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Jewelry Campaign Reveals The Unique Beauty Of Older Women's Hands

Simply gorgeous.

While many older women may see their hands as an unfortunate giveaway of their age, New Zealand jewelry designer Karen Walker is celebrating the glory of aging ― wrinkles, veins and all. 

After the success of an eyewear campaign featuring older women in 2013, Walker, 46, once again has teamed up with “Advanced Style’s” Ari Seth Cohen to showcase the beauty of mature hands.

A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.

 

Hands can be every bit as expressive as faces,” the designer said in a release. “These Magic Hands speak of a life well-lived and they absolutely have their own stories to tell.”

The luxurious photos feature Walker’s jewelry pieces modeled by several older women. Among them are Huff/Post50 blogger Phyllis Sues, 93, a dancer and yoga buff, and 78-year-old Roberta Haze, an “infamous party girl” and stylist. The women picked out their own jewelry from the line to wear for the shoot. 

“Hands really show the signs of aging beautifully,” Cohen told Viva in an interview. “I always loved looking at my grandmother’s hands and thought about how they were a reflection of the full and rich life that she had led.”

For Sues, her hands have played the piano, practiced yoga and danced the tango ― even after she turned 90. 

“Any female’s hands that I know at age 93 are anything but photogenic. But just a couple of weeks ago my hands became a star,” Sues told The Huffington Post.

She says the experience was “pure joy” as she always wanted to be a model growing up but wasn’t tall enough. Never did she think her dream would come true at her age.

“This campaign is the proof that age is ageless and we 93-year-olds are still relevant in many ways. I learned [through this campaign] to love and appreciate every part of my body, even my hands,” she said.

See the beauty of older hands yourself by scrolling through the photos below.

A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
A New Zealand jewelry designer is showcasing older women's hands.
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