The lively variety of popular jewelry made in the 1940s and 1950s could fill a book, and here it is.
Thousands of examples of costume and semi-precious jewelry from this era pack these pages in full-color photographs and identifying text. Wonderful advertisements of the period that feature the jewelry add a graphic sense of the clothing styles with which the jewelry was originally worn. Today, this jewelry is collected everywhere. The early designers of the jewelry are being recognized for their originality with new materials.
The book organizes this popular jewelry by the materials with which it is made, from rhinestones to pearls, plastics and various metals. With this as a reference, the jewelry can be identified and price ranges can be determined.