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The late, great Laurel Burch was an artist turned entrepreneur. Most prominently known for her jewelry designs, colorful cats, horses, and animals and beautiful fabrics. Shashi and Laurel met in the early 1970s - in San Francisco - and struck both a romantic and business partnership. Together they founded Laurel Inc. - manufacturing Laurels designs as a 50/50 joint venture. The Laurel Inc. / Laurel San Francisco designs represent the first examples of Laurels commercial work, as such they are highly collectable. The fledgling company first attempted manufacturing directly in San Francisco. They trained hippies and assorted counter-culture types to do jewelry production, but...

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byzantine, edwardian, egyptian, georgian, greek, history, renaissance, roman, timeline, victorian -

For a long time I've played with the idea of adding some timelines and maps to the website but have not really found a way to organize our collections effectively. I think I've finally figured it out. Check out our new timelines and let us know what you think!

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