The Georg Jensen Dew Drop Earrings are made of sterling silver and feature a Dew Drop Black Agate Stone. A favoured combination in Viking arts and crafts.
Coloured gemstones are best appreciated without too much added embellishment. This is the design philosophy behind Dew Drop.
The classic yet contemporary design of this collection allows the beauty of the stones to speak for itself. And, thanks to straightforward styles, the natural gemstones are given space to leave a lasting impression.
Since ancient times, people have attributed certain characteristics to each type of stone. Black agate symbolises courage, calmness and longevity; rose quartz is the stone of love; chalcedony provides health and safety; prasiolite, prosperity; and amethyst, sincerity, security and peace of mind.
These qualities are said to be transferred to the wearer, too. Set in silver, the stones remind us that vibrant materials are at the heart of timeless design.
Feminine yet striking, Dew Drop never has to shout to be heard – a quality that is the very essence of elegance.
Designer: Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe
Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1927 – 2004) was born in Malmö Sweden. She graduated from the Academy of Industrial Arts in Stockholm in 1945 and in 1956 she settled in Paris where she quickly became known for her jewellery. Torun’s designs have become legendary and are exhibited at several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Torun was philosophical about the role of design in our everyday lives:
“A piece of jewellery should be a symbol of love. It should enhance and move with the body so that it blends with you. It must not overwhelm, but enhance you. This is why it must be timeless. It shouldn’t matter if you are 17 or 87 years old.”
One of the most iconic watch design classics in the Georg Jensen watch collection is the Vivianna bangle watch. Torun once reflected back on her inspiration for the bangle watch:
“Then watches were only chronometers – measurers of time, which one got constantly caught out by. I wanted to free people form the slavery of time, I wanted to make a watch which reminded one that life is here and now, so I created a watch with a mirror face, no numbers and a simple second hand. A watch should not make us prisoners of time–but liberate us. Perhaps it is possible to make a timepiece which more intensely perceives the Here and Now. The watch is open ended to symbolize that time should not bind us, and the dial like a mirror reminds us that life is now.”
In keeping with the Georg Jensen tradition of innovation, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe set out to reinvent the very concept of time.