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

By | THE • EYE | chanel gripoix, dating chanel, dating chanel jewelry,

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

By | THE • EYE |

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

By | THE • EYE |

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 […]

African Hair As Art: Identity and Hair jewels

By | THE • EYE | African hairstyles, beauty, hair culture, Hair jewelry.,

  As part of our anthropology of jewelry posts, I will continue to use my actual degree every once and a while! Lately the questions concerning African hair styles today and identity has come up more and more on instagram.  Actually, it is the control of those styles in Africa and the New World, which […]

S/S19 NYFW Accessories Street Style Run Down

By | Designers | Accessories Style, New York, nyfw accessories, S/S 19 NYFW, Street Style 2019,

  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

By | Accessories | Buddhism, Rubin museum jewelry, Tibetan jewelry Buddhism, Tibetan 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

By | Designers | Academy Awards, diamonds, estate jewelry, Fashion, Fred Leighton, Jewelry, The Oscars, trends,

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 […]

Jewelry Report Card: H is for Hand Forged

By | Bloggers | bracelet stack, elu jewelry, hand forged, handmade jewelry, tribal style,

Want a really really good stack, I think I may have the answer for you! This Sunday takes us back in time, in some ways, to when jewelry and items were made by hand, forged in fire- so to speak. We find the jewelry in question, in LA inside a retail concept space called ELU. […]

Sunday Jewelry Report: A Class In Jewelry Design

By | Bloggers | jewellery art, modern jewelry, museum jewelry, Veronika Fabian Jewelry,

Today’s jewelry report card focuses on a relatively new designer, whose pieces are a class in how to push boundaries in jewelry design. I hope that this is a Sunday read that will wake you up and get your jewelry juices flowing! Veronica Fabian gets an A++ from us for her innovative yet well designed […]

English Antique Jewellery and Ebay

English Antique Jewellery and Ebay

By | Bloggers | antique English jewelry, flea market, great Britain jewelry, jewelry in the UK,

This morning we are going to indulge a guilty pleasure vie ebay. It is not often one can find the glorious amount of quality antique pieces, the likes of those we will explore today via our A++ instagram account to follow @englishantiquejewellery.  I stumbled across this jewellery shop and have become a bit smitten.  I […]