Vintage, Victorian, Art Deco, Modern and I Love It All!!
Monthly Archives: April 2016
When it comes down to it, I know that you’re all about the details, and that’s why beautiful filigree jewelry is so amazing. Filigree detailing is a delicate kind of jewelry metalwork, usually of gold and silver (in my case gold), made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs. It reminds me of lace and is so delicate yet strong in presence. I have more than a few pieces in my collection as this style really entwines with my vintage style designs. I just love it as it is so versatile!
Whether you are looking for a unique piece to add some flair to your daily wear, or a special event, these ornamental pieces are sure to do the trick! I personally love filigree for weddings. Delicate lace like jewelry pieces with a vintage flair create the perfect finishing touches for your special day. The history goes back for centuries for this type of craftsmanship and is still very popular all around the globe. It was popular as well in Italian and French metalwork from 1660 to the late 19th century and seen often in Victorian jewelry. The delicate feel of these pieces is still popular today all over the world and is a gorgeous addition to bridal wear and for any special occasion. See my full collection of filigree jewelry here.
Pearls are gorgeous to look at and even more rewarding to wear. They have elegance to them whether they are on a string around your neck, a classic ring or a pair of timeless earrings. Because we want our jewels to last a lifetime, I have some tips for you so that you may preserve your pearls in the best possible way. At your leisure, you are invited to view my gallery featuring an array of styles and unique pieces just for you!
Pearls are more delicate than you think. They are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline, and extreme cases of humidity. We have found that the best way to preserve your pearls’ luster is to avoid contact with perfume, hair spray and makeup and other cosmetics. Jewelry should always be put on last, after you have done your makeup and hair. The pearl’s luster can also be harmed by perspiration. Before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth. This should prevent any harmful agents from damaging your precious pearls.
Be careful not to wear pearls while bathing, as soaking in water can weaken the silk thread. It’s also best to avoid direct sunlight or high temperatures. If pearls come into contact with substances such as vinegar, fruit juices or detergents, immediately wipe them clean with a soft cloth. With these simple guidelines, you should be able preserve your pearls for generations to come.
Victorian style floral ring is a spectacular sight in 14k gold. The center diamond weighs 0.15 carats, surrounded by twelve 0.01 carat diamonds that gently embrace the center diamond in an artistic design of a flower and its petals. The milgrain detailing adds the vintage flair as the continuous gold beading frames each petal and leaf. Details like those are extremely common in antique style jewelry and gives an added pop to the already delicate and unique design. The band is uniform, thin and slightly hammered with a polished finish. The hammered finish is a more modern element of this beauty, helping the band to shimmer on the hand. This lightweight ring is easily integrated with a wedding ring or other bands.
A ring like this is something that could befit a bride to be or just a lovely ring for any occasion. Victorian style floral rings are so universal that they are relevant today and will be relevant for years to come. Using the finest materials, and superb craftsmanship, this floral delight will make you feel like the belle of the ball.
Center diamond weight: 0.15 ct.
Smaller surrounding diamonds: twelve at 0.01 ct. each
Upper width: 15 mm Lower width: 2 mm Height from finger: 6 mm All ring sizes available. Ring is available in white, rose and yellow gold in either 14k or 18k gold.
As a common practice, we are an eco-friendly business. Using recycled gold and conflict free stones, we are proud to do our part in creating the least amount of impact in the world’s natural resources and promote fair trade.