Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Some gorgeous new finds coming in to the shops. A quick shot below to whet the appetite - among them, a Victorian bone shield necklace, a beautiful sapphire & pearl Art Deco cluster ring, handmade 18k flower post earrings with little diamond centers and of course an amazing rare 18k Essex Crystal handpainted 'Aude, Vide, Tace' ring with an all seeing eye! Ring dates to 1896 and bears the masonic motto meaning 'know, dare, be silent' (to live in peace).
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Here in our studio things are ever bustling! In the center of all this activity is our dear Leah - a hard working, open-hearted alchemist that's full of grace. She was generous enough to take some time answering our query's - read below..
What is your position at Rebekah Brooks, and what is your favorite part of your job?
I am the Studio Manager, which means I oversee the production of all jewelry, special orders & repairs. It is my job to help make sure everything runs smoothly in the studio. In addition to production, I oversee the ordering of materials, castings, make sure orders are completed on time, help train new team members, and assist with jewelry design. I make everything from earrings to engagement rings. There are so many things I love about my job! But above all, I just love that I get to work with my hands all day. Time in the studio just flies by. It still never ceases to amaze me, that moment when you look over at the clock and half the workday has gone by.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Outside of jewelry, I am a painter and enjoy working in my home studio. I work in primarily oils, gouache and watercolor. I have a strange fascination with ants and moss, and I collect antique photographs – all of which make their way into my artwork in one way or another. I am also an avid rock climber and hiker. If I’m not in a studio, I love to be outdoors.
What is your favorite jewelry era?
My favorite has to be the Georgian period. Stone cutting was still very new, jewelry techniques were still being established and the pieces had such a raw, handmade look about them. My favorite pieces from this era are the symmetrical cluster designs, which were very prevalent. More specifically, I’m obsessed with Bohemian garnet pansy motifs. I think the flat cut stones with the closed bezels and foiled backs are absolutely gorgeous, especially when you can see the different pinks, reds and oranges of the garnets.
Check out Leah's website here where you can see all of her beautiful work! www.LeahHollrock.com
Monday, May 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Title of this post in honor of Prince of course. Stunning round of special antique pendants just in! And there's more than just diamonds & pearls - there's emeralds, platinum, yellow & white gold - and even more diamonds. One of these already sold so drop a line through the website if you're interested..
An incredible museum-worthy Victorian necklace, dating to 1860. With Emeralds, Diamonds & Pearls in 18k & Silver.
Georgian period necklace with 1.5 carats of rose cut Diamonds! In 14 & 18k gold.
From the Edwardian period, in Platinum with approx 1.5 carats of Diamonds, delicate and striking.
also Edwardian with lots of diamonds (over 3 carats!) in Platinum & 18kt. Wow.
Art Deco period with Emeralds, Pearls & Diamonds in 18kt & Platinum. *SOLD
Edwardian with Diamonds in Platinum & 18k, delicate and very pretty.
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