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Vintage Dress Clip with Sterling Handwoven Chainmaille

$255.00

Vintage Dress Clip with Sterling Handwoven Chainmaille

$255.00

Description

This statement necklace features a converted vintage dress clip, circa 1920, attached to a handwoven oxidized sterling silver chain.

Details

  • necklace is 20" long

Materials

  • sterling silver chainmail
  • vintage dress clip
  • sterling hook clasp

Origin Story

Dress and fur clips debuted in the 1920's, when costume jewelry first gained popularity. It is said Coco Chanel introduced the idea of wearing less expensive costume jewelry as art, instead of wearing fine jewelry as a symbol of status and wealth.  When first introduced, dress clips were worn in pairs, often worn opposite one another on the neckline or straps of a dress.  Popularity wanted in the 1950's, when brooches became a more desirable personal ornament.  Today, you'll occasionally see vintage clips attached to the dresses, sweaters, handbags and scarves of trend-setting celebrities.