These gorgeous necklaces from History+Industry and Uli Rapp are modern interpretations of the bold jewelry that Helena Rubinstein wore. They’re so pretty I felt they needed their own blog post!
Rubinstein, a successful cosmetics entrepreneur, rose from her humble origins in a small town in Poland to become an influential businesswoman who brought makeup to the masses. She empowered women to redefine themselves on their own terms. The Jewish Museum’s exhibit, “Beauty is Power” celebrates Rubinstein’s life and unique sense of style and features her extensive art collection as well as her beloved miniature period rooms, clothing and jewelry. Also on display are vintage advertisements, cosmetic products and promotional films related to her beauty business. The exhibit is on view in New York through March 22.
Irene Wood launched History+Industry in 2011. It was born from her desire to translate ancient artifact to powerful contemporary adornment. Each piece is handmade by Wood with materials ranging from metals, semi-precious stones and painted wood.
Uli Rapp translates her fascination of the splendor of Elizabethan dress into wearable contemporary jewelry. All pieces are carefully made in screen print on lightweight soft materials. Rapp has invented a unique technique using medical plastic woven between the textiles.
All the necklaces are available at The Jewish Museum Gift Shop. Check out The Jewish Museum’s website here to learn more about Helena Rubinstein. Also, be sure to shop the entire line of beautiful jewelry from History+Industry and Uli Rapp.