Isadora’s owner, Laura, and I were speaking the other day of an art exhibit she had seen, featuring Yoko Ono. She had placed two piles of rocks in a large room, one of small stones and the other of large rocks. They represented the good and the bad in her life. And since the large pile (her good pile) far outweighed the small pile (her bad pile) she felt grateful for the beauty of her life.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2012 by Isadoras.
On par with the excitement of assembling a fantastic combination of rings is the joy of stacking beautiful, bold, delicate, exotic, simple bangles together.
I tend to be partial to yellow gold, but you can stack silver, ivory, tortoise, wood. And in most instances the more bracelets the merrier.
Each of my co-workers has their own fantastic set of bracelets that express who they are. Isadora's manager, Elizabeth, wears fantastic gold. She pairs a bold men’s yellow gold watch with a Victorian yellow gold bangle and a yellow gold link bracelet.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized on March 23, 2012 by Isadoras.
When I think steel I tend to think industry but the Georgians and Victorian saw so much more, as they envisioned the beauty that is cut steel jewelry.
During the 1700’s France went to war and King Louis asked his subjects to donate their jewelry to the cause. Many donated their jewelry and many hid their jewelry, but the result was most wealthy French subjects needed an alternative to diamonds to take a turn on the town. And so in 1759 cut steel jewelry became widely popular.
Made of tiny faceted steel beads riveted into steel plates, cut steel jewelry has a subtle glitter all its own and the the French, and later the British, created beautiful earrings, necklaces, bracelets and buttons. Simultaneously dressy and dressed down due to the industrial nature of its glitter, cut steel jewelry is the perfect dress up/dress down jewelry. It can be worn with evening gowns and jeans.
As beautiful today as it was in the 1700's original antique cut steel jewelry is a rare find today. (And it is on the short list of pieces I would like to add to my personal jewelry collection.)
Please visit our website for more cut steel!
This entry was posted in Jewelry History and tagged Cut Steel Brooches, Cut Steel Necklaces, Cut Steel Earrings, Steel Cut, Cut Steel, Victorian Jewelry on March 19, 2012 by Miko Premo.
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