Vintage Sweetheart Jewelry

Many of the U.S. servicemen who crossed the Atlantic to fight in World War I were teenagers, with no idea of the horrors awaiting them. The brutal realities of the battlefield made the exchange of letters and keepsakes with loved ones back home vitally important to the sanity of these young American soldiers. These young men initiated the tradition of sending "sweetheart” jewelry back home to their girlfriends, wives, sisters, and mothers....Continue Reading