IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Victoria Sorkin Holitache Earrings

Victoria Sorkin uses fabric and beads in her intricate yet very wearable pieces. These earrings are an excellent case in point. She has embellished fabric strips with Swarovski crystals to great effect. These measure 8cm long and are 3.6 cm at their widest part. They sell for USD$147.

Jewel of the day: Valentine Rouge Letta Oxidized Silver Earrings

I was out for a walk and wandered into a local store, where I encountered charming pieces by Valentine Rouge, a Toronto-based designer. I love this kind of serendipitous find. I’d never heard of the brand but this won’t be my only piece. These earrings feature crystal quartz set in oxidized silver. They are fairly light weight, making them more comfortable and easier to wear.

The company notes, “The designer revives the elegance and grace of Italy’s golden Renaissance and Baroque eras into a modern feminine vibe. Each jewelry piece is rendered from original molds and stampings from eras past, electroplated with 18k gold; and meticulously hand set with precious stones; Austrian Crystal; fresh water pearls; and Venetian glass, to create an exquisite collection of modern heirloom jewelry.”

These sell for Cdn$140.

Jewel of the day: Anine Bing Emerald and Diamond Earrings

For the emerald lover, these are a perfect alternative to diamond stud earrings. By Anine Bing, these are 14k rose gold with a centre set emerald and diamond halo. I’m not sure why they provide measurements instead of weight for the stones but the site notes, “Emerald: Width 1.57in, Height 1.57in; diamonds: width 0.03in.”

These sell for USD$1,499.

Jewel of the day: Amy Gregg Pink Star Amethyst Earrings

Love the pretty and unique cut of these earrings, into a star shape. By Amy Gregg and available from Roseark, these feature pile pink amethysts set in 18k gold.

They sell for USD$2000.


Jewel of the day: Vega Maddox Jadeite, Amethyst and Enamel Earrings

Vega Maddox was based in LA in the 60s and 70s, and did ornate, over the top jewellery. I’m fortunate to have one of her necklaces and a pair of earrings. Those are bit too heavy for me to actually wear comfortably but I just love looking at them.

These earrings are very much in the Maddox style. Available from Earthly Adornments, they are “sterling silver vermeil with enamel, amethyst and jadeite. 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches. The jadeite and amethyst stones are bezel-set and surrounded the enamel. The earrings have 14k gold posts. Each earring weighs 14.3 grams.”

These were a custom made commissioned piece by the former owner. Maddox’s jewelry is hard to find and in demand, and these are one of a kind. They sell for USD$550.

Jewel of the day: Modern Weaving Thin Exclamation Earrings

These spare looking earrings by Modern Weaving really punch up a plain outfit, as seen in their model photo. Made in brass with sterling silver posts, these measure three inches long. They sell for USD$120.

Jewel of the day: Cold Picnic Grotto Stud Earrings

Cold Picnic is a life and work partnership that offers a range of lifestyle goods, including jewellery. The site’s “about” page notes, “Cold Picnic was formed in 2010 by partners Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer, both of whom have backgrounds in fine arts and worked in corporate fashion design – Sung as an apparel designer and Buer as a print designer. The pair met in Boston in 2006 while in school and have been living and working together ever since.

Deeply influenced by indigenous crafts, national parks, film and art, the couple began working on various side projects together in an effort to view traditional crafts filtered through modern sensibilities. Before long these projects coalesced into Cold Picnic, a line of textiles, macrame home goods, leather accessories, and handmade jewelry.  Cold Picnic’s work explores imagined and misremembered landscapes, and the effects of time and the elements upon their surfaces. In these landscapes, rugs function as maps, brass jewelry as treasures unearthed on long walks, and leather bags fit everything found or needed along the way.

Sung and Buer design all Cold Picnic pieces from their Brooklyn studio and they work with two small family run factories in Manhattan to cast their jewelry and sew selected bag styles, and another family owned business in India to produce their line of handmade rugs.

Cold Picnic has been featured in publications such as the New York Times,, Refinery 29, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky Magazine, Elle, Vogue Mexico, Brooklyn Magazine, Nylon, Golly, and Foam Magazine. Their studio has been photographed for Elle Sweden and Racked New York, and the line is widely available across the United States, as well as in select international locations.”

These earrings are a stylishly mismatched pair. They are cast in brass with resin inlays; colour choice is cream/blacks/coral. They start at USD$100, with the price rising slightly for gold posts. As shown, these are $100.

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.

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