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Amazing
by: Kimberly

I recently found boxes upon boxes of Contempo Fashions Jewelry as my aunt who sold it recently passed away. My mother and her both actually. We're not interested in keeping much of them so I need to learn how to sell.

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Birthstone Booties
by: Marcia

I have some of these available. Vintage Contempo Fashions Birthstone Booties.

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Looking for earrings to match pin
by: maria

I too sold it in late 80's I still have a round gold pin with matching earrings but my sis didn't take good care of hers. Would love to purchase again for her. If anyone know how to get a magazine..pin and earrings were gold with red green and blue jewels...email me at laurengarcia915@yahoo.com. ..please..I hope,I hope.

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Contempo Fashions
by: Teresa

I was glad to find this site with all these people who sold and believed in Contempo fashions. I too was a consultant early 80's. I hosted several parties. You didn't have to sell anything, it sold itself. My mother still has some little booties with all her grandbabies birthstones on it, however, she has great-grandbabies now and we would like to get more of those booties if we can find them. Loved Contempo, and wouldn't mind getting back into it if it were still around. I mean, who else gives you lifetime warranty. Great jewelry, great prices

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Sapphire Starlight
by: Anonymous

Ellen could you please upload the photo of the Contempo ring
on the form on the following page, (link appears just below). We will move the photo and your submission with the photos to appear in this thread.


http://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/vintage-or-antique-costume-jewelry-question.html

Many thanks
Antique Jewelry Investor Support Team

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Sapphire Starlight
by: Ellen

To Candy:

I may have that Sapphire Starlight ring you are looking for. I too sold Contempo Fashions and I do have a sapphire ring.

I can post a picture to your email or messenger if you are on facebook.


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I sold Contempo Fashions
by: Anonymous

I used to sell Contempo Fashions and still have not only jewelry (tons of it) but scarves and the video for the scarves. I moved from sales associate to district manager in less than a month. The girls said they would follow me anywhere if I went into business again...but, that was years and years ago. Absolutely loved the products because as I am allergic to a lot of jewelry I wasn't to theirs.

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Something Like Contempo Fashions
by: Lynn Sampson-Patterson

Good Morning Contempo Fashions Jewelry lovers--of which I am one!

Just a quick FYI, if you're looking for a jewelry party company that is very much like Contempo was, please contact me to hear what I have found! This Canadian 25 year old international company is just starting to grow in the USA with less than 50 "jewelers" (consultants) in the USA and we're looking to expand!! This is a fabulous family-owned opportunity with all hand-crafted jewelry. My cell/text is 330-671-8799 or my email is lynnellen247@att.net. Would love to hear from you! Lynn

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I sold Contempo!!
by: Cindy Carter

I very well remember Contempo. I hosted the parties to help pay for school. I still have a lot of the pieces. Really miss that. I was just talking to my husband about how home parties seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. Such a shame. I really enjoyed Contempo...miss them.

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Great paties and jewelry
by: Vickie Everhart

Brings back great memories I might have met a few of you I was the Payroll manager and printed all your payroll checks...6500 a week... I remember the million dollar weeks...it was great jewelry and Audrie our vice president was from Sarah Coventry. Kurt Gerson was a wonderful, happy, fun man to work for and he looked over everyones sales and signed each check and wrote great job it meant a lot to him...it was his baby one of the divisions of the Gerson company. Peter was more involved in the other side. We hosted a conference at the Hyatt in like 1986 I explained the processing of our orders and the computers to the sales reps when you visited or offices. The Target on Metcalf is where the company was. I think around 1995 it closed, economy and home parties weren't doing good. But Kurt passed away in 1998 or so and Peter just passed away in 2014 at 80 something. What a great pair of brothers and Peter loved his dogs. The Gerson company moved to Olathe and is still open and yes some of the old workers still work there Terri Rieman was one of the Managers in our office and is still there. Great jewelry that still shines today and a great company to work for thanks or the memories! RIP Peter & Kurt Gerson you will never be forgotten!

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Contempo Fashions
by: Joel Remak Contempo

it's wonderful to hear about Contempo Fashions, the great memories,good times and praise for the company. It was my good fortune to meet Kurt and Peter in 1977 at their offices in Shawnee Mission, KS. I was 27 years old, living in Overland Park, KS and had been a manager for Macy's, The Gap and Chess King. Kurt and Peter believed in the future of the Direct Sales and hoped to expand their successful business into home parties and catalog sales -- and asked me if I would be interested in creating and managing a new division of The Gerson Company. Yes, of course! From the very beginning, there was something special about company, people; the vision and leadership of the Gersons. Awesome experience!

