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!
Vintage 5PC designer Lot BSK Leopard Fabric Coro 1961 Freirich Alva Caroline
$2.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 15h 31m
Vintage Signed BSK Enamel Rhinestone Flower Floral Silver Tone Brooch Pin
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50
Signed BSK Vintage Brooch Pin Jade Stone Asian Man Gong Figural Gold Tn 3391
$1.04 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 5m
6 Vintage Mod 21 Brooch Pin Lot Autumn Fall Leaves TRIFARI LC GERRYS BSK K
$13.12 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 41m
B S K GOLD TONE TURQUOISE BROOCH
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $7.50
Signed BSK Vintage SET Brooch Pin Earring Clip Gold Tone Leaf Pearl Demi 3405
$3.14 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 3m
10 POUNDS VNTG SINGLE EARRINGS LOT RHINESTONE STERLING WEISS BOGOFF BEGERE BSK
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 42m
Signed BSK Vintage Brooch Pin Flower Gold Tone Big Topaz Brown Rhinestone 3531
$3.69 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 45m
Vintage BSK Jade Brooch Signed Costume Jewelry
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $16.50