It’s Election Day tomorrow in the US, and I don’t know about you, but I’m finding this particular presidential election VERY stressful. Therefore, today’s post is intended to be as relaxing as possible for all of us: I hope you find Erstwhile Jewelry Co.’s treasures as soothing as I do.
I’ve been a fan of Erstwhile Jewelry Co. for ages, and I know you feel the same way, because my posts featuring their rings are constantly on my most viewed list.
I finally had the opportunity to visit Erstwhile Jewelry Co. in person, and oh my goodness, my dears, it was everything I’d dreamed it would be. Their sunny Diamond District office is a treasure trove of rings: each more perfect and interesting than the last.
It was Erstwhile Jewelry Co.’s Art Deco pieces that drew me to them online in the first place, and I definitely went to town on the Art Deco tray.
These are all so special in their own ways – even this one picture (which is a small part of their selection) is like a visual lesson on the glorious variety to be found in antique diamond rings.
Now, going further back in time: this early Victorian engagement ring in yellow gold with its crisp enamel details takes my breath away.
It’s utterly perfect, too; soulful and romantic.
Turquoise and opals with diamonds.
Looking at these colors makes me feel like I just took a clean, deep breath. Beauties, beauties, beauties.
Rubies and diamonds!!
I jumped right on these when the rings came out. Trays upon trays of antique rings…it was the glorious navette-shaped ring with the long, skinny marquise in the center that I was drawn to first, and then I decided to make a little ruby and diamond gang so it wouldn’t be lonely.