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Blue Star Service Flag One of a Kind Brooch BR966

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$48.00 USD
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One of a Kind Blue Star Service Flag Brooch

This brooch features a repurposed World War II 1 Blue Star Service Flag sweetheart pin as a centerpiece 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. 

Service Flag History

The Service Flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities.

The history of the Service Flag is as patriotic and touching as the symbolism each star represents to the families that display them.

The tradition is to cover the blue star with a gold star on the Service flag to indicate that the service member has died or been killed.

The color of the stars is also symbolic in that the blue star represents hope and pride and the gold star represents sacrifice to the cause of liberty and freedom.

Gift Ideas

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

  • Commissioning ceremony
  • Promotion ceremony
  • 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
  • Gift Wrapping

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    All items are gift wrapped in high-quality wrapping paper before being securely packaged for delivery.

    Licensing

    Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Marine Corps to use trademarked images. Records on file. Official Hobbyist of the USMC; License number 22048.  

    Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Military Academy to use trademarked images. Records on file. 

    Frosted Hope LLC offers Officially Licensed Product of the Department of the Air Force. Endorsement by the United States Air Force is not intended nor implied. These are officially licensed products of the Department of the Air Force. See www.airforce.mil for more information. 

    Frosted Hope LLC offers Officially Licensed Product of the Department of the Space Force. Endorsement by the United States Space Force is not intended nor implied. These are officially licensed products of the Department of the Space Force. See www.spaceforce.mil for details.  

    Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Navy to use trademarked images. Records on file. Official Crafter of the Navy; License number HOB-NTLPO-HOPEDE01

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    Frosted Hope LLC has the permission of the United States Coast Guard to use trademarked images. Records on file. T
    his Website is not an official U.S. Coast Guard site, however, the owner of this Web site is officially licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard. The use of the words U.S. Coast Guard, USCG, and other Coast Guard related symbols does not constitute a U.S. Coast Guard endorsement. To reach the official U.S. Coast Guard Web site, please visit www.uscg.mil