Happy 24th of December everyone! The gift today is you. Wishing us all peace, love & understanding this holiday season - at times in short supply so today we're taking a minute to consider these priorities that are at the core of our celebrations. We've had such a great year thanks to you all! We are very grateful. Here's to your happiness, health & prosperity in the New Year! xo
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I realize it may appear we're falling behind here...and your right! But, it's only because we've been so busy in the physical world that our virtual efforts have been sidelined. Either way - it's Day 11. Can you believe it? Here we've got something that epitomizes all that we love about antique jewelry - original rose cut diamonds, antique turquoise, 14k white gold with handmade yellow gold earwires - totally one of a kind & they look incredible on.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Almost..there. The weekend was action packed! (*so much so postings got delayed). To play catch up here's three days into one: from the top down we start with Onyx for Day 10. A bold & timeless look that pairs so well with silver or gold, a beautiful & safe bet. The hours are winding down toward the year's end and what better way to watch it go than with a hand blown hourglass. For Day 9 try pairing one with black sand with our Onyx teardrop earrings - just an idea (they also come with white sand). For Day 8 some gorgeous milk-glass hand painted cups. These are just two of a bunch of totally unique & beautiful hand painted pieces in our Northampton store - they make for great gifts.
Friday, December 19, 2014
This what our studio looks like this time of year : jewlery everywhere, orders and envelopes strewn across desks - chaos reigns! But it's inspiring. As we come into the final Holiday push don't forget we also offer gift certificates if, for some reason, you can't make it to the store or just can't decide online which piece is the perfect one. We will be accepting orders thru Tuesday of next week & can offer overnight shipping so it arrives by the 24th - just make sure you call or email first before you place your order online so we can confirm we have stock..
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Looking for just something unexpected, functional & cool? Here you have it! A vintage pcoketwatch. We've got a few of these left in the shops, the one below is in our Northampton store. All of our watches have been tuned & serviced, this one features intricate detailing throughout & has a designated spot for that special someone's initials to be engraved. We also make fobs for these!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
For Day 5 we're simplifying things. Stud earrings - they're the perfect go-to gift. Looking for something for your sister? Your friend? Maybe just yourself. We've got a great selection of totally unique, wearable styles in Gold, Silver, with stones or without - at all price points. These quickly become a wardrobe staple & a treasured gift.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
What could be better than a holiday proposal?! And with this ring you could not go wrong. The show-stopper of our Northampton case - this incredible beauty has a center 1.35ct Old European cut diamond circa late 1800's, accented with other small diamonds on the sides. The platinum setting is early Art Deco with a wheat pattern intricately engraved on the sides as well as on the setting, and accents of milgrain throughout the entire piece. The engraving is in exquisite condition with little signs of age and wear. The diamond specs: K color, SI1 clarity, 1.5tcw, Old European Cut. This would make the perfect gift.
Monday, December 15, 2014
For Day 3 of our gift ideas we bring you the vintage clutch. We have a hard time holding onto these and if you've ever stalked them on ebay you'll know why - they're coveted & collectible. The old adage of 'they don't make things like they used to' applies here but, more importantly - this is a great gift because it's totally unique & accessorizes so well - instant style! Below are a couple from our Northampton store & there is a case of them in Cambridge - no two alike.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Cuff Bracelets! They're a simple go-to when you want to articulate your style without trying too hard to make a statement. The vintage beauties below are taken from our Northampton store (and there are many more in Cambridge), stock is ever changing & you won't find them on our website. First up, a special hand engraved wide gold cuff with intricate floral motifs. Next, a classic sterling bubble cuff with gorgeous hinge & detailed engraving that despite it's age looks very contemporary. Lastly, a very cool enamel piece with Asian influence, featuring white over gold that truly 'pops' on the arm.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
In order to help you feel inspired with your Holiday gift giving we're presenting 12 Days of Gifts - both here & on our facebook pages. What we're showcasing on the blog are specific pieces from the shop, things that are in some way special & that we think would light up anyone's face once unwrapped. To kick things off we've got this awesome Bulova watch that just came in. This is a gorgeous vintage time piece - 23 jewels, a gold front & stainless back with modern amenities such as being self winding & waterproof. A cool engraving on the back dates it 1956. Fully serviced it ticks along beautifully with a brand new leather band that suits it perfectly - get it while you can.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
It's Monday! Not just any Monday but in the world of online technology based consumerism - Cyber Monday. Though we are borderline luddites & can offer you nigh in the way of tech based gadgets, we do like to celebrate whenever there is an excuse. So here it is! Take 10% off our entire webstore (antiques included!!) using the code 10OFF. Good for today only.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are grateful for so many things, most of all being able to do work we love with the support of great customers like you. I just heard a news piece on the amount of businesses now open on Thanksgiving. Not us! As much the pressure of the Holidays can be stressful, it's a time when things can (and should) quiet, when friends & families can come together and if only for a day be entitled to un-plug from routine & obligations. For us retailers, fast on the heels of Thanksgiving comes Black Friday - in recent years more often a debacle of consumption gone awry. There are good deals to be had sure, but the gratefulness from the day before seems overshadowed. Small Business Saturday on the other hand (while admittedly a creation of American Express) actually is a good thing. While it's encouraging you to go out & spend money, it's more importantly asking you to consider where & how you use your resources - a relevant question in this day & age where most 'things' are only a mouse click away. It's easy enough not to consider the impact your hard earned dollars can have on your community but spending it locally isn't just a tagline - it delivers results. It's how unique & valuable services can exist and thrive where you live - simultaneously making your neighborhood a more interesting & satisfying place to call home. Not to go overboard, but as a small business owner we can tell you first hand - it's meaningful!
