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Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Makes Jewelry "Modern"?

This is a necklace and bangle that  I recently ran across online.  Pretty modern looking, isn't it?

What struck me, is that it was created by Jean Fouquet in the 1930's.  It's made from ebony, chrome and gold. And yet, if I were looking at it, I could have been mistaken and thought it was recently designed.  Do you agree?

Which made me wonder, "what design elements makes something look modern"?  Tell me what you think?  Is it spare and clean lines?  Something more geometric than not?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.