jewelry Co. also manufactured jewelry, letter openers, photograph frames, watch straps or bands or bracelets, bookmarks, candle holders and more. After 62 years as a family owned private company, Jonette Jewelry Co. ended production in September, 2006.

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Patty Villanova

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About

Compulsive Shoppers Wanted!

I've been collecting vintage jewelry of all sorts for many years and have developed a special affection for JJ Jonette Jewelry which has some of the nicest pins and earrings out there. Before they went out of business, I was able to purchase hundreds of pieces directly from the factory and have been collecting them ever since.

I also am a fiber artist and paint on silk, mostly scarves and accessories. Please visit my other Etsy shop, Silkworth, to see my unique, one of a kind items.

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  • Patty Villanova

    Owner, Artist And Curator

    I've lived and worked in New York's Hudson Valley my entire life and have a tiny little brick and mortar shop in beautiful Cold Spring, NY. I've always loved beautiful & interesting things and enjoy selling them on Etsy.

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    925 South Co-op, 925 South St

    Peekskill, NY

    May 14–Sep 24

    Amazing pop up marketplace for Etsy and other artisans. 925 South Street is in the heart of downtown Peekskill's Artist District and is a magnificent, street level galley space. We are always looking for new vendors so please send me a convo if interested.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 25, 2016
Thanks for visiting my online shop. Side Effects/ NY specializes in rare and unusual Jonette Jewelry and I have over 100 different designs listed at any given time. I also carry vintage costume jewelry and accessories as well. My inventory is constantly changing so stop by anytime. I also have a lovely brick and mortar store in Cold Spring NY 10516 where you can visit me next time you're in NY City or vicinity.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
I try to ship out my items within 1-2 days whenever possible. I use mostly USPS First Class which also includes tracking. International customers will have to pay any customs charges on their end and I insure all packages going overseas.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns accepted ONLY ON DEFECTIVE ITEMS if you send back the item to me in its original condition within 2 weeks of purchase. BUYER IS EXPECTED TO PAY FOR ALL POSTAGE AND SHIPPING COSTS FOR RETURNED ITEMS. Refunds, if any, are made via the original payment method, i.e. if you used Paypal, I will refund on Paypal.

Please keep in mind that mine is a very small shop and I strive to see to it that the item you receive is what you thought it was when you ordered it. I try to take good photographs that show the item front and back so there are no surprises. Returns are a hassle and financial hardship for me, so I hope that my purchasers will understand that I'd prefer not having to accept a return unless it's absolutely necessary.

Many thanks to all my wonderful customers!
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my inventory is New Old Stock and is in excellent to very good condition. Vintage items that are not NOS are so noted in the description.