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THE VAULT: Sentimental Rings Opening Preview

On October 8th, we celebrated the opening of our Vault Series exhibition, “Sentimental Rings: Birth to Death and In-Between” with co-curators Elizabeth Doyle and Danielle Miele (GemGossip), members of the fashion press, jewelry historians, friends, and family. Danielle and Elizabeth described what inspired their collaboration and introduced our guests to the exquisite rings on display. Following […]
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,” […]
Extraordinary Gifts Guide from Doyle & Doyle

Holiday Gift Guide: Extraordinary Jewels

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Our third holiday gift guide features some of the most spectacular pieces in our collection, including historically important jewelry from the Georgian, Victorian, and Art Deco periods and incredible colored gemstones and diamonds. Each carefully selected jewel is a once in a lifetime gift and will quickly become her favorite statement piece.

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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. 

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Shopping in Style During Spring in Shoreditch

According the Middlesex County Justices, Shoreditch in the East End of London was once a haven for “dissolute, loose, and insolent people” or, as they are otherwise known, actors. Because Shoreditch was outside the jusrisdiction of the City of London’s puritanical leaders, it was an ideal location for plays like Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet to […]
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Life & Style in our Favorite Spring-time Cities: Seattle

This season we’re celebrating the climes where Spring-like weather is a year-round phenomenon. The soft rains create colorful skies and keep these cities vibrant both culturally and ecologically. Not only does the ever-present promise of a passing shower make for an existence lived seamlessly between indoors and out, but unique styles, as well. Once shrouded […]

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