Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our final day of gift posts! We've covered our inexpensive register earrings, engravable pendant necklaces, handmade body oils, vintage glasses, candelabras, antique cuff links & pocket knives - something for everyone. So for today here's something you may not know - we have gift certificates! If you're unsure of what to get that special someone, this may be the perfect solution.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Let us not forget the men in our lives! While the majority of what we make & sell is oriented towards women, we have some great finds for men. Below is an incredible set of cuff links in their original box from the 20's - these are mother of pearl with rose gold & a brass backing in beautiful shape. More cuff links below that & a pocket knife from the 40's that's both functional & fashionable. New items are always coming in so the next birthday or anniversary stop in for a gift he won't soon forget.
Monday, March 25, 2013
When we expanded our Northampton store we did so to include more space for our jewelry display but also to accommodate an expanding selection of objects, new & old. If you come in looking for earrings you might just leave with a set of vintage glasses, a sequined clutch, candelabra or vintage bangles!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Day 2 of our gift feature brings us to a personal favorite, handmade oils from Amherst, Mass. These transcendant tinctures are made in very small batches by our dear friend Luisa, a registered nurse, herbalist & shiatsu practitioner. They are 100% natural & can be used anywhere on the body or even the hair. Blended with a base of Apricot Oil (high in Vitamins A & E to nourish the skin) the three varieties (Magic / Sleep / Flower) feature Vetiver, Bergamont, Lavender, Geranium & Rosewood oils, among others. At home we use these year round to keep our skin feeling healthy or dab some on the neck as a subtle perfume - they all smell so good. Packaged in lovely glass bottles with 22 carat hand painted scroll, they're made exclusively for our stores - you won't find them anywhere else!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Despite (or in spite of) yesterdays snowfall here in the Northeast, happy first day of Spring everyone! To kick off this new season & all that comes with it (holidays, graduations, weddings) we thought we would illuminate some of the gift items we offer in our stores. While it's true that we sell Diamond rings, we also curate a plethora of beautiful items that sell for well under $100. We start Day 1 with some of our own creations..
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
One of the advantages of precious stones (Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires) is the undeniable saturation of the color. These earrings frame the face beautifully & have the unique ability to illuminate themselves no matter if your hair is down or up, or your coloring is light or dark. Gold & green is a classically stunning combination as illustrated here: At top we have our Medium Vine Earrings with Emerald rondelles & heart shaped briolettes. These earrings tend to elevate anything they're worn with! At the bottom we have our Emerald Drop earrings which feature larger pear shaped briolettes, a cut that's not easy to find with precious stones. These have a very elegant simplicity, great for dressing up or down.
Monday, March 11, 2013
We love Emeralds! Always have, even before they were named color of the year for 2013. This week we're going to be featuring pieces that showcase this lovely stone. First up is the elegant Emerald Strand, it's 18" featuring beautiful Antique Indian beads - a ribbon of Spring around your neck! The color is fantastic though hard to photograph as the stones appear darker than they are in person. Currently we don't offer this to buy on the website as we can't keep these in stock at the stores. If you're interested in one please drop an email as we're happy to take orders on them. *We also make a Ruby strand just like this. I'm including some pics from the Smith College Spring Bulb show from this past weekend. These colors are such an inspiration & remind us the natural world is just about to open back up, thankfully!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The blog has gone quiet lately due to our annual wrath of flu that's had us down for the count. We'll resume regular posts next week with a tribute to Pantone's 'color of the year' & one of our favorite stones - Emeralds! For today here's a link to an article from Rebekah's hometown paper in New Hampshire, The Peterborough Transcript, it's a nice little piece about her & the history of our business. Peterborough is a small town in Southern New Hampshire where Rebekah's artist-mother, Mona Adisa Brooks, still lives & runs a lovely gallery of her own called Trumpet. Alongside her own work she showcases other local painters & sculptors and provides classes and workshops in everything from drawing to language. Peterborough is a great place to visit - if you happen to find yourself there stop by her gallery & check it out!
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