R.F. Simmons Company, Attleboro, MA. "Founded in 1873 by Robert Fitz Simmons, a chaser who conducted a small shop. Simmons struck up a friendship with Joseph Lyman Sweet who used to drive grain from the Sweet farm in West Mansfield to Attleboro's town sales near Simmons' shop. Simmons would tease Sweet about being a "rube" and from this banter grew a warm frienship which led simmons to invite the younger man to learn the jewelry business."
"In 1875 Sweet, Simmons and Edgar L. Hixon formed a partnership each investing $2,500 in the new business. In 1887 the organization had grown from 8 or 10 employees to more than 200 with offices in New York and Agents in Rio de Janiero, Bueinos Aires, Montevideo, Berlin, Barcelona and Sydney. Simmons' best known product was it's watch chains but other items were soon added to its line included chatelaine pins, eye glass chains, fobs and bracelets. It was around Simmons' 40th anniversary that it laid claim to numerous "firsts" in the industry, among them: First house to issue a chain catalogue - 1881; first to stamp goods with the manufacturer's initials for identification; first to adopt the definite and responsible guarantee of satisfaction to the wearer - 1880s; first to use a safety fastener in connection with chains and fobs in the early 1890s; first to produce a practical lock bracelet - the Marlow in 1899, etc. etc. (See Dorothy T. Rainwater's "American Jewelry Manufacturer's" for more info on Simmons.) R.F. Simmons Company was still active in 1952. Other simmons marks used: Armilla, Betsy Ross, Brenda, Floradora, Slident, Stubby, Tyton, Venetian, Victorian, R.F.S. & Co., R.F.S. Co., and Simmons' Chains. Simmons R F Co 508-222-6655 35 County St Attleboro MA 02703. .

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ES200 1940s Simmons Aqua GF SB Earrings...$28.00
Simmons Aqua Rhinestone and Goldfilled Screwback earrings. Still has the original tag and they are attached to the original card, however the box is missing. These are gorgeous earrings with marquise shaped aqua blue rhinestones set in between the gf setting. These flower screwbacks measure 3/4" in diameter and are in excellent condition. c late 40's early 1950's.

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PS790 Simmons Art Nouveau Watch Pin...$42.00
Simmons Art Nouveau Watch Pin. This is a gorgeous piece with a very flowing Nouveau design. There is a hook on the back for the watch and an older spring type clasp. The pin measures 7/8" in diameter. Very good condition. Slight bend to the pin arm --- the only flaw. Marked Simmons on the back hook and also RFS Co on the spring clasp.
PS790 Price: $42.00

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BS213 1940s Simmons GF Cuff Bracelet...$15.00
1940's Simmons GF Cuff Bracelet. This bracelet has been tampered with and changed. I'm selling this AT COST because I believe it is still wearable but not collectible. It's an open worked gold filled bracelet that had flowers on the front. Someone GLUED beads into the center of the three flowers and GLUED a golden glass butterfly on each side of the flowers. Simmons did not use glue on their jewelry. Maybe someone tried to save this? I don't know. But I was very upset when I saw the changes. I had won this at auction and not had the opportunity to see it close up. The bracelet itself is in excellent condition and the flowers that are original to the piece are riveted on as they would be during the 40's. The changes might not bother you because the bracelet is wearable and still attractive. The bracelet is open backed and measures 2-1/2" across the parameter.
BS213 Price: $15.00

BS089 Simmons Victorian Red Stone Bracelet...$33.00
EARLY Simmons Red Garnet Glass GF Bracelet. This is one of the earliest pieces of Simmons I've come across. The bracelet is comprised of round rings and links that connect to each other with three fabulous links that have bezel set faux garnet stones (red glass) with a detailed floral design around each. These three links measures 5/8" wide. The stones show wear due to the age of this piece. The bracelet measures 7-1/2" long with a foldover clasp. Good condition - wear to the stones as shown in the pictures. .

