New York Fashion Week Attire: Wearing an heirloom Etrusceana bracelet—psst.. read the history of the bracelet, below—with a vintage Marvin Richards camel hair coat ($20, Return to Cinda), a vintage Gucci suede purse ($15, a thrift store in the LES somewhere), and a silver and green brocade Henri Bendel dress ($10, Housing Works).
This piece of jewelry belonged to Libby, my all-time style icon and role model, whom I cherish to this day. Although she passed six years ago, I think of her always. She was like a grandmother to me.
When her daughter, Lisa, gave me this bracelet for Christmas, I wanted to find out more. Apparently, Etrusceana jewelry was only made for one year, in 1941.
According to Ruby Lane, "the Estrusceana line was designed by Louis C. Mark for the Rice Warner Co. Initially designed for period movies such as Jungle Book and Thief of Baghdad, the Estruscan-style jewelry was commissioned by the movie company, United Artists." Pretty cool.
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