Fashion depends on accessories just as much as accessories depend on fashion, and in 1940 costume jewelry was a major trend now worn by everyone – even those who could afford the real thing.
The Monet necklace shown here from 1940 and all the designs for this series as noted in the accompanying article was based on the white and grey print used for the dresses shown in the ad. The large oversized Gothic style keys are of silver metal. Each piece in the series represents a different era making the keys all slightly different. The bracelet reproduces keys from the French Gothic era, while the pin is styled in the heavier 17th century English Gothic style.
Both the dresses and the jewelry by Monet were sold James McCreery stores.