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Jewelry of the Stars, 1930-40-50’s

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Costume Jewelry Magazine

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson

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Magazine advertising from
years past is one of the most exciting reference sources for attributing and
dating vintage jewelry. These wonderful old ads illustrate how jewelry was worn, when it
was made, and how it coordinated with the styles of the time.

Click on each picture for a larger view.

Bette Davis and Errol Flynn in "Elizabeth and Essex" 1939

Sonia Heinie 1943
Those are probably real diamonds.

Hedy Lamarr 1943

Faye Emerson 1943
The caption reads "gold, red, and lilac spray necklace"

This is Signe Hasso. There is a whole article about
jewelry, and I have included the whole thing. This is the basic dress, it
says it is green. 1944

Signe Hasso
Locket, silver with ruby and moonstones 1944

Jeweled silver locket with matching earrings, worn at the top of her

First part of article about the jewelry Sigrid is
"The spark that ignites a simple dress is jewelry" 1944

Signe Hasso
Ring, pin, and bracelet. Antique Hobé in
silver with moonstones.

Ceramic pin in brown and yellow

2nd part of article

jeweled compact with jade, aquamarine, and
tourmaline. Matching earrings.

HOBE plaque, 5-1/2" by 3", with hooks on back.
This too might have been
for a purse. Back

Matching bag, ring, and bracelet. Two tone gold, with
peridot, topaz, and olivine stones. This sure looks like Hobe!

circa 1948

HOBE carved
ivory elephant brooch, circa 1940.

The caption reads "antique chessmen" but they look more like Netsuke to
me. They are in jeweled settings, and similar to the Hobe brooch
shown at left.

contemporary faux netsuke brooch set with pink and clear rhinestones
and done in the 1940’s Hobe style.
View #K22165

Betty Grable 1946
Ad for Lux soap

Grace McDonald 1944

Collar and bracelet copies of Hindustan art

Diana Lewis 1942

Ad for Vitality shoes 1939, bouquet looks a bit
like an early Miriam Haskell.

Ad for a permanent wave company 1942

Paulette Goddard 1946
Her only jewelry was the ring, but I couldn’t resist the

Closer view.

Claudette Colbert 1942

Ad for Campana Balm hand lotion 1946

Ad for Drene Shampoo 1946

Ad for Ponds Cosmetics 1946 Notice the earrings.

Ruth Roman 1951

Judy Garland 1951

Esther Williams 1954

Maiden Form ad. Jewelry by Capri

Maiden Form ad Capri jewelry

1954 Ad for MaidenForm Bras.
All jewelry by Capri

Dale Evans 1946 Jeweled flowers in her hair also.

Carmen Miranda 1946 According to the
caption on the picture, she was the highest paid woman in the U.S. in
1945. Info courtesy of the IRS

Jane Russell 1946

Lana Turner 1953

Ann Blyth 1953

Corrine Calvert 1950
Dress is "purple velvet with matching jewelry"

June Havoc 1951 Magazine Cover
Courtesy of Ginger Moro

peacock glass beads and faux pearls set on gold tone designed
florets in this 15" necklace. It looks very similar to June Havoc’s necklace
shown at left.
View #Y19196

Ethel Barrymore 1932
Picture from "Rasputin and the Empress". The only movie in which
all three of the acting Barrymores (Ethel, John, and Lionel)
appeared together.

And the best "Star" of them all… the lovely lady who
scanned all these ads for us to share… this is a photo of BOBYE SYVERSON
and her husband in 1949 at University Prom.

Mae West 1933

Carmen Miranda 1952
ad for nail massager
Fran Warren (singer) 1950
Ad for Camel cigarettes.
Closer view Angela Lansbury (and husband Peter Shaw
Long before "Jessica Fletcher"

Betty Grable 1954 Amanda Blake, "Kitty" on the Gunsmoke TV
series 1958
Jeanne Crane 1954 Jane Russell 1954

Ava Gardner 1948 Closer view. Brooch
almost identical to that worn by Ava Gardner at left.
Courtesy of Evelyn Yallen
MAZER necklace in a style
similar to the one Ava Gardner wears.
View #M19655
MAZER ad necklace, 1948

Donna Reed 1955 Shampoo ad Ad for nail polish 1948 Gina Lollobrigida 1952 Ad for Cutex cosmetics 1954

Myrna Loy 1939 Cyd Charisse 1954 Revlon ad 1954 Constance Bennett 1934

Flora Robson as Queen Elizabeth I, 1937 Flora Robson as QE I 1937 Coro ad 1949 Ad for Deltah Jewelry 1954

Lana Turner (date unknown)

Marilyn Monroe 1955

Betty Hutton 1945

Cutex ad 1952

A very similar bracelet, this TKF Trifari red
invisible set red and clear rhinestones 7-1/2" by 5/8"" bracelet circa
1940. #T17890

Close up of brooch

Ann Blythe 1952

Myrna Loy 1947
This came from The American Weekly newspaper supplement.

Barbara Rush with John Derek 1952

Liz Taylor 1954
Notice the feather shaped brooch.

Marsha Hunt 1946 Woodbury ad.
I think those are
supposed to be champagne bubbles.

Chen Yu ad 1946

Revlon ad for "Fatal Apple" color. 1946

Kaaren Verne 1942

Ad for Leigh Perfume 1946

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson

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