Beautiful example of vintage, World War ll Sweetheart jewelry. It is marked sterling, and has a heavy link chain attaching a locket in the center. The locket opens and has room for two photos inside. The bracelet is/was somewhat tarnished. I unhooked the latch, to clean it. When I went to unhook the other end, I realized it has never been removed from the original box (bottom only). So, I left it attached. I dipped the one end to remove the tarnish from the hook, and it cleaned up nicely with just a gentle dipping. Inside the locket are two black and white photos which would have been included in all of them (unless this was owned by Douglas MacArthur and Marlena Dietrich!). The US Army Air Corps (USAC) was only named such until 1941 until it was changed to, "U.S. Army Air Forces". That would make this pre WW ll, and pieces marked "USAC" will be more difficult to find. Because people were smaller then, the length (a little over 7.5 inches), and the heavier link makes me think this may have been intended for the serviceman, himself, rather than his girl back home, so he would have her picture with him. The front of the locket is smooth, and could be monogrammed. Now, it is just a little scuffed. PLEASE NOTE THAT PHOTOS ARE ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL!
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