Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone enjoyed relaxing & restful time with their families & friends over the holidays. 2015 has been an amazing year for us! Full of so many changes, challenges and ultimately, growth. We hope it's been good for you. We're sincerely grateful & thankful to all of you, our incredible customers & clients who make doing what we do feel so worthwhile. Wishing you & yours a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year - here's to 2016!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rebekah's Hands

Yesterday Rebekah had asked me to look thru her phone for a picture of a ring she was sending to a client. In her myriad pictures of jewelry I was able to find it, but along the way was struck by all the pictures of her hands adorned with rings & jewelry she's made & bought for the shops. With her permission I collected some of these below to share. They're just casual shots of her hands from the last few months - often with rings stacked - but they showcase some incredible pieces and illuminate her scrupulous & passionate eye towards beauty.






 










Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Harvard Square Weekend Giveaway

This weekend come into our 17 Brattle Street location & enter to win a free pair of handmade earrings! The perfect gift for yourself or to give. No purchase neccesary, drawing will be done on Monday the 21st..good luck.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Web Orders & Delivery

Tis' the season - things are very busy in the studio. We're making jewelry & filling special orders like caffeinated elves! Our normal turnaround time for online orders is 7-14 days, with the Holidays upon us we're making exceptions. Web orders will be taken for delivery on the 24th up until Dec. 22nd. There could be some exceptions if we don't have stock so please email us first with inquiries if it's closer to the 25th. Thanks and...happy holidays!




Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Early Bird Catches The..Snake

It's December?! Hard to believe. Get a jump on your Holiday shopping this weekend with our annual early-bird special. In addition to a fresh stock of antique pieces we've also got new designs from the studio just in time to please that special someone who has it all - but not *snake post earrings pictured below which look incredible on*. Gift them early & she'll be the envy of any Holiday party..


Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday! 15% Off

While our pursuits are largely analog, Cyber Monday is not lost on us! In the world of big-box everything, we provide an alternative - something handmade, crafted with the highest quality materials & skill. This is not disposable product but beauty that's intended to last & be passed on. If you'd like to indulge for yourself or someone else - today's your day! 15% off at checkout with code CM15, online orders only.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

GRATITUDE

From all of us at Rebekah Brooks Jewelry we're wishing you & your families a happy & festive Thanksgiving Day! We're grateful for each other & you, and for all of the things we're fortunate enough to count as blessings. Thought we'd share an excerpt from an op-ed from Arthur Brooks in the NY Times that focuses on a lense of gratitutde & it's importance - good to be reminded of on this day of thanks. Excerpt below with link to the full essay here..


'Finally, be grateful for useless things. It is relatively easy to be thankful for the most important and obvious parts of life — a happy marriage, healthy kids or living in America. But truly happy people find ways to give thanks for the little, insignificant trifles. Ponder the impractical joy in Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poem “Pied Beauty”:

Glory be to God for dappled things —
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced — fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

Be honest: When was the last time you were grateful for the spots on a trout? More seriously, think of the small, useless things you experience — the smell of fall in the air, the fragment of a song that reminds you of when you were a kid. Give thanks.

This Thanksgiving, don’t express gratitude only when you feel it. Give thanks especially when you don’t feel it. Rebel against the emotional “authenticity” that holds you back from your bliss. As for me, I am taking my own advice and updating my gratitude list. It includes my family, faith, friends and work. But also the dappled complexion of my bread-packed bird. And it includes you, for reading this column.'


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday are just about upon us! We hope you'll come out to support your local brick & mortar and put those hard earned dollars back into your community. As an incentive we're offering free earrings with any purchase over $200. This goes for online sales too, just punch in the code LOCAL when you're checking out & we'll email you to ask your stone preference then include the earrings with your shipment. Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Antiques

This Victorian Swallow Necklace was quite special - so much so it sold within hours of putting it out on the floor in Cambridge! And all before we could get pictures on the blog so, sharing it now vicariously. 18k gold hand etched swallow with incredible detail, a sparkling table cut diamond eye & an antique diamond in it's mouth - just beautiful. Lots of contemporary jewelry emulates this style but.. this is the real deal.


