Jefferson-Inspired Jewelry: Art & Architecture

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domeroomThe Shop at Monticello offers a wide-range of jewelry that evokes Jefferson’s distinct taste in art and architecture.

A “Founding Tastemaker,” Jefferson mixed his favorite styles from around the globe. When Jefferson built his otherwise Palladian home, he designed “Chinese Railings” to border Monticello’s upraised terrace walk. The geometric patterns found in these lattice railings were prized by Jefferson are emulated in The Shop’s Chinese Railing Collection. Pieces include a Personalized Chinese Railing Cuff Bracelet, Chinese Railing Necklace and Chinese Railing Earrings.

Reflecting his love of French Neoclassical design, Jefferson ordered circular mahogany windows for Monticello’s Dome Room in 1801. The enormous windows allowed Jefferson and his guests to take in the spectacular landscape and have, in turn,  inspired The Shop’s Monticello in Moonlight earrings in blue and white.

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Jefferson also featured influences from closer to home, decorating Monticello with portraits of friends and family.

Inspired by Monticello’s Sitting Room, The Shop offers a line of glass intaglio jewelry. Each piece features a cameo reminiscent of Jefferson’s collection of silhouettes, pairing classic style and modern flair.

Simple yet romantic, the intaglio collection is an eye-catching adaptation of its 19th-century predecessors. Favorites include the Large Aqua Intaglio Earrings, Cameo with Bow Necklace, and the Wine Intaglio Bracelet.

 

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Versatile and refined, this jewelry is sure to please anyone with an eye for art or architecture. For more Jefferson-inspired pieces, search Jewelry at The Shop.

 

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