During the war years 1914 to 1918, very little jewelry was made, but after World War I, women were eager to buy something new. The fashionable flapper dresses went well with bracelets, brooches, necklaces, and rings in the new art deco style. For the first time, costume jewelry was considered fashionable, and designers like Chanel used ropes of huge pearls or pins with stones too large to be anything but faux jewelry meant to make a statement.

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