WWII-era Vintage Sweetheart Pin | 14K gold Aviation prop and wings VB135
This vintage WWII sweetheart pin is a 14K gold Aviation 'prop and wings' insignia. The entire piece measures 3/4 x 7/8 inches and is hallmarked '14K'. The piece is authentic, as it was purchased through the Ohio Valley Military Society.
This vintage item is over 70 years old and has been loved and cherished by a previous owner, there will be some slight wear or imperfections. If there is any noticeable wear or defect, it will be mentioned here.
Sweetheart jewelry was a token of affection from a service member originally given to their sweetheart. This tradition started in WWI, but became increasingly more popular during World War II era (1939-1945), as cloth was 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.