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Great company
by: Diana

I too was a manager with Contempo in the 80's. I loved it. It introduced me to a new way of living. I earned allot of neat things and went allot of neat places including a cruise. Any job I had after that except working for myself did not measure up to contempo. Great company for women. Mad allot of great friends

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Hoping to find Sapphire Starlight
by: Candy

I hosted several Contempo Fashion Parties back in the days but I am looking for a ring that was from there. It was the Sapphire Starlight. Does anyone know where i can get that ring? The ring means alot to me. Please reply here. thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Candy

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My family love contempo!
by: Anonymous

I was 14 years old, when my mom introduced me to this wonderful company!!! Me, my mom and my father work in Contempo...We lived in Mexico and we travel a lot with them!!!

Bellos recuerdos!!!

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Contempo Fashions what a beautiful jewelry
by: Anonymous

I was a consultant, and still have several pieces that I still use and enjoy. This company gave me the fantastic opportunity to win my first trip to England, how unforgettable trip.
Love this jewelry.

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Contempo Fashions
by: Debbie

I was a consultant and enjoyed doing the home parties. I still have a box of jewelry. I found this sight because I was in search of a sterling silver/marcesite bow ring that I loved and returned for a new one and they were all out. Wish I had never sent it back. If anyone has one still they would be willing to part with, let me know.Thanks, deblw56ATyahooDOTcom.

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Contempo Fashion
by: BP

I also sold Contempo Fashion Jewelry. I am from New Jersey and sold it for about 2 years. It was very nice fashion jewelry and the scarfs people used to love. Wow what a long time ago.

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Contempo Fashions
by: Pat

I had a party and have several of their pieces and just found the Fall/Winter 1989 Catalog! LOL!! Takes me way back indeed!

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From Lynn Sampson-Patterson-Correct email address
by: Lynn Sampson-Patterson

lynnellen247@att.net thank you

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Contempo Consultants! Would love to hear from you....
by: Anonymous

Lynn Sampson-Patterson again...one more thing that I forgot to add in my previous post. I would love to hear from you if you are a former Contempo Fashions consultant! You may email me at lynnelle call/text 330-671-8799!
Thank you.

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Wow---this is a day of remembering....
by: Lynn Sampson-Patterson

I was a Manager with Contempo Fashions--was with them for 12 years--1986-1998 and yes, our beloved owner of Contempo Fashions passed away from cancer around 1996 or 1997 and the company was eventually sold to a company that was just not for us...nothing could compare to Contempo.

I am now with the very wonderful and so similar to C ontempo Fashions jewelry Co called Unmistakably Latasia. What I have found out is that Anthony Calandrelli, owner of Latasia, is also the owner of the American Ring Co. in Providence RI... and the American Ring Co., back in the 80's and 90's, became the exclusive vendor for all of the rings that Contempo offered. Anthony and Kurt were very good friends and business associates and Anthony was eventually chosen by Kurt to be the exclusive vendor for CF because the American Ring Co delivered high quality merchandise, provided outstanding and reputable customer service & reliability and delivered promptly! This is just one of the many reasons that we chose to become a consultant with Latasia. Latasia delivers unbelievably quickly and has a great & diverse product line/s with lifetime guarantee!

I still miss Contempo Fashions...I loved it and would still be with them if possible....but...we are thrilled to be with Unmistakably Latasia!

Thanks for the wonderful memories Kurt Gerson & Family...you are missed and treasured!

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Still Have Contempo pcs.
by: Nora

I've been searching for this name could not remember exacly the name; it's been 22yrs when I sold his jewerly I have several pcs.

I still use them wao... It's been long, but good quality still get complements from Laredo tx. And made money good parties I earned lots of pcs. I still would like to find something like that again, unique jewelry...

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Remembering The Days of Contempo Jewelry
by: Anonymous

Yes, I remember Contempo and was also a manager/consultant. I still have a lot of pieces that I still wear. I heard that the owner Kurt passed and I don't know what became of the business. Contempo was responsible for my first flight. I earned a trip to Las Vegas!

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I remember...
by: Jenny

Oh my , talk about a blast from the past! I was a consultant with Contempo at that time. I still have a number of items that I still wear. I am with lia sophia now but often wonder whatever happened to Contempo.

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necklace
by: Stephanie

I had the earrings that went along with that necklace! I have wanted to find the same type of jewelry - I loved it in the 80's while I was in high school.

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contempo fashions
by: jessica

I don't remember them because I'm too young, but I have a piece I bought at a flee market in the early 90's. It's a gold tear drop shaped squiggle about an inch long on a flat 8" chain.

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