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Post - WWII Western Germany Plastic — Triple Strand Necklace & Earring Set

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    Posted 10 months ago

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    This is one of the more significant historical necklace sets I own. It is an almost immediate post-WWII set.

    Calgary can be thought somewhat of a choice location for such as this set. When Rommel’s Afrikaners we’re defeated by the Allied Forces in WWII, one of the places they were held until war end was in southern Alberta ... CFB Suffield. Wouldn’t you love to be able to walk that ground, see the ruins — if any remain. I would. No one allowed, except military, for all time. Many of the men/prisoners held in southeastern Alberta did not return to Germany after the conflict ended; but brought their girlfriends and wives to Canada ... and lived their lives here in Alberta.

    Plastic was all the rage after WWII. The technologies that had been used in the fight were transformed to use in peace time ... and that use included for such luxury goods as jewellery.

    The necklace is marked “Western Germany.” The matching earrings, are not marked. The set was discovered in an antique store in Calgary in 2018. It is in gorgeous Mint condition.

    Necklace — 16”
    Earrings — 1” x 1”

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 10 months ago
      The jewelry that came out of West Germany was made with such care, and the designers and makers used the “best of everything”! The beads and stones out of Germany were sought after by many U.S. makers. Nothing came close to their workmanship or beauty. This is a most precious set. I have been looking at Hobe’ lately. Their bead jewelry is amazing, as, I am sure, the beads came from Germany.
      This is definitely a piece of jewelry history to be treasured...
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 10 months ago
      A very nice set! Ms.ChrystalShip sais it so well. Lovely!
    3. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 10 months ago
      Eileen — Agree with you about German beads. Some beautiful sets created by German jewellers, as well. Love your Hobe set.

      Thank you, Elisabethan.

      Thanks for the Loves —
      plein -air-painter

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