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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.

Doyle & Doyle Estate Pink Sapphire and Diamond Butterfly Pin from Doyle & Doyle

JAR, Artist in Jewels

jar 1 butterfliesSome have called him the “Faberge of our time” or likened him to Verdura, Bulgari, or Tiffany. But the reclusive jeweler JAR is a unique artist in his own right, with a stunning eye for design, detail, and construction.

Joel A. Rosenthal grew up in the Bronx and spent his childhood soaking in the atmosphere of New York, visiting museums and gaining a love of art and history. After graduating from Harvard in 1966, he moved to Paris and met his lifelong partner, Pierre Jeannet. Sharing a passion for beautiful objects, they opened a specialty needlepoint shop, where Rosenthal painted canvasses, selected yarns, and experimented with the rich color palette for which he’d soon become known. In 1976, Rosenthal and Jeannet opened their jewelry boutique, JAR, on Place Vendome, side by side with the most storied jewelers in the world. From the start, he was confident that his designs and craftsmanship would be as sought after as those of his neighbors.

1940s old mine cut diamond engagement ring from Doyle & Doyle

A Study in Contrasts: 1940s Engagement Ring of the Week

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One more week to our November 15th Grand Opening at 412 West 13th Street! Inspired by the spirit of our new neighborhood, we’re showcasing a 1940s Engagement Ring of the Week that fits perfectly into the industrial, cobblestoned streets of New York’s Meatpacking District. The chunky Old Mine cut diamond is a striking contrast to the streamlined, architectural mounting, fashioned in palladium. 

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.

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, […]
doyle and doyle sapphire jewelries

Celebrate September with a Rainbow of Sapphires

The best quality of September’s birthstone is its versatility. Sapphire jewelry runs the gamut from classically tailored to dramatically glamorous, making quick work of choosing a gift for your favorite September babies. But why not treat yourself while you’re at it, perhaps with a dramatic cocktail ring for fall. Channel a touch of Countess Olenska’s […]
art nouveau for fall

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, […]
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Thank you, Lucky!

We are excited and honored to be named Lucky magazine’s #1 best vintage shop in the September issue!  Look for the cover featuring Blake Lively, then turn to the Style Blackbook to see the full article and who Lucky’s editors chose as their top 10 (along with Doyle & Doyle, of course!). Highlighted is our […]
british briday style engagement ring

British Bridal Style Inspired Engagement Ring of the Week

Inspired by Jenny Packham’s stunning 2014 bridal collection, we handpicked this lovely Victorian sapphire and diamond engagement ring of the week with Birmingham English Hallmarks. The criss-cross grouping of four stones in a slightly asymmetrical 18k gold setting would be such a lovely complement to our favorite of Miss Packham’s Spring/Summer gowns, which reflects some of the […]
Victorian Double Snake Ring

Seattle’s Wedding Venue Mise-en-scène

Our Victorian double snake Engagement Ring of the Week is an inspired choice for the Seattle bride to be, or any bride to be who embodies that same singularly individualist spirit preparing to cross that threshold of togetherness and interconnectivity. We think the interwoven snakes are reminiscent of the Taijitu symbol and make a powerful statement – […]
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True Blue Engagement Ring of the Week

Sapphires have long inspired cultures across the globe. In fact the word “sapphire” itself is a result of the jewel’s global reputation. The Sanskrit “sauriratna” became the Hebrew “sapphir” (most beautiful of things) and went through Greek and Latin before arriving at the modern day English “sapphire.” We love sapphire in all it’s permutations (blue, […]
Bridal Jewelry

Pinspirational Bridal Jewelry

Like many of our brides, we are obsessed with the wonderful world of Pinterest. This week we’ve curated a collection of bridal jewels inspired by a few of our favorite wedding themed pinboards. Whether your preferred wedding style is simple and demure or bold and glamorous, we’ve got wedding day baubles to suit every temperament. Oh […]
sapphire and diamond engagement ring

Engagement Ring of the Week: Lady Day Sings the Blues

There is something so soulful about our engagement ring of the week that when we laid our eyes upon it we were immediately struck with a vision of Lady Day singing the blues. The emotion with which Billie Holiday sang some of the most hauntingly beautiful jazz standards of all time moved us to curate […]
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Style Forecast: Dreamy Watercolors and Painted on Patterns

There were some truly sensational looks stomping down the Spring runways and we saved our favorite of the trend forecasts for last – the head to toe prints of painterly patterns and gentle watercolors. Designers as diverse as Michael Kors, Acne, Matthew Williamson, Elie Saab, House of Holland and many more each offered up a […]
Edwardian Cushion Cut Sapphire Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring of the Week: Your Own Secret Slovenia

The grandeur of our engagement ring of the week harkens back far beyond it’s Edwardian origins to the romance of the renaissance – when courtly love was king and damsels donned jewels in vivid colors. The bright, shining, cushion cut sapphire – which is surrounded by fourteen smaller cushion cut diamonds set in an open […]

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