March Staff Selections Are Here!

FACT: You will never hear a Peridot Girl complain about working day in and day out with cases full of designer jewelry. Thanks to our familiarity with the curated collection at Peridot, we've all taken a turn helping that father shop for his daughter's sweet sixteen or husband hunt for that one of a kind, memorable 10th anniversary present.  There's the ladies who need a pick me up or to commemorate a best friend's birthday, and we've sorted out them all in selecting that special gift.  But wouldn't you like to know what we're snapping up for ourselves?! Below is our jewelry tell all for the month of March, because hey... we're receiving new pieces each week and that shopping list just keeps on growing... Take a look at what we wear and what we wear it with!  #PeridotStyle melissas weekend wardrobe Gold "Initial" Necklace by Annie Fensterstock, Rock Crystal Bar Necklace by Rosanne Pugliese, Gold "Small Leaf" Earrings by Caroline Ellen, Silver "Bad Ass" Cuff by Annie Fensterstock arielles office ensemble Platinum and Diamond Leafside Ring by Cathy Waterman, Rose-cut Diamond Kite Earrings by Moritz Glik, White Gold Shimmer Necklace by Adel Chefridi kims vacation look Asymmetrical White Sapphire Necklace by Annie Fensterstock, Triple Hexagon Moonstone Bracelet by Brooke Gregson, Garnet, Sapphire & Opal Drop Earrings by Margery Hirschey

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

Get Personal with Peridot!

Personalize Eblast Header October copy October is all about telling your story through jewelry at Peridot.  In store, we have a unique selection of pieces from our most celebrated designers that are perfect for customization and engraving.  Beautiful initial and monogram necklaces commemorate a special occasion, while cuffs and rings with a personal touch perfectly express your individual style.  There are even star studded diamond zodiac charms for a less literal take on this classic concept.  Whatever direction or price point you'd like to explore, whether you're feeling traditional or trendy, one of our specialists can help your accessories introduce you to the world.  What does your jewelry say about you?  The possibilities are endless, and all items are fully customizable according to your taste and personality. Featuring the designs of Annie Fensterstock, Caroline Ellen, Shy by Sydney Evan and Sydney Evan Fine Jewelry, and Workhorse below.  Call the store direct at 914.833.7333 or email larchmont@peridotfinejewelry.com for details. Annie Fensterstock 18k Engraved PendantAnnie Fensterstock SS Engraved Pendant Sydney Evan Pave Zodiac NecklaceCaroline Ellen 18k Greek Phrase CuffCaroline Ellen 20k 2 diamond engraved ringSydney Evan pave name necklace- custom Sydney Evan Pave Initial Necklacesydney-evan-yellow-gold-large-pure-m-initial-necklace-as1038-y Workhorse SS PendantShy by Sydney Evan Initial Necklace with DiamondWorkhorse SS Bar Necklace

