Vintage Costume Necklaces

The word “bling” wasn't added to the Merriam Webster dictionary until 2006, but the concept has been familiar to costume jewelry designers for decades. One of their favorite expressions of bling was the necklace, which is perhaps the showiest of all jewelry forms, thanks to the way it puts its bright baubles and sparkling effects front and center. Hollywood stars such as Joan Crawford were hip to costume jewelry necklaces early on—she was...Continue Reading