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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Lola Brooks…Skillfully Made With Love

February 21st, 2013 / by Lily / no comments / permalink

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Untreated sapphires, tourmalines and diamonds come alive in settings of 18k yellow gold. With each stone selected personally by Lola, her designs evolve from their natural qualities and shapes. Slices of agate  have the look of skillfully painted panoramas, Paraiba Tourmalines are allowed to show their remarkable color composites, and slabs of diamonds are left nearly untouched. One way to describe Lola’s work is as a landscape, with shadows and light playing between each facet and giving the impression of a little world unto itself. I want to live in that world!

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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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Love Holiday Gift Guide: JEWELRY

December 17th, 2012 / by Vincent / no comments / permalink

Putting on the glitz

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

We understand how important it is to find that perfect gift. A token that illustrates how much we care for and know that special someone. Given all the choices you have, we put a lot of love and energy into curating the most unique assortment of timeless jewels to adorn that special someone on your list.  Don’t fret, we are here to help…Our assortment ranges from $50 and goes up from there. But to be honest, you’re running out of time, so hop to it Skippy…

 

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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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Perfect Pairing: Rose Noir and Sapphire

March 27th, 2012 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

In Fiore and Lola Brooks

If anything were to make you feel like a dew covered rose, this duo would be it. In Fiore’s handmade Rose Noir solid perfume is as deep as it is sweet, much like the sparkling pink sapphires in Lola Brooks‘ gold dangling earrings. Warm and dramatic; both pieces work together for an intoxicatingly perfect pairing.

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One Of A Kind Valentine

February 2nd, 2012 / by Paul / 3 comments / permalink

Elizabeth Street by Katie Finn Gems and Jewels

I know; now that it’s February, you’re thinking about Valentine’s Day. You’re probably thinking “how can I show my one and only special someone how incredibly unique and beautiful they are?” The perfect gift can be hard to find, but here are some of our most special One Of A Kind creations that are as singular and precious as your one true love. They’re also some of our personal favorites here at the shop, so you know it must be the season for love if we’re letting the good word out on these ones.

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The Wedding Band

January 20th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Polly Wales Gold Bands with Gemstones

We all know a great engagement ring is, traditionally, a show stealer. Let’s not forget about the wedding day though, when couples exchange a simple Wedding Band to symbolize their eternal commitment to one another. Women are usually encouraged to wear their more understated wedding band with their engagement ring as a set, which can make it tough to match for a girl with good taste. There are lots of bands at the shop that may fit the bill though, whether your looking for the classic Eternity Band or an alternative option. This one is forever, so take the time to find a ring that speaks to you and sparkles just the way you like it. Check them out in store or online.

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It’s A Garnet World

January 2nd, 2012 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Victorian Pink Gold and Garnet Ring

I bet you knew that Garnets, in addition to being incredibly beautiful, were the birthstone of January. HOWEVER, I bet you didn’t know that they are also the state gemstone of New York! The stone of constancy and commitment, garnet has been used for centuries around the world for protection and vitality. Our collection of garnet jewelry at the shop is some of our most beautiful, be sure to check them out in person or online.

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Engagement Rings

August 10th, 2011 / by Lori / 3 comments / permalink

Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage Engagement Rings

Sometimes summer love lasts a lifetime. We know this, because tons of people as of late have been coming in asking about our engagement ring selection. Luckily, we have a bunch of beautiful ones. We are always getting in new vintage pieces and our designers are hard at work to supply us with special pieces you can only find at Love, Adorned. So come on in and check out our current selection, but if you’re not quite ready to take that plunge don’t worry, because when you are ready we’ve got your back.

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