Jewelry was very popular back in the days of the 1900's. This store was located in Summerside, P.E.I. This jewelry could also be found in a store rather than in a catalogue. These rings are from a typical Holman's catalogue. The price ranges from then and today are quite different. For example, a Gold Filled Ring cost 75 cents. Today, a Gold Filled Ring would cost around 150 dollars, which is a big jump. A lot of the styles also changed in jewelry. Back then, you could get Baby Rings in assorted styles with a plain band, and fancy chased rings. Today, you can also get styled rings, but probably not hand made. The Baby Rings used to cost 19 cents. Wedding Rings back then were in a very reasonable price range. If you were getting married and you wanted a wedding ring of any size, a 10K gold one cost $3.50. A Tiffany Wedding Ring of special 14K gold used to cost $6.00. I think those are very good prices.
Way back in the 1900's, a lot of women wore Necklets, as they would call them. The prices back then for the Necklets were also very reasonable. A child's Pearl Band Necklace was a popular child's necklet. There were two sizes, and the price of the small one was 25 cents. The second size was medium and the price of it was 50 cents. Another necklet is the Bead Necklace, 15 inches long, in assorted colors, California rose, and flower beads, or with small white seed beads. The cost of that necklet was 25cents.
Holman's Spring and Summer Catalog No. 38, 1926, pg. 21.
PARO, Acc 4226/2 pg 21
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