IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Asymmetric Blue Topaz Aziza Earrings

It took a quick second to see the asymmetry in these earrings and I think it’s very clever. By Aziza and offered by Roseark, these are 14k white and rose gold London blue topaz stones surrounded by pave set diamonds.

These sell for USD$7,200.

Jewel of the day: Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings

British jeweller Kiki McDonough is a favourite of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. She has several pieces and I think she also favours blue topaz as a stone.

These earrings were recently worn on a solo visit she made to Luxembourg. They are cushion cut topazes with diamond halos set in 18k white gold. And unlike many of the pieces worn by royals, these can be yours if you have a spare £3,500. On the one hand, while I think it’s fine that Kate has her own style, it’s also a shame she hasn’t had more access to the royal jewel box. I know I’d want to be making best use of those pieces if allowed!

Jewel of the day: Blue Nile Petite Ruby and Diamond Huggie Earrings

These pretty, sparkly earrings by Blue Nile truly do hug the ear lobe, but the rubies give enough colour that they don’t simply fade away due to their smaller size.

A half-inch in diameter, you can also opt for blue or pink sapphires or emeralds set in 14k white gold, and the price makes it easier to buy more than one: USD$495. So if you bought your mother an appliance for Mother’s Day today, (whomp, whomp, whomp) unless she asked for that, they ship expedited if amends need to be made.

Jewel of the day: J. Crew Floral Hoop Earrings

If you’re in the Western Hemisphere, summer is just around the corner, and these colourful earrings from J. Crew would be a nice wardrobe addition in keeping with the season.

These have an early 60s vibe to me, with a mix of cold painted enamel flowers accented with crystals. (Actual materials: brass, zinc, epoxy stone, resin stone, glass stones, acrylic stone, cubic zirconia.” They measure 2-5/8″, and sell for USD$65.

Available for pre-order now, they ship beginning May 22.

Jewel of the day: Museum of Modern Art Corsi Jewelry Resin Necklace

One of my first stops in NYC is typically the Museum of Modern Art, but for the gift shop. (Yes. I’m a Philistine.) I love the jewellery in their store collection and love rummaging around in the shop.

This necklace by Corsi Jewelry is made of resin to mimic precious gems, complete with bubbles/inclusions. It sells for USD$125 to non-members, $112.50 to members. There are also matching earrings available for USD$65/$58.

Jewel of the day: Tom Munsteiner Earrings

One of my pet jewellery peeves is websites that either contain no information or that are just badly designed in terms of showcasing jewellery. This one happens to combine a bit of both. There is information about Tom Munsteiner’s gorgeous work; it’s just impossible to actually get it to display.

These stunning earrings are set with tourmalines in red and green, with centres of rutillated quartz. The large green stones weigh 21.62 carats; the smaller red stones are .93 carats. I can’t pull up the information on the setting metal or price. But they sure are pretty – if a bit mysterious.

Jewel of the day: 1-100 Medallion Stick Earrings

These rough hewn sterling silver earrings are by 1-100, a collaboration between Graham Tabor and Miguel Villalobos. They are described as handcrafted sterling silver earrings with hanging rectangular medallion and stick pendants with a drop of approximately 1.75 inches.

These sell for USD$350.

Jewel of the day: Miriam Haskell Pearl and Crystal Earrings

Though I have never been a collector of vintage Miriam Haskell pieces, I have found myself entranced by their current production. Not really sure why, as it’s not that different in design other than that it tends to be a bit more readily available.

These pearl and crystal earrings are made to order and hand done, and take up to seven weeks for delivery. They are described as, “medium sized chandelier earrings – Antique silver plated filigree hand-wired with pave Swarovski crytals. Earrings drop 1.75 inches and are 1 inch at widest point.Light in weight with clip backs.”

These sell for USD$460.

Jewel of the day: Nicolette Absil Elongated Chrysanthemum Drop Earrings

These made-to-order earrings by Nicolette Absil feature her delicate enamel work. About the designer: “My work focuses on process and using enameling, the ancient art of fusing glass to metal, in a more contemporary manner. Nature serving as my inspiration, I illustrate serene and delicate imagery that I fuse into enamel and then set the work into hand fabricated settings. Recently, I have been working with multiples and repeating forms, as well as exploring the life cycles of flowers, capturing different stages of their existence.”

Chrysanthemum petals make for an effective design motif on the small surface of earrings. These are made with sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamel, graphite, 24k gold, and sell for USD$180.

 

Jewel of the day: Arman Sarkisyan Sapphire Stud Earrings

As a September baby, I’m partial to sapphires. Arman Sarkisyan offers these cabochon sapphire stud earrings ringed with diamonds. The setting is 22k yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver.

These are currently on sale at Single Stone San Marino, from $4,310.00 to the new price of $2,586.00.

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