Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, also known as Jackie O, was one of the most iconic First Ladies in US history. She was married to President John F. Kennedy and later to Aristotle Onassis. Her style and elegance were legendary, and she had a unique jewellery style that made her a fashion icon.
Jackie's jewellery style was generally simple and classic. She liked timeless designs that went with almost any outfit. Pearls, diamonds and gemstones in simple settings were her favourite. You can also see this in the design of the Jackie ring from our atelier collection. In this design, you can clearly see how timeless the model of the ring is. The simple finish of the gemstones gives the ring an elegant and classic look.
Some of Jackie's jewellery had personal significance, such as pieces she received from her husband or that had historical significance. For example, she often wore the Cartier Tank watch given to her by her husband John F. Kennedy. The name Cartier Tank is named after the armoured fighting vehicle used during World War One. The design of Cartier Tank was inspired by the rectangular shapes and lines of a tank, hence the name. In addition, Jackie O had also received a beautiful engagement ring from John F. Kennedy. The beautiful piece had 2.88 carats of diamonds with a 2.84 carats of emerald. This ring was both a personal piece of jewellery and a symbol of their love.
This personal jewellery with historical significance represented not only the romantic moments in her life, but also her role as First Lady. These pieces were an international symbol of style and elegance. Now the pieces are valuable heirlooms and are often associated with Jackie O's iconic image. Jackie O's jewellery style is still admired and imitated for its timeless elegance and simplicity. Her influence on fashion and jewellery remains a lasting legacy.
Please note that Vintage Jewellery Atelier's jewellery has a different delivery time of up to five weeks. These rings are 'made to order' and are set by hand by our goldsmith. So it takes a bit more time (and a lot of love), but we promise you: it's worth it.