Beautiful specimen certificate from House of Taylor Jewelry
printed in 1998. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's name. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary.
House of Taylor Jewelry Inc. is a Los Angeles-based international jewelry company whose principal shareholders include Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Kathy Ireland and members of the Abramov family.
House of Taylor Jewelry serves fine jewelry retailers worldwide with diverse jewelry creations marketed under the prestigious House of Taylor™ Jewelry brands.
The company is implementing a business model that involves manufacturing and marketing its own fine jewelry products under its Elizabeth™, House of Taylor Jewelry, and Kathy Ireland Jewelry brands, while leveraging the manufacturing resources, distribution and marketing infrastructures of some of the leading fine jewelry manufacturers in the world.
History from press information.
Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file".
Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company.
These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity over the past several years.