Styled Shoot: An Acadia Elopement

We had the pleasure of collaborating with some wonderful photographers and stylists for a wedding shoot at Acadia National Park.  Featured are our vintage bangle bracelets, a vintage mixed metal wedding band, and pieces from our Elizabeth Henry Collection: The Rosie floral wedding band and The Madeline green tourmaline ring.  We especially love the look…

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…

Antique Pocket Watches: The Art of Functionality

As useful as they are beautiful, antique pocket watches have stood the test of time.  Whether you love them for their ornately decorated cases, or for the intricate mechanics inside, it’s hard not to appreciate them as works of art.  Click on the photos to learn more about the pieces you see here, and read…

The History of Cameo Jewelry

There are few pieces as synonymous with antique jewelry as cameos.  There’s something about those ghostly white figures, carved as if by magic, that seems so classic and so enchanting.  Come with us on a journey into the history and beauty of this iconic piece. What is a Cameo? The term “cameo” usually refers to…

Masonic Symbols and Their Meanings

Masonic jewelry has a following beyond those involved in Freemasonry.  The iconic symbol of square and compass evokes the same mystery and mystique that surrounds the fraternity it represents.  We illuminate some of the more common symbols you’re likely to see in jewelry below, using Allen E. Roberts’ The Craft and Its Symbols as a guide….

Amber: The Million Year Old Beauty

Looking into a piece of amber is like entering another world.  Molasses like tendrils seem frozen in time, kissed by a golden sunset and surrounded by glittering, confetti-like inclusions.  There is a warmth about amber that other gems lack.  It’s soft in the hand, and carries with it the evidence of a prehistoric world.  These…

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…

The Beauty of Antique Seed Pearl Jewelry

Seed Pearl Jewelry in the Victorian Era Glistening like drops of morning dew, seed pearls are more than just accent gems.  They add femininity, refinement, and sophistication to the jewelry they adorn.  Seed pearls reached the height of their popularity in the Victorian Era.  The Victorians, who loved using jewelry as symbolic sentiments, viewed pearls as…

Ultra Violet: Gems Featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year

We’re in love with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet.  From amethyst to purple sapphires, take a look at some of our favorite pieces featuring this gorgeous color. Amethyst White Gold Pave Diamond Halo Cocktail Ring Amethyst in Filigree Drop Earrings Rare Imperial Purple Ceylon Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring Fine Amethyst Cocktail Ring…

Exotic Romance: The History of Bohemian Garnet Jewelry

From fashion to interior design, bohemian style is as popular as ever – but have you ever wondered where it comes from?  The word “Bohemian” derives from the region of Bohemia, a kingdom which later became Czechoslovakia.  Among other flourishing trades, this region produced gorgeous, deep red garnet gemstones and a style of jewelry that…