Below some very lovely cut steel 'rose' post earrings. These have mixed metal & really look great on the ear. We've never seen any exactly like this before, someone is sure to love them..


Another very unique find below, a Spanish filigree flower necklace. This presents better in person but the picture gives you an idea - it's Silver filigree with Rose & Yellow gold gilt. Really cool piece, this one's residing in our Northampton store if you want to come in & try it on.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Boston Globe Fall Style

A couple pages from the 2015 Boston Globe Fall Style Guide. Our very own Quartz Bundle Necklace featured alongside a brief interview with Rebekah herself about Wedding jewelry & what makes our business unique!

 



Monday, October 19, 2015

Sounds from the Shop


A new Fall playlist for hours of listening enjoyment from us to you. 
Songs falling like leaves, in many colors. Lots to discover, hope you enjoy..

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Colombus Day Promotion

If you're out & about this holiday weekend watching the leaves start to fall from the trees, swing by one of the shops for a special Columbus Day promotion and get a free pair of earrings with any purchase over $200. Happy Fall!


Fall Colors

Some Fall color making it's way to the windows in Thornes Marketplace where our Northampton store is. The window designer did a great on this but one reason we wanted to show it off is our new busts in dark, red velvet that our talented assistant manager Nellie upholstered beautifully - and just in time for the change of season.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mike & Megan

These two great customers from Cambridge were generous enough to share some lovely pics from their recent nuptials. Not only do these pictures glow with love but they also show off the distinct & undeniable style of these two! The grooms ring is our wide milgrain band in 14k yellow gold and the bride's an Edwardian white gold filigree ring with beautiful old euro cut diamonds. After coveting our jewelers loupe in the store, they bought one of their own to bring to the wedding so guests could appreciate the details of the jewelry. The pins are from us & quite special as well - his a victorian sword brooch (*with functional sword) & hers a cupid pin that they swapped so they were each wearing it at different points of their wedding weekend. Wishing them both a lifetime of health & happiness!
 




    Photographs by David Gifford (*computer science professor at MIT no less!)


    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Welcome Back Students & Teachers

    Welcome back one & all! To help ease those transitions stop in & get something special for yourself.


    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Summer Shoot

    While it's undeniable that Summer is winding down - let's deny it. We were out enjoying the warm air a couple weeks back during a photo shoot at the Smith botanical gardens. An incredible spot & some lovely pictures as a result. These are primarily for an upcoming website update but thought we'd share some here..

















    Friday, August 14, 2015

    40% off & Tax Free Weekend!

    Stop in on Saturday for our one day 40% off sale & enjoy tax free savings on everything - all weekend long! * If you're thinking of getting engaged it's a great time to save alot on that perfect ring..



    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    Nature's Gems

    Rebekah made this necklace with her daughter outside the studio. Below are some specimens the kids found laid on the table. As the flowers dry their colors intensify - what could be more perfect?


    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Sidewalk Sale

    Here in Northampton this weekend we've got the annual city-wide sidewalk sale going on. If you're out and about stop by the shop and enter to win a free pair of 'everyday' earrings. Enjoy the beautiful weather!


    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Sounds of Summer

    Our latest playlist from the shops. A perfect soundtrack for your backyard bbq, a day at the beach or simply daydreaming about the latter while at work! Enjoy.




    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Sardinian Sunrise

    Hard to imagine a more romantic location (or a more perfect time of day) for an unforgettable proposal. In the coastal mountains of Costa Paradiso in Sardinia this beautiful couple became engaged. We were lucky enough to be part of the process in designing a custom ring for them & they were generous enough to share with all of us some magical pictures from a love filled trip. Congratulations to them both!








    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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