Peridot Style: Putting It All Together for Fall

If your BFF isn't the jewelry editor for your favorite fashion 'zine, giving you the heads up on new designers and seasonal product as it rolls through the halls of Hearst on the daily, then Team Peridot is here  to "daylight" as your most fashionable friend.  And every girl needs a gal pal like that. [caption id="attachment_740" align="alignnone" width="1024"]YA Trends #StackIsTheNewBlack Margery Hirschey Yasuko Azuma[/caption] Above: Margery Hirschey Rectangular Zircon Organic Bezel NecklaceYasuko Azuma Black Diamond Hammered Bezel Pear Shaped Ring, and Yasuko Azuma Light Orange Natural Diamond Ring  We have done the diligence to read every editorial, every blog post, and every market forecast, in order to curate an uncommon collection of jewelry that's on trend for Fall.  This is the antithesis of the editorial "magazine" approach to "trend" jewelry.  We are on the hunt for pieces that are fashionably relevant now and forever. Sometimes translating current trends means layering in a new piece to the necklaces you already wear everyday, and sometimes it's about adding natural diamonds to stack in with your traditional bridal set.  And yes, sometimes it's even a whole new statement earring or long, faceted strand of fine stone. [caption id="attachment_738" align="alignnone" width="1024"]CE Trends #TheFineArtOfLayering Caroline Ellen[/caption] Above: Caroline Ellen Rose-cut Faceted Pear Shaped Black Diamond Necklace and Faceted Rondelle Labradorite Necklace Keeping up with ever changing trends should never eclipse the importance of incorporating timeless fine jewelry into your very own, signature look.  For our client's, that can mean distinctive items that present just as beautifully over your white t-shirt and Lululemon's when you're picking up kid #three at school, as they do paired with feminine prints and exaggerated accessories for a lunch about town. The right shade of nail lacquer (pictured earlier: Essie's "Picked Perfect") is as much a staple this September as leather fringe, cozy wrap sweaters, and vintage designer chain link purses.  We're also seeing a huge pick up in pearls, whether on handmade gold ear wires or more casual cord necks. [caption id="attachment_739" align="alignnone" width="1024"]RP Trends #PickYourPearls Rosanne Pugliese[/caption] Above: Rosanne Pugliese Pink South Sea Pearl Drop Earrings, Fresh Water Pearl Drop Earrings, and Silver Baroque Pearl Pendant At Peridot, the handcrafted jewelry we select for our clients never goes out of style.  After all, capes come and go, but a [natural] diamond is forever.  #PeridotStyle

Designer Introduction: Caroline Ellen

The first installment in our designer introduction series is Caroline Ellen, who has been with us since the beginning of Peridot! Working with her own golden alloys and hand making every piece with ancient gold-smithing techniques, it's easy to see why Dawn first gravitated towards her collection. Get to know Caroline Ellen, and see why we gravitate to her still!  Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming Studio Visit feature and behind the scenes designer visit. Introducing Caroline Ellen

Peridot Turns 13!

This Saturday we celebrated our 13th anniversary! It's a bit crazy to think how long we've been in Larchmont, and just how far we've come. Thank you to all our amazing clients, family & friends, and of course a huge thank you to our wonderful designers- we couldn't have done it without you all!  

Below: Owner of Peridot Dawn Hendricks, Designer Caroline Ellen, and the Peridot Staff

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Featured Designer: Caroline Ellen

Happy Monday everyone! This week, we're introducing you to Manhattan based designer, Caroline Ellen. While Caroline has a beautiful fashion collection and excels at custom work, today we want to give you a peek at her timeless bridal pieces. Below is one of our favorites, the champagne diamond "Laurel" ring. This piece has a romantic and classic appeal. Featuring a traditional rose-cut diamond, and a refreshing motif, this ring is a perfect mix between new and old. Could you really say no to this ring?? The details: - 20 Karat Yellow Gold - 0.41ct rose-cut diamond - Size 6 IMG_7302

Gold like Satin and Stones like Stars: Q&A with Jewelry Designer Caroline Ellen.

