Friday, December 2, 2016

Antique Trunk Show

Art Deco Phillip Klein 14k white gold, large citrine & enamel ring.

From left to right: Victorian 14k black onyx & seed pearl pendant, Victorian rose gold navette pendant featuring woman & birds, Victorian onyx & rose gold cross, Victorian 10k rose gold channeled cross, Georgian rose gold navette pendant featuring proposal scene, 1920's 9k shield pendant. All linked with a Georgian 14k gold heavily engraved split ring and suspended from an Art Nouveau filigree chain.
From left to right: Victorian pavé turquoise dome ring, Victorian hammer set turquoise cabochon ring, Victorian 14k sapphire & European cut diamond ring, Deco pavé diamond platinum & 18k square ring, Victorian pavé turquoise dome ring, Edwardian diamond & platinum engagement ring, Victorian diamond & turquoise 14k eye ring.

Victorian 14k gold fringe drop earrings.

Photos: Rebecca Marie Goldchmidt


Thursday, November 17, 2016

fall beauty no.3

Antique Victorian Wide Buckle Motif Bangle Bracelet
Gabriella Kiss 18k Diamond Shaped Small Emerald Ring, Gabriella Kiss 18k Dark Blue Star Sapphire Ring, Gillian Conroy 18k Yellow Gold Brushed 3mm Band, Gabriella Kiss 18k Gold Oval Faceted Tourmaline Ring, Variance Objects Rosecut Grey Diamond Ring (middle), Gabriella Kiss 18k 1.31ct Brown Slab Diamond Ring (index).
Antique Turquoise Dome Ring (index),  Louison Fine 14k Eternal Snake Ring with Ruby Eyes (middle),  Antique Victorian Turquoise & Diamond Half Hoop Ring, Gabriella Kiss 18k Eye with Tear Ring Inscribed with "Nil Nisi Cruce", Gillian Conroy 18k Rosecut Pear Black Diamond Ring (ring finger).
Variance Objects Double Drop Citrine Earrings
Gabriella Kiss 14k and Bronze Single Clipper Ship Earring with Sapphires

Photography by Rebecca Goldschmidt. Model, Katie Chavez. 
Closed sweater available at The Podolls and vintage YSL knit trousers available at Ver Unica.

Shop New And Save The Dates



Fall Stories
New Fall jewelry arrivals are gracing our cases in-shop and online now.

Holiday Trunk Show, Save the Dates
Saturday, December 3rd, 12-6 pm.
Sunday, December 4th, 12-5 pm. 

We'll have the jewel box brimming with covetable and collectable antique treasures gathered from all over the world for this highly anticipated event. 
Hope to see you there! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

fall beauty no.2

Antique Italian Coral Link Bracelet in-store, Antique Victorian 14k Bangle Bracelet with Rosecut Diamond Rope Motif, Antique Belle Époque Platinum and Diamond Bracelet in-store, Antique Retro 18k Tank Bracelet in-store
Gabriella Kiss 18k 2.05ct Charcoal Teardrop Diamond Earrings

Antique Italian Coral Link Bracelet in-store, Antique Victorian 14k Bangle Bracelet with Rosecut Diamond and Rope Motif, Antique Belle Époque Platinum and Diamond Bracelet in-store, Antique Retro 18k Tank Bracelet in-store.



Alternating Kathleen Whitaker Gold Tube Bands and Gillian Conroy Celeste Diamond Bands (ring finger), B.C.E. Jewelry One-of-a-Kind 14k Variscite and Diamond Ring (middle), Gabriella Kiss 18k Large Oval Pyrite Ring (index) in-store
Antique Georgian Miniature Portrait w/ Painted Glass & Gold Frame in-store
Antique Gold Large Picture Agate and Ruby Ring (index) in-store, Variance Objects Baguette and Round Diamond Band (middle), Gillian Conroy 18k Rosecut Pear Black Diamond Ring,  Gillian Conroy 18k Slim Tapered Diamond Band Ring, Gillian Conroy 18k Yellow Gold Brushed 5mm Band, Victorian 14k Rose Gold Chalcedony (ring finger) and Carnelian Intaglio Ring (little finger) in-store

  Photography by Rebecca Goldschmidt. Model, Katie Chavez. Rust wrap dress available at Ver Unica.

Metier Muse: Jess Ng

Jess Ng is a quintessential Metier girl. Always one to both bend and embrace traditions, here she is in her beautiful embroidered Chinese wedding dress paired with a stunning mix of jewelry, including her lovely Georgian diamond engagement ring from Metier. 
And be sure to check out Reorient, Jess’s line of hand-blended luxury elixirs for the skin. Based on centuries-old philosophies from the East, Reorient is a small haven of wellness rituals that seek to pamper and nourish. 



