Post war Americans were prosperous and fun loving. After the long hard fought war and the prior depression of the 1930's early 1940's people wanted to celebrate. Cocktail party's became popular and with that formal wear and costume jewelry began flying off the shelves of the mid-century department stores. This is a sophisticated cocktail bracelet from the 1950's which measures 7 inches around. Gorgeous with a black cocktail dress. Lovely condition. I am always open to offers and layaways are available.