Napier Jewelry and The 1920s

At The Napier Book, we find the jewelry of the 1920s enchanting. Here is a rendering from WWD in 1928. The designs are magnificent!

Following the jewelry left to right, the editorial reads:
“Gold metal choker completed by two golden balls, which unscrew, effecting a concealed closing. Directly opposite is the bracelet to match.

In the center an oddly shaped pendant in simulated semiprecious stone colorings is swung from a necklace composed of interesting gold metal links.

Below, an elaborate type of pendant combining stones of various shapes. Tiny silver finished cylinders frame the aquamarine colored pendant from a triple chain necklace. The bracelet matches the necklace directly opposite.


Napier jewelry as featured in WWD 1928
Napier jewelry as featured in WWD 1928

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.