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Delivering the news jewelers need since The History Behind … Dress Clips. New York--Dress clips are a type of pin that first gained prominence in the s and were worn in pairs, often opposite one another on the neckline or straps of a dress.
This statement necklace features a converted vintage dress clip, circaattached to a handwoven oxidized sterling silver chain. Dress and fur clips debuted in the '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.
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As with earrings and brooches, the front can be anything, although initially, it was generally geometric patterns of diamonds or baguette crystals. Dress clips were originally created by Cartier, reportedly inspired by the shape and spring clasp mechanism of the humble clothes peg. They rose in popularity with the Depression, as the emerging s cocktail style on the silver screen was mimicked by costume jewellery versions.