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Travel Inspiration & Antique Jewelry from 1stdibs

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European churches have the finest inspiration for those who crave a wanderlust attitude, or are into designing, or even just want a whole new perspective.  I've been infactuated with the photography from MisterPeter! on his Flickr account--with hundreds of photos from European tours, with an emphasis on churches.  They are so beautiful and incredibly breath-taking.  They have even inspired me to coordinate some jewelry picks from 1stdibs...enjoy!

All jewelry can be found on 1stdibs...

Pink Quartz and diamond earrings set in 14k white gold by Suarez from Luxury Bazaar

Incredible 18k yellow gold aquamarine, diamond and sapphire bracelet by Temple St. Clair from MILLER

Seed pearl and pink topaz Victorian dangle earrings set in 15k gold from The Spare Room


Australian black opal with diamonds, sapphires & tsavorites from Maurice Fine Jewelry

Unusual baroque pearl and labradorite ring circa 1970s from OakGem

Extraordinary black opal ring with enamel accents circa early 1900s from A. Brandt & Son


Bold 18k yellow gold earrings by iLias Lalaounis from OakGem

Large gold cameo of Zeus circa 1870 set in 14k gold with diamonds on each shoulder from MARIE E BETTELEY, INC

Antique Victorian 14k gold multi-drop necklace circa 1900s from Park Place



Vintage Finds: Unique Fine Vintage Jewelry


Antique or vintage fine jewelry is always very unique, but there are always common motifs and similarities between time periods. Art Deco commonly uses filigree, retro mixes rose gold with rubies, and so on and so forth. I like to pick out things I've never seen before--like below: XXX_114_1320418522_1

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels from the 70s, with 18k yellow gold and onyx. From Yafa Signed Jewels, featured on 1stdibs.


Awesome Renaissance revival brooch featuring a Griffin outfitted in sapphires and rose cut diamonds. This piece is of French origin and circa 1880s. From Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers, featured on 1stdibs. Price: $14,500



From the mid 1980s are these onyx, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendant earrings designed by Marina B. From FD and featured on 1stdibs.


14k gold bold double v design ring by Ben Nighthorse, a Native American jewelry designer and former Congressman! Kinda obsessed with his designs right now. This ring is from Stella Rubin Antiques featured on 1stdibs. Price: $1,950

Yes Darling, The Jewels

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Art Deco platinum, aquamarine, diamond and enamel necklace/brooch, $18,500

Art Deco natural pearl and diamond filigree ring in platinum, $16,500

An Edwardian diamond Vacheron Constantin platinum watch in original box, $40k

Sorab & Roshi 18k white gold carved aquamarine flower earrings, $11k

You Fancy, We Fancy

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Sometimes you have to ignore all the hundreds of spam comments and PR emails and get back to what sincerely inspires you to create and maintain a blog like this. It's the gorgeous, jaw-dropping jewels, the insane designers that conjure up the pieces, the fancy ornate things in life--brilliant luxury. Enough.

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French portrait circa 1800, $3000 from 1stdibs

Royal Tiffany & Co. gothic style brooch with aquamarine circa 1970, from 1st dibs

still can't get enough of Jessica McCormack and her blog

who else secretly wants to see Legends of the Guardians? #owlsrule

Crown Jewels are the ultimate jewels, crown of Elizabeth Kotromanic in Zadar

Beautiful Art Nouveau diamond ring from Erie Basin, $1390

Natural pearls are the ultimate pearl, earrings worn by royalty

Art Deco hand-painted portrait pendant with diamonds, $5790 from 1stdibs}


Jewelry Inspiration Board VII

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August jewelry inspiration from top to bottom:

{Royal crowns are beautiful to look at, especially the ones with fur

met Jim Fiebig at the Atlanta Jewelry show, he used to live/travels to Madagascar's sapphire mines

this week I start my Colored Stones coursework

been mixing high and low end bracelets, want some of these beaded bracelets via SS

pearls look better with panthers, necklace can be found at 1stdibs

people wore jewelry better back in the day

packing for Rhode Island, the state full of historic mansions}