Monday, August 29, 2011

Villette on pinterest

Finally took the plunge and signed up for Pinterest. This has been a constant go-to site for inspiration for me for awhile so I thought it was about time to start sharing my own inspiration. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with all of these social networks I am venturing into! Check out my first inspiration board on Pinterest!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

tourmaline bracelet

Now that's one impressive bracelet! (P.S. Kind of obsessed with this new website Twist. Not only does it have an impressive line-up of designers, but also some of those designers most covetable designs!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

waterman's engagement rings

I know I am late to the game on this one, as I do not really follow celebrity gossip (although I AM a huge Trueblood fan), but I am totally in love with Anna Paquin's ring by Cathy Waterman. It is gorgeous and a brilliant example of how wonderful Waterman's work is.

Monday, August 22, 2011

bridal jewelry

I was finally able to give my friend, Alexis, her bridal jewelry this weekend! I was very excited (and honored) to be asked to do this for her and I am really happy how the pieces turned out. I love the mix of quartz and organic pearls in the earrings and the multiple layers of pearls drape beautifully on this bracelet. I love collaborating with people on custom work.... it's amazing what collaboration can generate! And I'm looking forward to working on more bridal jewelry in the future.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

beautiful chain

I am obsessed with krinkle chain (or what some people call paperclip chain). I love that this chain doesn't take a back seat to a pendant. It's beautiful in its own right. I have been searching high and low for an antique krinkle chain necklace with no luck. But it seems antique chains (without additions or a pendant) are hard to come by. If you have any good sources, let me know! (This oxidized version is available on etsy.)

Monday, August 15, 2011

black diamonds and oxidized chain

Seriously... these earrings by Nina Bukvic are OUTRAGEOUS! (Look at the detail shot! I love the gold wire holding the black diamonds.) I don't think you would need to wear a single piece of jewelry other than these earrings (especially with their 4" drop). I would love to wear these with a little black dress with my hair pinned back in a messy bun and let the earrings get all the attention.

Friday, August 12, 2011

a long line

Loving this necklace by Ariel Gordon! (I'd love to get it in Iolite!) It layers so nicely with other necklaces and I love the look of it trailing down the collarbone.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

mucha necklace

I am literally speechless about this necklace designed by the famous artist, Alphonse Mucha. The detail of this necklace is breathtaking and each inch of the necklace is better than the last. I can't even imagine how spectacular it probably is in person.

P.S. How unbelievable is this Mucha inspired tattoo?!

Monday, August 1, 2011

on the hunt

On the hunt for an antique elongated navette ring. This one is pure perfection from Ruby Lane. I also love the cluster of diamonds in the center... something else I have been recently coveting!