Author: Sara

Dating Chanel Jewelry: Early Gripoix, Pre-1954 to 1999

There are so many signatures and various informational sites out there concerning how to date Chanel jewelry. Specializing in rarer Chanel pieces and pre-1980s examples, has led to the acquisition of a myriad of signature examples and early Gripoix archives. This guide should help one in spotting and understanding the unsigned pieces, construction, and signature…

Chanel & Gripoix Archive

I’ve sold a lot of rarer Chanel pieces through the years. I know they appear in Pinterest and such, mostly linked to 1stdibs, where I had a storefront. I am posting this archive for researchers and collectors, so it can all be easily viewed in one location on my site. One of my specialities is…

NYFW AW 19 Accessories Roundup

shot by Hannan Saleh for Sarara Couture I love a good New York Fashion week street style eye candy minute. The creatives come out to the shows and bring with them a smoke show. Its an accessories wonderland. There are always moments where you notice, great mind thinking alike! This season there were some definite…

S/S19 NYFW Accessories Street Style Run Down

  I’m proud to say our fringe, eye, and feather earrings made the cut and were worn by various street style stars during fashion week.  See our instagram account for more! The street style this season signaled a perspective founded in colors and fun.  I couldn’t help reminiscing after seeing those little 90s throwback style…

Anthropology of Jewelry: A Look at Jewelry Worn in Tibetan Buddhist Sculpture

Anthropology of Jewelry: A Look at Jewelry Worn in Tibetan Buddhist Sculpture

Buddism in its early inception in India, was not particularly visually represented as much as it was practiced or taught. As it spread, the use of sculpture and idols, as well as art in various forms became central to its expression, especially in Tibet. Buddism is ultimately about death, birth, and what we do in…

Sunday Jewelry Report Card: Fred Leighton, Glamourous Jewelry Destination

Today’s jewelry report card I wanted to revisit my trip to Fred Leighton in New York. The iconic store has been around since its 1970s inception when it was an eclectic and chic boutique. I first visited and posted on the shop’s gorgeous diamond and antique babbles in 2015 during the earlier years of the…