An Exclusive Look at the Beautiful Additions to the 1909 Collection of Fine Jewelry from Erica Weiner
Eeek, I have such an exciting post for you this morning – so exciting in fact that this post is more than a little unexpected and unplanned (you’ll have to wait until later for the post I actually had planned for today, but believe me it is one inspiration shoot that is worth the wait!) Anyway, back to this morning’s surprise post! When I spotted this Erica Weiner ring on Instagram yesterday…..
….there was some SERIOUS swooning, loving and regraming going on. Then, when a short while later an email popped into my inbox from the lovely people at Erica Weiner asking if I would like to have, and share with you, an exclusive glimpse of the beautiful new additions to their 1909 collection BEFORE the launch, well there may just have been some actual squealing with delight! So, without further ado…..
Erica Weiner makes the most fabulous jewelry (all at the most affordable prices) and her 1909 Collection of vintage-inspired, fine jewelry is simply my idea of heaven. Launched a couple of years ago and inspired by the extra-special antique treasures that Erica and her partner Lindsay have found while traveling the world, it is a collection of beautiful bridal and specialty pieces – rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces; with more than a hint of the elegance of bygone eras, but with an edge that even the most modern of women can appreciate. These, the newest additions to the collection, showcase ethereal antique gems such as opal and moonstone, plus stunning Old European Cut diamonds (which were mined at least 90 years ago) Erica says of the new pieces “previous collections have had more of a Victorian flavor, but this one is more Deco.”
Oh isn’t the Deco Bow Ring a showstopper? And made all the more beautiful by its authentic (and no doubt painstakingly sourced) turn-of-the-century diamond. You see, old European cut diamonds weren’t as standardized as diamonds are today, so there are some beautiful variables in the stones that you will never see in a modern cut. Better than that though, is that you can also feel safe in the knowledge that by purchasing a ring with an antique diamond, it will be conflict free! Old European cut diamonds can also be seen in the Turquoise & Diamond Half Eternity Band and the Onyx & Diamond ring.
The almost-forgotten Victorian “language of gems” is brought back to life with their clever acrostic ring , set with multi-colored stones that spell “ADORE” – amethyst, diamond, opal, ruby, emerald! Isn’t it such a lovely idea? Those Victorians sure were clever!
These 16 new styles will be available online at Ericaweiner.com and at their two brick-and-mortar locations, at 173 Elizabeth Street (in Manhattan) and 360 Atlantic Ave (in Brooklyn), from today May 15th, 2014.
Now tell me, which one will be topping your gift list this year?? I have my eye on a black diamond necklace!