2nd December, 2013
under the wedding dress.
From the top:
- Agent Provocateur Strapless Zsi Zsi Strapless Bra
- Dmondaine Grace Slips
- Stella McCartney Strapless Bra & Dolce & Gabbana Briefs
- Fashion Forms U Bra & Agent Provocateur Love Lace
**Any tips on the best brands or styles of lingerie to wear under a wedding dress or any kind of form fitting dress, please leave in the comments..
24th November, 2013
21st November, 2013
8th November, 2013
A vintage engagement ring found by us and cherished by her…
6th November, 2013
We get asked all the time how you can tell if an engagement ring is truly vintage or fake?
A “vintage engagement ring” should be at least 50 years old. Many jewelry companies, especially ones that deal in vintage jewelry, make what are called reproductions or vintage replica engagement rings and these are not thought of as “fakes”. Vintage reproductions can be exact copies of one original vintage ring but can also be designed based on common vintage styles like say filigree work and millegrain edges. These rings are called vintage reproduction or vintage inspired and are never sold as actual vintage rings. Some, we won’t name names, companies don’t state in an obvious way that their rings are reproduction and they are shown in a gallery together along side actual vintage rings.. so be wary.
All this mind, it does happen that a vintage reproduction ends up being passed along as an actual vintage ring. Luckily we’re exceptional at spotting these phonies straightaway. After many years of dealing with vintage jewelry, it becomes second nature. Part looking for the all too obvious tall tale signs and of course part instinct. You may or may not possess the instinct but you can always do a little detective work.
We’ll give tips in Part 2.
28th August, 2013
14th August, 2013
31st July, 2013
This Art Deco beauty is a stunner and I love the added intrigue of the Black Onyx…
Onyx in a natural state:
Black Onyx may be the most popular but the most commonly found onyx is in multiple colors like white, red, and green. Black onyx has been popular for millennia: Artificial treatments have been used since ancient times to produce the black color in “black onyx” much of the black onyx you find is artificially colored.
First mined in Chalcedon in Asia Minor which is were the name Chalcedony comes from.. now mined throughout the world including in California, Brazil, Indian, Uruguay, and Madagascar.
Alessandro Allori: Venus Disarming Cupid from before 1570
Onyx is a Greek word that means a nail from a finger or claw.. According to legend: Cupid cut the fingernail of Venus while she was sleeping on the banks of the Indus River and they fell in the water.. they settled on the bottom of the river and were turned to stone.
Onyx is a powerful protection stone because of its ability to absorb light.
It’s also a root chakra stone which keeps you grounded and focused.. Good for people who are flighty or unfocused.
25th July, 2013
We really shouldn’t play favorites but… this Deco beauty is exceptional.
Art Deco is a visual arts design style which first appeared in France in the 1920s and flourished internationally through the 30s and 40s.
Deco emerged from rapid industrialization and transformative technology which influenced the style with bold geometric shapes distinguishing it from Art Nouveau, the prior style, which featured organic natural motifs.
This vintage ring in particular exemplifies the Deco era.. look how the lines & patterns of the ring resemble a most recognizably Deco building..
Find this art deco vintage engagement ring here.
23rd July, 2013
Here’s a bit of a science lesson on what exactly gemstones are how they relate to rocks & minerals…
In short, rocks are made up of combinations of minerals, minerals are crystalline made up of one or several elements, and gemstones are minerals which people value over others.
Stay tuned for more geology lessons.