Even current designers take inspiration from old designs, whether they make a similar design or just use it as is.
Samantha Wills Lavender Plume ring
From my jewellery book about Tiffany jewellery.
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From another book
I bought these earrings a few years ago and now see how it’s the same design.
As a designer, if you know you’re using someone else’s design, don’t claim it as your own. And if you’re taking inspiration, don’t copy it, make it different.
Karan Sethi says
Really liked the designs. Thank you for sharing.