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One of the most exciting reference sources for attributing and dating vintage jewelry is the advertising in magazines from years past.
Though most of them are long since gone or have stopped moving, one such billboard of the then Coppertone Girl still stands in Miami Beach — dog, pigtails, swimsuit, and all.
BMW’s have always been about sharp lines and elegant style, and their advertisements are no different.
These wonderful old ads illustrate how jewelry was worn, when it was made, and how it coordinated with the styles of the time.
Beside each ad is a picture of the jewelry it illustrated.
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made.In excellent condition with all stones present and an unblemished finish.It dates to 1944, when pharmacist Benjamin Green invented a lotion to darken tans.[Links checked February/10/2017] Porcelain enamel signs originated in Germany and were imported into the U. They quickly became a staple of outdoor advertising across the country.Around 1900, designers experimented with bold colors and graphics on the signs and they were used to advertise everything from cigarettes and beer to farm equipment and tires.