Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eve pendant

This beauty was my special Christmas Eve present and I am so incredibly in love.  This Art Deco stickpin conversion was just what I was looking for to add to my growing yellow gold collection.  I hope everyone had a happy holiday with all those you love and have a wonderful New Year!  See you in 2016!

Monday, December 14, 2015

diamond dress ring

I literally gasped when I stumbled across this ring on Etsy!  Life goal: own a diamond dress ring at some point in my life.  This one is just absolute perfection!

Friday, December 11, 2015

star sapphire

As little girls often do, I frequently rifled through my mother's jewelry box, admiring all the beautiful shiny things that seemed oh so glamorous.  One piece that stands out in my memory particularly is a star sapphire ring she always had tucked away that, to this day, I have never actually seen her wear.  Despite my attempt at trying to make this ring mine from frequent "borrowing," she always requested it back, making it all the more alluring (also now leading me to believe it retained some kind of sentimental value that I am unaware of).  In my mind's eye, it was set in a very simple setting but I was beyond mesmerized  by the qualities of the stone.  I haven't thought about that ring in so very long, but now can't stop thinking about star sapphires.  Both the 8 prong vintage setting and Art Deco with side diamonds, featured above, are calling my name!

Monday, December 7, 2015

holiday 15 etsy wishlist

Happy Holidays!  I am beyond excited for this upcoming holiday season!  It was very hard to create a wishlist this year for myself, but the items I do want, I REALLY want.  And per usual, most of my wants are from etsy, so here is my annual etsy holiday wishlist:
1) Captain Wentworth Tshirt- My all time favorite Austen novel is Persuasion.  And of course one of the most heart stopping moments of the novel is when Captain Wentworth declares his love for Anne, "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever."  With many more popular Austen novels out there, it is hard to find Persuasion merchandise, so I was incredibly excited when I stumbled upon this shirt!
2) Vintage yellow gold pendant- Probably the #1 item on my holiday wishlist.  I have been searching for just the right vintage/ antique yellow gold pendant and no matter how much searching I do, I keep coming back to this beauty.
3) Starburst earrings- Obsessing over starbursts lately, and these perfect little studs will work well with pretty much all of my jewelry.
4) Ear pins- So, so, so in love with this trend.  Problem is, most of the ones I have found are a little too long or big for my rather small ears.  These look like just the perfect length to fit my teeny, tiny ears!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

for December babies

Happy Birthday December babies!  You may have to share your birthday with a very busy holiday month, but at least you have the beautiful birthstone, blue topaz, to adorn jewelry for your birthday or holiday gifts! Each of these stunning necklaces are for sale (from Etsy, Ruby Lane, and Nightingale Antiques).  Such a hard decision to make between the Art Deco lavalier, the Tricolored Gold Filigree necklace, and the Art Nouveau elongated pearl pendant!