Chatelaines Were The Swiss Army Knife of Victorian Fashion Accessories
Both decorative and functional, chatelaines carried useful household objects primarily for the ease of having each tool at hand at all times.
Do you Remember Home Party Jewelry?
Taking root in the late 1940s, selling Sarah Coventry and other costume jewelry to your friends at home parties was a big hit with postwar housewives looking to make a little cash of their own. And the jewelry wasn't bad either.
Woman Finds Gold Viking Ring in Pile of Costume Jewelry
Archaeologists say that the size of the ring suggests it belonged to a wealthy and powerful Viking chief more than 1,200 years ago.
The 'Shocking' Costume Jewelry of Elsa Schiaparelli
For her jewelry and fashions, the Italian designer loved to use the vibrant hue, "shocking pink," that became her signature and the in-style color with the couture crowd.