This or That – Volume 9

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Sapphire Things

It’s September…  in our house, that means school and of course, football.  With a player and a coach in the house, our lives are consumed by practice, mounds of sweaty laundry, endless food preparation and Friday night lights.  At work, September means sapphires – it’s the birthstone for this month.  I couldn’t resist kicking off the month in style. 

Juxtaposing an antique piece against a modern one often inspires conversation.  This unique pairing celebrates the halo style, a look that has been utilized for hundreds of years.  For the past few years, these delicate rings of diamonds have dominated and defined the engagement ring industry…  whether they been sculpted, hidden, dainty or bold, there’s no question that halos are here to stay.

These modern 18-karat yellow gold earrings are a staple in every jewelry wardrobe.  A luscious pair of cornflower blue sapphires form the center of each earring.  Held in place by four prongs, they have a combined weight of 2.16 carats.  The color is simply divine – the perfect sapphire shade. 

Completely surrounding each one are twelve round brilliant diamonds, twenty-four in total.  The complete weight of these sparklers is 1.20 carats!  The border of the earring follows the contour of the diamond forming a soft scalloped edge.  Offering classic appeal, these earrings are available in our showroom for just $2,950.00.

Complementing the modern vibe of the earrings is an Edwardian dream.  A crisp layer of platinum tops a rich 18-karat yellow gold base.  This hinged bangle features one round sapphire as the center stone.  Presenting a deep blue hue, this midnight beauty weighs approximately .85 carat.  Eight old cut diamonds surround the center in demure fashion – the magic of the moment happens in the bangle itself.  Sixty-seven diamonds fully wrap the wrist.  

It’s an eternity bangle.  How incredibly lovely and romantic!  In total, the seventy-five diamonds have a complete weight of 5.00 carats!  Made near the turn of the century, this stunner is the latest addition to our antique and estate department and our website.  Luxury at its finest, this bangle can be yours for $8,700.00.

If you can’t have both, which piece would you choose?  This pair of modern sapphire and diamond halo earrings or that antique eternity bangle?  This or that?

“You can go to a museum and look or come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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