It is my impression that jewelry designers are frequently influenced by architectural details. I suppose it’s funny that things so different in scale can reflect each other — aesthetic principles at their largest and smallest. For some reason, though, this interplay does seem to happen. I, for one, often see an old window and think it should be the setting for a stone or that the contours of a piece of crown molding could be the pattern on a bracelet.
There are lots of great examples of the juxtaposition of jewelry and architecture. Here are two. They range from the “inspired by architecture” end of the spectrum to the actual depiction of an interesting building.
This sleek bangle is available in Kat’s Etsy store, aeliodesign. I see so much in this piece that references architecture, furniture, and just larger space in general. I see an atrium, a column, and even a funky, retro coffee table.
This miniature building, by Laurie Poast, is available in her Etsy store, ARTISANIEeurope. This adorable piece, of course, is more directly influenced by architecture. The little building is just beautifully rendered with just the right amount of detail to give it character.