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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What Mom Really Wants

May 7th, 2013 / by Andrea Duchon / no comments / permalink

At Love Adorned, we’ve been on the look out for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for our dear ol’ mums. And with only — days left until the clock strikes MOM, we thought we’d
share our picks with you. Not that you’ve procrastinated on getting a gift or anything. We would never think that about you.

Lauren Wolf Rose Gold Band with Black Diamonds

Lauren Wolf Rose Gold Band with Black Diamonds

Kali: I’m getting my mom the Lauren Wolf rose gold band with black diamonds. I chose to get it as a starter ring that I can add to over time, with other bands/rings in
other metals if she wants. It’s a tall order gift, but alas, I didn’t get her anything for her birthday in February, so I feel like she deserves something extra fancy.

Upstate Silk Shibori Scarf

Upstate Silk Shibori Scarf

Miranda: I bought my mom the Indigo Hajime Upstate Scarf. I already gave it to her because I wanted her to be able to use it for the winter-to-spring transition. She’s been
wrapped up in it since the day I gave it to her – she loves it!

Michele Quan Ceramic Birhouse

Michele Quan Ceramic Birhouse

 

Lily: I think one of the Michelle Quan birdhouses would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift. The textures and color in her ceramics would look beautiful hanging from an
oak tree somewhere in the Oregon woods. Soon enough it would be full of finches, bluebirds, sparrows, and wrens. The birds would fight over who gets to make a nest in the home. [IN STORE ONLY]

Lou Zeldis Gold and Pebble Earrings

Lou Zeldis Gold and Pebble Earrings

Ally: I’m getting my mom a pair of dangling Lou Zeldis pebble earrings. Not only are they beautiful, but my mom also loves Lou’s story. He was a good friend of Lori’s who
traveled the world collecting pebbles and rocks from beaches and streets to create his treasures. He liked to say it was his way of turning the mundane and forgotten into something special.

Polly Wales Cognac Diamond Ring

Polly Wales Cognac Diamond Ring

Vincent: My mom has always asked me for a 3-stone ring that includes the birthstones of her three children. After all these years, I’m finally taking the plunge this Mother’s Day. I’m only slightly annoyed that April’s birthstone is a diamond. I have my brother to thank for the extra cost.

Lori: For her birthday in January, I got my mom her first iPhone. After a glass of wine at her birthday dinner, she defiantly declared: “What the hell am I going to do with this thing, Lori?!”

Stained Glass Feathers

Stained Glass Feathers

Fast forward five months later and she loves the thing – she’s texting photos to her granddaughters, speaking in text code, and yes…even stalking Instagram. When we
put the stained glass feathers in the window of the store, she saw them on the Love Adorned Instagram feed and promptly called me to say that they’re the most beautiful things she’d ever seen. BAM! Makes my job easy. Happy Mother’s Day! [IN STORE ONLY]

Handmade Mother's Day

Handmade Mother’s Day

Nina: I always draw my mom an original card and make sure to call her first thing.

So the moral of the story here is, it doesn’t matter if you’re getting mom the most expensive gift, or the most original. At the end of it all – JUST CALL YOUR MOTHER ALREADY!

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Our Apologies

March 14th, 2013 / by Lily / no comments / permalink

 

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PLEASE EXCUSE US WHILE WE TRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TROUBLES THAT OUR LITTLE SITE IS HAVING.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE CALL THE STORE AT 212.431.5683, WHERE ONE OF OUR LOVELY LADIES
WILL HELP YOU OUT. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.
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Summer Bracelets

July 8th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Scosha Bracelets: Stacked to the Max

Something about the wrist feels right to adorn in the summer time. The sun is out, you’re waving to your friends, catching the breeze out a car window and splashing around in the ocean. This is the season of the wrist. Whether you’re going for the layered look with Scosha, hippie chic with Elisa Solomon, world traveler with Lou Zeldis or urban stingray with Lauren Wolf, this is the time to mix, match and meld all your wonderful bangles together into powerful summer stacks. Summer birthdays? New best friends? Bracelets have got ALL the answers.

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Lou Zeldis

May 6th, 2012 / by Lori / 8 comments / permalink

Lou Zeldis

Love Adorned has lost someone very dear to its heart this week. Lou Zeldis, who has been a key designer for the Adorned family for many years, passed away.

How to even explain the loss of a man like Lou. A true outsider artist that created only by looking towards nature and his God. A man that plenty of people didn’t get, and plenty others relished in. A consumate story teller who lived a large life, a generous soul who supported the families of his workers around the world, and an absolute free spirit with no regrets. We will miss you Lou. There will never be another like you..
Beautiful Lou Zeldis Textiles

Beautiful Lou Zeldis Textiles

Lou Zeldis' Work

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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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14th Day of Valentine’s: Lou Zeldis Earrings

February 14th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Lou Zeldis 22k Gold and Jade Earrings $560

Lou Zeldis 22k Gold and Jade Earrings $560

Sometimes there are those people in your life who deserve really amazing things. 22k Gold and smooth Jade pendants make these earrings from Lou Zeldis a potential candidate, and an expression of something truly special. Handcrafted and extremely rare, no stone from Lou is like any other, as he collects each one for it’s singular beauty and unique properties.

For the one-of-a-kind in your life, take 10% off these earrings through the rest of the day. But like we said, there’s only one in the world so make your move!

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Lou Zeldis

January 26th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Coral and Turquoise Earrings

Coral and Turquoise Earrings

A plethora of gorgeous Lou Zeldis earrings are now in the shop. These dangling tiers of 22k gold and gemstone sometimes seem more like precious art objects than jewelry. Whether on a pedestal or on the ears, Lou does things like none other.

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