Celebrating Women's History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight a few of the many influential women in history who have made a significant impact on fashion and jewelry trends!


As we step into March, we not only welcome the onset of spring, but we also celebrate the beginning of Women's History Month, a month designated to commemorate the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. As our Wear Opal ring is a piece of statement jewelry, we want to pay tribute to some of the inspirational women who have paved the way for innovation and creativity in the modern world of fashion and style. 


Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

"Fashion changes, but style endures." - Coco Chanel

No discussion about influential women in fashion would be complete without mentioning the iconic Coco Chanel. This pioneering French designer revolutionized women's fashion in the early 20th century with her timeless designs that emphasized comfort and elegance. Chanel's introduction of the little black dress, the Chanel suit, and the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume continues to influence fashion trends to this day, making her an enduring symbol of sophistication and style.


Diana Vreeland (1903-1989)

Diana Vreeland, the legendary fashion editor and curator, played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of fashion during the 20th century. As the editor-in-chief of Vogue and later as a special consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vreeland's keen eye for style and innovation propelled her to become one of the most influential figures in the industry. Her bold editorial choices and visionary approach to fashion photography transformed Vogue into the preeminent fashion magazine of its time, setting new standards for creativity and sophistication.


Eva Perón (1919-1952)

Eva Perón, the influential First Lady of Argentina, was known for her bold and extravagant style, including her penchant for statement jewelry. Often seen adorned in oversized brooches, elaborate necklaces, and sparkling gems, Perón's jewelry choices became emblematic of her political and social influence. Her fearless embrace of accessories not only reflected her personal taste but also set trends, inspiring women around the world to embrace bold and expressive jewelry as a symbol of empowerment and confidence.


Iris Apfel (Born 1921)

A true maverick in the world of fashion, Iris Apfel has defied conventions and embraced individuality throughout her life as a business woman, interior designer, fashion icon,and actress. With her bold glasses, eclectic jewelry, and penchant for mixing high and low fashion, Apfel has become a symbol of fearless self-expression. As an advocate for embracing one's unique style at any age, she continues to inspire women to celebrate their individuality and creativity through fashion and accessories.


Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Audrey Hepburn's elegance and grace transcended the screen, making her an enduring fashion icon. Best known for her role in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Hepburn epitomized timeless chic with her iconic black dress and statement accessories. Her collaboration with designer Hubert de Givenchy gave rise to some of the most iconic fashion moments in history, solidifying her status as a cultural and style icon whose influence continues to inspire fashion trends today.


Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Renowned not only for her illustrious acting career but also for her unparalleled sense of style, Elizabeth Taylor remains a legendary figure in the world of jewelry. With an extensive collection of exquisite gems, Taylor's passion for fine jewelry was unrivaled. Her love for diamonds, particularly the famous Krupp and Taylor-Burton diamonds, captivated audiences worldwide and set new standards for glamour and luxury in jewelry fashion.


Kate Spade (1962-2018)

Kate Spade, the visionary designer behind the fashion brand, revolutionized the world of accessories with her playful yet sophisticated designs. With her iconic handbags characterized by vibrant colors and whimsical patterns, Spade captured the hearts of women around the world, earning her a permanent place in fashion history. Beyond her contributions to the industry, Spade's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to empowering women have inspired countless aspiring designers to pursue their dreams and make their mark on the world of fashion.


As we celebrate Women's History Month, we want to pay tribute to these pioneering women who have left a huge mark on the world of fashion and jewelry. Their creativity, innovation, and unwavering dedication have not only shaped trends, but also empowered generations of women to express themselves through style. At Wear Opal, we too have been impacted by the women above as well as many others throughout history. We have reflected their influence in the design of our statement wearable ring.  For more information on Wear Opal, join our waitlist and be the first to know when the first version of our wearable safety ring is available for purchase!

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