A Napier "Dolly Madison" bracelet featured in the December 1955 Vogue editorial.

The Dolly Madison Bracelet

A Napier "Dolly Madison" bracelet featured in the December 1955 Vogue editorial.
A Napier “Dolly Madison” bracelet featured in the December 1955 Vogue editorial.

 

First used in 1922, this hinged bangle bracelet remained a staple in the line for over 70 years. It can be found with many surface patterns, including polished, textured, basket weave, and gold or silver tapestry. The bracelet has a characteristic “lip” around the edge as seen in the bracelet above.

 
Or History of a Trademarked Bracelet: The Dolly Madison Bracelet

This article explains when the trademarked bracelet was first used by The Napier Co.

By Melinda LewisFebruary 25, 2013

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Author: Melinda Lewis

Jewelry historian, Melinda Lewis is co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI) and author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry.

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