Hobé was founded by Jacques Hobé who was a jewelery designer in France during the late 1800's. The business was passed down through the sons, and William Hobé moved to the United States shortly before the 1920's. Hobé began producing costume jewelry in the United States during the late 1920's - early 1930's, including jewelry for the Ziegfeld Follies.
Hobé sterling pieces shown here in this grouping were produced during the 1940's. Also shown are some beautiful Hobé pieces from the 1960's.
The above sterling brooches shown are in our retro section here .
You can see the patents of some of the shown 1940's pieces here on the Jewelry Patents site.