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Forbidden Fruit






Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry

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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine



COLLECTOR’S CHAT

the collection of


"Forbidden Fruit" Jewelry

Pat Seal says, "These delightful and fun to wear fruits
and vegetables were made in Austria in the 1950s. They were called
"Forbidden Fruit" as you can see on the original card. They were made from
an Acrylic plastic which go by many trade names, the most familiar one being
Lucite which was developed and registered by the DuPont Company in 1937.
I cannot say for sure which plastic was used. I believe that they were made
in the 1950s because of the type of earring clip that is used on the back of
the earrings. Regardless of their history, they never fail to get
compliments when worn. I often wear several at one time–a sort of jeweled
fruit salad."





APPLE
1-5/8" long by 1 3/8" wide pin and 1-1/8" by 1-1/8" earrings set. Pat says, "I think that this is the
apple–some want to call it the plum–but the plum
is smaller and looks different".
Courtesy of Pat Seal

BLUE GRAPE
1-3/4" long by 1-1/18" wide brooch.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

GREEN GRAPE
1-3/4" long by 1-1/18" wide
brooch and matching 1-1/8" long by 3/4"wide earrings.
Courtesy of Pat Seal





LEMON
2" by 1-1/4" pin and 1" by 5/8"
earrings.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

COLORFUL fruit pins.
Courtesy of Julie Hunt

ORANGES 2" xby1-1/4 pin and
1-1/8" by 5/8"
earrings,
found appropriately in Florida.
Courtesy of Pat Seal





PEAR
2" by 1-1/4" pin.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

PEARS
earrings, front and back view.
Courtesy of Cheri Van Hover


PINEAPPLE
2-3/16" by 1-1/16"
pin.
Courtesy of Pat Seal




STRAWBERRY
2" long by 1-3/8" wide
pin and 1-1/8 by 5/8" earrings.
Courtesy of Pat Seal


WATERMELON
pin… most unusual!
Courtesy of Lisa Botsko

EGGPLANT
pin and earrings, also very unusual.
Courtesy of Lisa Botsko



RASPBERRY pin and
earrings with fuchsia rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

PINK grapes pin and
earrings with white opaque rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

PEACH forbidden
fruit pin with pink rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

BLACK
grapes pin with black rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

BLACK pear pin
with black rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

BLACK blackberry pin with
black rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan



LIME 1-3/4 by 1-3/16"
pin.
Courtesy of Pat Seal


TOMATO
5/8" by 5/8" pin and a 7/8" x 5/8 diameter pendant that looks like a small pear–it is
made the same but may not really be a part of the Forbidden Fruit series.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

APPLE with rhinestone
accents.
Courtesy of Lisa Botsko

More Forbidden Fruit
courtesy of Melissa Vereecken





















CARROT pin with
enameled leaves.
Courtesy of Marjorie Chester