Accessories

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: Tactile Offerings From Charolette Garnett

  What if there was jewelry that excited the senses and calmed the anxious fingers?  Well, there is, enter Charolette Garnett. Her instagram and jewelry are the focus of our A++ Sunday jewelry report card rating this week. Just looking at her work, which I stumbled upon via instagram, has me a notch calmer. Not…

Shaun Leane Maker of McQueen’s Armor. Auction and Sale Highlights from His Collection.

Classically trained goldsmith Shaun Leane and Alexander McQueen made magic together. I have long admired the fantasy that they created together. The pieces made by Shaun are stunning, oversized, full of whimsy, pain, and pays homage to the idea of armor.   As Alexander McQueen once said, “I especially like the accessory for its sadomasochistic…

Lynn Ban in Sarara Couture Vintage French Theater Headdress

Our clients are the best, but some excel in their use and rebirthing of the vintage accessories they buy from us! Lynn Ban designs inspirationally modern and tough jewelry, working with celebs and magazines regularly. However, what many don’t know is that her collection of vintage accessories, which our two 1960s headdresses joined, is beyond…

If You’re Not Getting The Apple Smartwatch Series 3, Which of These Modern Hybrids Are You Buying?

Wearables like the Apple smartwatch, which recently released the series 3, blur the line between fashion and tech, but hybrid smartwatches are blending them! The concept of a hybrid watch is exactly like what it sounds like—classic analog designs built with digital screen displays and hi-tech features like fitness tracking, notifications, electronic payments, voice control,…