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Entries in coin bracelet (2)

Obsession: Antique Roman Coin Jewelry

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Coins are really having a moment--from the runways of fashion week, to being a focal point of Dolce & Gabbana's latest collection debuting at Milan Fashion Week. I love the 1884 Collection which uses antique Roman coins and depicts their rich Italian history in jewelry. The collection mixes some of the most exquisite elements such as gold, diamonds, sapphires, lapis, and emeralds. And price point ranges anywhere from $240 to $15,000.  The above jewels are available at Nagi Jewelers in Stamford, CT with some select pieces available at Ross-Simons.

Details of above pieces:

Appia 18K Yellow Gold Ring w/ Ottaviano Coin & Diamond Bezel $3,900

Rosa 18K Yellow Gold & Lapis Earrings w/ Ottaviano Coin $1,800

Rosa 18K Yellow Gold & Brown Tourmaline Chain w/ Ottaviano Coin $2,000

Appia 18K Yellow Gold Floating Stud Earrings w/ Antoninus Pius Coin $1,200



Eye-catching Gemstone & Color Combinations

As of late, my favorite aspects of jewelry that I enjoy spotting are insanely unique gemstone combinations or different color combinations. We all say that we like jewelry that is "unique." Well, the word unique doesn't always mean the same thing to everyone. To me, unique means that it is eye-catching. My eyes like picking out interesting color combinations--like amethyst mixed with blue sapphires, or champagne diamonds mixed with blue sapphires. Using unexpected items like large gold coins usually is not appealing--but if you mix the gold coins with blue sapphires in between, the look is unique and beautiful. Check out these eye-catching finds! XXX_3

The color combination of a deep pink tourmaline and blue sapphires is so unique--I really love it! Better yet, the design of this ring is very different as well. An 18k yellow gold ring set with 31 baguette and trapeze cut sapphires of varying length to the entire shank, and set with a marquise cut pink tourmaline weighing approximately 12 carats. This ring is circa 1950s, France. Featured over at 1stdibs, contact dealer for price. XXX_img_3038

Also from the 1950s is this magnificent bracelet. Who would have guessed that I would think that a bracelet made out of large gold coins would be appealing to me!? The Montana blue sapphires are what makes this bracelet! Designed by Van Cleef & Arpels and featured at 1stdibs. Contact dealer for price. IMG_3587_edit

A huge boulder opal is the starting point of this ring, and the main attraction. But add ribbons of champagne diamonds and blue sapphires around the opal, and they steal the show! Such a unique combination, I love it. Would be so cute as a mini version of this ring as well. Priced at $11000, this is a modern piece from Rami Abboud, featured at 1stdibs.