Celebrating: March Birthdays

March 24th, 2014 / by Roxanne Fequiere / no comments / permalink

Before there was aquamarine, there was bloodstone. Deep green with flecks of red-orange, the stone was believed to have been created when Jesus’ blood dripped down onto the gravel beneath his crucifix. From that violent origin story came a strong association with courage and battle, as referenced in this traditional verse: “Who in this world of ours their eyes/ In March first open shall be wise/ In days of peril firm and brave/ And wear a bloodstone to their grave.” 

During the early twentieth century, the the National Association of Jewelers—followed by the general public—demoted the bloodstone to secondary status, putting aquamarine in its place. A blue or turquoise variety of beryl, aquamarine translates to “water of the sea,” and depending on who you ask, the gem comes from mermaids’ treasure chests, can summon the dead , may increase intelligence, and/or was worn by sailors to prevent seasickness.

Mined in Brazil, Madagascar, and Kenya, among a few other far-flung spots, there’s a chance that you may discover some of your own here in the United States, in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. A better bet? Stopping in to Love, Adorned, where there are a number of aquamarine pieces just waiting to be picked up (plus a few bloodstone pieces, for all the traditionalists out there).

What’s in store: 

1) A 14K gold and aquamarine ring—made in the ’80s, just right for today. 

vintage 14k gold ring aquamarine wedding ring

 2) Multifaceted teardrop earrings set in 18K gold, made by Lola Brooks.

lola brooks aquamarine teardrop earrings

3) Raw bars of aquamarine wrapped in gold and strung onto a Lou Zeldis necklace-cum-art piece.

lou zeldis aquamarine bars necklace

4) An 18K gold single trident earring, punctuated with an aquamarine and created by Chad Ypon.

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Red, Rogge, Rosso, Rojo, Rauður, Rood, Rød…

February 8th, 2013 / by Vincent / no comments / permalink

Happy Valentines Day Lovers

Happy Valentines Day Lovers

“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation…even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Blood contains a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin, which contains iron, is found in red blood cells and is the ingredient that makes our blood red. Red, the color of blood and fire, represents life and vitality. Red also signifies the color of the sun: a symbol of energy, radiating its vitalizing life-force. Let your love be strong like iron, run red throughout your body, radiate outward and NEVER grow stagnant. Wear it on your sleeve…or your neck or your ears or fingers…Happy Valentines Day Lovers!!!

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Diamonds

April 19th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Diamond Rings by Katie Finn

It’s that time of year when love is in the air and people have diamonds on the mind. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or some personal bling, as Lori says, there is nothing like when the right diamond catches the light in your eye and sparkles. There’s something magical about these stones. Katie Finn’s rings, pictured above, have those perfectly clear and sparkly diamonds that make elegant and simple engagement rings or great diamond stacking pieces. We have a great selection and really interesting diamond pieces from our other artists as well; come by the store or check them out online.

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As seen in…

April 4th, 2012 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

US Vogue December 2011 Beauty

We love all the designers in the store, and it’s so exciting for us when forerunners in fashion and beauty recognize the great talent and vision of our artists. Love Adorned has the good fortune to be on the radars of many different stylesetters and editors, which has often landed our pieces on the pages of US and international Vogue, Vanity Fair, RUSSH Magazine, Dossier and many other amazing publications. It’s also nice to see the pieces out of the cases and styled into different looks. In case you missed them, here are a few selections of our artists in the press…keep an eye out for more to come!

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Chad Ypon

July 2nd, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Chad Ypon Jewels

Chad Ypon Jewels

New jewelry in from Chad Ypon, purveyor of powerful gems and adornment . These 22k gold necklaces include stones like black coral, lapis lazuli, fire opal and diamonds, and each piece is incredible right down to the clasp.

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9th Day of Valentine’s: Chad Ypon Italian Coral Ring

February 9th, 2011 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Chad Ypon Pola Apoy Italian Red Coral and 22k Gold Ring $2640

Chad Ypon Pola Apoy Italian Red Coral and 22k Gold Ring $2640

There are rings, and then there are 22k Gold Pola Apoy Italin Red Coral rings, which are in a whole other category. Chad Ypon, the designer of our featured piece, comes from a school of jewelers that believe every surface of the jewelry deserves attention, because anything that touches the body (even the insides of rings) should be beautiful. A great mentality like that definitely makes for an amazing gift as well.

With that in mind, come marvel at this piece from all directions in person and take 10% off through February 14th.

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