My grandparents met in Chicago in the 1930s, introduced by mutual friends at a social dance. At that time dancing was an entertainment that rivaled the popularity of theater, musicals and movies. Dressed in Michigan Avenue fashions, meeting friends in magnificent ballrooms, my grandparents danced the waltz, foxtrot and swing to the most well known big bands of the times. They were married in Chicago in 1940.
Gem scholars suggest that the tradition of birthstones arose from ‘The Priestly Breastplate’ which was a sacred breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites, according to the book of Exodus. The ceremonial religious garment was set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel and also corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months of the year.
Jenne Rayburn and Made in Fort Point Artists will have a show and sale of local handcrafted jewelry, artwork and gifts at the Made in Fort Point Gallery at 315 A Street
The Jewelry Showcase opening reception is November 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Women and jewelry are inseparable. Even so, choosing a signature jewelry style can be a challenge. The pieces you wear every day should reflect your unique personality, fit with your wardrobe, and balance trendy and timeless.