I’ve been a little obsessed lately. With women. Women carved in shell, stone and/or resin, to be exact. To say I’ve always had a love for vintage Cameos would be an understatement. The delicate features carved into gorgeous shells and other material seem so magical. I once had a very good friend several decades older that had an unbelievable Cameo collection. One day, as she felt she was nearing the end of her life, she offered me my pick. I chose an antique 14kt gold and diamond Cameo ring that I have, wear and treasure to this day. What’s not to love about Cameos. After all, they are rumored to posses mystical powers in the form of good health and wealth for those that wear them.
Gone are the days of blue-haired women in the 70+ age group, tottering around in their St. John or Channel suits with a vintage pin on the lapel. Well, they may not actually be gone, but they need to move over for the new kids on the block. Why? The brooch is back, baby!
You’re pretty sure that the one you love is about to get down on one knee. But is it going to be a Carrie Bradshaw moment with Aidan and “the ring”? (If you don’t remember or didn’t see that episode of Sex In The City – here it is on YouTube. Samantha saved the day (and ensured they actually got engaged) by helping Aidan find “the right ring”.)
It’s April (the 6th to be exact) and we’ve in fact had some lovely April showers here in the Carolinas already. But it’s not just a little rain that can bring out the May flowers. You know what else helps produce bouquets? Weddings. And most weddings start with a ring. A diamond ring, to be exact. And diamonds just happen to be the birthstone for those born in April. Bring on the diamonds.
What kind of wedding can you expect when attending that of a Russian oligarch multibillionaire’s son? An over the top wedding, that’s what. And not just any over the top wedding. A wedding with real life stars, fancy cars and more than one over the top wedding dress.
Once in a while, a diamond unlike any other rears its head and roars. Not a tiny lion cub roar. A head of the pride kind of roar.
Whew. Well, like anything great, this was worth waiting for! We’re finally up and running and adding new items to our shop every day. If you’re a lover of vintage and/or antique (yes, there’s a difference) jewelry and accessories, you’re in the right place.
You’ll find engagement rings, wedding rings, pendants, brooches (the brooch is back and TOTALLY hot right now), bracelets, earrings and much more. And new items are added almost daily.
Stop by the shop (there’s a big gold button on your right that will take you there). Share this site with your friends (sharing is caring) and by all means, let me know if you’re looking for something in particular. I’m out scouring the world for new pieces every day.
We’re getting closer to the official “opening day” for the blog and our Etsy storefront. These vintage emerald and diamond rings will be posted in the storefront by next week. Until then, if they’re making you green with envy and you just have to have one (or two or three) for your personal collection, message us and your wish will be our command. We love making folks’ vintage jewelry dreams come true.
We’re feverishly working on the website behind the scenes and will have the new and improved site up soon. Until then, go check out The Library (on this site) to learn more about Vintage, Estate and Antique Jewelry, how to collect it and see examples from the masters of the craft. I’ve hand-picked some of my personal favorite resources for you.
Katie Callahan and Co.