Designer Caroline Ellen's jewelry is at once modern, luxurious and timelessly classic. For the New York City native, designing jewelry is an art form akin to sculpture: hands-on and intense. "My father was a violinist and my mother had a passion for dance. From them I learned early on that the process of creating is as important as the creation itself." Working out of her NYC studio, Caroline formulates her own alloys to create special colors of gold and handcrafts each piece of jewelry. Whether sketching or working at her bench, she is always imagining who will wear each piece. Caroline's work is always identifiable by its unique, hand-finished patina and classically inspired shapes. Caroline's design philosophy is to find beauty in simplicity--each piece is handmade and hand finished, usually in 20 or 22 karat gold--Caroline is particularly drawn to unusually bright stones, such as fancy sapphires and light-colored emeralds, and to the rich color of high-karat gold, and each hand finished piece has Caroline's unique satin finish. Her pieces are stunningly gorgeous and eye-catching, and in honor of Mother's Day, we decided to interview Caroline--we believe that a piece by her would be truly perfect for a gift for mom!
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-What is your favorite piece of jewelry?   I wear my flower pendant on a 22K gold chain every day.   [caption id="attachment_367" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Signature Gold and Diamond "Flower" Pendant Signature Gold and Diamond "Flower" Pendant[/caption] -What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate! -What was the first piece you ever designed? The 22K gold chain that I wear every day.  When I finished jewelry school, the first thing I wanted to make was a classic and simple chain.  I made about ten samples with links in different sizes and thicknesses before I settled on the proportions of this one. [caption id="attachment_368" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]22 KARAT YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS WITH DORIAN-CUT QUARTZ Dorian-Cut Quartz Earrings[/caption] -Five random items on your desk: Pigma Micron pens in .005, Rhodia notebooks, a filofax (yes, I still use paper), and my super duper architect's drafting lamp.  What more do you need?  Paper, pens, lighting.   -Artists you’re currently listening to: Stevie Wonder and Ravel.   [caption id="attachment_365" align="aligncenter" width="600"]20 Karat Double Pave Diamond "Lentil" Earrings 20 Karat Double Pave Diamond "Lentil" Earrings[/caption] The Caroline Ellen Mother's Day  Trunk Show will take place at our Greenwich and Larchmont locations this coming weekend. Come join us as we toast champagne to some exciting news...the July opening of our new Peridot boutique on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont! Greenwich Friday,  May 9 10AM – 5:30PM 112 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 06830 203.629.3900   Larchmont Saturday, May 10 10AM – 5:30PM 134 Larchmont Ave Larchmont, NY 10538 914.833.7333

