Much to my husband’s dismay, one of my favorite things to peruse on Etsy are vintage diamond rings. Nevermind my engagement and wedding bands—I have 9 other fingers, right?! There are so many stunning, old designs available from antique shops all over the world and in this post I’ve rounded up some of my very favorites. Lately, I’m particularly fond of romantic old Georgian pieces (circa 1714-1837), but on Etsy you can find just about everything. Enjoy!
Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season? I’m hoping Santa brings a vintage signet ring from the New Hampshire-based Etsy shop, M.S. Jewelers. Perfect for the pinky finger, I’d feel as chic as Princess Diana sporting one of these beauties (she cooly paired hers with a Cartier trinity ring). If you can’t find the desired monogram, they also sell several unengraved options. Explore the full collection here. READ POST
If you’re on board with the tassel earring trend I thought you’d like to know about Beading Way. The Lithuania-based Etsy shop sells playful beaded earrings in a variety of fun colors. They’re a fraction of the cost of their high-end counterparts and the shop has hundreds of happy customers. The striped pair above would be fun for the holidays, while this navy blue pair would look flawless from day to night. Explore all of Beading Way’s designs here.
Looking to add to your jewelry box? I stumbled upon Kalinkati just this morning and the length of my wish list seems to have doubled. My favorite piece is their sphere necklace—I’m debating between the black agate and the rose quartz. Although, this modern lapis lazuli cuff is tempting too. Each piece is handcrafted in Munich, Germany using brass (they give great care instructions) and semi-precious stones. Explore all of Kalinkati’s collection here.
Want to rep your California (or Texas or…) pride? I love these dainty designs by Seoul Little on Etsy. Their tiny stud earrings (love the mismatched pairs!) and sweet rings are subtle and lovely. I’ve also got my eye on this more substantial cigar band. Explore the full Seoul Little collection here. READ POST
I tend to be a person of extremes (moderation, how boring…) and my approach to jewelry is no exception. In my jewel box you’ll find either small, delicate pieces (see here, here, and here) or bold, statement pieces that steal the show (the older I get, the bigger the jewels!). If you’re in the go-big-or-go-home camp, I think you’ll appreciate these creations by Yayoi Jewelry. Based in Riga, Latvia, the wearable works of art are crafted using luxurious materials such as coral, quartz, and silk. I love the weight of the designs. Not for the wallflower, these bracelets and necklaces are conversation starters to be sure. Below, find some of my favorite creations by Yayoi. Explore their full collection here.