1963 - 1996 Bernard Shapiro, son of Harold Shapiro of the Vogue jewelry company joined forces with Lester Joy and formed the LesBernard company in 1963. Les Bernard designs cover the spectrum of fine tailored-look jewelry, to whimsical figurals, to an Art Deco Influence
l believe Les Bernard jewelry is undervalued by collectors, most costume jewelry books either barely mention Les Bernard or don’t mention it at all. A mystery to me but a plus if you are searching for it as you can find low prices on some stunning pieces. Of course the dealers who know Les Bernard have their most beautiful work priced accordingly. Once collectors realize the quality, genius and talent behind this company, it will become highly sought after!