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Beauty No.1

Soft sweaters, rich-hued stones and autumn leaves define Fall here at Metier. Lovely layered rings and necklaces abound, adding subtle sparkle to cozy knits. Loads of pretty new gems and one-of-a-kind pieces fill our cases. Check out the Fall pictures below for more details and drop by our jewel box in Hayes Valley or visit our online shop


Gabriella Kiss 18k gold,  crystal lens and dendritic agate necklaces.
Gabriella Kiss 18k "Omnia Vincit Amor" band ring (little finger), Gabriella Kiss 18k and moonstone marquis ring (middle), Gabriella Kiss 18k ruby teardrop ring, Rebecca Overmann 14k red diamond teardrop ring, Gabriella Kiss 18k and diamond-shaped garnet ring and Rebecca Overmann 14k sienna diamond ring (ring finger).


Friday, September 16, 2016

Brimfield Travel Diary

We just returned from our annual road trip to the infamous Brimfield Antique Flea Market. This year we stayed at the lovely Old Sturbridge Inn, with hand-painted landscape walls by Rufus Porter (1830's) and a huge canopy bed. We lined up early and dashed in to see all our most favored dealers, searching for lover's eyes, intaglios, silvery old diamonds, portrait nudes and objets d'art amongst the endless rows of treasures and trinkets.

Fueled by fresh lime rickeys, Faddy's apple cider donuts & Italian sausages, we combed the fields and came back with pockets full of prized finds. Here's our travel snaps and a peek at our favorites. Stop by the shop to see all the new beauties in person!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Objects of Desire

Art Nouveau 18k Hand-painted Enameled Pendant with Lady's Profile & Tiny Diamond Details
Finely painted enamel highlights - this beauty's wavy hair, creamy blush and - quite risqué for the time period - bare décolletage . Her hair is accented with a diamond moon and crown, and she is wearing a diamond necklace - a fantastic feature of jewelry wearing jewelry. A velvety black background strikes romantic contrast. This is one of the loveliest pendants we have had in the shop and a true collector's piece.


Stunning, hand oxidized gold vermeil chain is woven to form fluid draped drops. 
Platinum, White Gold and Diamond Rings, Old & New
Gabriella Kiss "? !"Engraved Smoky Topaz Earrings (in-store) and available online with a bow and arrow motif.

Georgian Beauties
Spectacular French "Bague au Firmament “ or "ring of heaven". Celestial allusion jewelry was very au courant in France in the late 1700's. Popularized by the lovely Marie Antoinette who frequently wore a "Bague au Firmament" ring and was one of the most followed trend setters of the day. The dark blue vitreous enamel with diamond “stars" evokes the night sky. The navette or marquis shape of the ring is highlighted by a zig zag border of etched rose gold and is protected by a gently curved rock crystal face with a frame of mine cut diamonds.
Striking French Grissaile Portrait Ring. The portrait features a simple blue and white enamel border and is set behind a smooth rock crystal lens. She has blues eyes and a subtle blush to the lips and cheek. We adore the slightly austere look of the grey tones painting and elegant profile of this mysterious lady. c. 1780”s.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Bright Side

We’re welcoming summer sunshine with good vibes and vibrant jewels. Think bold turquoise, pearlescent opals, gleaming diamonds, and statement gems aplenty. Chain, rope, and buckle details are catching our attention too. As always, layering speaks volumes, be it a triple bracelet pile-up or thoughtfully stacked rings decorating every finger on the hand. There’s beauty to be found in bold and delicate touches alike. Read on for some visual inspiration from our latest shoot. 

Hand (left to right): Gabriella Kiss Eye with Tear Ring, Gabriella Kiss Spessartite Garnet Ring, B.C.E. Varascite and Diamond Ring, Gabriella Kiss Moonstone Ring, Antique Diamond Cluster Ring, Antique Belcher Set Diamond Ring
Wrist (left to right): Antique Rope Bangle, Antique Carved Onyx Bracelet (sold), Antique Buckle Bangle
Clutch: Shawn Burke Suede Clutch

Wrist (left to right): Antique Buckle BangleAntique Carved Onyx Bracelet (sold), Antique Rope Bangle

Hand (left to right): Antique Diamond Snake Ring, Gabriella Kiss Inscribed Band Ring, Antique Triple Garnet and Diamond Ring (sold), Antique Coral Ring (sold)



Thursday, May 26, 2016

Love Story

Metier is all about commitment. We love helping couples find jewelry that symbolizes their relationships and relates to who they are. We understand that, more often than not, several rings need to be tried on before the right one(s) calls out. Thankfully, the lines of tradition have been blurred leaving modern day ring-seekers with a bevy of choices. From contemporary rings with opulently colored stones to detailed antiques with a sense of history, the only rule we encourage is to search for jewelry that truly speaks to you. Whatever the case, we’re always excited to lend our time and expertise. Read on for some of our current knot tie-ing favorites for the commitment bound.


