{Daily Jewel} Rare 19th Century Gemset Mermaid Pendant of Amazing!!!!

19th Century Gemset Mermaid Pendant

A very rare late 19th century gemset, enamel and diamond pendant designed as a finely casted mermaid with polychrome enamel tail, a ruby and diamond belt, a diamond necklace and flared diamond set tunic with ruby rim, supporting an emerald and diamond drop, mounted in silver and gold.

Source: Masterart.com via Epoque Jewels, Photo belongs to Epoque Jewels
Holy Pink and Diamond Ring!
{Daily Jewel} Claude Thibaudeau Ring     107 Diamonds set into a gorgeous backdrop of rosy blush gold

Claude Thibaudeau Ring

 

107 Diamonds set into a gorgeous backdrop of rosy blush gold

 

Happy Memorial Day! I tried to find something fun with a red, white, and blue theme…and these Antique Toy Soldier Earrings by Francesca Villa are PERFECT! These earrings are so cool! Villa took old antique toy soldiers and then went to work by adding some jewels. Among the gems that have been added to the toy soldiers are rode gold wheels with spokes embellished with rubies, blue sapphires and blue topaz.

The ONLY drawback to these earrings is the fact that I have had the Toy Soldiers song by Martika from 1988 in my head for the last few days when I first found the earrings:)

 
Anyhoo, Have a Fabulous Memorial Day 2015!
{Memorial Day 2015 Daily Jewel} Francesca Villa Antique Toy Soldier Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz Earrings, Haute Tramp
 


Francesca Villa Antique Toy Soldier Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz Earrings

Francesca Villa jewellery elevates a couple of antique toy soldiers to luxury jewellery status in these rose gold earrings. The Italian jewellery designer travels the world hunting out unusual objects, which she incorporates into her unique creations at her atelier in Rome. The antique toy soldiers have been set onto rose gold wheels with spokes embellished with rubies, blue sapphires and blue topaz.-The Jewellery Editor


 

 

 

{Daily Jewel} Large 19th century emerald pearl and diamond cross pendant c.1850

Large 19th century emerald, pearl and diamond cross pendant with coronet surmount, Russian c.1850

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The straight tapered arms set with lines of rectangular cut emeralds, filled with double rows of pearls, centred by a carved oval cabochon emerald, a square of radiating diamond lines to the middle between the arms, from a hinged similarly set coronet, close set

{Daily Jewel} Topaz and diamond earrings by Brumani

Topaz and diamond earrings by Brumani

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{Daily Jewel} Open collar necklace with champagne diamonds, tsavourites, rubellite, pink sapphire, ruby, white diamonds and golden diamonds by Wendy Yue

Open collar necklace with champagne diamonds, tsavourites, rubellite, pink sapphire, ruby, white diamonds and golden diamonds by Wendy Yue

 

{Daily Jewel} Rings Stacked! By Lashbrook Designs

{Daily Jewel} Rings Stacked! By Lashbrook Designs

JCK JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

Lashbrook’s winning rings take traditional bands to the next level by combining precious metals and precious gems with performance metals. The winners of the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards are determined by jewelry retailers. Eager to give credit, our in-house design team draws inspiration from our customers’ creativity – staying true to our custom identity.

 

Feast your eyes on these pink earrings!!!

{Daily Jewel} Pink Kunzite Diamond Waterfall Earrings via Haute Tramp

Kunzite Diamond Waterfall Cluster Earrings

Each earring is designed with one oval beautiful pastel pink Kunzite on the ear and a larger one on the bottom, separated by 4 lighter pink colored pear shape Kunzites. This separation of color from dark to light and back to dark give these earrings a most playful charming look. Each oval is surrounded by a band of round brilliant cut diamonds accentuating the color. The earrings are delicately handcrafted out of 18 karat white gold, making them light and comfortable to wear on the ear. The earrings are secured by European omega clips and also have retractable posts for pierced ears.

– 4 Oval and 8 pear shape kunzites weighing approximately 90cts total
– 154 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.80cts total
– 2.25” long
– 5/8“ wide
– Stamped 18K 750
– 30 grams
– 19.3 dwt

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These earrings by Mattia Cielo are my definition of PERFECT!!! Mattia you have done your namesake proud!

