Jewelry History

A collection of research articles by Melinda Lewis, author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry. The Jewelry Stylist is proud to present jewelry articles and history revisited by countless hours of research.

June 6, 2023

Jewelry Foolery: The Art of Whimsies or Frolic Pins

Lapel whimsies, a unique category of collectible costume jewelry, have garnered a significant following. But what are “whimsies?” Simply put, they are figurals—A term that Longcraft of Thomas Long Company used to describe its various […]
October 17, 2022

Coordinate Jewelry Sets Popularized in 1946

Coordinate Jewelry Sets Popularized in 1946 In 1946, coordinated sets were quite desired by consumers. Sellers of jewelry anticipated high sell rates of coordinated necklace and bracelet sets, particularly for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. […]
April 25, 2022

Jewelry by Nettie Rosenstein

Jewelry by Nettie Rosenstein: The First Year Nettie Rosenstein was one of the nation’s foremost fashion designers during the 1930s-1940s. The twenty-year-old business had been a leader in women’s fashion since its opening in 1931. […]
April 11, 2022

The History of Monet Jewelers’ White Jewelry Line

Throughout the decades, color trends have been documented in fashion jewelry. White has been a staple for decades and has found its way into casual and fancy jewelry lines. It has been designed for daytime, […]
May 18, 2018

The Dior-Kramer Connection

The Dior-Kramer Connection Product endorsements, licensing, and marketing collaboration is an essential part of the business survival of the “mega-designer.” This cross-company licensing can be traced back to at least one designer, Christian Dior. Many […]

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