The Napier Gloria Swanson Bracelet

The Tale of a Napier Bracelet

“The Gloria Swanson Bracelet”

The bracelet featured below is famously known as the “Gloria Swanson Bracelet.” It was made for Gloria Swanson for the film, Sunset Blvd. The bracelet was inspired by two Cartier bracelets that Ms. Swanson had purchased in the 1930s. Like Coco Chanel, who was famously known for wearing her fine jewelry with costume, Ms. Swanson was often seen wearing both her Cartier bracelets paired with her Napier bracelet. The bracelet remained in the Napier line for more than 20 years.

The Napier Gloria Swanson Bracelet
The Napier Gloria Swanson Bracelet

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.


  1. This Napier Gloria Swanson bracelet is a wonderful reminder that all bracelets of this similar design do not have to be worn around the wrist, alowing for individual creativity.



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