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retro jewelry materials

From the 1930's through the 1940's jewelry had lots of feminine curves and sweeping lines. Franklin Roosevelt began his first presidential term in 1933- his Scottish Terrier traveled extensively with him. You will find many pieces of jewelry with the Scotty dog.
During the 1940's the war affected the materials used in costume jewelry production. Wood, plastics, and sterling were popular to use in jewelry production due to rationing and conservation of strategic materials.
Sweetheart jewelry was popular; pieces soldiers sent or brought home for mothers and sweethearts.

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