OSTBYE/O & A
When Walter Ostbye and E. Gust Anderson founded Ostbye & Anderson in 1920, women voted for the first time, two-thirds of the world’s oil originated in the U.S., the first commercial airline service in the U.S. began, and automobiles on the market included Stanley Steamer, Pierce-Arrow, Ford, Packard, Cadillac, and Mercedes. Some things change and some things you can always count on. From our humble beginnings in the subbasement in downtown Minneapolis, our mission has been to create the best customer experience. Our focus has been relentless on giving our customers unparalleled service, quality, and value. Today our mission and values continue in our own state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot factory now located in a Minneapolis suburb.
Obstye& Anderson is a leading manufacturer of bridal and related jewelry serving fine jewelrs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. We focus our design talents, and resources on products that achive broad base customer appeal, and add value with point of sales display programs, effective marketing and advertising aids and materials, and fast ship programs such as Ostbye Overnight.
No company can survive almost 90 years without commited, talented employees, and dedicated loyal customers. We have been so fortunate over these many decades to serve the finest retail jewelers and attract and retain the most capable staff. For this we are most grateful. It is with pride that we present our company to you.
By 1901, Charles Garnier had already established his reputation in Paris as a masterful designer of gold jewelry. His creations soon became respected and admired by many who came to know the quality of his work. A very private man who preferred the privacy and serenity of his studio to the glamour and publicity of shows, he was one of a few great designers during this period such as Cartier and Vuitton who were just establishing their reputations.
More than a century later, the tradition continues with the same dedication to quality and workmanship that Charles Garnier so proudly crafted into every one of his early creations. The electroforming technique was brought to perfection during the 1980’s. It allows all women to wear voluminous and, at the same time, light earrings. The company now employs ten designers whose creations emulate the craftsmanship and pride that made Charles Garnier famous more than a century ago.
Discreet luxury, seduction and purity of lines are the characteristics of all Charles Garnier creations. Plain or exuberant hoops, romantic medals, audacious pendants, hearts, stars, water drops, or geometrical shapes – the creators of these wonders have been surprising us year after year by presenting collections that propose eternal classic as well as the most avant-garde pieces.
Frederic Duclos is an award winning French designer of contemporary sterling and sterling and 14 karat combinations of jewelry and gifts. The Company was created under the guidance of Karen and Frederic Duclos in 1984.
Frederic Duclos is originally from Southeastern France, where for several generations, his family has been designing accessories. His upbringing cultivated an admiration for art and sculpture. In his mind, sculpture was limitless, but controlling size and balance to create individual jewelry pieces became his passion. After completing studies in Paris, he was immediately drawn into the allure of jewelry design. His last year of college brought him to California, where he was introduced to Karen by a mutual friend.
Karen, at eighteen and a junior at the University of California, had started a wholesale jewelry and accessories business. She soon discovered a niche for designer sterling jewelry.
After meeting Frederic, they decided that there was a market demand for high quality, creative sterling jewelry. For 30 years, Frederic has presented collections that reflect sensuality and femininity with a twist of reality. The numerous awards he has received throughout the years always encourages him to create fresh, new concepts.
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