March is upon us, which means spring is right around the corner, and we’re excited to look back to our February vintage jewelry Instagram favorites. February saw two big jewelry events, Valentine’s Day and the Oscars, which meant a month full of sweet hearts and lots of diamonds.
Our top Instagram post by far was the introduction of our new Heirloom Collection Crescent diamond ring and band. A shimmering rose cut diamond is surrounded by a crescent of graduated brilliant cut diamonds, a motif that’s repeated in the coordinating band. The Crescent ring and band are part of our Fall/Winter 2016 collection, which we previewed for press during New York Fashion Week. Our fabulous friend and favorite jewelry blogger, GemGossip, also just featured the full FW 2016 collection.
To celebration the Oscars, we highlighted our favorite red carpet worthy jewels, including this gorgeous c. 1920 Art Deco pearl, diamond, and sapphire sautoir, or long necklace. Intricately linked pearl beads make a mesh chain that drops to a geometric diamond pendant. A pop of navy blue from calibre sapphires sets off the detailed design.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s day with hearts, and since we specialize in antique and vintage jewelry, we were lucky to have a large selection of heart jewels on hand. This trio features three of our favorites: bright blue lapis framed by pearls, a locket with lacy applique and wheat sheaf, and a softly enameled scrolling heart that harkens back to Baroque designs.
Another Valentine’s Day treat was this antique three stone ring, centering a glowing pinky red ruby cabochon, perfectly set off by a pair of chunky Old Mine cut diamonds. You can just see a hint of the floral engraving that goes down the shoulders. This beauty would make an unforgettable engagement ring for the ruby lover, or we love it stacked with a mix of gold and diamond bands.
Our final top February Instagram post reveals additional pieces from our Fall Winter 2016 collection. This grouping pairs antique Georgian diamond rings with another of our new Heirloom designs, Starry Night. In the Georgian period, 1714-1837, diamonds were set in silver. The silver darkened over time which allowed for a beautiful contrast against the white diamonds.
What were your favorite vintage jewelry posts last month? Did you receive anything sparkly in a navy blue box for Valentine’s Day? Share in the comments!