Monday, September 30, 2013

Proud to have it – Stories behind bracelets

I admire Andra very much. She is a beautiful woman and one of the most beautiful people I've ever met. Andra is a great story teller which is why I asked her to tell me the story of her favorite jewels. I’m sure she would have been able to come up with a fairy tale but this time pictures say more than words. And this is only the beginning.

Guest post by Andra Samson

I am a story collector and bracelets are my guilty pleasure. I love them exclusively on my left arm and it became a habit to adorn it from wrist to elbow.

Feels like it never ends. And so it it is, it never ends. 
Each bracelet came into my life with a story behind another story. If I bought one, it was because the bracelet was born around a beautiful tale that I was living at the time. If I received it as a gift, it carried a story from a dearly beloved who made me a present. Either way, it never ends. My left arm is full of bracelets. My heart became full of enchanted tales that I preciously wear in time with me. Always. 

You can discover Andra’s beautiful stories on her blog: Too bad only Romanian people can understand them. It’s such a loss for anybody else…

And if you're wondering who's responsible for these amazing photos, then you should know that the credit belongs to Cristian Sutu from Foto Union. Thank you Cristi for your support and these wonderful pictures! You can also find Cristi on his blog:

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Beauty & Emotion in estate jewelry

Let’s say you’re buying estate jewelry. Have you ever wondered how the woman that first wore that piece of jewelry looked like? What was her story? Where did she wear it?

There’s more than just metal and gems in such a piece. There’s emotion. Now it’s your turn to have that jewelry witness a new story. Yours.

I am impressed by the beautiful creations you can find at Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry. Earrings, necklaces, rings, watches…anything you want. And they’re beautiful, believe me. I was charmed by these bracelets the minute I set my eyes on them:

French Antique Turquoise and Enamel Bracelet and Brooch Set

Diamond Cuff Bracelet
Georgian Mourning Bracelet with Amethyst, c.'1828'
Victorian Diamond Bracelet

Antique Carnelian Bracelet

Ruser Diamond, Pearl, 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet

Retro Tourmaline Bracelet

Victorian Ruby Bracelet

Retro Cabochon Emerald Bracelet

I’ll take the challenge and play this game – how did SHE look like? Did she have an interesting life? Can she inspire me?

Use your imagination and do the same. It’s so good to dream with your eyes open sometimes.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Important estate jewels @ Sotheby’s, New York

Ten more days till the Sotheby's auction in New York and probably a lot of plans and enthusiasm among jewelry collectors.

I would be too very eager to attend the event and buy exquisite jewels if I had the chance. I know that day will come though, but until then let’s just settle for knowing what other “important jewels” are on the market.

Oh, yes, I fell in love with these ones:

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Necklaces I’d buy at Sotheby’s auction in September

I've just found out that Sotheby's is going to organize the “Important Jewels” auction this September in New York. I spent my whole weekend looking through the amazing fine jewelry that is on sale and I simply fell in love with some items. 

What would I buy if I had the money? Oh God, a lot! Here are the necklaces I love the most and I promise I’ll show you soon the bracelets, rings and earrings I've chosen. The necklaces couldn't be worn alone, right? 

Estimated value: 100.500 - 142.000 USD. If you wonder how much these pieces would cost...

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