Peridot Fine Jewelry Blog

Engagement Rings and Designer Jewelry featuring Todd Reed, Anne Sportun, Jamie Joseph and Sydney Evan

Tuesday

25

October 2016

0

COMMENTS

Must Have Jewelry For Fall

Fall has arrived and along with the season are many fabulous new pieces to add to your collection! Explore some of our favorite new looks to as you transition from long summer days to cool fall nights.

 

 

Cathy Waterman Rustic Diamond Ring

We are thrilled to have this incredible one of a kind, 3.30 carat rustic diamond ring set in rich 22 karat gold at Peridot . The square cut diamond marries modern chic with the old world charm that highlights so much of Cathy’s work.  The center diamond is surrounded by a an oxidized gold pave diamond halo with Cathy’s iconic milgrain diamond prong details and a pave diamond band.

 

Cathy Waterman “Large Leaf” Earrings

We love settling into fall with these gorgeous 22 karat gold “Large Leaf”  diamond earrings. The white diamonds stand out strikingly against the oxidized 22 karat gold.  Add in Cathy’s  classic “negative space” element and this earring becomes a true “must have”!

 

 

Jamie Joseph Oval Sunstone Earrings

Jamie’s stunning 14 karat rose gold post Sunstone earrings capture the warm spirit of the season.  Throw them on for a hike in the country or your annual apple picking excursion!

 

Rosanne Pugliese Garnet Necklace

Dark and Stormy?  We are mystified  and delighted by this romantic garnet necklace, set in 18 karat yellow gold. Great as a stand alone piece or layered with one of Rosanne’s delicate gold chains.

 

Kothari Small Dish Diamond Slice Earrings

 

We can’t say enough about Kothari’s shimmery 18 karat gold earrings with tessellated diamond slices. These versatile diamond earrings are your “go to” for a casual lunch date or your next black tie affair.

 

Margery Hirschey Triple Drop Earrings

 

Margery Hirschey ‘s magical andalucite and 22 karat gold earrings possess that fine gemstone  sparkle we adore with a hip and cool style.  We loved the oh so subtle hue of these stones that will mix and match with all the earth tones in your wardrobe.

 

Yasuko Azuma Four-Diamond Ring

 

Yasuko’s 4 stone diamond ring set in 18 karat gold is one of our favorites new pieces.  Her careful selection of each and every stone make her one of a kind creations a true work of art. The satiny grey hues of these diamonds are a fresh and welcome interpretation of a new way to wear diamonds.

 

Brave Collection Berry Tassel Cuff

 

New this season from the Brave Collection, each Tassel Cuff imprinted with the word “BRAVE”, has a tassel woven with cotton and metallic fibers, and a dangling Buffalo Tooth Charm, representing a small piece of a greater whole.  Available in Sterling Silver or Gold Vermeil, the collection is handmade in Cambodia by a local artisan to empower women across the globe.

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

Thursday

18

February 2016

0

COMMENTS

March Staff Selections Are Here!

FACT: You will never hear a Peridot Girl complain about working day in and day out with cases full of designer jewelry.

Thanks to our familiarity with the curated collection at Peridot, we’ve all taken a turn helping that father shop for his daughter’s sweet sixteen or husband hunt for that one of a kind, memorable 10th anniversary present.  There’s the ladies who need a pick me up or to commemorate a best friend’s birthday, and we’ve sorted out them all in selecting that special gift.  But wouldn’t you like to know what we’re snapping up for ourselves?!

Below is our jewelry tell all for the month of March, because hey… we’re receiving new pieces each week and that shopping list just keeps on growing… Take a look at what we wear and what we wear it with!  #PeridotStyle

melissas weekend wardrobe

Gold “Initial” Necklace by Annie Fensterstock, Rock Crystal Bar Necklace by Rosanne Pugliese, Gold “Small Leaf” Earrings by Caroline Ellen, Silver “Bad Ass” Cuff by Annie Fensterstock arielles office ensemble

Platinum and Diamond Leafside Ring by Cathy Waterman, Rose-cut Diamond Kite Earrings by Moritz Glik, White Gold Shimmer Necklace by Adel Chefridi

kims vacation look

Asymmetrical White Sapphire Necklace by Annie Fensterstock, Triple Hexagon Moonstone Bracelet by Brooke Gregson, Garnet, Sapphire & Opal Drop Earrings by Margery Hirschey

Written by , Posted in Jewelry, Trends

Wednesday

25

November 2015

0

COMMENTS

Winter Brides

PBrides

The 1920’s Antique Bride

Muted notes of Louis Armstrong can be heard trumpeting your slow walk down the aisle, father’s arm linked with yours at the elbows.  There are tuxes with shiny lapels for rows upon rows, and bubbling champagne fountains with tiers that flow.  An Antique bride favors the understated opulence that vintage engagement rings can provide, combined with the strength of platinum and diamonds cut in the famous styles of yesteryear- most notably Asschers, Old Miners and Old Europeans.  Their color may be a touch warm, but isn’t that just grand on a frosty winter’s wedding night?

