Knockout Licensing Ushers In 1928: 1928 Jewelry to Launch Official Downton Abbey™ Jewelry Collections
NEW YORK (May 6, 2013) – 1928 Jewelry Company has been granted the license to produce an extensive line of Downton Abbey™ jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings, hair jewelry, as well as men’s cufflinks and more. The deal was brokered by Knockout Licensing as the agency responsible for managing the Downton Abbey licensing program in North America.
“Knowing the style and quality of 1928 Jewelry, we reached out to them as an ideal licensee for Downton Abbey jewelry,” said Knockout Licensing Co-President Tamra Knepfer. “So naturally we were thrilled but not necessarily surprised to find they were also huge fans of the show. It was a perfect match.”
1928 Jewelry is working closely with Downton Abbey’s costume design team to create an officially licensed line of contemporary jewelry with a vintage flair capturing the look of the early 1900s and the feel of the exquisite jewelry seen on the popular television drama.
Founded by Mel Bernie in 1968, the 1928 Jewelry Company specializes in vintage inspired fashion jewelry, gifts and accessories. Based in Burbank, California, 1928 enjoys the reputation of being the world’s largest manufacturer of antique reproduction jewelry.
As the agency entrusted by NBCUniversal’s Carnival Films with responsibility for managing the Downton Abbey licensing program throughout North America, Knockout Licensing is actively seeking additional licensing partners for such product categories as home furnishings, including home décor and bedding, kitchen accessories, lighting, timepieces, tableware, and formal attire.
About Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, a division of NBCUniversal International Television Production. The popular period drama is screened in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 200 other territories around the world. Downton Abbey’s audience continues to grow each year: the third season drew 24 million U.S. viewers and its season finale earned an 8.1 rating to top everything else on broadcast or cable television that night (February 17, 2013).
About Knockout Licensing
Knockout Licensing (www.knockoutlicensing.com) is a full-service licensing agency for big-name brands. Knockout was formed as a joint venture in 2012 with Carole Postal, President of CopCorp Licensing, and Tamra Knepfer, President of TK Brand Group, combining forces as Co-Presidents. Together Postal and Knepfer bring decades of combined experience to their agency.