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The first day of Autumn has arrived and although the weather has been terrible here in Tennessee, this is usually a beautiful time of the year. The first thing I think of is fall leaves. Many hours were spent as a kid raking leaves and jumping into huge piles of them. Now, I just love the colors and the beauty. Leaves have been a motif within the realms of jewelry for quite some time. Famous Jewelry Houses like Tiffany & Co. have used it in many of their designs. It makes for some elegant jewelry pieces as well as having a symbolic side. They could represent a new chapter in life or an end of another. Take a look at these gorgeous examples of some jewelry that feature leaf motifs.
The leaf motif is used as the main design element in this bracelet by Tiffany & Co. circa 1940. The leaves alternate between 14k yellow and 14k rose gold. This bracelet can be found at Ross-Simons in their estate jewelry section and priced at $2995.
Secretly obsessed with this ring from the 1950s. It is done in 18k yellow gold with sapphires and diamonds. I like the detailing of the leaf, but more importantly the brilliance of the design. It’s like a leaf wrapped around your finger! Found at 1stdibs by seller Neil Marrs, price: $3750
This is such an elegant piece–a leaf motif bracelet from the 1970s. Each link is perfected with texturized 18k yellow gold. The total carat weight is 3.5 in diamonds! Would look great worn any time of the year, really. Can be found at Ross-Simons, estate jewelry section, price: $9995.
Here is the use of the leaf motif in a neat way, done in 14k yellow gold. The ring is a bypass style, featuring a gray and white cultured pearl. This elegant little ring is from Beladora2 and priced at $146.25!
marissa September 24, 2009 at 3:01 am:
wowo the tiffany and co one is gorgeoussssss and im not a bigg fan normallyy
WendyB September 24, 2009 at 3:04 am:
Ooh! I’ve got a leaf too! http://www.wendybrandes.com/pro-detail.php?id=461&collect=true
lulu September 24, 2009 at 3:59 am:
Thanks for this post. I love leaves. I have a vintage whiting and davis leaves bracelet. Maybe one day I might be lucky to get a tiffanys.
Lauren September 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm:
That Tiffany bracelet is one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen from them!
The last ring also makes me think I would like it better without the pearls. Just a small gold band with a coule leaves on top would be neat.
gemgossip September 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm:
Yes, it is unlike anything I’ve seen from Tiffanys…
gemgossip September 24, 2009 at 11:39 pm:
Ooooh is right!! So pretty…
Monica September 28, 2009 at 6:24 pm:
I absolutely LOVE your aesthetic here. The bracelet from Ross Simons looks a little like Schlumberger. Thanks for this.