Quickview Vintage Bracelets, 1940s Jewelry, Forstner Jewelry
This 1940s variation on Forstner’s Retro Modern flexible bracelets is a gold-filled, tapering double-row cuff with a decorative, fixed buckle. The polished finish of the center buckle adds a nice contrast to the coiled sides. Pieces by Forstner were very well made and have retained their quality. This one is especially nice because the construction allows the piece to fit small- to medium-size wrists. Please note that dark areas in the photos are reflections from the camera. Several Vogue ads for this company’s flexible bracelets in other styles date these pieces from about 1946-1947. Scroll down to see a necklace by Forstner as well as a sterling necklace in the same style by Walter Lampl.
Quickview Vintage Necklaces, 1940s Jewelry, Forstner Jewelry
This two-strand, gold-filled snake chain necklace is the epitome of mid- to late-1940s style. At that time, snake chains were made into necklaces, bracelets, key chains, brooches, and watchbands. Forstner made theirs in rhodium-plated sterling silver, gold-filled, and 10k and 14k gold. Different versions were advertised in Vogue from 1946-1948. An ad for a three-strand necklace like this one was in the November 15, 1948 issue. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet by this maker.