Since the early decades of the 20th century, American patriotic jewelry has proclaimed national pride for all who wear and admire it. Flags, eagles, Victory themes, political mascots, and Uncle Sam parade across these pages proclaiming allegiance to the United States. Over 600 color photographs here display diverse jewelry designs, including popular versions of military insignia, that have become icons of history. They come from the finest jewelers and little-known makers across the land, and repeat the glorious message of loyalty to free lands "from sea to shining sea." A wonderful gift and incentive for patriots who want to display their colors, this book will inspire all to collect and wear American patriotic jewelry.
Sandra J. Whitson has collected fine antiques most of her life, including patriotic jewelry for the last thirty years. Her discriminating eye wants the finest crafsmanship and original designs, which define most of the contents of this original book. She and her husband, Ron Van Anda, deal primarily in great Americna toys, artifacts, and Victorian silver figural napkin rings at many of the finest antiques shows throughout America. They live in Lititz, Pennsyslvania.Nancy N. Schiffer has collected jewelry and written reference books for over thirty years. The patriotic designs always stimulate her deepest feelings and instant response. She lives in Atglen, Pennsylvania.