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Ada Lovelace Daou Jewellery

A Power Woman narrative celebrating Ada Lovelace, the Analytical Engine, and Spark Cluster earrings by Daou Jewellery.

Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace Power Woman

ADA LOVELACE

It’s Ada Lovelace Day so cheers to the achievements of women in STEM - past, present and future. We celebrate Ada as the first computer programmer and visionaire who saw the potential for computers to go well beyond crunching numbers. Ada Lovelace Day is meant to raise the profile of women in STEM and encourage us to continue supporting each other. I’m excited for the change women are creating in the world - for the benefit of EVERYONE!

This painting of Ada is by Margaret Sarah Carpenter, who was a fashionable portrait painter in her day. It is currently located at 10 Downing Street.

Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Analytical Engine

ANALYTICAL MACHINE

In collaboration with Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace (his “magical math fairy”) invented an Analytical Engine that in her words “might act upon other things besides number... the Engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent”. Our computers today share the same structure, with memory, programs, and a central processing unit.

The Analytical Engine was never built in its day, but was intricately designed and annotated with a coding system. More than 135 years later, a set of plans for Difference Engine #2 model was produced by the @ScienceMuseum in London and was later cloned for @ComputerHistory museum in California.

Credit: Science Museum

Spark Cluster Earrings Daou Jewelry

DAOU JEWELLERY - SPARK CLUSTER EARRINGS

Like #PowerWoman Ada Lovelace, these Spark Cluster earrings continue to resonate through time! Direct from the @DaouJewellery archives first created in the 70’s, these jewels explode with dynamic, yet balanced asymmetry. Dalia was recently commissioned to create a mesmerizing bespoke variation of spark earrings, based on this iconic heritage design. As a woman well-versed in physics (with with post-graduate degrees to her name), Dalia’s collection of STEM inspired jewels are extra powerful!

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