This listing is for a Korean War Era German Silver identification bracelet, c. With an incredibly ornate Art Deco design, this rare piece of militaria is nothing short of impressive! The polished, rectangular onyx center is flanked by coral gemstones and two large red glass hearts. A pristine bracelet to express your admiration for a serviceman or woman.The back is engraved "German Silver, " but is free of any other engravings. You can even personalize this piece! Measures approximately 8-1/2" long end-to-end including clasp by 1" at widest point, with a weight of 47.9 grams. Links may be removed by a jeweler to fit a smaller wrist. Excellent, preowned condition with some tarnishing. A beautiful Art Deco style ID bracelet to commemorate your loved one's dedication to freedom! During World War II, servicemen wore an identification bracelet as part of their uniform. They ranged from bent metal bands to metal plates on thick chains. Each were engraved with key elements of identification, including name, rank, and serial number. Many of the enlisted continued to wear their bracelets well after the war, as a signifier of their participation and to connect with other veterans. It remained a popular practice through the 1940's.
The popularity of the ID bracelet made its way to "Life Magazine's" reporting on women's fashion trends, as well as landing a role in Hollywood, featured on Al Pacino's wrist in The Godfather. Non-military Americans wore ID bracelets with names of soldiers missing in action or prisoners of the Korean and Vietnam wars. These were made of steel, silver, copper, or aluminum.
If a soldier made it home, that bracelet was sent to them. If the soldier's body was found, the bracelets were mailed to their family. It showed these brave souls were not lost to history. Do not pass up your opportunity to own this genuine Korean War Era collectible. Please reach out with any questions, or reasonable offers.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "treasuresoftehachapi" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Western Sahara, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Tuvalu, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, Niue, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.