B.S.K. costume jewelry doesn't get enough respect, in my opinion. Sure, B.S.K. made medium-quality jewelry and aren't in the league of Weiss or Eisenberg. But they still made some lovely pieces that are worth collecting.
On the other hand, the fact that B.S.K. costume jewelry isn't highly sought after means that the prices are quite affordable! And this translates to more pieces of jewelry for your collection.
I found the piece shown in this post this past weekend. Before I turned it over to see if it had a signature, I was thinking maybe a Coro piece. To my delight, it proudly proclaimed B.S.K. for the mark! It's well-made, with amtique white enameled leaves and rhinestones in AB, rose and light yellow. The three large AB stones are set in a rose-type setting. Some of the other stones are also set in tiny floral settings. It's a very pretty piece.
A Little ABout B.S.K.
The name B.S.K. came from the three main owners of the company -- Benny Steinberg, Hy Slovitt and Kaslo (not sure if that is a first or last name). The jewelry was made between 1948 and the early 1980s.
B.S.K.'s claim to fame involves their "My Fair Lady" line of jewelry, which commemorates the movie by the same name. It's the most collectible of the B.S.K. jewelry.
The B.S.K. Marks
There are just two marks used by B.S.K. for their jewelry.
- B.S.K. My Fair Lady
Every piece I've ever seen has a copyright symbol, but that doesn't mean there might not be some without the copyright symbol floating around out there.
Buying B.S.K. Costume Jewelry
There usually isn't a ton available at any given time, but you can find it. Here's a [nmslink:bsk signed, list of BSK jewelry] for your perusal, as well as a small sample listed below. Have fun shopping!
Vtg BSK Goldtone AB RHINESTONE Necklace Earrings Demi
Time Remaining: 6h 18m
ADORABLE SIGNED BSK ROOSTER PIN GOLD TONE W RED EYE VINTAGE
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Vintage BSK Marcasite Seahorse Brooch
Time Remaining: 9h 59m
VTG COUTURE SIGNED BSK TOPAZ COLOR RHINESTONE GP LEAF BROOCH EARRINGS SET LOT
$7.42 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 19m
Vintage Estate Gold Tone Double Stem Flower Brooch Pin Costume Jewelry BSK
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $5.95
12 Vtg DESIGNER Clip On Screw Back Earring Pairs BSKARTCoroSarah CovLisner
$12.69 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 2m
Vtg Signed BSK 2 1 2 Pearl Studded Floral Brooch Gorgeous
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 56m
BSK COLLECTIBLE PIN GOLDEN LEAFS
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 48m
Vintage Designer Signed BSK Gold Tone Pave Rhinestones Costume Pin Brooch
Time Remaining: 7h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $13.97