Girl with a Pearl Earring

Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer possesses an uncanny ability of capturing the moments in between moments from scenes of ordinary life. Best known as “genre” painting, his works of art recorded fleeting daily tasks, most notably in works such as Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window (c. 1657) and The Music Lesson (c. 1665). […]

Simply Brilliant

Simply put, jewelry of the 1960s and 1970s was revolutionary. If the 1950s were demure and controlled, the 1960s became an era of youthful rebellion and radical cultural change – and a new style of jewelry was part of that zeitgeist. Rock and roll, the Vietnam War, the Kennedy assassinations, the civil rights and women’s […]