Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Thirties...Fashion and Costume Jewelry...Part 2

Hollywood the stars were wearing beads of all kinds on long strings, often with combinations of colorful rhinestones and pearls...a la Chanel. Black and white evening gowns matched with crystal and pearl sets...earrings were buttons and studs instead of long dangles and drops.

Every woman wanted an enameled flower pin for her jacket lapel. Clips were popular on hats, and at the point of the "V" on a V-neckline...usually clear or colored rhinestones in geometric designs.
The "chunky" look was popular. Forget the delicate designs of the twenties! Loretta Young wore jewelry in a new way...a four-strand pearl choker with the clasp in the front. Schiaparelli designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings of "silver latticework studded with exotic dark woods" and jewelry with ivy leaves and pearls.

Costume jewelry made in the thirties is extraordinarily popular among collectors today.

See my collection at beachcats bargains eCrater


  1. I really like those pieces!
    Saw you on Blog Lovin!

  2. WOW you really have some fantastic pieces featured in these 2 posts...I wish I had each one!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Loving these pieces.... they would look great with some of my vintage dresses and one outfit I have. Ummm...I think I may come up with a blog post featuring one of your pieces with one of mine...

  4. Sounds great Deborah! Be sure to let me know so I can check it out! :)