The Great Gatsby

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“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

In honor of The Great Gatsby winning, Best Costume Design last night at the Oscars, we decided to repost our original blog that paid tribute to the classic story.

The Great Gatsby may actually be one of the most popular classics in modern American fiction. Since its conception in 1925, Fitzgerald’s masterpiece has become a timeless classic for generations to come. The story of Jay Gatsby’s desperate quest to win back his first love depicts the temptations of wealth, importance of honesty, and the struggle to escape the past. Through Gatsby’s power to transform his dreams into reality—is what makes him “great”!

During the era of the Great Gatsby around the 1920’s fashion was very meaningful. It expressed individuality and culture. Today we would call this style modern vintage. Back then, (and certainly now as well) women rarely left the house without her most important accessories.  Hairstyles such as finger waves, iconic bobs, and boy cuts were very popular. The clothing style was loose-fitting, dropped—loose waistlines, shorter hems on some styles of dresses, loose fitting pants for women, long lean flat chested silhouette. The overall look was an androgynous, yet classy appearance.

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The 1920’s was as we would call today modern vintage inspired. Women rarely left the house without her most important accessories.  Hairstyles such as finger waves, and iconic bobs, and boy cuts were very popular. The clothing style was loose-fitting, dropped—loose waistlines, shorter hems on some styles of dresses, loose fitting pants for women, long lean flat chested silhouette. The overall look was an androgynous, yet classy and sophisticated appearance.

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Modern Vintage rings (shown throughout various scenes in the Great Gatsby) have been growing in popularity over time. Consumers search for unique, vintage, yet modern well-crafted jewelry that expresses their style. Many of the ring styles created during the 1920’s have a wide appeal for the eclectic tastes of today’s consumers. A. JAFFE specializes in vintage engagement rings. This vintage collection is timeless, and authentic. It can be worn and passed down from generation to generation.

Here are a few of A. JAFFE’s engagement rings from the vintage collection:

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Congratulations to all the winners last night at the Oscars; and a special congrats goes out to The Great Gatsby. Thank you for helping to inspire some of our engagement rings with a pop of art deco flare.

To find out more about A. JAFFE engagement rings and other designer diamond rings visit us at: www.ajaffe.com

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