Winter Brides

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The 1920's Antique Bride

Muted notes of Louis Armstrong can be heard trumpeting your slow walk down the aisle, father's arm linked with yours at the elbows.  There are tuxes with shiny lapels for rows upon rows, and bubbling champagne fountains with tiers that flow.  An Antique bride favors the understated opulence that vintage engagement rings can provide, combined with the strength of platinum and diamonds cut in the famous styles of yesteryear- most notably Asschers, Old Miners and Old Europeans.  Their color may be a touch warm, but isn't that just grand on a frosty winter's wedding night?

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The Blushing Bride

For the doe-eyed sweetheart amongst us who favors rose gold hues to match her icicle kissed cheeks, this winter's Blushing Bride favors petite diamond pave halo's with modest bands.  For a classic look, try Mark Patterson's round brilliant setting intended for sparkling white center stones.  For a more alternative version, Anne Sportun's champagne pear shape is just one partridge short of perfection.  Those who love naturally inspired motifs will swoon for a stack with Cathy Waterman's platinum side leaf band, instantly transforming your diamond ring into a bud ready to bloom in time for Spring.

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The Modern Vintage Bride How to know if you're a Modern Vintage Bride by answering a few simple questions:
  1. Do your table arrangements feature mercury glass hurricanes and pillar candles surrounded by magnolia leaves and white freesias?
  2. Did you letter-press your invitations with hand drawn calligraphy and metallic ink?
  3. Does your wedding dress have pockets?
  4. If your wedding dress does not have pockets, are your shoes are blue?
Anne Sportun reimagines the vintage bride with thoughtful modern flair as observed in brushed bands, milgrained bezels and plenty of pave.  Mixed metals play up a graduated diamond halo, a mock emerald shaped setting nods to the art deco movement with subtle, delineated grace. S_EX-R696GD21-0S_EX-R693GD11-0S_EX-R618GD13-0
The Golden Bride But soft, what light... 20 karat gold casts upon a sun-missed skintone.  Yellow gold's glow stands out amidst the frozen temperatures of the season.  Like a crackling fire fogging up the window panes, these resplendent settings warm up champagne diamonds, and even the misty shimmering grays.  Rose cut stones and hammered metal speak to ancient gold-smithing techniques perfected by Caroline Ellen and Cathy Waterman.  These styles prove that yellow gold engagement is not an outdated remnant of forgotten decades past, but an artisanal alternative to the tradtional platinum and white settings we've come to expect so much. S_CE-R623-CD-20S_CW-R-1760 (1)S_001-130-01063
The Simplistic Bride, The Princess Bride and The Avant Guarde Bride Behold, if the moon was splintered into a thousand sparkling shards and gravity contained it within a single, round stone.  A'int no shame in a traditional, brilliant cut diamond ring.  No fuss for a basic bezel.  Classic femme's opt for a pave diamond halo and side stones.  The new guard is geometric and futuristic with a milgrain throwback to eras gone by. Which #PeridotBride are you? S_MP-R925P-32180S_MP-R813PD1-32179S_EX ring 7 8 9

Designer Introduction: Anne Sportun

Rarely an artist comes along with a point of view that's at once strikingly modern yet effortlessly organic, but Anne Sportun's collection is just this: a beautiful marriage of clean lines and natural inspiration.  Her talent to blend brushed metals with cognac and champagne diamonds, or handmade gold chain with faceted earthern gems, are just some of the many reasons we fell for her unique engagement rings and fine jewelry.  We adore Anne for her famous beaded stone wrap bracelets and her alternative bridal collection, but between us, she's a killer chef in her sustainable, lake house kitchen and we're suckers for a gourmet and green taste test! Anne's business partner and bridal aficionado will be joining us end of month (Sept. 24th-26th) for a very special, three day, Alternative Bridal event.  We're also enrolling client's in a $500.00 raffle, and all the details can be found in an earlier post here: RESET | RESTORE | REDESIGN with Anne Sportun Introducing Anne Sportun

RESET | RESTORE | REDESIGN Ring Event with Anne Sportun

AS blog Peridot is thrilled to announce a very special event upcoming this September 24th - 26th with fine jewelry and alternative bridal designer Anne Sportun.  We're calling all women with diamonds, family stones and retired pieces to a very special ring resetting, restoration and redesign experience.  A beautiful and highly curated selection of gold and platinum ring settings awaits the most sentimental pieces on your hand and in your jewelry box. We cannot wait to bring them back to life! anne sportun pears When you book an appointment with our Anne Sportun bridal specialist to remount your engagement ring diamond (or bring old jewels back to life), we’ll enter you in a raffle to win $500.00 towards the price of your new Anne Sportun jewelry purchase.   Our sessions are limited and going fast, ensuring that the raffle pool is kept intimate (read: everyone has a legitimate chance of taking home their modern heirloom with a fabulous prize discount). anne sportun remount Brides-to-be will enjoy shopping Anne Sportun’s debut alternative bridal “Vintage Collection” of fully set engagement rings at affordable price points.  Already married?  These styles make a great statement on the right hand and are a lovely way to commemorate an anniversary or birthday.  They are also available with sapphire center stones, a nod to their art deco design influence. footer Good luck to all our clients!  Please email larchmont@peridotfinejewelry.com to make an appointment or inquire about the event. Appointment times will be held: Thursday, September 24th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm Friday, September 25th from 10:00am - 5:30pm Saturday, September 26th from 10:00am - 5:30pm