With designer Aimie Maston bringing thirty years of experience to the line, bracelet styles and the introduction of both fine mesh and enamel coloring have proven successful for the reborn Whiting & Davis.Most pieces hover below 0, offering unrivaled value for a Massachusetts-made, highly crafted item.These were worn from the belt with a little clip and it would often hold a woman's dance cards. How do you begin to archive this legacy and work through it?What is the most surprising thing you've learned from digging into the company's past? The brand is well known for handbags, but we have books dating back to the late 1800s showing original sketches and designs of jewelry. Think about Victorian times—this snake bracelet here was made early 1900s, and it's not a conservative piece. A lot of these designs we can use as inspiration today. Description: Whiting and Davis Hematite Earrings - A typical look for W&D, this is a slight variation from the other pairs we have had; this uses a tiny sawtooth setting with two rows of tiny bead-look trim. Item: SE13-1344 Price: .00 US Description: Whiting and Davis Hematite Hinged Bangle Bracelet with Acorn/Leaf Motif - A much more ornate version of the oval hematite cabochon pieces, this has the leaves actually "crawling" over the edges of the prong set stone. Mesh Bags, about 1/2" at back and 1 1/4" wide at center front, inner dimensions are 2" x 2 1/4".Very reflective, as you can see in the photos, in pristine condition. Heavy and beautifully conceived and crafted, this silvertone piece also has the original tag. (Probably will fit a 7" wrist the best.) Unworn condition, this is a substantial, quality piece.
The oldest we have is probably this bag [from the late 1800s, early 1900s]; similar to the very first handbag.
Side hinged bangle could be worn with opening at either the front or the back. Item: SS5-834 Price: .00/set US Description: Whiting and Davis Faux Hematite Cabochon Earrings - These are part of a well known W&D design with a matching pendant necklace and cuff bracelet, so if you're looking for the earrings to match, look no further.
Bracelet is 1 1/4" wide, oval shaped, 2 1/4" x 2"; clip earrings are about 1 3/4" x 1". While the plating on the back is somewhat scratched/worn (the flash camera makes this look much worse than in actuality), the fronts are in very good condition, with only a few slight scratches on one earring that can only be seen with extremely close observation. Item: SE6-519 Price: .50 US Description: Whiting and Davis Plastic Cameo Cuff Bracelet and Earring Set - An exceptionally well done bracelet with matching earrings.
Mesh Bags" mark, and the earrings with the usual Whiting & Davis Co. Earrings are about 1 1/4" x 1", bracelet is 1" wide, and inner dimension of 2 1/4" x 1 15/16". Faux hematite oval stones are surrounded by dogtooth-type (kind of) settings and additional openwork framing on the necklace and bracelet give this kind of a Celtic feel.
Necklace chain is 20", pendant is 1 3/4" x 1 1/2"; bracelet is oval, 2 1/8" x 2", and about 1 3/8" wide at center front; safety chain. Excellent condition, with some mild pitting/wear to the plating on the interior of the bracelet.
All pieces use kind of a crackly goldtone finish, hobnail like accents, streaming decorative lines and sawtooth bezel setting for the stones.