BS083 Simmons Imitation Emerald Link Bracelet...$52.00
Simmons 1940's Goldfilled Bracelet with imitation emeralds. Simmons jewelry has always been in my Top 5 Designer List. This piece is a prime example. Could be earlier than 1940s. There are three gorgeous golden flowers with bezel and open-backed set faceted green stones. Measures to 7-1/2" and is in excellent condition. A real BEAUTY!
BS083 Price: $73.00

BS084 Simmons Imitation Emerald Hinged Bangle Bracelet...$51.00
Simmons goldfilled, hinged, bangle bracelet with center imitation Emerald. Another beauty! This measures on the inside about 2-1/2" across. Unique side hinge. The center stone is oval shaped and faceted green glass. c 1940s. Excellent condition. The gold is not as yellow as the scan shows.
BS084 Price: $63.00

BS079 Simmons Blue Stone Link Bracelet...$52.00
Simmons Blue Stone Slave Bracelet. These "slave" bracelets were popular in the mid-1920's due to the Egyptian influence and again revived in the 1940's during the 'retro' period. Five bezel set blue stones - two of which have flea bites that can be seen with a loupe. Foldover clasp. Gold content not marked, so I'm selling this as gold filled. Measures 7-1/8". Very good condition.
BS079 Price: $46.00

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S297 Simmons 1930'S GF & Crystal Set...$82.00
Simmons Crystal Choker and Earrings with Gold Spacers. This is an awesome set... the crystals are multi-faceted, with 14kt gf gold spacers in between and strung on chain. The matching earrings are screwbacks and hang down about 2". The choker measures 15-3/4" and the crystals are graduated in size. Marked Simmons on all pieces. c 1930's. Excellent condition.
S297 Price: $82.00

S211 Simmons Goldstone  Scarab Parure...$100.00
Simmons Egyptian Revival Goldstone Scarab PARURE - Choker, Bracelet and Earrings. The choker measures 14-1/2" but could easily be extended; though the style of this is to be worn high on the neck. There are goldfilled ribbon motif plaques in between the bezel set scarabs. The bracelet has a foldover clasp and a safety chain and measures about 7". The earrings are screwbacks and drop down 1". The pieces are all marked and they are in excellent condition. There is slight dulling and wear to the underside that sits agains the body on both the bracelet and the choker. The front is shiny as if new! Beautiful set... and a hard find. Here is a closeup.
S211 Price: $100.00

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NS501 1960's Simmons 12ktgf Bead Choker strung on chain...$42.00
1960's Simmons 12ktgf Bead Choker strung on chain. There are shiny goldfilled beads and textured goldfilled beads measuring 8mm. The choker measures 16". Signed Simmons. Excellent condition.
NS501 Price: $42.00

NS489 Vintage Simmons Glass Moonstone Choker...$52.00
Vintage Simmons Glass Moonstone Choker. This is probably late 40's early 1950's. There are 4 small bezel set round soft blue moonstones and one large oval in the center. The choker measures 16". Simmons is marked on the clasp. This is in excellent condition. Really pretty too!
NS489 Price: $52.00

NS473 Old Simmons Lavaliere with Square Cut Ruby Colored Stone...$64.00
Old Simmons Lavaliere with Square Cut Ruby Colored Stone. Not sure if it is a real ruby. Victorian design with black enameling and fancy scrollwork. The stone is set in a bezel open backed. Measures 1-1/2" without the bail. The chain is a Simmons chain that measures 18". Excellent condition.

NS284 Simmons 1940's Pink and Clear Rhinestone Necklace...$34.00
Simmons 1940's Pink and Clear Rhinestone Necklace. A lovely example of 1940's goldfilled jewelry with three pink marquis shaped rhinestones with 4 clear rhinestones around them. There is a clear tear shaped rhinestone drop that dangles on the end. Original Simmons chain that measures 18". The pendant part measures 1-1/2" with the drop and 1" wide. Excellent condition. CLOSE-UP
NS284 Price: $34.00

NS271 Simmons Crystal & GF Choker...$28.00
Simmons Black Crystal and GF spacer choker strung on chain. c1940's. Upon close inspection I noticed one spacer missing and some of the spacers are dull. This item needs a cleaning (referring to the spacers) to be considered excellent condition - I'm selling as is - uncleaned. Measures 16" with a safety catch. Beads are faceted cone shaped. CLOSE-UP
NS271 Price: $28.00

NS139 Simmons Goldfilled Cut Crystal Choker...$52.00
Simmons Goldfilled Cut Crystal Choker c. 1940's. Measures to 16-1/2". Excellent condition. Signed on hook. 12kgf and simmons. Here's a closeup of this beauty!
NS139 Price: $52.00

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