By: Barbara Schwartz for

Ads are an important tool for dating a piece of jewelry and recognizing the styles of the time. If an ad has a price, it not only gives you an idea of the quality of the piece but also the company’s target audience. Unfortunately, ads aren’t easy to find. But here’s a case where I got lucky.



About the Author: Barbara Schwartz

Barbara Schwartz is a vintage costume jewelry historian and the proprietor of TruFaux Jewels, a boutique of costume jewels from the 1920s to 1950s. Through her blog, social media, and private coaching sessions, she helps women create their unique, personal styles by accessorizing contemporary fashion with vintage costume jewelry. Barbara frequently writes and speaks about jewelry and fashion history.