Wearing ’40s Jewelry Today

Retro jewelry specialist Camilla Dietz Bergeron offers the following guidelines for making ’40s jewelry work with fashions of the ’90s:

  • Wear Retro necklaces with a white T-shirt, nice jacket, and no other jewelry.

  • Wear double clips separately-at odd angles, on the neckline, at the waist.

  • Avoid replacing clips with posts; most earrings from this era are too heavy to be worn with posts.

  • Always check the size of Retro necklaces, which often are too small for the throats of today’s larger women.

  • Avoid wearing suites of jewelry all at once-a dated look.

  • When in doubt, go for the more tailored piece.