29th April, 2013
Oh yes ma’am! This ring really glows..
We really made this ring one-of-a-kind by re-setting the diamond so that it floats diagonally.. the diamond is an Asscher Cut meaning that it’s a stepped square cut, sometimes called a “square emerald cut”. We took the square and placed it diagonally in the setting..
Asscher cuts are designed to draw the eye into the center of the diamond ⇡
9th April, 2013
Many of our vintage engagement rings don’t fit well together with a wedding band, i.e. stacked..
We get asked all the time how the rings should be worn with wedding bands. I personally wear my engagement ring on my left hand and my wedding band on my right.
♥ I treat it as a wedding ring ♥
Some of our customers and friends wear their engagement rings on their right hand and their wedding bands on their left.
Do you have an antique or contemporary engagement ring that doesn’t fit with your wedding band?
How do you wear it?
8th April, 2013
3 stone vintage Tiffany & Co. engagement ring circa 1935..
A real treasure, I’ve never seen a vintage Tiffany like this one!
11th March, 2013
6th March, 2013
This Art Deco engagement ring from the 1920′s features an uncommon cushion cut diamond.
Most cushion cut diamonds can only be found in antique jewelry.
They were common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries..
They are known as candlelight diamonds, a reference to the bygone time they are from,
prior to electric light when diamonds sparkled in light provided by candles.
They are not as bright as newer cuts but no other are more romantic..
28th February, 2013
20th February, 2013
This beauty comes from Early Victorian times around the 1830′s.. can you imagine almost 200 years old!
It’s a classic cluster.. cluster rings were very popular during this period.
The diamond is a Rose Cut*
They have a flat base and crown composed of triangular facets which rise to form a point.
Rose cut diamonds are rare…
Recently there has been a revival of interest in this lovely diamond, partly due to their scarcity and perhaps more so because tastes have changed a bit and their’s a renewed interest in all things romantic, exotic, and antique.
It’s thought that the rose cut may have ancient Indian origins because famous old Indian diamonds, such as the Sancy, featured a rose-like cut.
25th January, 2013
14th January, 2013
We just returned from our shopping trip in France.. we found many lovely treasures which we will soon be adding to our shop!
In the meantime here are some of our favorite spots in Paris!
Parisian Brocante (Flea Market)
There are many flea markets in Paris but we went to this one which is known to be one of the best..
Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves
Not so much classic antiques like furniture but more vintage art, ephemera, linens, clothing, porcelain, and toys. The most amazing selection I’ve ever seen, being residents of Brooklyn we frequent the Brooklyn Flea but the Brooklyn Flea is a mockery of a flea market when compared to this Parisian classic. Check out the last photo showing the frequenters of this weekly event, many older, even elderly folks which I liked, it was a nice mixer of people as opposed to just young “hipsters”. And finally there were genuine deals to be had, i.e. whole vintage plate sets for 3 Euro!
This boutique is sweetly hidden down a classic Parisian alleyway off the grand Rue Saint Honore.
Simply put, classic french lingerie.. need I say more.
Classic french ballet flats ♥
Of all the pastries that I tried in Paris, these eclairs were hands down my favorite treat.. Each delicately put together with interesting combinations of flavor.. located in the Marais neighborhood, which also happened to be my most loved area to walk around..
One word macaroons!