Born in 1907, Katharine Houghton Hepburn was one of the most influential American actresses of her time. She owed her nickname First Lady of American Cinema to her remarkable talent and record number of Oscars. Hepburn had a distinctive style during this period, both with clothes and jewellery.
Katharine Hepburn's fashion style is often described as timeless, classic, comfortable and androgynous. At the time when Katherine Hepburn became famous, her style contrasted with the more formal and extravagant fashion of her time. Her influence can still be felt in modern fashion. Her style reflected her independent personality. She had a confident, no-nonsense attitude and her clothing choices reflected this as well. Clothing and accessories that provide a comfortable and elegant look are still appreciated by women today.
Simplicity and comfort are therefore beautifully reflected in the Katharine ring from our atelier collection. The Katharine ring is made of recycled gold and contains three gemstones: sapphire, ruby and emerald. The gemstones are delicately worked into the gold ring. Katharine loved minimalist colours, she tended to wear neutral colours. These colours gave her an understated and sophisticated look.
In the 20th century, there were numerous gemstones known and popular for use in jewellery. One such type of gemstones were blue sapphires. These were often used in engagement rings and jewellery. Also very popular were rubies, which are red gemstones. These red gemstones were widely used in 20th century jewellery designs. They symbolise passion and love. Finally, emeralds were loved for their unique green colour and beauty. They often symbolised love, fertility and renewal. Emeralds were often seen on the jewellery of celebrity royalty. Famous personalities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn. These green gemstones were often used in necklaces, rings and other jewellery.
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.