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Jewel of the day: Metropolitan Museum of Art Irises Glass Pendant

I love me some museum gift shop jewellery. This piece from New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a detail from a piece by Tiffany and renders it into a pendant hung from a brass chain. The museum notes, “This unique pendant reproduces a detail from Magnolias and Irises, a leaded–glass window made by Tiffany Studios about 1908. Its delicately rendered irises and magnolia blossoms form a frame around a winding river and distant hills.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), one of America’s most noted decorative artists, embodied the artistic spirit of the Gilded Age. Using his innovative opalescent Favrile glass, he achieved pictorial effects of unsurpassed subtlety and beauty. Our exclusive pendant is meticulously handcrafted in New York City.”

This piece sells for UsD$78.



Jewel of the day: 314 Studio Circle Pendant

This is a pretty and wearable necklace by 314 Studio, appropriate called the Circle Pendant. It is succinctly described simply as “Circle motief pendant with 6mm round pave diamond bead.” For more, you will have to contact the seller, Gallery of Jewels. Price is shown as USD$308.

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.

Jewel of the day: Hortense Jewelry Sweet Egg Necklace

If you’re looking for a little diamond something, this necklace by Hortense Jewelry should fill the bill.

They note, “This solid gold egg shaped pendant necklace which represents life, birth, and the beauty of new beginnings measures 1/4 of inch and has a nice weight. Approx 3 grammes of solid gold and approx 13 small white diamonds set on the front side of the egg. Available in solid gold 14KYG, 14KRG and 14KW. Handmade in Los Angeles. Color diamond: G-H. Clarity: SI1-VS2. All jewelry is handmade to order, please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. 16″ or 18″.”

Price ranges from USD$803-825 depending chain length.

Jewel of the day: Slate and Tell Paw Pendant

Our fur babies can mean as much to us as family members and friends (for some, even more so!). This adorable cut out paw pendant lets you express your love for your animal, cat or dog. From Slate and Tell, they also offer bundles of personalized pendants expressing family relationships, love, milestones, and just fun.

This sells for USD$29; chain sold separately. It’s also available at various prices in gold plated silver and different gold karats and colours.

Jewel of the day: Melanie Casey In The Sky With Topaz Necklace

Though I prefer jewellery with a bit more heft, there are days when I crave something delicate. This whimsical design by Melanie Casey uses an offset stone to nice effect, with a topaz accented by diamonds to one since.

This is set in 14k yellow gold in your choice of matte or high polish finish. The necklace features a 4mm princess cut natural peach imperial topaz (AA grade); two 1.5mm white diamonds (SI3 clarity, G-H color), and five 1mm white diamonds (SI3 clarity, G-H color).

It sells for USD$588.

Jewel of the day: Sofia Zakia Worry Doll Pendant

These days, who couldn’t use something as a talisman to help allay fears? Sofia Zakia says about this piece, “When I was a child, as children do, I worried. Minute details scurried in my mind, and relentless worries ensued. In today’s rapid world, our daily rythme brings an influx of little worries to deal with; what better way to exorcise these worries than by adding a beautiful talisman to your everyday ritual? In Guatemala, Worry Dolls are a cultural tradition that help people sleep peacefully. Legend has it that when worrying keeps one awake, simply whisper your worries to your dolls and they will whisk them away! Enchanted by the idea of these sweet tiny objects, I have created worry dolls to manage and keep your distress away.

Ix, named after the Mayan goddess, features a dress of rubies, sapphires and diamonds, and embodies good luck and good fortune. Wear her diligently around your neck, and in beauty, she will symbolically bring positive good luck and energy.

1% of all Worry Doll proceeds will be donated to Mayan Families, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing education, nutrition, shelter and medical care to those living in extreme poverty in rural Guatemala.”

This piece is composed of 14k gold, made by hand in the brand’s Montreal studio. (Yay, my hometown!) The pendant measures 1.5cm (15mm) or 1.9cm (19mm) with its jumpring. The dress is set with four pink sapphires, three diamonds and three rubies, ethically sourced.

Available on a 16″ chain, 20″ chain, or without necklace. Chains are solid 14K gold. The designer explains that the jumpring will only allow this pendant to fit on a very narrow chain.

This sells for USD$630.

Jewel of the day: Kathy Bransfield Stay Awake Heart Pendant

I am fond of quotes engraved on jewellery and have quite a few pieces from Jeanine Payer, who closed up shop (regrettably) a few years back. Other designers do similar work; Kathy Bransfield has taken quotes from a variety of sources, using them as pendants with a different metal overlay.

About the designer: “Kathy Bransfield jewelry shares history’s most brilliant visionaries with you through her sterling silver and gold work. Most pieces open to reveal hand-stamped quotes or icons that embrace faith in humanity and a belief in life’s beauty and diversity. Each necklace is an essence of her playful and cheerful spirit. Kathy Bransfield jewelry is cherished by its wearers–many hold them as a sacred personal amulet. Kathy’s inspirational jewelry evokes passionate responses from long time collectors and new fans alike.”

This Stay Awake Heart pendant features a quote by the Persian poet Rumi:”Love has come to rule and transform, stay awake, my heart, stay awake.” The piece with the engraved quote is sterling silver, covered with a gold plated sterling cover. This sells for USD$100.


Jewel of the day: Alex Monroe Fritillary Flower Necklace

This necklace by the UK’s Alex Monroe was done after the Japanese tsunami. The site notes, “Following the Tsunami of 2011, we were all thinking of our friends and loyal customers in Japan. Alex had been trying to grow Fritillary flowers in his garden for years, and this was the year that they finally bloomed. After such a difficult time for Japan, this flower suddenly became very symbolic of the idea of hope and regeneration. A Fritillary flower with three citrines hanging inside. The necklace is available in either solid sterling silver or 22ct gold plate. The pendant measures 3.3 cm from the top of the hook to bottom of the flower, with a 1.3 cm flower. The citrines measure approximately 0.4 cm. This necklace comes on a 24 inch chain. All Alex Monroe jewellery is handmade in the UK.”

This sells for £174.

Jewel of the day: Vrai & Oro Trillion Diamond Necklace

So you’re in the mood for some new bling but don’t have the bucks for something big and sparkly? Little and sparkly can also work quite well, as attested to by this bezel set diamond necklace by Vrai & Oro.

This is set in 14k gold (your choice of white, yellow or rose) set with a .15 carat diamond. This sells for USD$555 for a pendant with an attached 15 inch chain or $560 for an 18 inch chain.


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