Los Angeles could easily be called the city of dreams, where one can go to call home and make things happen amongst other dream-followers and enlightened spirits. This was the case as my airplane landed in busy LAX and all the glittering lights of the city looked like jewels waiting to be discovered. I knew I had a busy week ahead, filled with appointments, the ever elusive LA traffic and meeting lots of new people, so it was a fitting setting to be in this city. I grabbed my schedule, put on my best lipstick…newly married husband in tow with the camera and off we went!
I spent my first day with Sunny & Blair of newly launched Fox & Bond Jewelry, where two young entrepreneurs are taking the antique jewelry world and making it their own. Targeted to women of all ages, Fox & Bond aims to bring antique jewelry to a new generation, opening the eyes of younger women and catering to the more experienced jewelry collector as well. Fox & Bond makes it easy for you to create a jewelry collection that will be treasured for years to come. Each collection is highly curated, meaning there is not a single item in their inventory you wouldn’t want right here, right now. Mixing, stacking antique with modern is their mantra and highly encouraged, with necklaces, rings and bracelets that make it natural to do!
As Sunny welcomed me to LA, we had a lot of catching up to do; I’ve known her since the beginning of 2011 when she worked for Heritage Auctions and I interviewed her for Gem Gossip. Since then, we’ve become pretty good friends and YES her name totally suits her, as does her new place to call home in LA, where the sun is always shining. We started out the day with brunch and jewels, what else could be better?! Glancing at the Fox & Bond inventory was a mouth-watering feast. All of my favorite things, like Victorian stackable bands, elongated Edwardian rings, cute charms, layer-ready necklaces, bold bangles and earrings that flatter!
I dove right in, mixing and matching Fox & Bond Jewelry to my heart’s content, as Fanny the dog made an appearance, making the day even more complete by adding the furry friend’s hilarious character to the mix. After brunch, a convertible was awaiting. An old school silver Benz convertible to be exact, so obviously I did what one does at this occasion in LA–I stacked up the jewels and saturated my arms and fingers, put on my bejeweled bustier and fur stole and we rolled! Up into the hills we went, with blue-collar men in work trucks laughing at us. The Victorian and turquoise bangle bracelets were a perfect accessory–the larger of the three features an Etruscan Revival style with domed ovals of light blue enameling set with pearls. This piece is stunning in person! I also felt like the other two Victorian bracelets were meant to be all stacked together, as they make the best trio.
To end the day, we sipped wine and had a late lunch LA-style outside people watching. Sharing jewelry stories is a favorite pastime of ours, so it was so great to see how Sunny wears her charms and keeps them close to her heart with a long chain. I snapped a photo of her collection which features a painted dog portrait of Fanny (available by special order, with your dog(s) or cat(s) very own portrait) and several of her Fox & Box Minis–each have a special date engraved on all three. To interrupt our sentimental moment, our sliders arrived and we pigged out like never before! Jewelry makes you hungry!
Thanks so much Fox & Bond Jewelry for having me and I’m so excited for what is to come for you both! Blair Fox and Sunny Bond are even more beautiful and genuine than the jewelry they sell, and I’m lucky to call them my friends!
A few highlighted pieces:
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