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U.S. Coast Guard One of a Kind Brooch BR968

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$48.00 USD
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$48.00 USD

One of a Kind U.S. Coast Guard Sweetheart Brooch

This brooch features a centerpiece repurposed from a broken piece of vintage Coast Guard sweetheart jewelry on a vintage brooch. Due to the vintage nature of both the centerpiece and brooch, please expect some evidence of it being loved and worn. 

What is Sweetheart Jewelry?

Sweetheart jewelry was a token of affection from a service member originally given to their sweetheart. This tradition started during World War I, but became increasingly more popular during the World War II era (1939-1945), as cloth was being rationed as part of the war effort. As a result, clothing was unadorned and simple.
Wearing a sweetheart brooch, bracelet or necklace not only served as a connection to a loved one who was fighting overseas but gave the wearer a sense of style. Sweetheart jewelry expanded to all relations, including wife, girlfriend, mothers, and sisters.
Hope Design Ltd. restores Sweetheart jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and compacts, and lovingly repurposes those pieces that are unable to be restored. 

Insignia Metal Options

The metal of the insignis, charms, and centerpeices used in Hope Design Ltd. jewelry and accessories will always be as pictured; gold insignia will always be gold-plated brass, and silver insignia will always be silver-tone steel. If options are available in each listing, it is for the type of metal for the hardware of the necklace, bracelet, tie bar, tie tack, cufflinks, etc.

Gift Ideas

Hope Design Ltd. jewelry and men's accessories make the perfect gift for any military event or special occasion.

  • Military commissioning ceremony
  • Military Promotion ceremony
  • Military Retirement ceremony
  • Welcome coffee
  • Hail and farewell gatherings
  • Military ball
  • Military spouse appreciation
  • Military training graduation
  • Boot Camp graduation
  • Deployment reunion
  • Going away gift
  • Care package for battle buddies
  • Thank you gift
  • Wedding gift
  • Anniversary gift
  • Volunteer appreciation and recognition
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