Rebecca Overmann Bangles and 14k Long Leaf Earrings
Throughout history, a ring as a never-ending circle, symbolized eternity and the everlasting love between a two people. The open space inside the circle was considered to be a gateway or a door; leading to things and events, known and unknown, that as a couple you would experience together. Rings were made from noble metals—gold, silver, platinum—to symbolize the steadfastness of the relationship. To give a ring signified deep love and a union of the hearts. 

Rebecca Overmann 14k Gold Rings: White Rosecut Trillion Diamond Ring, Tapered Peach Diamond Band, Grey Cushion Cut Diamond Ring,  Champagne Diamond Pear Rosecut Ring, Red Rosecut Pear Shape Diamond Ring
Gillian Conroy 18k Rosecut Oval White Diamond Ring .50ct, Rebecca Overmann 14k Diamond V Band, Rebecca Overmann Twisted Gold Band
Victorian 10k Puffy Pearl Heart Pendant on fine gold chain
(left) Men's Bands: Gillian Conroy Men's 14k Narrow Rounded Band, Gabriella Kiss 18k Men's Band Inscribed with "Omnia Vincit Amor" which also comes in smaller sizes here, Rebecca Overmann Men's Knife Edge 14k Band Ring, Antique 14k Men's 1930's Classic Wedding Band, Gillian Conroy 18k Yellow Gold Men's Hammered Band.
(right) Victorian 14k Diamond Cluster Ring, Gillian Conroy 18k I Am Love Eternity Diamond Band
Antique Georgian Revival Platinum and Diamond Earrings
(index finger) Gillian Conroy 18k White Diamond Tapered Band, (ring finger) Gillian Conroy 18k Flat Narrow Band, Gillian Conroy 18k I Am Love Eternity Diamond Band, Rebecca Overmann 14k Rosecut Trillion Diamond Ring, (middle finger) Early Victorian 9k Pearl Half Hoop Ring, (at right) Rebecca Overmann 14k Rosecut Trillion Diamond Ring, Rebecca Overmann 14k Diamond V Band
Antique Art Deco Platinum & Diamond Dinner Ring, Art Deco Target Ring (sold), Various Antique Eternity Bands
 Antique Platinum and Rose Gold Watch Chain with Swivel, Georgian Diamond Pendant /Pin, Rebecca Overmann Men's White Gold Stream Band Ring, Gillian Conroy Men's 14k Flat Edged Wedding Band, Rebecca Overmann Men's White Gold Hammered Band, Gillian Conroy Men's 14k Rounded White Gold Wedding Band

Photography: Rebecca Goldschmidt,  Kara Brodgesell Model: Frances Tomei Hair & Makeup: Shawn Burke

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Celebrate Your Mama!

Every day we hold our mothers close. For some of us, it's through weekly FaceTimes, for others it’s Sunday squeezes or lunch date meet-ups.  May is a time to honor the bonds, the relationships, the endless advice–the love.
Make mama happy with some spring blooms and something shiny, too. Perhaps a Victorian era keepsake or pair of modern studs. Get inspired by the new arrivals below and shop online here.
Celebrate the women who make you you.
B.C.E. Jewelry 14k Kingman Turquoise Oval Necklace, Victorian Turquoise & Pearl Diamond Shaped Pendant with tiny locket back, Victorian Turquoise and Pearl Heart with locket back on 18k Fine Curb Link Chain, Victorian 15k Diamond Heart Locket on 14k Cable Chain , B.C.E. Jewelry 14k Kingman Turquoise Triangle Necklace, Antique French Cherub Charm and Victorian 10k Puffy Pearl Heart Pin Pendant on Mid-Century 14k Toggle Chain.
Antique 14k and Black Enamel Book Locket and interior pages.
Fully opened view of the 14k Victorian Black Enamel Book Locket with antique photos (removeable).

Gabriella Kiss 18k Gold and Gemstone Lens Pendant Necklaces, left to right, Moss Aquamarine Lens, Rock Crystal Lens, and Ceylon Moonstone Pendant.  Gabriella Kiss Silver Hand EarringsGabriella Kiss Silver Hazelnut Necklace,  Gabriella Kiss Silver Sleepy Birds Earrings.
Early Victorian Gold and Black Enamel Memorial Locket on 14k Cable Chain,  Victorian 14k Black Enamel Oval Etched Locket on Victorian 9k Snake Link Chain, Victorian 9k Carved Rock Crystal Heart Locket on Rebecca Overmann 14k Rosecut Charcoal Diamond Necklace, Victorian 14k Black Enamel Book Locket and Black Enamel Greek Key Book Locket on Victorian 9k Chain with Lever Hook. 
Gabriella Kiss 18k Small Oval Opal RingGabriella Kiss 18k Eye Love Toke Ring Inscribed with "Invigilare" or to watch over in Latin. Gabriella Kiss 18k Faceted Oval Ruby Ring, Victorian 9k Gold Mizpah Ring. Mizpah literally means "watchtower" and was given as a sentimental token of love symbolizing the emotional bond between two people when they're apart.

Photos: Shannon Sinclair