All The Brilliants

Power Woman Narratives

A celebration of extraordinary Power Women throughout time, a jewel or significant artifact of her era, and a modern interpretation of this narrative in jewelry.

Meet Our Power Women
 

Below is a celebration of extraordinary Power Women throughout time, a jewel or artifact that relates to her, and a modern interpretation of this narrative in jewelry.

 

Rosalind Franklin
1920 - 1958
”The Dark Lady of DNA”

Rosalind Franklin's "Photograph 51"

“Photograph 51”

Helix Engagement Ring
@DaouJewellery


Rose Valland
1898 - 1980

A woman among
“The Monuments Men”

Rose Valland
at the @JeudePaumeParis

@LeGroupeLaPoste stamp honoring her


Cynisca or Kyneska
440 BC
First woman in history to win at the Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient High Status
Horse Buckles
@TheMorganLibrary 

Horse Hair Jewels
@LorenNicoleJewelry


Ada Lovelace
1815 - 1852
First computer programmer
Painting by Margaret Sarah Carpenter

Analytical Engine
@ScienceMuseum (London)
@ComputerHistory (California)

Spark Cluster earrings
@DaouJewellery


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
1689 - 1762
Travel writer and
inoculation advocate
@NationalPortraitGallery 

Imperial Ottoman aigrette @Sothebys

Sapphire Hair Pin
@JoThorneStudio


Mary Anning
1799 – 1847
Paleontologist, geologist, anatomist and scientific illustrator
@Natural_History_Museum

Ammonite Graveyard
at Lyme Regis in Dorset (England)

Trilobite Earrings
@FeralJewelry


Omphale
Mythical Queen of Lydia
(and her "boy toy" Hercules)

Ancient Omphale and Hercules intaglio and cameo
@MFABoston and @MetMuseum

Omphale and Hercules
intaglio pendants @LorenNicoleJewelry
and @LalaRagimov


Hypatia
Hellenistic astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and beyond (350 - 415 AD)
Drawing by Jules Maurice Gaspard

Astrolabe
A former Sotheby's auction item
Al-Andalus (Spain)
1020 AD

Sun Pendant
@MakovaJewelry


Suzanne Belperron
1900 - 1983
Jewelry Designer

Knight of the Légion d’Honneur
1963

"Corne" Earring Clips
@Belperron


Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia from 1762 - 1796
Painting by Fyodor Rokotov

Bow Diamond Necklace
commissioned between 1760 and 1780
@Sothebys

Bow Jewelry
@KristinHanson


Cleopatra
Queen of Egypt 69 - 30 BC
Painting by John William Waterhouse

Cleopatra coin
1st Century BC
@BritishMuseum

Artemis Medallion Pendant
@Dubini_Official


Sappho
Poetess and educator around 615 BC
Pompeii fresco 55-79 AD
@MuseoArcheologicoNapoli @UnescoWorldHeritage

Eros Earrings
4th Century BC
@DallasMuseumArt

Phoenix Ear Climbers
@DaouJewellery


Metrodora
Greek physician and first female medical book author
“Parturition Scene” from Ostia, Italy (400 BC - 300 AD) @ScienceMuseum in London

Gold Amulet
600BC
Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens

Forbidden Fruits Earrings
@OrnellaIannuzzi


Ancient Minoan Women
@MetMuseum

Gold Carved Signet Ring
1500 - 1200 BC

Diamond Pinky Signet Ring
@DinaKamalDK01


Dame Zaha Hadid
Architect, First Female Winner of the
Pritzker Architecture Prize (and many more)

"Tela" Shelving

Earrings Inspired by "Tela" Shelving
@DJoyaStoriesInJewels


Enheduanna
First Named Author in History
@pennmuseum

Lapis Lazuli  & Gold Leaf Necklace
2600 BC
@BritishMuseum

Fair Trade Lapis Lazuli Earrings
@Aayenda.Jewelry


Empress Theodora
Basilica of San Vitale

Byzantine Brooch
@TheMorganLibrary

Fulco di Verdura Theodora Brooch
@VerduraJewelry