Marilyn Fish, Art Historian
Between Circa 1925 and 1960, despite the grim mood that the Great Depression, WW II , and the Cold War, American women were able to have a bit of glamour in their lives. Inspired by Hollywood stars and lavish magazine ads, they patronized department stores and boutiques that sold exquisite yet affordable baubles. Almost every girl's mother or aunt was in possession of a least a plastic bracelet, a pair of rhinestone dress clips or a beaded brooch.
Now, YOU have them! Before throwing anything away, note that Mom's box of "hopelessly outdated junk" could now qualify as a trove of high-priced vintage collectibles.
At this lecture, you will learn about the designs of the jewelry and the price guides that can help you establish an inventory. This will be your first step in estimating the value of your collection as a whole, or, begin a new hobby by searching for beautiful and authentic examples at antique stores or online.