Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bloodstone signet ring

I just stocked an exceptional antique bloodstone signet ring in the shop this afternoon - 14K yellow gold with an engraving in Arabic script. If you've ever done any hunting around for signet rings you know that bloodstone signets (heliotrope) are one of the most desirable (if not the most desirable) examples. This ring is unique because it is engraved to be used as a seal, with an English name transliterated into Arabic. If your name is Van Wyck, this might be a long-lost family ring!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bright little things

These little 1930s filigree pins are bright like candies and beautiful worn as pins or as pendants. If you have thick hair, you can probably wear them as hair ornaments, too (mine is too thin to make it work). What is not to love here? All four are currently stocked in the shop.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Copper and enamel, part one

I am into copper and enamel right now, especially pieces from the 1960s. Not one to normally wear a bracelet stack, I would totally make an exception for these four bracelets. Don't they look rad together?! Like this look? There will be enamel pendants and necklaces to follow mid-week!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Victorian ring stock

A few different shots of some new antique gold rings in the shop. Two of them are 15 carat gold, which was a legal standard for a very short time from 1854 to 1931. I love the patina on these and the stones are fantastic - rough cut diamonds, turquoise and paste.

Thursday, March 20, 2014