Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Just in: Estate Jewelry

We are often asked why we buy what we buy. With regards to estate & antique jewelry, we're drawn to the sentimentality, the history, and the vast range of styles born from various periods. For us, it's more about an instinctual magnetism, pulling us toward unusual stones, rare cuts, and lost art forms. Estate jewelry offers an element of mystery alongside seductive beauty and allure. Our curations are reflections of our own personal influences and aesthetics, but also serve as art pieces in themselves—suitable for admirers and collectors alike. Scroll down for some of our favorite estate pieces new to the shop. 
From top to bottom: Victorian 14k Diamond Cluster Ring, Victorian Sterling Greek Key Locket on Niello Curb Chain, Art Deco French Platinum Onyx Moonstone Diamond Ring,  Georgian Yellow Zircon & Diamond Ring with Navy & White EnamelGeorgian Revival Platinum and Diamond Earrings
18k Memento Mori Pendant c. 1696, Georgian 15k Rose Gold Navette Memorial Pendant c. 1780's, Victorian 14k Fringe Tassel Necklace
The memento mori pendant (pictured above) exemplifies the rarity and beauty we love to stumble upon. Memento mori jewelry, latin for "remember that you must die," was made with an intent of remembrance and reflection for the wearer. This particular piece features a faceted crystal face, intricate hairwork, gold cipher initials, ivory skull & crossbones, set in 18k gold. The inscription on the back (pictured below) is most likely a day of death, but also provides a general timeframe as to the pendant's production.
French Silver and Rose Gold Eagle Bangle, 1940s Retro 18k Tank Track Bracelet, Victorian 14k Gold Wide Bangle Bracelet with Fine Granulation, Sterling Silver & Jade Bracelet, Victorian 9k Curb Link Bangle, Victorian Wide Buckle Motif Bangle Bracelet

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Honestly WTF!

We let out a collective "eek!" upon hearing the news of a mention from one of our favorite blogs, none other than content connoisseurs, Honesty WTF. Thank you, Erica for listing us as one of your go-to antique jewelry shops, we're beyond flattered! Click through to read more.