From the 1920s through the 1950s, jewelry designers and manufacturers in the United States and Europe turned to wood as a raw material. During the Depression, wood had the advantage of being inexpensive, while during World War II, it was not subject to the rationing that made companies such as Eisenberg forsake pot metal and copper for lines of higher-end silver jewelry. Wood was easy to work with, too, which meant designers like Miriam...Continue Reading