Vintage Costume Jewelry


1904 Magazine Article


NOVEMBER 1904 issue of THE MODERN PRISCILLA, Boston, Massachusetts

The following is from an unsigned article, titled "INEXPENSIVE NECKLACES", the November 1904 issue of The Modern Priscilla, Boston, Massachusetts. The cover price was 5 cents a copy!! The article starts a little slowly, but keep going and you will find an interesting opinion of glass blown faux pearls and even some hints on cleaning jewelry. While reading this, keep in mind that this was before the era of "costume jewelry". I have capitalized certain words and added breaks to make it more readable.

In the first paragraph, I have to wonder what name we have given to the Indian black "compressed rose leaves". And what were the Tasmanian shells? abalone?



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