Our Vintage & Antique Jewelry Blog
Unique Vintage Jewelry in New York
At Doyle & Doyle, our mission is to help our customers learn about - and fall in love with - vintage and antique jewelry, in a fun, welcoming environment. As experienced collectors of engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, and antique jewelry of all kinds, we've curated an inventory of unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry that features exceptional pieces from many historic periods. We’re excited to help you explore our collection to find a piece you love!
Celebrate May Babies with Emeralds
Top 4 Vintage Jewelry Instagrams for July
Our instagram community has spoken, and here are our top four jeweled images from the month of July! Follow us to see our newest vintage jewelry, spectacular antique pieces, and behind-the-scenes peeks.
This detailed vintage engagement ring from the 1940s is a little work of art. A center Old European cut diamond sparkles amid swirls of diamonds and delicate millegrain.
Top 5 Couture Inspired Wedding Jewelry Trends
Whether simple or dramatic, a bride’s ensemble reflects her personal style and can set the tone for the entire wedding. A lot of thought goes into her head-to-toe look, from the dress to the shoes to the jewelry. After tearing ideas from magazines and pinning up a storm, she may be overwhelmed by the possibilities. Luckily, there’s an easy way to pinpoint a style – look to the venue! The couple’s choice of location will influence the color palette and decor, why not let it also inspire the fashion? Based on our Doyle & Doyle brides, we’ve curated five looks based on popular wedding venues. Couture gowns from Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Vionnet, and Chanel are matched with vintage and antique jewelry to create bridal styles that are both modern and timeless.
Is there anything more romantic than a garden wedding? Trailing ivy, a sun dappled lawn, and colorful flowers are all the decoration you need to create a beautiful day. Perfectly at home in any garden is this flower strewn Giambattista Valli gown, matched with wedding jewelry that picks up the palette of pink, green, and yellow. Wouldn’t a jeweled butterfly look beautiful perched on the shoulder, at the waist, or even in the bride’s hair? And we love the sentiment of Victorian forget-me-nots which decorate the delicate bangle. Add in a pair of colorful cocktail rings and diamond briolette earrings for sparkle, and you’re ready for “I do”.
A Modern Gilded Age
This week, we’re celebrating the opulence of the Gilded Age, which ran from the 1870s to the 1910s. Like last week’s Art Deco post, we’re inspired by a museum exhibition, “Gilded New York”, currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). Many of our most beautiful antique jewels were made at this time, and we’ve pulled together our favorites into The Gilded Age collection.
Art Deco’s Beginnings, 1919-1925
The fashion and entertainment worlds are having an Art Deco moment! Channeling the current season of Downton Abbey, set in 1922, many stars at the Golden Globes made colorful, bold Art Deco jewelry a key part of their red carpet looks. But you don’t need to wait for a black tie event! Vintage Art Deco jewelry is easily wearable, always fashionable, and effortlessly makes a statement.
Holiday Gift Guide: For a Glamorous Gal
Holiday parties call for sparkling frocks, killer shoes, and of course, beautiful jewels. From all-out diamond glitz to rich gold and dramatic colors, you’ll find everything you need to make it a glamorous holiday (or any time of year) in our gift guide!
101180E Vintage diamond earrings c. 1950 platinum and 18k $2800. 096847NW Heirloom fancy basket diamond pendant 18k $2100. 100969R Edwardian diamond and pink sapphire ring Birks platinum $5900. 095719E Victorian Whitby jet earrings 9k $650. 099961N Edwardian style negligee necklace Polish c. 1930 18k and platinum $4800. 100600M Art Nouveau diamond dragon cufflinks 18k $1200. 097608R Retro diamond and ruby ring c. 1950 14k and platinum $3800. 101694E Vintage diamond sea urchin earrings 18k $2800. 101500R Victorian gold filigree and turquoise bangle bracelet c. 1900 18k $2800.
Holiday Gift Guide: True North
Our first Gift Guide of the season is inspired by the idea of being home for the holidays, whether you’re traveling to see family, celebrating with friends, or planning a romantic getaway. We layered vintage and antique pieces with the navigational West 13th Collection to create a versatile line up of unique holiday jewels.
How do you create a sense of home during the holiday season?
A color for everyone! Heirloom Cushion Engagement Ring of the Week
We love it, our couples love it, Stone Fox Bride loves it… we think it’s high time we feature our Heirloom cushion cut gemstone ring as the Engagement Ring of the Week. A Doyle & Doyle original, this cushion cut ring is a fusion of antique and modern, evoking inspiration from ancient Egypt, India, and Renaissance Italy.
Choose between lapis lazuli, turquoise, or hematite, which can be set in 18k yellow, rose, or white gold. A trio of diamonds adorns the shank on either side for sparkle. Try pairing it with a vintage gold wedding band highlighted by black enamel, or a vintage diamond band.
Gleaming gold for a fabulous fall
We’re packing up our treasure chest of jewels! If you’ve been following along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you may have seen our big news – Doyle & Doyle is moving to THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT!! We’ll share more details on the new location and a special announcement tomorrow – watch this space!
Thinking about our new home in the chic Meatpacking District, we realize that the streets of New York are like so many Fashion Week catwalks. Stroll through any neighborhood and you’ll see an endless parade of different looks. Fashion magazines and blogs have caught on and they love to showcase New York’s unique brand of street style.
Art Deco Sapphire Engagement Ring of the Week
Celebrate September with a Rainbow of Sapphires
Art Nouveau for Fall 2013
Postcards from New York Fashion Week
Happy Labor Day!
Antique Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring of the Week
Shopping in Style During Spring in Shoreditch
Paris: The Star of our Spring-time City Fantasies
“Oh, give us pleasure” A Theme for Spring!
Meet Virtually With Our Team
Whether you want to learn about the history of antique jewelry, get practical advice about styling or caring for your vintage jewelry, or information on store happenings, our blog will keep you in the know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us online to find out more about our jewelry collection. We’re happy to answer all your questions.