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Antique & Vintage Jewelry

Ross-Simons Year-End BLowout Sale: Must Haves

Desperate times call for desperate measures. It seems "end-of-the-year" sales are everywhere...with coupons galore! Frankly, the only year-end sale I am looking forward to is the Ross-Simons sale. Offering perks like free shipping and additional 20% off already low prices, you can't beat that. My top "must haves" are featured below, but see for yourself and browse the huge selection...you won't be disappointed! Vintage 1970 star sapphire dome ring, done in 18k yellow gold. This ring is on sale for $636 currently. I like the swirling bypass effect it has. This is an onyx ring that features a carved jade floral. The 14k yellow gold bezel adds an elegance to the look. Priced at only $92 currently. This is as good as it gets! Vintage 1900 diamond ring with blue enameling around the center diamond, which is a half carat. The total diamond weight is 1.5 carats, at only $6636 currently with the sale. This is a perfect example of a Victorian piece. I love this citrine masterpiece. It is an estate find from the 1970s, featuring a 22.5 carat citrine! At only a size 3, this would make a great pinky ring. It is $1436 on sale. And lastly, this sapphire dome ring is vintage from 1980. It has almost 3 carats of blue sapphire, flanked in 14k white gold. Priced at $1196 currently. [polldaddy poll="1228270"] Read More

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The Knots have Landed.

An exciting jewelry trend for 2009 is knotted jewelry. Of course I am predicting a lot of nylon knotted necklaces found in stores like Claire's Accessories and Forever 21. But what about on the fine jewelry end of things? I've found some great rings that display this up-and-coming trend that will be treasured for years to come. Check them out below! This ring, rightfully called the Luck Knot ring, is done in 18k yellow gold and looks great on. Designed by Barens & Belle and sells for $850 on CatBird. Also done by Barens & Belle is the Large Ball Knot ring, seen here. It is 18k yellow gold with a classic knot front and center. This one is also available through Catbird and is $750. This hammered knot ring is vintage, from Benchmark of Palm Beach. The estate jewelry hunters of this company have some great pieces, including these two knot rings. This one is actually a size 3 1/2 and is 18k yellow gold. Price: $1500 Here we have an interlocking knot style ring, done in 14k yellow gold. This one goes for $800 from Benchmark of Palm Beach. Read More

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry

Christmas Eve 2008

...Off to Midnight Mass, Merry Christmas!  Hope everyone's holiday is filled with warmth and good people! Antique Virgin Mary blue enamel pendant, circa 1910. Done in 18k yellow gold from France, priced at $244. From Adin. Diamonds and sapphires outfitted in platinum and gold, burst pendant featuring the Virgin Mary. Priced at $1200 from Doyle & Doyle. Golden enamel pendant featuring St. Therese of Lisieux. Priced at $293 from Adin. Read More

Designer Jewelry

Designer Spotlight: Katie Diamond Jewelry

The Katie Diamond Jewelry collection is full of pieces that are versatile and have great craftsmanship that will last from generation to generation.  Each necklace, ring or earrings will make an elegant statement when you wear them, needing no other jewelry at all.  The designer of Katie Diamond Jewelry studied goldsmithing and turned her hobby into her very own jewelry line.  The best way to describe her line is a juxtaposition of old and new styles with both eastern and western influences.  Check out her website where you can buy direct and check out my favorites below! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Mendhi Necklace, Price: $836"][/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Mendhi Ring, Price: $730"][/caption] Lotus Hoops, Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Lotus Hoops, Price: $1200"][/caption]200 Read More

Celebrity Jewelry

Hilary Duff for Pantera Jewelry

Hilary Duff's recent Maxim photo shoot included this unique ring designed by Pantera Jewelry.  It features two rings connected by a chain, each having different charms to choose from which dangles on one end.  Pantera Jewelery is inspired by the black panther, the designer's favorite animal.  Many of her pieces are loved by celebrities,  like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Jordin Sparks.  Check out Pantera's website for more information!  Although you currently cannot order directly, Lisa Klein has a good selection to purchase from. Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="253" caption="Price: $1688, Paw Print Dangle Ring in Diamonds"][/caption]688, Paw Print Dangle Ring in Diamonds Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="253" caption=995, Fleur di Lis Ear Cuff (no upper piercing necessary) Price: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="253" caption=188, Dual Ring Maltese Cross in Diamonds Read More