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A Moment in Jewelry History…

Posted by learntobead on January 20, 2010

A Moment In Jewelry History…
19th Century French Electric Jewelry


The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA) put out this 2 minute video clip about 19th c. French electric jewelry.

It’s amazing that the types of electric novelty pins we take for granted at Halloween and Christmas, as well as other holidays, can be traced back to the 1870’s.

Of course, it’s difficult at the same time to appreciate the amazement and wonderment people in the 1870’s had, when they first saw this electric jewelry.

Here’s an ad for electric earrings from 1932:

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