What Jewelry is Right For the Occasion?
In the time when vintage jewelry was not yet vintage, women wore certain pieces of jewelry for certain occasions. For instance, although Christmas called for red and/or green, women would choose clear crystal or sparkly rhinestones. Holiday parties always called for dress-up. Likewise for any dressy event, rhinestones were the norm.
Body adornments reflect the wearer's personalityl
Jewelry has always been a piece of ‘adornment’. History indicates even cave women wore a string of bones around their necks! Today, 'anything goes'.
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Throughout the 1960's-1970’s, home jewelry ‘parties’ were all the rage. Host a party of friends, neighbors, and relatives and receive gifts. They were called Hostess Gifts and were exclusive to those who had a party in their home.
Jewelry was passed around, refreshments were served and everyone had an opportunity to purchase from the little paper catalog which changed frequently when new designs were introduced. It was a fun time.
This jewelry shown in the catalog picture is now collectible. It’s Sarah Coventry. Prior it began as 'Emmons'.