Business: JUNK JEWELRY, 1942 STYLE

Now that jewelry makers are denied all use of tin, copper, aluminum, chrome, nickel and iridium, these pieces of raffia, felt, wood, clay and glass are the latest thing—and almost the only thing left-in costume ("junk") jewelry. Whoop-dedoo of the spring season are pieces like a pair of red felt lips clutching a pink felt rose.

Even before Pearl Harbor, glitter was fast vanishing from 10¢-store counters as stocks of imitation pearls, rhinestones and cut glass, imported mainly from Czecho-Slovakia, ran low. Today the only practicable metal the $50,000,000 costume jewelry industry can get is costly sterling silver. Even sterling is in...

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