* We have a free earring promotion going on in both stores this weekend so stop in & sign up!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursdays tend to be our busiest day of the week here in the studio - it's the day we send all of our orders & new jewelry out to both stores so they'll have things in time for the weekend. I always want to document all the lovely things heading out but, rarely find the time. Below are some quick pics we snapped this week just as a sampling of some of the beautiful creations you'll find in the shop...tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
*These gorgeous sisters are great people & great customers. They did the Q & A prior to a couple major life events - one having a baby, the other getting married. Below are some lovely pics they shared from the wedding. Our warmest congratulations to them both!
Who are you and where do you live?My name is Alexandra and I have lived in Cambridge for the last 2 years. I am a Research Associate and specialize in helping select the best investment managers and strategies for asset allocation portfolios. I moved to Cambridge to attend graduate school and loved it so much, I didn’t want to leave. Having my older sister close-by makes it even better!
What are you up to these days?I am getting married this Fall and am excited to wear two Rebekah Brooks pearl pieces on my special day. My pearl bracelet is from the vine collection and my multi strand necklace was custom made to look like a teardrop pearl necklace in my mother’s jewelry collection. These pieces will be my “something new” for the wedding!
What inspires you?People who have a good attitude and are passionate about learning something new.
Vintage or Contemporary?
How would you define your personal style?Timeless and elegant. I love jewel tones and am always on the hunt for a good cardigan or feminine blazer.
How did you discover Rebekah’s jewelry?
Do you have a favorite piece and why?Choosing one is difficult. My latest favorite is a gold necklace with scattered pearls.
What keeps you looking good?
A good sense of humor and anything gold!
Who are you and where do you live?
My name is Eirene and I¹ve lived in Cambridge, MA for the last 12 years. I met my husband in graduate school and we never left! I am a financial analyst specializing in biotechnology investments.
What are you up to these days?
I am about to become a first-time mother (due date Sept 5th) I can expand on this more once the baby arrives!
What inspires you?
People who are passionate about adding value to society and work hard to hone a specific skill.
Vintage or Contemporary?
Definitely vintage. I love unique pieces and family heirlooms with a story. I love imagining who wore the piece before me, and dreaming about passing it down to future generations after I¹ve made my mark. Jewelry can carry such emotional significance. After my father survived a stressful open heart surgery in the '80s, he created a tradition of giving my mother a different gold heart once a year. My sister and I have kept all of those gold hearts and wear them fondly to commemorate their love and how it has shaped us as people.
How would you define your personal style?
Ladylike and classic. I am not one to follow trends. When I find something that works, I stick with it. I haven¹t changed my haircut in years! I own a million sheath dresses which I love to pair with Rebekah¹s statement necklaces (from the vine collection).
How did you discover Rebekah¹s jewelry?
My sister and I happened upon the store on a random Saturday afternoon while strolling through Harvard Square (we are pretty inseparable) We were so excited to finally find a jewelry store with unique pieces reflecting our personal style. Since then, we¹ve purchased many pieces to commemorate important life events. When I safely made it through my first trimester of pregnancy, I purchased a gold necklace of a bud ready to bloom to mark the occasion. My sister is getting married in October and will wear pearl jewelry custom-designed by Rebekah. I am also wearing a long pearl necklace from Rebekah Brooks as maid of honor. Rebekah¹s jewelry has become an important participant in some of our biggest life events.
Do you have a favorite piece & why?
My husband gave me vintage rose gold and diamond earrings from your store a few days before I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I¹ve worn them ever since. I also love the flower bud necklace I bought myself to mark the completion of my first trimester.
What keeps you looking good?
Pilates and laughter
* photos courtesy of Roberto Farren Photography, more at robertofarrenphotography.comrobertofarrenphotography.com
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