S_SIS-PT-62721 S_CW-R-1583-1S_SIS-RJ-361


The Blushing Bride

For the doe-eyed sweetheart amongst us who favors rose gold hues to match her icicle kissed cheeks, this winter’s Blushing Bride favors petite diamond pave halo’s with modest bands.  For a classic look, try Mark Patterson‘s round brilliant setting intended for sparkling white center stones.  For a more alternative version, Anne Sportun’s champagne pear shape is just one partridge short of perfection.  Those who love naturally inspired motifs will swoon for a stack with Cathy Waterman’s platinum side leaf band, instantly transforming your diamond ring into a bud ready to bloom in time for Spring.

S_MP-941RPD1-32181 S_CW-R-2021U (1)S_EX-RX1661


The Modern Vintage Bride

How to know if you’re a Modern Vintage Bride by answering a few simple questions:

  1. Do your table arrangements feature mercury glass hurricanes and pillar candles surrounded by magnolia leaves and white freesias?
  2. Did you letter-press your invitations with hand drawn calligraphy and metallic ink?
  3. Does your wedding dress have pockets?
  4. If your wedding dress does not have pockets, are your shoes are blue?

Anne Sportun reimagines the vintage bride with thoughtful modern flair as observed in brushed bands, milgrained bezels and plenty of pave.  Mixed metals play up a graduated diamond halo, a mock emerald shaped setting nods to the art deco movement with subtle, delineated grace.

S_EX-R696GD21-0S_EX-R693GD11-0S_EX-R618GD13-0


The Golden Bride

But soft, what light… 20 karat gold casts upon a sun-missed skintone.  Yellow gold’s glow stands out amidst the frozen temperatures of the season.  Like a crackling fire fogging up the window panes, these resplendent settings warm up champagne diamonds, and even the misty shimmering grays.  Rose cut stones and hammered metal speak to ancient gold-smithing techniques perfected by Caroline Ellen and Cathy Waterman.  These styles prove that yellow gold engagement is not an outdated remnant of forgotten decades past, but an artisanal alternative to the tradtional platinum and white settings we’ve come to expect so much.

S_CE-R623-CD-20S_CW-R-1760 (1)S_001-130-01063


The Simplistic Bride, The Princess Bride and The Avant Guarde Bride

Behold, if the moon was splintered into a thousand sparkling shards and gravity contained it within a single, round stone.  A’int no shame in a traditional, brilliant cut diamond ring.  No fuss for a basic bezel.  Classic femme’s opt for a pave diamond halo and side stones.  The new guard is geometric and futuristic with a milgrain throwback to eras gone by. Which #PeridotBride are you?

S_MP-R925P-32180S_MP-R813PD1-32179S_EX ring

7 8 9

Written by , Posted in Bridal, Engagement, Wedding

Thursday

5

November 2015

0

COMMENTS

Golden Joinery from Jamie Joseph

Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph has done it again!  Recently launching The Golden Joinery Collection, Jamie’s luxury selection highlights gemstones fused together with 22K gold much like the traditional Japanese art of mending pottery – Kintsugi. Known for her carefully selected gemstones, each piece of rough is also hand-cut and re-polished in the Jamie Joseph Studio.

In this hand-cutting & polishing process, gemstones do occasionally fracture leaving behind unusually shaped remnants of spectacular color and quality. The art of Kintsugi allows the designer to up- cycle and rethink the casualties of design. It offers something new and innovative in the fine jewelry space all the while creating a new sustainable approach to material sourcing.

Marrying the gemstones in this innovative technique further adds to the artisanal signature for which Jamie Joseph is renowned. Open-back settings showcase a thoughtful 360-degree composition with golden-joined fissures visible on the inside and outside resulting in a collection complete with precious imperfection.

Jamie Joseph at Peridot Golden Joinery

Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Ring 2Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 1

Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 6Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 2

Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 5Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 4

Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Earring 1Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Ring 1

Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 3

kintsugi

 

Written by , Posted in Designer Spotlight, Jewelry

Sunday

1

November 2015

0

COMMENTS

Introducing: Colleen Mauer

It’s no surprise that San Francisco native Colleen Mauer first found her design bearings in the realm of furniture, evidenced in the subtly industrial style of her metalwork.  Inspired by texture, color and even “sound”, Colleen’s designs compliment day to evening looks and everything in between.  Celebrating simple geometries that are both casual and chic, classic and of-the-moment modern, it’s easy to see why we were drawn to this collection!  Play around with stacking rings and bangles, every piece from Colleen Mauer begs to be mixed, matched, and worn again and again.

rings.galore.small_R33x.B83x.small_  B+G.bangles.galore.small_N276x.small_

Written by , Posted in Designer Spotlight, Jewelry

Wednesday

28

October 2015

0

COMMENTS

The Perfect Jewelry Pairings for All Hallow’s Eve

Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or just hoping to channel a little magic from your jewelry box, we’ve paired some of our favorite television and film characters with new jewelry pieces to complete your costume/strong female lead style aspirations.  Who would you be for a night?  What jewelry from Peridot would you choose?

