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ZOOM: WWII Sweetheart Jewelry

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11:00-noon: Love and War: World War II Sweetheart Jewelry

Jan Krulick-Belin, museum and art consultant; art and jewelry historian.

First popularized during World War I, the practice of soldiers giving “sweetheart jewelry” to their mothers, wives, and sweethearts escalated during World War II. This discussion covers the materials, themes, contexts, and visual influences upon these patriotic and sentimental gifts. Examples from Jan’s own personal collection will be shared.