Show Your Love for Him|Her

February 10th, 2014 / by Kali Hays / no comments / permalink

SPREAD THE LOVE

For Her:

Manon 14k gold and diamond wrap serpent ring, $1,365

Manon 14k gold and diamond wrap serpent ring, $1,365

Sophie Hughes sterling silver Egyptian drop earrings, $270

Sophie Hughes sterling silver Egyptian drop earrings, $270
In store only

CB I Hate Perfume In the Library, $130

CB I Hate Perfume In the Library, $130
In store only

For Him:

Vintage sterling silver and lapis ring with engraved ships and dolphin details, $1,500

Vintage sterling silver and lapis ring with engraved ships and dolphin details, $1,500
In store only

Forge de Laguiole ebony pocket knife, $185

Forge de Laguiole ebony pocket knife, $185
In store only

Harry's aluminum shave set, $45

Harry’s aluminum shave set, $45
In store only

 

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Mexican Biker Rings

February 29th, 2012 / by Paul / 2 comments / permalink

Indian Head Biker Rings

During the 1940’s in Mexico, the peso dropped so far in value that artisans began melting them down to create jewelry that was worth more than the coins themselves. In the 1950’s and 60’s, motorcycle gangs from the U.S. would travel down to border cities like Tijuana to acquire these rings, which were so heavy that they could put one on every finger for a legal set of brass knuckles. These are some pretty serious rings for the tough guy finger, definitely worth seeing in person down at the shop.

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Men’s Vintage

January 24th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Victorian 14k Gold Greyhound Watch Fob

Victorian 14k Gold Greyhound Watch Fob

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the men’s vintage coming soon from Lori’s travels and beyond. Lori has a penchant for the unique thing that one does not often see, or the unsuspecting detail that turns your everyday vintage piece into a one of a kind treasure. Men’s accessories and jewelry (signet rings, watch fobs, clocks and watch pieces, pins etc.) are especially hard to collect given their historical rarity, which makes these pieces really stand out. Looking through this stuff reminds you of things you didn’t even think were possible to have (like a rose gold bulldog signet ring) but that’s what makes the hunt so exciting with vintage; when you win you win big.

 

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GEM SALE

November 30th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Holiday Gem Sale

DECEMBER 1-3

LOOSE STONES   .   BEADS   .   CARVED GEMS

Come and meet stone expert and master jeweler JANICE GRYZB and design your own custom piece of jewelry

GOLD   .   SILVER   .   MALAS or ROSARIES

Made in time for holiday gifting

Choices limited only by your imagination…

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Nick Potash 1/1

September 24th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Carved Tiffany's Bracelet

Carved Tiffany's Bracelet

One of a kind items are some of our favorites here at the shop, especially the 1/1 line from Nick Potash. Each of these bracelets is a one-off, hand carved or tooled and assembled using vintage pieces, sterling silver, gold clasps and Nick’s own intuitive design eye. Take, for example, the leather bracelet with a handmade snake clasp mechanism, or the vintage Tiffany’s link bracelet engraved with his symbolic drawings. We love when the line between artist and designer starts to get blurry!

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Beaded Jewelry

September 16th, 2011 / by Lori / 4 comments / permalink

Beaded and Silver Baby Bracelets

Beaded and Silver Baby Bracelets

Traveling through New Mexico and Arizona I was struck by the beautiful beaded pieces made by Native Americans. Both old and new examples are so precise and well crafted. I brought back several children’s pieces, such as bracelets and barrettes, worn traditionally for Pow Wows and ceremonies. In today’s society, where people are learning to do more with less, it’s amazing to see how a tiny adornment made of simple components can add such beauty. It doesn’t have to be a million dollars or made of diamonds and 22k gold…it can be a handful of cut glass beads sewn onto a barrette that makes a little girl feel like a princess.

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Brimfield

May 13th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show

Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show

Last week our fearless leader was away in Massachusetts, foraging through the Brimfield goldmines. Stay tuned next week for a ton of new vintage pieces in the shop!

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All For The Mountain

February 21st, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Palace Brick Bracelet

Palace Brick Bracelet

All For The Mountain recycled bronze and silver jewelry is inspired by sacred objects and mystic forms from earth, space and beyond. The designer, Carly Margolis, started the line upstate and is about to set sail for Joshua Tree to get even more in touch with her creative powers. Who knows what the land of sand and sun will yield…

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5th Day of Valentine’s: Im:mortal Necklace

February 5th, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

IM:MORTAL Leather and Crystal Necklace

IM:MORTAL Leather and Crystal Necklace

This sweet leather pouch makes a great alternative for those who don’t desire silver or gold. Made by IM:MORTAL in the traditionally non-traditional Portland, Oregon, this range of pouch necklaces all have a quartz crystal resting inside, to amplify romantic powers all day long. These crystals are from the world renowned geological area near Hot Springs, Arkansas, revered for it’s crystal mines and thermal pools.

For more on quartz crystals click here, for more on Hot Springs crystals click here, and for 10% off these necklaces through the 14th of February just stop by the store!

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3rd Day of Valentine’s: Nick Potash Scrimshaw Necklace

February 3rd, 2011 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Nick Potash Silver and Scrimshaw Necklace - $430

Nick Potash Silver and Scrimshaw Necklace - $430

Men love jewelry too. They may not admit it, but deep down inside, everyone needs a talisman. Especially when just the right piece comes along, like this sterling silver and scrimshaw necklace from Nick Potash. Masculine attributes include:

– The ancient art of scrimshaw (engraved ivory, in this case fossilized mammoth tusk)

– Long oxidized silver chain

– Steering wheel and ship motif to symbolize the adventure and freedom of the open sea and the guiding path back home.

Mention this post during your purchase to receive 10% off this piece now through the 14th of February.

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