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Just in time for Valentines Day! We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. We took a few weeks off, but we are back with a Sunday Market to help ease everyone into the new year. This month we are featuring three beautiful new sterling rings designs, along with some of our favorite new antique and vintage treasures! You can visit our Facebook Event to join in the fun.
For 2021, we are focusing on one of the things we do best: finding vintage and antique one-of-a-kind treasures for our customers. Each month we will highlight a few of these here on the Market preview. If you have any questions, need pricing or sizing, anything at all, just reach out to us via our contact form or Facebook/Instagram Messenger. Jeff will get back to you ASAP.
As each of these is a unique item in our inventory, they may not last long!
There is something truly magical about Siamese Nielloware. For those of you who have shopped with us in person, you have probably seen some of our favorites—cuffs, necklaces and more hand cast in sterling silver with a single color of enamel. This peacock cuff, though, is a whole new world of Siamese silver. We have only ever seen one other like this, and the enameling was solid black by design. Hand case and set in pre-1939 Siam, this is a treasure for the ages.
Abstract Fish Necklace
The Taxco region in Mexico has long been known for the quality and artistry of its indigenous silverwork. Many of our best vintage silver pieces hail from this remarkable area. Like the peacock cuff, this chunky sterling fish necklace is a step above the rest. Loosely jointed in solid (heavy) silver, this abstract fish pendant measures just about 4 inches long. In our ten years of dealing in vintage and antique silver, we have never seen anything quite like it!
Larimar Stone Necklace
Found only in the Dominican Republic, Larimar is a stunning stone that many people mistake for a light-hued turquoise. Several years ago, we would usually have five or six top-quality pieces on hand, but the DR mines are starting to close up as the supply disappears. We were thrilled to find this beautiful, six-stone pendant necklace over the holidays. Set in sterling silver, this vintage piece has beautifully matched stones in classic Larimar blues.
New Gemstone Rings
We have three new ring styles for February, with something for everyone from the stunning to the simple. This month we will also be featuring a few of our favorite earring styles, just in case you need something to match you favorite holiday present. If you see something you love, check below for colors, sizing, availability and how to order!
The Jeanette Ring
This month, we had several requests for more designs with big stones. The Jeanette is our new favorite—classic Nouveau details and a hint of Deco for balance. Available in most stone and color options. Pictured in mystic topaz.
- Lab Stones — $140
- Genuine Stones — $150 to $800
The Thea Ring
Sometimes you just need a little something to complement your signature ring. The Thea is a perfect Victorian-era design for an accent, pinky or stacking ring. Available in most lab stone and natural stone options. Pictured in pink topaz.
- Lab Stones — $100
- Genuine Stones — $110 to $400
The Minerva Ring
With delicate scroll and acanthus leaf motifs, the Minerva is an Edwardian-era style with a stunning oval setting and ornamental band. Available in most lab stone and natural stone options. Pictured in mystic topaz.
- Lab Stones — $120
- Genuine Stones — $150 to $500
Choosing Your Ring
Each of our rings is hand cast in sterling silver and set with traditional gemstones. Each style is available in a range of sizes from 4 to 11. Simply choose a design from above and a stone color from below, and we will do the rest. If we have you exact combination already made, we can ship it immediately.
If we need to cast or purchase a specific stone to set, it takes about three weeks for us to get the best quality stones in hand, cast the ring and get it ready to ship.
To build your ring, choose a design and your stone of choice. Drop us a line via our contact form with your ring, stone and size choice(s), and Jeff will get back to you ASAP to confirm availability.
We have a limited number of each ring pre-cast and set, and each week several sell through this Market Preview. Be sure to contact us quickly if there’s one you have your heart set on, and we will set it aside for you before this Sunday’s Market.
Our rings usually retail for $100 to $140. If you find three or more you like, Jeff will be happy to hook you up for a discount. Shipping is always included.
Since most of our ring styles are set to order, we are offering a mix of lab and genuine stones. For nearly every color, lab stones offer a clearer, more durable central stone with a deeper hue. They are also more affordable, as genuine stones of this carat could run hundreds of dollars.
When choosing your ring, review the list below. Not every ring is available in every stone, but we will work with you to find a gemstone and style combination you’ll love.
These stones are stunning at any size. They are durable and crystal clear with deep, even hues.
- Amethyst (dark purple)
- Aquamarine (light blue)
- Clear Topaz
- Emerald (deep green)
- Garnet (dark red)
- Light Pink Topaz
- London Blue Topaz (royal blue)
- Mystic Topaz (multi-color)
- Orange Citrine
- Peach Topaz
- Peridot (pear green)
- Ruby (deep, rich red)
- Sapphire (deep, rich blue)
- Swiss Blue Topaz (brilliant light blue)
- Yellow Citrine
- White Fire Opal
We will work to find you a beautiful stone that perfectly complements the setting. Some stones will be comparable in price to their lab versions, while others (for example, emerald and peridot) will be considerably more. Jeff will be happy to get you a personal quote on your favorite.
- Arkansas Quartz
- Black Agate
- London Blue Topaz
- Mystic Topaz
- Pink Topaz
- Sky Blue Topaz
- Yellow Citrine
Ready To Order?
If you have your style, stone color and size already picked out, just click below to have start building your perfect ring.