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Gem Gossip Visits The Three Graces in Austin, TX

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Known as one of my all-time favorite antique jewelry websites, The Three Graces is the ultimate destination for online antique jewelry shopping. When I got the opportunity to see their incredible inventory live and in-person rather than on my computer screen, I jumped to it and couldn’t contain my excitement!  Imagine all the jewels you once drooled over virtually, now laid out in front of you in the most beautifully displayed way?!  I’m excited to bring you along with me as I got to experience this, because I know many of my loyal readers are huge fans of The Three Graces as well!

I began by sitting down with owner and founder Lisa Stockhammer-Mial, which was amazing to do outside of our usual busy run-ins at the antique shows and only having a quick moment to say hi. Her story is incredible and she brought along items from her personal collection which tell her story in jewelry form.  She even showed me her first ring she ever owned (which is awesome that she still has it today) and jokingly recollects begging her mother to buy it for her.  I think all of us jewelry collectors have a similar story.  It is where the passion for jewelry first began and is carried with us today.  She also brought along several pairs of earrings that once belonged to her mother who had a love for costume jewelry–big, bold pieces each more unique than the other. All different styles, from large chandeliers to ones you have to thread through your ear were amongst her mother’s collection. These pieces were such a treat to see!

We then switched gears and began to admire the insatiable inventory.  I began with the necklaces and slowly worked my way through all the heart-stopping rings. Styling three different looks was a task I was made for–I opted for a bold diamond look, a cool casual look, and a unique and eclectic look.  This wasn’t planned exactly so, it is just how it ended up being!  Funny how each look made me feel a different way!  And if you’re curious, yes I did feel like a million bucks wearing the bold diamond look!  I felt very fashion forward when wearing brooches on my vest blazer, and I am becoming obsessed with vest blazers for the summer, so YES to brooches! I also couldn’t keep my eyes off the fire opal ring.  It truly makes a statement!  

I had such a fun time visiting with The Three Graces–both Lisa and Jorien who is the Director of Marketing!  If you’d like to shop my three looks, simply click on the links below!

Look One:


Diamond Swirl stud earrings circa 1900s, Price: $4,550


Victorian Snake turquoise & pearl necklace circa 1870s, Price: $7,865 


Victorian Snake turquoise & pearl bangle bracelets, Price: inquire


Pearl and diamond platinum ring circa 1915, Price: $3,650

Art Deco Topaz and diamond square cocktail ring circa 1920s, Price: $8,950

Georgian Table cut diamond cluster ring circa 18th century, Price: $4,250

Art Deco diamond cocktail ring circa 1920s, Price: $9,650

Edwardian flourish diamond webbed ring circa 1900, Price: $4,875


Look Two:


Yellow sapphire and diamond cluster drop earrings circa 1920s, Price: $5,950


Victorian Moonstone Fringe necklace circa 1910, Price: $3,465


Banded carved agate lion ring circa 1900, Price: $1,650

Art Deco opal and diamond halo cluster ring circa 1920s, Price: $3,750

Rose cut garnet ring set with diamonds on the side, Price: $1,875


Look Three:


Art Deco Paste silver long dangle earrings, Price: $1,250


Victorian slide chain with hand clasp circa 1880, Price: $2,950

Cascade of golden circles long modern necklace in 18k yellow gold, Price: $6,750


Diamond and pastel enamel flower brooch circa 1890, Price: $5,450

Moonstone petal flower brooch with diamonds circa 1900, Price: $2,975


Diamond foliate plique a jour enamel ring circa mid 20th century, Price: $1,850

Green plique a jour enamel ring circa 1900, Price: $2,275

Fiery orange Fire Opal and diamond ring, Price: $5,650

Blue moonstone Art Nouveau ring circa 1910, Price: $945

Edwardian diamond solitaire ring circa 1900, Price: $1,950