Dripping in Jewels: Hollywood’s Influence on Jewelry Design

Hollywood’s Golden Age produced some of the most iconic actresses in film.  To attract audiences to the cinema, movie makers decked out these actresses in exotic and lavish jewels.  Stars like Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, and Claudette Colbert became jewelry trendsetters, known for their iconic style as much as their talent and beauty.  Lengthy pearl…

Featured Item: An Antique Etruscan Revival Turquoise Pendant

Every now and then, we get a Victorian Era piece that really stands out from the rest.  This large medallion pendant, with its pavé set turquoise gems, is one of those pieces!  Everything from the granulated texture of the gold, to the design of the settings, to the elegantly draping tassel accent, makes this brooch…

The Enduring Romance of Toi et Moi Rings

Most people think of the diamond solitaire as the most iconic symbol of engagement, but for centuries the Toi et Moi ring has been favored as the truly romantic way to show your love to someone.  Toi et Moi (French for “you and me”) rings are distinguished by two gems, often identical in size, set…

Featured Item: Ethiopian Opal Lariat Necklace in Yellow Gold

The inspiration for this designed piece came from an antique lariat, a delicate necklace that has a long tassel as its centerpiece. Antique lariats date all back to the turn of the century, the Victorian time period, and like lavaliers were often given as engagement gifts from a man to a woman. This lariat features…