Hello Swarovski! If you are out there listening, these are beckoning to be made by you. Just the bottom blue faceted holy honker of dazzling drop part. Can you imagine these against vintage baroque pearls or Art Deco anything? Holy Drop Dead Gorgeous!!!!!!

{Daily Jewel} Blue Gemstone Earrings of Holy Gorgeous by Mattia Cielo

Earrings made of special cuts of blue gemstones and gold by Mattia Cielo

 

Hello Summer! Hello Color! Hello Radiance! I love super fun colorful jewelry, wouldn’t ya know? This collection by Ayala Bar totally caught my eye as I was bopping around looking at jewelry. I’ve been neck high in vintage jewelry research as we get ever closer to launching our site. I like to take a break every so often and just randomly go pinning from site to site as I find gorgeous things to go on my never ending addiction to Pinterest.

{Smitten} Ayala Bar Summer 2015 Radiance Necklace

Summer 2015 Radiance Necklace in Blue Hues by Ayala Bar

I love nothing more than to find fabulously designed jewelry that just screams out, “I’m fun, pretty, and not to be taken very seriously.” The new Radiance collection by Israli jewelry designer Ayala, did just that. Actually her jewelry reminded me first of a Kaffe Fassett quilt. (I added a few ***Kaffe Fasset photos at the end of the post, in case you have no idea who I’m talking about…..totally normal!)

 

It’s almost like each piece looks embroidered and quilted with brilliant color combos in a kaleidoscope of fun shapes. This is a definite Summer collection of jewelry but would sure brighten up the long dark days of Winter too!!!

{Smitten} Summer 2015 Radiance Necklace In Pops of Pink Jeweled Hues by Ayala Bar via Haute Tramp

Summer 2015 Radiance Necklace In Pops of Pink Jeweled Hues by Ayala Bar


The only thing I wish this collection had were names to their pieces vs. #0615. But whatever! I’m still nutso over these pieces with or without a name! I honestly could look at Ayala’s designs all day, they are happy, bright, and full of lively texture! (Note to self-I use exclamation marks way too much, I don’t shout that much when I talk.)

{Smitten} Summer 2015 Radiance Earrings In Pops of Pink Jeweled Hues by Ayala Bar

Summer 2015 Radiance Earrings In Pops of Pink Jeweled Hues by Ayala Bar

These remind me of awesome colored bedding from Anthropologie, don’t know why. Maybe because…..Ayala started in fabrics and sewing, not jewelry. The collaging of different textures from yarns to beads to metals is what she has interjected into her unique jewelry collections. It’s fascinating stuff!

{Smitten} Ayala Bar Summer 2015 Radiance Collection

Ayala Bar Summer 2015 Radiance Collection

I love the rhinestone poking through, almost like they have been encased between two settings….I’m liken’ it a lot!

 

{Smitten}  Ayala Bar Necklace from their Summer 2015 Radiance Collection

Ayala Bar Necklace from their Summer 2015 Radiance Collection

{Smitten} Summer 2015 Radiance Earrings by Ayala Bar

Summer 2015 Radiance Earrings by Ayala Bar

Again, reminds me of more Kaffe Fasset, the color combos and the boho styled flowers are making me dream of his quilts and fabric.

All above photos and more of the Ayala Bar Radiance Collection can be found here

****More on Kaffe below
Kaffe Fasset

As I said earlier in the post, Kaffe Fasset is a genius in my opinion. He is an English designer, most known for his quilts. He is an amazing talent! His use of color and patterns is insane. Fasset is also an accomplished painter, fabric designer, knitter, and a whiz at needlework. Below are just a few photos from his site to illustrate his awesomeness and to point out why Ayala Bar reminded me of Kaffe Fasset.

Kaffe Fasset Fabric
Kaffe Fasset Fabric
Kaffe Fasset Fabrics
Kaffe Fasset Fabric
Kaffe Fasset Fabric

More Kaffe Fasset Fabrics!


Painting above and Upholstery below
Kaffe Fasset Chair
Anyhoo, now you can have a truly Colorful Happy Monday!!!!!
XO