We have always loved pearls, but our adoration for them has grown to outrageous levels thanks to the amazing pieces in our heirloom collection.
For us at Isadoras, pearl jewelry has always had in place in our lives – whether it was a simple strand worn as a young girl, or sweet, classic pearl studs that paired perfectly with any ensemble.
Pearls have long been desired by cultures around the world. In the Roman Empire, these “jewels of the sea” were a luxurious status symbol; in the 17th and 18th centuries pearls adorned lavish pieces that were often displayed in a provocative manner; later the gems embellished sentimental 19th century jewelry, expressing love or sometimes grief.
We take pleasure in the truly exotic, spirited beauty of vintage pearls, which are so very alive; you can feel their warm luster against your skin.
The antique pearl jewelry at Isadoras is truly exquisite – rare, distinctive pieces that have their own stories to tell, stories we may never know, but that we hold dear as an integral part of the pearl’s enduring mystery and grace.
Top: Victorian Peacock Necklace
Bottom Left: Antique Turquoise Seed Pearl Ring
Bottom Right: Victorian Pearl Diamond Enamel Ring
Top: Victorian Diamond Baroque Pearl Necklace
Bottom Left: French Pearl Diamond Ring
Bottom Right: Midcentury Diamond & Pearl Earrings
Top: Victorian Diamond Pearl Pendant
Bottom Left: Deco Pearl Diamond Ring
Bottom Right: Victorian Horseshoe Pearl Necklace
...and a very intriguing pearl piece from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
If you have any questions, you can reach our knowledgeable staff at 206.441.7711, or e-mail Isadoras Antique Jewelry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This entry was posted in Our Thoughts, Gemstones, Jewelry History, Inspiration, Piece of the Week, ALL and tagged baroque, ring diamond, seed pearl, peacock, luster, vintage pearls, pieces, necklace, antique, pendant, Horseshoe, jewels, gems, Isadoras, Pearls, deco, Enamel, jewelry, Vintage, Victorian on January 6, 2016 by Jill Schoenleber.
A New Year’s Eve engagement sparks fireworks and romance, and signifies the beginning of a new journey in 2016.
Make your surprise engagement even more sentimental with a one-of-a-kind vintage engagement ring from Isadoras.
At Isadoras, we feel incredibly privileged to witness the love, excitement, and anticipation on our clients’ faces when they come to us looking for the perfect engagement ring.
And no engagement rings are as romantic as vintage engagement rings. They capture a time and space where candlelight ruled, artisans honed their craft, and diamonds were rare.
With so many delightful eras and exquisite styles to choose from, we will be happy to help you find the one special ring that personifies your true love.
Each one-of-a-kind antique engagement ring at Isadoras is chosen for its exceptionally unique qualities - regardless of budget or preferences, you will fall in love.
Please visit us for the finest antique and vintage engagement rings in the city. We would be honored to assist you in pulling off the greatest, most romantic, surprise ever!!
Top Left: Midcentury Diamond Ring
Top Right: Midcentury Diamond Platinum Ring
Center: 1.0 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring
Bottom Left: 1.76 Carat Diamond Filigree Ring
Bottom Right: Orange Blossom Engagement Ring
Top Left: Old European-Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Top Right: Old European-Cut Diamond Ring
Bottom Left: 1.9 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond Ring
Bottom Right: Old European-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
This entry was posted in Our Thoughts, Inspiration, Engagement Rings, ALL and tagged unique qualities, antique engagement ring, craft, artisans, perfect, love, New Year's Eve, ring, antique, Isadoras, engagement ring, antique engagement rings, Diamonds on December 30, 2015 by Jill Schoenleber.
At Isadoras, we have an incredible selection of showstopping Retro Era right-hand rings. Vintage cocktail rings are some of our favorite pieces to wear while in the store. Whether you stack them, or pair them with other well-loved pieces, these fantastic rings make a bold statement - confident, stylish, and classic!
The Retro Era (mid-1930s to early 1950s) is one of the most exciting eras in vintage jewelry. During this time, women’s traditional roles were changing. Millions of women joined the workforce during World War II and filled jobs that had previously belonged to men.
Jewelry was often the chief decorative motif in women’s fashion, and women began buying their own jewelry to express their strong presence in society.
Influenced by Hollywood glamour, Retro Era jewelers created massive, bold, three-dimensional designs featuring angles and geometry that reflected a glorification of the machine. On the other hand, jewelers also emphasized the feminine, but in dramatic fashion, creating articulated bows, fabric folds, and flowers.
The resulting Retro Era cocktail rings were wildly unusual, beautiful, and magnificent. Designed using uncommon shapes and two-tone metals, these amazing rings often showcased cool aquamarines, silvery pearls, and stunning citrines - accented with sparkling diamonds. Truly decadent and dramatic!
The right-hand ring has been a concept for some time, so the modern woman can choose pieces from whichever era matches her style best. We have many wonderful clients who mix cocktail rings from different eras every opportunity they get!
Here are some amazing right-hand rings from the Retro Era:
Top: Retro Aquamarine Cocktail Ring
Bottom Left: Retro Pearl Diamond 18KT Ring
Bottom Right: Retro Diamond Ruby Ring
Top Left: Vintage Aquamarine Cocktail Ring
Top Right: Retro Smoky Quartz Cocktail Ring
Bottom Left: Tiffany & Co. Green Tourmaline 14KT Ring
Bottom Right: Retro Aquamarine 18KT Cocktail Ring
Explore our cocktail rings category and see what we currently have listed. And as always, follow us on Instagram to see all the newest arrivals first!
This entry was posted in Our Thoughts, Jewelry History, Inspiration, ALL and tagged Retro Era, Right Hand Rings, citrines, vintage jewelry, Isadoras, Pearls, Cocktail Rings, Diamonds, Aquamarines on December 23, 2015 by Jill Schoenleber.
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