Veuve Statement Earring by Susan Gordon Pottery
The 1920’s Art Deco-influenced Veuve earring is inspired by one of my very favorite true stories about business women in history - the story of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin aka “Madame Clicquot” of Veuve Clicquot. Widowed at 27, she took over her husband’s failing champagne business and turned it into an international empire. This might seem trivial now, but back in the 18th century, a woman in business would have been (backwardly) thought to be ridiculous. Despite the difficulties of being young and female, she revolutionized the company and the process of making champagne using a method called “riddling” that modern wine makers still utilize to this day. Madame Clicquot’s relentless pursuit of the perfection of her craft and her extraordinary ambition deeply resonates with me.
In creating the Veuve statement earring, I married this amazing story and my favorite decade in art history - the roaring, effervescent 1920s. I love this time of arguably incomparable progressions in fashion, art, music and a time of decadent soirées with towers of glass coupes filled to the brim with the finest champagne.
Offered in three color ways - white, blush, and French blue, the Veuve statement earring is embellished with 22k gold luster, hung from 14/20 delicate gold chain that’s mounted on a graceful, elongated clear teardrop shaped CZ stud.