The mother of dragons from Game of Thrones with Annie Fensterstock‘s scalloped pendant, Ruth Tomlinson‘s aquamarine necklace and earrings with Splash

annie fensterstock and daenerys targaryensplash and ruth tomlinson

Annie Fensterstock “Badass” and “Fearless” cuffs with Claire from Outlander, and The Brave Collection with Homeland

claire and annie fensterstockbrave and claire homeland

Jane The Virgin and Sydney Evan‘s cross ring, Joan from Mad Men and Temple St. Clair earrings

jane and sydney evanjoan and tsc

 

 

Written by , Posted in Celebrity Jewelry

Monday

19

October 2015

0

COMMENTS

Fall has arrived at Peridot!

Gorgeous new designs have arrived in store from our celebrated designers

and we can’t wait for you to fall in love with them, too!

_MG_5713  _MG_5672 copy

Rosanne Pugliese     |     Moritz Glik

_MG_5700 copy  _MG_5581 copy

Margery Hirschey     |     Kothari

_MG_5646  _MG_5611

Adel Chefridi     |     Annie Fensterstock

_MG_5651  _MG_5681

Anne Sportun     |     Workhorse

_MG_5591  _MG_5711

Cathy Waterman     |     Jamie Joseph

_MG_5661  _MG_5632

Sydney Evan     |     Caroline Ellen

Written by , Posted in Designer Spotlight, Jewelry, Trends, Uncategorized

Wednesday

14

October 2015

0

COMMENTS

Introducing: Ruth Tomlinson at Peridot

Ruth Tomlinson has arrived at Peridot and we are just swooning for her delicate, sea-inspired collection!  Romantic, original, and properly made by a bonafied British artisan, we can’t get enough of Ruth’s work.  Check out some of our favorite pieces new in store, and if her siren call lures you into Peridot for a visit, you may just get to take one of these gorgeous works of art home!

_MG_5499

Golden coral clusters drip beyond earring posts to catch white diamonds in their grasp like silvery minnows shimmering in a net.

_MG_5528

Light green amethysts grow from white barnacle clusters falling from delicate ear wires.

_MG_5505

Sapphires set in gathered granulation cast every shade of deep ocean blue upon a ring finger.

_MG_5533

Aqua pendants so lucid you could swim inside them.

_MG_5510

Sapphire and diamond cluster earrings appear as if you opened an oyster and found them this way.

 

Written by , Posted in Designer Spotlight, Shop Designers, Trunk Show

Thursday

8

October 2015

0

COMMENTS

Get Personal with Peridot!

Personalize Eblast Header October copy

October is all about telling your story through jewelry at Peridot.  In store, we have a unique selection of pieces from our most celebrated designers that are perfect for customization and engraving.  Beautiful initial and monogram necklaces commemorate a special occasion, while cuffs and rings with a personal touch perfectly express your individual style.  There are even star studded diamond zodiac charms for a less literal take on this classic concept.  Whatever direction or price point you’d like to explore, whether you’re feeling traditional or trendy, one of our specialists can help your accessories introduce you to the world.  What does your jewelry say about you?  The possibilities are endless, and all items are fully customizable according to your taste and personality.

Featuring the designs of Annie Fensterstock, Caroline Ellen, Shy by Sydney Evan and Sydney Evan Fine Jewelry, and Workhorse below.  Call the store direct at 914.833.7333 or email larchmont@peridotfinejewelry.com for details.

Annie Fensterstock 18k Engraved PendantAnnie Fensterstock SS Engraved Pendant

Sydney Evan Pave Zodiac NecklaceCaroline Ellen 18k Greek Phrase CuffCaroline Ellen 20k 2 diamond engraved ringSydney Evan pave name necklace- custom

Sydney Evan Pave Initial Necklacesydney-evan-yellow-gold-large-pure-m-initial-necklace-as1038-y

Workhorse SS PendantShy by Sydney Evan Initial Necklace with DiamondWorkhorse SS Bar Necklace

Written by , Posted in Gifts, Jewelry, Shop Designers, Trends, Uncategorized

Thursday

17

September 2015

0

COMMENTS

Designer Introduction: Anne Sportun

Rarely an artist comes along with a point of view that’s at once strikingly modern yet effortlessly organic, but Anne Sportun‘s collection is just this: a beautiful marriage of clean lines and natural inspiration.  Her talent to blend brushed metals with cognac and champagne diamonds, or handmade gold chain with faceted earthern gems, are just some of the many reasons we fell for her unique engagement rings and fine jewelry.  We adore Anne for her famous beaded stone wrap bracelets and her alternative bridal collection, but between us, she’s a killer chef in her sustainable, lake house kitchen and we’re suckers for a gourmet and green taste test!

Anne’s business partner and bridal aficionado will be joining us end of month (Sept. 24th-26th) for a very special, three day, Alternative Bridal event.  We’re also enrolling client’s in a $500.00 raffle, and all the details can be found in an earlier post here: RESET | RESTORE | REDESIGN with Anne Sportun

Introducing Anne Sportun

Written by , Posted in Designer Spotlight