Musings and thoughts about diamonds & gems, jewelry, cutters & designers, artisans & craftsmen, fashion & style, running a small business, being a non-traditional jewelry store in the Midwest, and more.
Christopher thinks in terms of the natural lines of the hand. How will the design enhance beauty while being comfortable to wear daily? Important when designing wedding rings as most rarely if ever take them off.
Beautiful lines and flow.
Every element of this Worth jacket is of the highest quality, as expected of the preeminent house in the 1890s. Worth studied and often reinterpreted historical fashions as can be seen here in the back configuration, collar and overall decorations which evoke 17th-century menswear.
Made for the nuptials of Miss Patricia Carin Hirschhorn and Mr. Charles Schine which took place in September 1960, this ensemble represents wedding attire on the grandest of scales. The ceremony took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The style, proportions and details of the gown, including the lengthy train and 19th century rosepoint lace, would have been appropriate to the grandeur of the occasion and the formality of the venue. The dress is similar in decoration and shape to that created by MGM designer Helen Rose for Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier on April 18, 1956, an event that made headlines around the world and influenced bridal fashions long after the royal wedding day.