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

I know everyone's been saying it, but it's kind of wild how fast the holidays have crept up this year. It feels like just yesterday that we were setting up our turquoise and blue "stories" and cases over here at Peridot, bracing ourselves for the summer heat, and picking out the perfect delicate pieces to go with our sundresses. But now we're bundled, and so happy to have some lovely sparkle to add to our snowy and cold days over here in the North-East! And believe me--we have TONS of sparkle this year. And now, we present to you our Peridot Holiday Gift Guide 2013--with a couple of local and miscellaneous gift ideas for perfectly well-rounded gift-giving, at ANY price point.   Moritz Glik Diamond "Shaker" Necklace. Those are all loose tiny diamonds encased in white sapphire on a gold and oxidized sterling silver chain with diamond detail. This necklace is BEYOND fabulous--elegant, dressy, and guarantee to make anyone who wears it feel like a queen. [caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Moritz Glik Yellow Gold and Blackened Silver Loose White Diamond Shake Pendant Moritz Glik Yellow Gold and Blackened Silver Loose White Diamond Shake Pendant, $10,290[/caption]   Caroline Ellen 20 Karat Yellow Gold Double Lentil Disk Earrings with Pave Diamonds [caption id="attachment_235" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Caroline Ellen Diamond Lentil Disk Earrings Caroline Ellen Diamond Lentil Disk Earrings, $17,710[/caption] Cozy Cashmere Sweater from Vince--for those days when you just want to be wrapped up in something blanket-like. [caption id="attachment_248" align="aligncenter" width="386"] Colorblock Luxe Cashmere Sweater by Vince, $325[/caption] Mizuki White Gold Star Diamond Earrings  [caption id="attachment_234" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Mizuki Diamond Star Earrings Mizuki Diamond Star Earrings, $1,280[/caption] 24-Carat Gold Facial at Equinox--for the woman who loves jewelry and sparkles from the inside out! Contains gold powder and silk extract which moisturizes, hydrates, reduces the appearance of fine lines and brightens the skin—for maximum smoothness, hydration and radiance. [caption id="attachment_252" align="aligncenter" width="980"]The Equinox in Greenwich and Larchmont offer 24 Karat Gold Facials. The Equinox in Greenwich and Larchmont offer 24 Karat Gold Facials.[/caption] Sydney Evan White Gold Small "Love" Necklace with Pave Diamonds [caption id="attachment_236" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Sydney Evan White Gold "Love" Necklace Sydney Evan White Gold "Love" Necklace, $840[/caption] Rag and Bone leather boots--the essential winter staple. [caption id="attachment_247" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Rag + Bone Classic Newbury Leather Boots in Deep Brown. Rag + Bone Classic Newbury Leather Boots in Deep Brown, $495[/caption] Adina Reyter Sterling Silver Necklace with Tiny Pave Diamond "Right Angle" Charm [caption id="attachment_244" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Adina Reyter Right Angle Diamond Necklace Adina Reyter Right Angle Diamond Necklace, $195[/caption] Jambox--design your own color combination, and hear your music wherever you go--no plugs needed! Just rest your iPhone on top. [caption id="attachment_245" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Jambox Speakers Jambox Speakers, $299[/caption] Annie Fensterstock Oxidized Sterling Silver Hammered Cuff with 22 Karat Yellow Gold Bezel Set Opal with Bezel Set Diamonds. [caption id="attachment_237" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Annie Fensterstock Opal Cuff Annie Fensterstock Opal Cuff, $4,930[/caption] Anne Sportun Hematite and 18 Karat Gold Beaded Wrap Bracelet [caption id="attachment_238" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Anne Sportun Hematite and Gold Wrap Bracelet Anne Sportun Hematite and Gold Wrap Bracelet, $375[/caption] iPad Mini--perfect size and unbelievably lightweight: for the lady on the go! [caption id="attachment_246" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Apple iPad Mini Apple iPad Mini, $299[/caption] Brooke Gregson 18 Karat Rose Gold Bar "Orbit" Necklace with Bezel-Set Boulder Opal and Four Bezel-Set Faceted Pink Sapphires. [caption id="attachment_239" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Brooke Gregson Opal and Rose Gold "Orbit" Necklace Brooke Gregson Opal and Rose Gold "Orbit" Necklace, $7,250[/caption] Brave Collection Sterling Silver Bracelet on Sugar Mix Metallic and Cotton Cord. [caption id="attachment_240" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Brave Collection Sugar Mix Bracelet Brave Collection Sugar Mix Bracelet, $85[/caption] Clare Vivier Classic Foldover Clutch--dress it up, dress it down, always look chic. [caption id="attachment_232" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Black Leather Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch Black Leather Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch, $210[/caption] Caroline Ellen 20 Karat Yellow Gold "Airy" Oval Link Necklace With Faceted Emerald Beads. [caption id="attachment_241" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Caroline Ellen Emerald Necklace Caroline Ellen Emerald Necklace, $7200[/caption] Jamie Joseph Asymmetrical Green Tourmaline Ring [caption id="attachment_242" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Jamie Joseph Asymmetrical Green Tourmaline Ring Jamie Joseph Asymmetrical Green Tourmaline Ring, $1,300[/caption] A date at Barcelona Wine Bar in Greenwich--Champagne and Tapas! Perfect for an after-work treat, or to get a little break from all that holiday cooking! [caption id="attachment_233" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Tapas at Barcelona Wine Bar in Greenwich, Connecticut Tapas at Barcelona Wine Bar in Greenwich, Connecticut[/caption] SHY by Sydney Evan Sterling Silver "Love" Ring with Bezel Set Diamond [caption id="attachment_243" align="aligncenter" width="600"]SHY by Sydney Evan Silver Love Ring SHY by Sydney Evan Silver Love Ring, $125[/caption] Gorgeous handpicked and personalized Holiday flower arrangement from Greenwich Orchids [caption id="attachment_249" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Custom Winter Bouquet by Greenwich Orchids Custom Winter Bouquet by Greenwich Orchids[/caption]   Happy Holidays!

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