Henry Bogoff, the designer, emigrated from Warsaw, Poland in 1908 and started the Bogoff Company of Chicago in 1946 after having worked for the Spear Novelty Company. Bogoff jewelry is elegant and fashionable in design, with sophisticated lines, that demonstrates fine workmanship and imitates fine jewelry. The jewelry was made in limited quantities, heavily and very well constructed with above average Swarovski clear and colored rhinestones, molded glass stones and faux pearls set in precious metals of rhodium and silver and gold plated.
The jewelry was sold at affluent stores. The company also designed jewelry for other companies including Sears & Roebuck, Zales, Marshall Fields, and Saks 5th Ave. It is said that they designed jewelry for the elegant lady who was on a budget. Bogoff jewelry was made in small quantities. The Bogoff Company went out of business in the 1970s after approximately 24 years that presented the public with sophisticated lines of designs in costume jewelry featuring paved rhinestones and lovely pastel Swarovski quality rhinestones. Collectors favor colored rhinestones for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.