IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

Thoughts on jewelry, accessories and whatever else takes my fancy

Archive for the month “September, 2017”

Jewel of the day: Isadora’s Antique Jewelry Edwardian Necklace

Another Edwardian piece, but I don’t think you can really have too many from this era. A rather unusual shield shape is set with diamonds and seed pearls. Pike Place, Seattle seller Isadora’s Antique Jewelry describes it as, “Circa 1900. This stunning platinum and 18KT gold necklace features an array of old European-cut, single-cut, and rose-cuts diamonds weighing approximately .80 carats total, accented with seed pearls and set against a black satin background. The pendant, nestled in its original box, is suspended from a platinum fancy link chain, and can also be worn as a brooch.”

This sells for USD$8,300.

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Jewel of the day: Amarilo Jewelry Round Locket

I’m very partial to lockets, not because I tend to put anything in them, but because I love the little bit of secrecy they offer, and the opportunity to make them very personal.

This plain gold round locket by Amarilo is made to order in Los Angeles. Their site notes it has a 14k chain but doesn’t specify the metal content of the locket itself. This sells for USD$500.

Jewel of the day: Ingram Cecil Edwardian Diamond Ring

In an Etsy shop, Ingram Cecil offers a really fun array of vintage and antique jewels. This Edwardian diamond ring might have been used as an engagement ring; it could certainly still be worn that way today, or just as a pretty diamond piece.

The description notes, “Gorgeous Edwardian era antique circa 1910 old European cut diamond moi et toi ring. Each diamond is .25 carats. There are 4 tiny rosecut diamonds in the leaves. In excellent condition. The diamonds are extremely sparkly, white and no inclusions. Stamped at 585 for 14K gold. Can be resized by a jeweler.”

This is priced at USD$1,000.

 

Jewel of the day: Inez Stodel Diamond and Emerald Bracelet

Inez Stodel is a Dutch firm specializing in antique jewellery. This delightful emerald and diamond bracelet dates to 1930 and is of course extremely wearable today.

They describe this as, “An 18 carat gold and platinum Art Deco bracelet, made out of 6 links of which 3 are set with French cut diamonds alternated with 3 links that are set with square cut emeralds, the links are divided by gold rings with a small platinum band set with old cut diamonds, signed and numbered: Lacloche, 35163, France, circa 1930.”

It’s price is estimated at between € 10.000,- to € 20.000.

Jewel of the day: Ruth Tomlinson Sapphire Cluster Drop Earrings

Sapphire is September’s birth stone, and I’m partial to it for that reason. And also because I love blue. These drop cluster earrings contain 3.66 carats of sapphires accented by diamonds and 14k gold granulation. By Ruth Tomlinson, these sell for £2,200.

Jewel of the day: Moira Fine Jewellery Moghul Poppy Flower Head Brooch

This antique piece is a great use of enamel and gems. From Moira Fine Jewellery in the UK, it is plique a jour enamel, with a carved centre emerald set with a tiny diamond set design. For price and further details, contact the seller.

Jewel of the day: Alexis Bittar Elements Swinging Charm Cuff

Though I love this unique design by Alexis Bittar, I think all those charms moving on my arm would drive me slightly nuts. But if you are a charm bracelet aficionado, this is a cool new way of wearing an old favourite.

It features charms on three rows, set with crystals and semi-precious stones. This cuff has an open back so you just slip it on your wrist. It sells for USD$425. Jingle jangle!

Jewel of the day: Colette Jewelry Dripping Flowers Necklace

When it comes to jewelry, the words drippy and dripping are generally good things, and so it is here. This necklace by Colette Jewelry uses diamonds on a neck wire to give the piece movement and fresh perspective.

The 18k white gold wire supports pave set black and white diamond flowers. This sells for USD$9,500.

 

Jewel of the day: Proenza Schouler Hammered Metal Earrings

I’m of two minds about these earrings by Proenza Schouler. On the one hand, they are a cool design with an industrial vibe. On the other, I am sure I would probably yank them out of my ears when brushing back my hair. Choices.

These are clip ons made of aluminum and brass, and sell for USD$995.

Jewel of the day: Blooming Shop Rowan Autumn Brooch

Well, it’s now officially fall (boo, hiss!) which is kind of a sad day given that in Toronto, we were essentially cheated out of a nice summer this year. Note to weather gods: please spare us your wrath for winter.

This very autumnal brooch is a nice way to mark the changing seasons (personally, I’ll be drowning my sorrows.) By Etsy seller Blooming Shop, it’s made of porcelain and clay and sells for USD$25. Cheers!

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