Dating costume jewelry clasp
Tube and lever catches are also turn-of-the-century designs.The safety catch and spring-ring clasps moved us into a new era in the early 1900s, and by the 1940s, most of the modern clasps we use today were in production.
Known as mourning jewelry, Queen Victoria wore it in tribute to her deceased husband.
Lavaliere style necklaces continued, but the long (ropes) style complemented the vertical lines of the fashions.
Colors of jewels tended to be soft, muted and more natural.
Permanently foiled stones (rhinestones) process refined. Society was moving faster and the artisans favored the slower pace to create graceful pieces.
The materials for this jewelry were bronze, brass, silver, copper, amber, enamels and glass.