History & Industry's Party-Inspired Jewelry


The Party Collection, the latest release from History + Industry by Irene Wood, is inspired by epic ragers throughout history such as the 1903 Romanov Ball, Capote’s Black and White Ball, Rothschild's 1971 Proust Ball, and Beistegui’s Ball of the Century. The chosen parties range in time period, culture and intention, but they share the desire to let go and escape into a rapturous fantasy.


Astor Earrings + Necklace

The Astor Necklace and earrings are inspired by Caroline Astor's 400-count society galas at her 5th Ave Manhattan mansion in the mid 1800s. These parties would decipher the New York's elite based on who received an invitation.


Proust Necklace + Cuff

These pieces are named for the Marie-Helene De Rothschild's 1971 Proust Ball in their Chateau just outside Paris. Celebrity guests (including Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor, above) feasted in a dining room decked out paradisiacally in palm trees and fern.


Black and White Ball Earrings + Necklace

This collection draws from Truman Capote's Black and White Masquerade Ball of 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. In honor of publisher Katharine Graham, the party was based off My Fair Lady's Ascot race scene and was a celebration of Capote's personal achievements in wealth, status and literature.

See the rest of History + Industry's party-inspired collection here.

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