Women Jewelry Designers – Hattie Carnegie

Beads and beaded jewelry

Women jewelry designers – Hattie Carnegie:   Hattie Carnegie was born in 1889 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary.  Her name at birth was Henrietta Kanengeiser. In 1892, her family immagrated to New York’s Lower East Side. Henrietta eventually got a job with Macy’s as a salesgirl, a position that promised a lot of mobility.  While working at…

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Women’s Day is March 8

International Women's Day 2023

March 8 is International Women’s Day.  This day was created to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls world wide.  International Women’s Day was also intended to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality. I recently read a wonderful article about one woman’s strength and…

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January Earrings Sale Event

Earrings Sale

  January Earrings Sale Event January 9 – 19.  Take 40% off all in stock earrings  (vintage jewelry not included).  Sale ends the end of the day on 1/19.  Message me if you experience any ordering issues

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Women Jewelry Designers – Coco Chanel

Coco perfume from Chanel

Introduction This edition of Women Jewelry Designers focuses on Coco Chanel.  Coco Chanel was a style icon who was known for her simple yet sophisticated outfits that could be paired with her outstanding accessories.  Her trademark suits and little black dresses are timeless designs. The nickname Coco came from a brief stint as a singer.…

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Women Jewelry Designers – Elsa Schiaparelli

Fashion design - dress form in studio

Elsa Schiaparelli was born in 1890. She was an Italian-born fashion designer who established an important couture house in Paris.  This couture house is still designing haute couture, jewelry, ready to wear, and fashion accessories.  Schaparelli was famous for her Surrealist fashions of the 1930s and for her witty accessories, such as a lucite collar…

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Women in Science – Marie Rossiter

Women in Science

Smithsonian Magazine profiled Marie Rossiter in a recent article about women in science.  This is a great article on many levels and it’s an enjoyable read.  Marie was a graduate student at Yale in 1969.  She enrolled in a program on the history of science and discovered her male professors downplayed the role of women in…

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