The Inside Story This bold circle necklace from Jacqueline Kennedy's personal collection was acquired in 1948. Jackie discovered it while traveling in Italy. It was made from bullet casing from WWII. Metal was scarce. (HAVE)
Model wearing Cuban-born, Brooklyn-reared jeweler Art Smith's "Modern Cuff" bracelet, ca 1948. From Brooklyn Museum website: "Trained at Cooper Union, Art Smith, an African American, opened his first shop on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village in 1946. One of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century, Smith was also an active supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast, and a supporter of early black modern dance groups."