Be inspired by the season to try a new art-inspired look. Read below to learn about some of our favorite pieces, and how our designers adapted elements from The Met collection to create these on-trend designs for fall.
Taking cues from a nineteenth-century Indian jamawar (a luxurious long shawl woven in wool and silk as a single piece) in The Met collection, our Paisley Border Ruana is a perfect wrap for chilly fall days. Designed to be reversible, our versatile ruana gives the option of a cream or black background accented by a graphic paisley pattern to complement your look.
If a pop of color is more your style, our French Paisley Striped Shawl is sure to please. Melding neutral tones of brown, beige, and cocoa with vibrant shades of turquoise, crimson, and lilac, this lovely shawl can be worn wrapped around the shoulders or twisted and tied like a scarf for a dramatic statement. Based on an original shawl from The Met collection made in France ca. 1860–75, its pattern melds Indian and Persian design with European influences.
Cool temperatures mean it’s time to bring out your little black dress for evening occasions. Add a touch of sparkle (and history) to your favorite look with our Mughal Garnet Earrings. Inspired by a pair of Indian earrings from The Met collection, made about 1810, our earrings feature cultured freshwater pearls accented by a brilliant garnet in a yellow gold-overlay setting. Available in a clip or pierced design, these stylish earrings evoke the rich tradition of Indian jewelry making and gold work.
If rings are more your thing, our Venus Garnet and Pearl Ring is both eye-catching and a perfect conversation piece. It is inspired by a bracelet worn by Venus, the goddess of love, in the acclaimed painting Venus in Front of the Mirror (ca. 1613/14) by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640). Rubens portrays the nude, voluptuous Venus—wearing nothing but a bracelet and a pair of pearl teardrop earrings —with her back to the viewer. Fortunately, this piece pairs well with clothing, too. Wear it with a matching red manicure for a goddess-worthy look.
Channel the colors of autumn’s changing leaves with our Ciner Two-Tone Butterfly Pin. Highly sought after by today’s collectors, Ciner Fashion Jewelry was founded in 1892 in New York City, and many luxurious examples of Ciner’s designs are represented in The Met’s Costume Institute Collection. Featuring 18-karat gold overlay and white and amber colored crystals, this pin translates the gossamer beauty of the butterfly into a piece of elegant, sparking costume jewelry perfect for fall.
Be inspired by fall’s golden light with our French Mistletoe Necklace. Though you may associate mistletoe with holiday parties, it has also been closely associated with fertility and vitality since the Middle Ages. Our necklace features a stylized representation of the plant adorned with shiny glass pearl berries inspired by an original nineteenth-century jewelry design from the House of Robin, found in the Drawings Department of the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris. It’s all around design makes it a perfect accent when paired with delicate fall knits for daytime, or a satin top for evening.