Featured Designer: Annie Fensterstock

AF-HaloRing-P Ladies, looking for some bridal inspiration? Gents, in need of an engagement ring? Take a peak at our bridal pick of the week! Photographed above is our gorgeous oval rose-cut diamond ring by Annie Fensterstock. We love this ring because while it possesses an organic and rustic feel, the glamour is certainly there. The center diamond weighs 1.02 carats, while the diamond pave halo amounts to .16tcw. Ring is currently size 7, but can certainly be resized. Call us for more info! 914-833-7333   The Details: Metal- Hammered Platinum Band- Measures 2mm wide Diamond - Rose-cut, bezel setting, color G, clarity SI1, measures 6mm x 8mm Carat Weight- 1.02 center diamond and .16tcw for pave diamond halo Size- 7 Price- $10,940    

Designer Q&A Series: Anne Sportun!

We would love to give you all the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of Peridot, into the minds and lives of our unbelievably talented designers. Kicking off our designer Q&A series, we sat down with the lovely and oh-so-talented Anne Sportun. Based out of Toronto, Anne seeks to translate the subtle beauty of organic forms in nature into her work. Her pieces combine the precious with the everyday, resulting in effortlessly sophisticated work that every woman looks wonderful in. -What is your favorite piece of jewelry? From my one of a kind work, I have a large round champagne coloured diamond I adore.  It is set in a channel halo in white gold.  It makes my heart skip a beat each time I wear it.  My other piece of favorite jewellery from my production work is my large Stardust ring in white gold—I wear it on my right hand middle finger.   Anne Sportun champagne diamonds -What is your guilty pleasure? Cheese, I would choose it over chocolate. -What are you currently reading? The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. -Favorite movie? Face Off or The Italian Job…I like car chases! -What was the first piece you ever designed? The first metal pieces I ever made were in my Dad’s workshop in the basement of our home.  I would texture brass and tin, solder them together to make earrings.  I designed a pair and gave them to an artist in residence in my grade 13 art class—she was a sculptor and silversmith and influenced me hugely.  It was she who inspired me and showed me that I could do this as a career.  I was 17. [caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]The Design Process. The Design Process.[/caption] -Five random items on your desk: Japanese chewy candies guava flavor (I can’t get enough!), Neolithic quartz balls the size of a penny which I picked up in Tucson a couple of years ago, Stress Away Organic oil by Young Living, a 24hour clock print out to help me when booking flights, a post card image of a Mats Nordstrom photograph I am coveting. -Artists you’re currently listening to: I never tire of Jack Johnson -Any jewelry you never take off? My wedding ring and my hematite wrap bracelet -if you had another career, what would it be? An archeologist -Favorite vacation spot? Rome [caption id="attachment_329" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Cognac Diamonds by Anne Sportun Cognac Diamonds by Anne Sportun
Peridot Owner Dawn Hendricks' own Anne Sportun Stack!
Peridot Owner Dawn Hendricks' own Anne Sportun Stack![/caption]
  The Anne Sportun Trunk Show will take place at our Greenwich and Larchmont locations this coming week.   Greenwich Thursday, April 3rd 10AM - 5:30PM 112 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 06830 203.629.3900   Larchmont Friday & Saturday, April 4 - 5 10AM - 5:30PM 134 Larchmont Ave Larchmont, NY 10538 914.833.7333

Meet Goldsmith and Gem-Guru Annie Fensterstock

Annie Fensterstock is a master goldsmith with a distinct style that is difficult to discover elsewhere. Using a style reminiscent of ancient artisans, her particular technique dates back centuries, while her style remains incredibly current and modern. Annie uses delicious and rich candy colored gemstones that sit beautifully amongst her radiant yellow gold and dark and moody oxidized metals. Her work ranges from gorgeous eye-catching ornamented pendants, to simple hammered wedding bands and diamond encrusted engagement rings. Annie has been quoted to say that, through her work, she seeks “to re-imagine and reinterpret the past,” and fuse the ancient world with the vitality of the modern world--and we just love that that. Annie’s bold aesthetic is unlike anything else, her stones deliciously unusual, and her pieces unique and show-stopping. [caption id="attachment_165" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Oxidized and Hammered Sterling Silver Cuff with Diamond and Gold Detail and Boulder Opal Oxidized and Hammered Sterling Silver Cuff with Diamond and Gold Detail and Boulder Opal[/caption] This weekend, we will be hosting Annie in all her glory at her trunk show on Friday and Saturday in Greenwich and in Larchmont! For a truly unique look, come check out Annie’s collection—not only does she have lovely jewelry, but her bridal collection is breathtakingly beautiful—lovely diamond and stone work. We are OBSESSED with this “halo reprise” diamond engagement ring: [caption id="attachment_166" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Annie Fensterstock Halo Reprise Diamond Engagement Ring Annie Fensterstock Halo Reprise Diamond Engagement Ring[/caption]   Hope to see you at the Trunk!   Tomorrow, Friday, November 8th 112 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 06830 10 AM-5:30 PM   Saturday, November 9th 134 Larchmont Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538 10 AM-5:30 PM

Anne Sportun Trunk Show!

We are so, so excited for our Anne Sportun Trunk Show at our Larchmont, New York location this weekend! We have always believed in  a fluid line of creation and communication between what the client envisions and what the artist can craft, and are beginning to really dive into bespoke bridal pieces or the modernizing of heirloom pieces. [caption id="attachment_142" align="aligncenter" width="430"]White Gold "Louisa" Ring by Anne Sportun with Pave Diamond Shoulders White Gold "Louisa" Ring by Anne Sportun with Pave Diamond Shoulders[/caption] We have carried Anne Sportun’s collection for years, and are thrilled to present her lovely bridal collection as well as offer the exciting opportunity to reset and redesign your own ring. We offer the very unique and special opportunity to simply pick out the setting you want, and pop your diamond right into it! Easy as pie and an absolutely beautiful alternative to your current ring. Join us for 2 special days where Anne's business partner, Barb, will unveil Anne's complete Collection, featuring all-new designs andone-of-a-kind pieces! Barb will take any custom design requests--this is the perfect opportunity to redesign your ring or re-purpose any heirloom pieces you may have! [caption id="attachment_143" align="aligncenter" width="430"]Gorgeous one-of-a-kind Blue Sapphire and White Pave Diamond White Gold Ring by Anne Sportun Gorgeous one-of-a-kind Blue Sapphire and White Pave Diamond White Gold Ring by Anne Sportun[/caption] Not only will Barb have Anne's complete collection, but she will also present the coveted Bridal Collection--beautifully and intricately handcrafted pieces that truly symbolize everlasting love. [caption id="attachment_145" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Hematite and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Beaded Wrap Bracelet by Anne Sportun Hematite and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Beaded Wrap Bracelet by Anne Sportun[/caption] Can't wait to you see you there! Friday, November 1st  &  Saturday, November 2nd 10 AM to 5:30 PM 134 Larchmont Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538 t. 914.833.7333 [caption id="attachment_146" align="aligncenter" width="403"]Peridot owner Dawn Hendricks, Anne Sportun, and Barb Kelly Peridot owner Dawn Hendricks, Anne Sportun, and Barb Kelly[/caption]