Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Carat & A Half

Back to our engagement rings today with a big beauty. This early Art Deco (1920's) ring holds an incredible 1.35 carat center diamond - along with some beautiful side diamonds bringing the total carat weight to 1.5 - alot of bling! The diamond is accompanied by GIA certification & papers. The setting matches the brilliance of the stone perfectly with delicate wheat engraving & millgrain work. Antique rings of this calibur don't come around all that often, and usually don't stay around long. Come into our Cambridge shop & see how it looks on you finger..






Tuesday, January 21, 2014

September Wedding

The greatest rewards are sometimes in the smallest details. We just got this really nice note from a lovely couple whose wedding bands we made. They were married in September, her ring is our branch band (pictured below). They were nice to enough to send a picture from what looks to have been a magical day..


Did I ever write and express how much I love my beautiful wedding ring? (We got married in September)

I tried on perhaps two rings - here and there - before we came across your store while visiting Boston.  I didn't need to try on another one.  

Thank you again - the ring is a joy to wear!

Best,
Molly


Monday, January 20, 2014

Gold & Whiskey

A slight detour today from our scheduled engagement ring posts as we just had to share this Art Deco beauty with you. This is an incredibly set 3 carat whiskey Citrine ring whose facets both absorb & reflect light in equal measure - the depth of the color is really beyond compare. It has a perfectly low profile on the finger for such a large stone & the detailed work of the 14k white gold setting allows the stone to shine from every angle. This can't help but illuminate any hand it graces!







Thursday, January 16, 2014

January : Engagement Rings

In the depths of winter one of the highlights for us is the beginning of wedding season. This starts with a proposal of course, and if you're going to do that you need a ring..but not just any ring. We've got some truly gorgeous new (to us) engagement rings at both shops & are going to be sharing some of them here on the blog. Today's beauty dates to the 1930's and features an incredible sparkling 1 carat diamond in a transitional cut. There are some beautiful side diamonds as well for additional luminescence set perfectly into the white gold of the band. The big diamond sits nice & low on the finger so it's in no way garish, perfectly balancing it's antiquity with a modern feel - don't expect this one to stick around long.




Monday, January 6, 2014

Customer Profile : Maho


To kick off the new year we're featuring the first of a number of customer profiles on the blog. We're always interested in the lives of those who wear & enjoy our jewelry and what's meaningful & motivational to them. We've asked some of our good customers & thanks to all of them for taking part, we'll be publishing one per month. If you'd like to be involved please drop us an email.

Who are you & where do you live?

My name is Maho Ishiguro. I used to live in Northampton, but now live in southern Connecticut.


What are you up to these days?

I am a graduate student in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. So, I study music, culture and people's lives in my field, with focus on Javanese court music from Indonesia.  I spend most of my year reading, writing, presenting, practicing, performing and traveling to Indonesia. Also, planning our wedding in summer 2014, which I hope to wear some of Rebekah's pieces.  

What inspires you? 

Encountering amazing people and interactions with them.
  

How would you define your personal style?

Fashion-wise, I try to give lots of attention and respect to colors.
Life style-wise: pelan, tapi tentu which means "to proceed slowly, but with absolute certainty. "

Vintage or Contemporary?

Contemporary

How did you discover Rebekah’s jewelry?

Before going to Wesleyan, I was finishing my master's degree at Umass Amherst, and living in Northampton. I went into Thornes to find some christmas presents for my family and found Rebekah's jewelry in her store. Ever since, for most of special occasions that call for presents (such as xmas, anniversary, and birthdays), I asked my fiancee for a piece of jewelry from her. 

Do you have a favorite piece & why?

I love every single one of them. I wear at least a piece of Rebekah's everyday. Her jewelries have traveled to so many places with me-- Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, the UK etc. They all have special memories and occasions embedded to them as I received them from my fiancee. If I must choose one favorite--the blue topaz earrings, the one I am wearing in the picture. I have worn them at several performances and I always perform well when I wear them. I think they bring me luck and confidence (plus my fiancee won them at one of the drawings a few years ago at the Northampton store!) 

What keeps you looking good?

I try to study at least one dance tradition each year-- this year I started to learn Bharatanatyam which is a dance tradition from South India. Awareness of the engagement between my body, sensation of movements and music keeps me alive in the moment. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Closings 1.3

Happy New Year everyone. Due to this latest dumping of snow & blast of arctic cold we will be closed today in Cambridge. Our Northampton store is scheduled to open at 12 but if you're making a special trip please call 413.584.0905 to confirm we are in fact open. Regular hours resume tomorrow. Thank You!


Welcome to Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks is a small handmade jewelry company based in Massachusetts. Fulfilling a lifelong interest in adornment, Rebekah started the company out of her loft in Brooklyn in 1998. The jewelry has gone on to sell in over 250 boutiques across the US, Europe & Japan.

In 2004 we relocated from New York City to Massachusetts. In 2007 we opened our flagship retail store in Northampton, Mass. Featuring a complete collection of our jewelry alongside antique finds from the Edwardian, Deco & Georgian periods.

As of September 2012 we've opened our 2nd location at 17 Brattle Street in the heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge. This jewel-box of a shop features an ever-evolving collection of our own handmade jewelry and wedding rings accompanied by an expanded selection of antique pieces. Come visit us!

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