SILHOUETTE RING COLLECTION
Appreciate the Female Form Like Never Before
Celebrating the wearer, a woman - the new Silhouette collection is inspired by the mesmerising curves of the female form. “Silhouette is a minimalist study – elegant, contemporary, distinctive and different by design,” says CEO and Founder, Yair Shimansky. The clean lines of the iconic design are shaped to mimic and honour the elegant contour of the female body.
A ring is the definition for an opportunity to combine flair and ingenuity with the Shimansky brand’s signature style to create something dazzlingly unconventional, and truly special. Silhouette is available in warm rose gold, pure yellow gold and striking white gold, crowned with ethically sourced and GIA-certified Shimansky diamonds - or in simple, but subtly stylish unadorned bands.
A Shimansky jewellery item captures the essence of a moment, a beautiful landmark for a memorable occasion. It’s also a timeless piece that could be handed down through generations, gathering evolving stories and memories as it changes hands. “A jewellery creation lives forever, making it the perfect gift to reflect meaning and emotion. There is more to jewellery than a beautiful design, and it is the way it makes you feel, that gives it its true value,” says Shimansky.
The Origin of Silhouette
A silhouette is the image of a person or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. The silhouette differs from an outline, which depicts the edge of an object in a linear form, while a silhouette appears as a solid shape. Silhouette images may be created in any visual artistic media but were first used to describe pieces of cut paper, which were then stuck to a backing in a contrasting colour, and often framed.
Cutting portraits, generally in profile, became popular in the mid-18th century, though the term silhouette was seldom used until the early decades of the 19th century - the tradition has continued under this name into the 21st century. From its original graphic meaning, the term silhouette has been extended to describe the sight or representation of a person, object or scene that is backlit, and appears dark against a lighter background – a shadow being the best representation of this. Silhouette emphasises the outline and has also been used in the realms of fashion and fitness to describe the shape of a person's body or the shape created by wearing clothing of a particular style or period.
Celebrating the Female Form
In many respects, interpretations of the female body serve to define some of the most important discourses of Western culture — the appreciation of fine art. The silhouette of the body of a woman represents all that is pure or worthwhile - it embodies that which is thought to be the most sacred form. The history of art is replete with campaigns designed to contain or repackage the materiality of the female body within the reassuring assumptions of aesthetics. The discourse of the female form is acknowledged via symmetry and definiteness.
Most aesthetic accounts of the female form add an appreciation of the sensual and tactile qualities imagined to be defined in the female body. The perceived refinement and poise of the female figure, led by the eighteenth century, held the belief that an ideal female form was thought to remain whole and undisrupted by apparent effort. In many cultures the assumption of the perfectibility and completeness of the female form has also encouraged its endorsement as a national or cultural symbol: The Statue of Liberty being a suited example and it further commemorates the arrival of the Shimansky Showroom on New York’s iconic 5th Avenue.
The describing of the female form succeeds in laying its emphasis on the harmonies and varieties of a completed form that embraces the perfection and essence of beauty. Reflecting the wide range of individual beliefs on what is best for physical health and what is preferred aesthetically, as well as disagreements on the social standing and purported 'purpose' of women in society, there is no universally-acknowledged ideal female body shape. Cultural ideals, however, have developed and continue to exert influence over how a woman relates to her own body, as well as how others in her society may perceive and treat her. This collection honours all shapes and sizes by accentuating the curves that all women embody in a contemporary and minimalistic manner.