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!
Gorgeous BSK Signed RHINESTONE Opalescent Vintage Pin Brooch
Time Remaining: 4h 48m
Vintage Estate Gold Tone Leaf Brooch Pin Fashion Costume Jewelry BSK
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
Vintage Signed BSK High End Rhinestone Flower Floral Gold Tone Brooch Pin
$11.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 1m
VINTAGE RETRO ORIENTAL JADE AND GOLD TONE DEMI PARURE WITH SIGNED BSK ERS
Time Remaining: 21h 25m
BSK Vintage Textured Bow Pin Silvertone Rhinestone Brooch
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Vintage BSK Goldtone White Enamel Butterfly Pin Brooch
$2.49 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 48m
SUPERB SIGNED BSK GOLD TONE BROOCH EARING SET
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 31m
Vintage BSK demi parure Necklace Bracelet Earrings Peach enamel rhinestone pearl
$2.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 9m
VIntage BSK Signed Silver Tone and Faux Pearl Rhinestone Ribbon Brooch Pin
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00