1957 – 1970s

De Nicola company was founded by Jerry De Nicola in 1957, in New York. One of their first collections was titled The Real Thing, and indeed the pieces looked like they were made from precious metals and stones. Another collection’s name was Young America. The real hit though was the zodiac collection, which went iconic. De Nicola zodiacs are still the most expensive and sought after pieces. Christmas collections, angels and frogs are also very popular.

De Nicola jewelry is usually recognizably large, spectacular, unusual, and colourful. Luxurious brooches with poured glass reminiscent of Chanel's Gripoix glass deserve special praise. Jewelry from De Nicola is not easy to come by and its cost is quite high.