1970 marked the start of the well-known “copyright JJ” mark, which was signed on all pieces from that point on.
Abraham Lisker decided to retire in 1972, and his son, B. Gordon Lisker, became the new head of the company. Gordon Lisker began to outsource some of the firm’s production to other companies.
In 1986, they registered the name "Artifacts", and used the Roman numerals MCMLXXXVI on jewelry cards.
In 1988 they released a Southwestern line with the "Santa Fe" mark, signed “JJ 1988”.
The company used different metals and finishes (including brass, pewter, base metal, sterling silver, enameling and resin) and manufactured thousands of figural and whimsical novelty designs, to date. Best known for their pins, Jonette Jewelry Co. also manufactured jewelry, letter openers, photograph frames, watch straps or bands or bracelets, bookmarks, candle holders and more.
History of Jonette Jewelry: Closing
After 69 years as a family owned private company, Jonette Jewelry Co. ended production in September, 2006, and shuttered due to global competition and market conditions.
Reports for 2008 show the company had an estimated annual revenue of $5,300,000 and employed a staff of approximately 78, in a single location facility.
Company Business Information
Jonette Jewelry Company Also DBA Satisfashion
Jonette Holdings, LLC:
Mgr.: B. Gordon Lisker
373 Taunton Ave., East Providence 02914.
Phone: (401) 438-1941
A: Orson and Brusini Ltd.,
325 Angell St., Providence 02906.
SIC Code and Description 3961:
Costume Jewelry and Costume Novelties, Except Precious Metals & semiprecious stones
NAICS Code and Description 339914:
Costume Jewelry and Novelty Manufacturing