Monday, April 29, 2013

beautiful era indeed

So in love with this gorgeous Belle Epoque enamel and diamond ring!  The enamel design reminds me of locust wings... the composition of this ring is beyond beautiful. 

(For those unfamiliar with Belle Epoque jewelry, it is the same era as Edwardian.  If you would like to learn more about these terms and eras of jewelry, Lang Antiques has their Antique Jewelry University. And if you want a quick crash course, Ebay also has a wonderful tutorial for buying antique and vintage jewelry.)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

arrow & anchor

Arrow & Anchor just launched their site!  I have been following this jewelry duo on Instagram and have been dying over their antique rings which are now available for sale online... hooray!  I am seriously in love with this outstanding Art Deco ring... what a beautiful work of art!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

happy birthday to my sweet baby girl

Happy first birthday to my sweet daughter, Clara!!!  I know everyone says it, but I cannot believe how fast this year has gone!  Yet, I can barely remember what life felt like before her.  I am in awe of her every day.  She is this sweet, loving, funny, amazing little person... so full of personality!  So happy birthday, my sweet baby girl... the happiness you have brought in to this world is indescribable! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

victorian serpent rings

Victorian serpent rings have been on my radar for quite some time but wasn't something I could see myself wearing.  But the more and more I see these rings, the more and more I want one!  I seem to be gravitating towards ones that either don't look like snakes at first glance or ones that are ornately decorated with engraving and precious stones.  Below are some beautiful examples.  (above image from here)
The Dutch cut diamond on this ring is outrageous!
If this ring was still for sale, I would have bought it in a heartbeat!  I love the elaborate engraving and the emerald and diamond details.
I love the double headed snake and the sapphire and diamond combo on this ring.
This ring in unbelievable!  It would make such a great, unique engagement ring.

Friday, April 12, 2013

turquoise pop

I love stacking thin delicate bands, but most of the rings I have are simple silver or gold.  This turquoise enamel ring would add such a beautiful pop of color to the stack!  (BaubleBar also has some great necklaces for layering and bracelets for stacking!  I am also coveting this asymmetrical letter necklace!)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

how sweet it is

My new baby!  1920s platinum and yellow gold ring with 3 teeny tiny diamonds.  I searched and searched and searched for one of these beauties and was finally victorious at my favorite jewelry store, Halloween.  (Seriously, if you live in the Philadelphia area or are visiting and love jewelry, this is a must-shop destination!)

Friday, April 5, 2013

engagement ring perfection

Oh. My. Lord!  Seriously, Todd Pownell, you make me want to cry...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

teeny tiny diamond studs

As a product of the 90s, I have many piercings in my ears.  Unfortunately, I think I am long past the hope of them closing and I absolutely hate the look of the holes without earrings, so I constantly have teeny tiny silver studs in each of them.  But these teeny tiny diamond studs might be a much more glamorous way to fill the space!