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Doyle & Doyle Sentimental Rings Collection

THE VAULT, Sentimental Rings: Birth to Death and In-Between

Since Doyle & Doyle’s founding in 1998 by sisters Elizabeth and Irene Pamela Doyle, they’ve showcased a beautifully curated selection of vintage, antique, and estate jewelry. Led by the Doyles’ love of history and design, Doyle & Doyle also serves as a resource for the community to discover the rich history of jewelry and personal adornment. In this tradition, we are excited to introduce The Vault, an ongoing series of exhibitions of curated collections around a theme.

For the second Vault exhibition, Elizabeth selected a topic close to our hearts: rings. The reasons people exchange rings, and the feelings they evoke, inspired “Sentimental Rings: From Birth to Death and In-Between.” Elizabeth’s co-curator is none other than the ring queen herself, Danielle Miele of Gem Gossip. Danielle’s love affair with rings is well documented in her “Show Me Your Rings” series, where she invites readers and fellow jewelry lovers to submit photos of their favorite collections. We’re excited to share a selection of her treasured pieces, alongside rings from Elizabeth Doyle, Doyle & Doyle, and other private collections.

While most of the pieces included in “Sentimental Rings” are from private collections and not for sale, click here to shop our Vault-inspired curated collection for similar styles. Doyle & Doyle rings included in the exhibition will be available for purchase after “Sentimental Rings” ends on November 9.

The rings in “Sentimental Rings: Birth to Death and In-Between” comprise five themes:

Birth & Childhood: Commemorating the birth of a child or significant event in childhood.

Memento: A souvenir of a special event, time or place.

Love Token: A gift of friendship, remembrance or romantic love between two people.

Courting & Marriage: Stating an intention of love, betrothal and commitment.

Death & Mourning: Honoring and remembering the departed and revering mortality.

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Doyle & Doyle Sentimental Rings

Welcome inside THE VAULT for Sentimental Rings!

Doyle & Doyle’s Vault Series of exhibitions gives us the opportunity to share our passion for jewelry history with our community. February saw the debut Vault Series exhibition, “A Life Adorned,” which featured luxurious antique and vintage accessories. We’re excited to announce the second Vault exhibition, titled “Sentimental Rings: From Birth to Death and In-Between,” […]
Charles James vintage jewelry collection

Glamorous Vintage Jewelry Inspired by Charles James

Charles James vintage jewelry collectionHave you seen (or are eagerly planning to see) the Charles James fashion retrospective at the Met? After perusing the red carpet looks from the Met Gala, and only seeing a handful of lavish gowns befitting the theme, we decided to curate our own Charles James-inspired vintage jewelry collection.

 

gilded age brooch from Doyle & Doyle

A Modern Gilded Age

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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.

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Art Deco Star Sapphire Ring from Doyle & Doyle

Art Deco Elegance: Star Sapphire Engagement Ring of the Week

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The newest Engagement Ring of the Week is inspired by the fantastic exhibition, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s, currently on view at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s museum. The exhibition provides an overview of both women’s and men’s fashions of the 1930s, a pivotal decade that introduced the first truly modern clothing and accessories. Our 1930s Art Deco star sapphire and diamond ring, with its dramatic proportions and streamlined details, is a perfect compliment to the beautiful clothing on display.

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Art Deco’s Beginnings, 1919-1925

1922 downton 1The 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.

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Culture Collision! Day of the Dead meets Memento Mori for Halloween

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Halloween makes us want to pull out the blackest, most macabre jewelry in our collection – memento mori, or mourning jewelry. It can be difficult for us in the 21st century to understand why people wore jewelry that was a constant reminder of death. It feels a little creepy at first, but like all jewelry, mourning pieces were made from love and worn with love. This is antique jewelry at its most bittersweet and sentimental. 

Edwardian Diamond Engagement Ring

Lovely Edwardian Engagement Ring of the Week

Doyle & Doyle edwardian diamond ring This week’s spotlight engagement ring is a true Edwardian beauty.  Lacy filigree and elegant swags of diamonds frame the central Old European cut stone, giving this substantial ring an airy lightness. We’ve paired it with a thin band of channel set sapphires for a modern touch, or try a romantic antique “1910” wedding band on your other hand.

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Edwardian Splendor

While scanning Google and Pinterest for “Age of Innocence” stills for last week’s sapphire post, I happened upon an early photograph of an entrancing Edwardian brunette, elaborately coiffed and bejewelled. She was Lily Elsie, a popular English stage star, best known for her role in 1907’s musical comedy, “The Merry Widow.” Lily began her career […]
Art Deco Sapphire Engagement ring

Art Deco Sapphire Engagement Ring of the Week

In keeping with our September sapphire theme, this week’s Engagement Ring of the Week is a 1930s Art Deco design, set with a cushion cut sapphire of a vivid yet soft blue color, full of fire and flash. Sapphire engagement rings have a long history, including Empress Josephine’s Moi et Toi ring in last week’s post, […]
Romantic Toi et Moi Engagement Ring

Romantic Toi et Moi Engagement Ring of the Week

Our newest engagement ring of the week is also one of the most recent arrivals to Doyle & Doyle. An incredible Belle Epoque emerald and diamond ring circa 1900, it’s had us all spellbound and eagerly vying to try it on. This style of ring is poetically named “moi et toi”, or “me and you” […]
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Art Nouveau for Fall 2013

Ah, fall, how we’ve missed you. Breezes are cool and crisp, the leaves are turning, and it’s finally time to bring our favorite sweaters, jackets, and boots back into rotation. We love this time of year! For fall 2013, Pantone introduced a rich color palette of saturated tones, anchored by their color of the year, […]
colored stone jewelries

Happy Labor Day!

It’s September! Here in New York, the days are warm, even steamy at times, but we’re starting to feel a little nip in the air at night. It’s the perfect time for jewels with an all-American flair. Primary colors and geometric shapes in rich, lustrous gold slide from summer into early fall. We’re inspired by […]
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Wedding Bands: An Advanced Course in Pairing

Earlier this week we explored the ever-evolving history of wedding bands and finding unique ways to incorporate these centuries old traditions into your nuptials. Brides and grooms today have the good fortune of surveying over 3,000 years of wedding ring rituals to remix into whatever style, shape, and material that suits their lives. (Ed. Note: […]
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The Sweet Seduction of Perfume Flasks

The first recorded use of perfume was by the ancient Egyptians and it was further refined by the Romans after being brought there by Cleopatra. In fact, during her reign, Cleopatra found many creative applications for the aphrodisiac beyond the typical applications of incense and unctures.  Returning from her nation building campaign in Rome upon […]
Art's and Crafts Jewelry at Doyle & Doyle

From the Jewelers Workbench: Arts & Crafts Jewelry

Peruse our current online collection of Arts and Crafts pieces here. Or if you’re in New York, we’d love for you to stop by and ask one of our lovely associates to show you some pieces from the show room floor! Is there something you’d like to learn about antique and estate jewelry? How you […]
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Perfume Pendants

In anticipation of this Monday night’s Fifi awards (for those of you unfamiliar they are the “Oscars” of the fragrance industry), we are featuring perfume pendants in this post. Any classic film buff, will be familiar with scenes in which a woman has fainted and a gentleman swoops in to her rescue waving a flask […]

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