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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

Peridot Love Stories: Nerida and Andrew

In this week's edition of Peridot Love Stories, we spoke to the lovely Nerida and Andrew, an adorable couple from Sydney, Australia. They discovered their Anne Sportun wedding bands at Peridot this past summer, and will be married in March of 2015 in their hometown of Sydney! Andrew and Nerida-2 "This picture was taken just after we left the Peridot store in Larchmont and walked back to the train station - we were so happy with our choices and very excited!" Your name: Nerida His name: Andrew How did the two of you meet?: Through a mutual friend who introduced me to Andrew via email when I moved to NYC. I contacted Andrew and we met up at The Slaughtered Lamb in the West Village for a drink early one summer evening. We are actually from the same city in Australia (Sydney). We had traveled very far to meet each other! Where/how did he propose? Back at The Slaughtered Lamb. [caption id="attachment_314" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Bands 3-2 Bands by Anne Sportun Fine Jewelry[/caption] What do you love about your ring/band?: Its uniqueness - it was handmade especially for me by Anne Sportun and so, so, pretty with diamonds and gorgeous yellow gold. Andrew's band is equally as unique - handcrafted by Anne Sportun with hammered yellow gold. It reminds us of home - the Australian beach with sea urchins, rock-pools and waves. What’s one thing you love about him?: Andrew's sense of humor Use one word to describe what kind of bride you are: Excited! What made you choose Peridot?: From our first phone call with Dawn we had great advice, service and care in our important decision. This was, by far, the best experience we'd had in our wedding jewellery search in the NYC and greater New York area. A picture of your wedding. Hasn't happened yet! It's scheduled for 14 March 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Bands 2-2   Nerida and Andrew's rings are by Anne Sportun Fine Jewelry. Nerida's ring is an 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring with a Single Row of 12 Pave Set Diamonds.   *If you are in the midst of or about to begin your search for the perfect ring, please do not hesitate to contact me at chloe@peridotfinejewelry.com or give us a call at (914) 833-7333. We offer our expert consultation services, and in addition to our carefully curated collection of engagement rings, women’s bands and men’s bands, we are also here to take any custom designs and requests as well as remounting, redesign, and more! At Peridot, we like to think of ourselves as the gateway to the fluid line of communication between client and artist, and we are here to help you discover the ring you’ve always dreamed of.*    

Peridot Love Stories: Tracy and Thomas

Just last week, Peridot finally revealed what we have been working on diligently for the past year: our exclusive Bridal Collection. Dawn Hendricks, our owner, has searched for years now to complete this custom curated collection, with each and every ring chosen because of it's incredible handiwork, individuality, and utter beauty. We have selected a handful of designers to debut in our Bridal Collection, each representing a sector of the bridal market, and each exuding a specific look and feeling that a woman would fall head over heels for. [caption id="attachment_208" align="aligncenter" width="904"]Engagement ring bridal Anne Sportun Anne Sportun Ring[/caption] We are so, so delighted to introduce our lovely and talented Bridal designers, each with a distinct and unique point of view: Annie Fensterstock,  Anne SportunCaroline EllenMark PattersonTodd Reed, and the one-of-a-kind Peridot Vintage Collection. To officially kick off our launch, we have decided to start a mini-series on our Peridot Brides, entitled Peridot Love Stories. To start, we interviewed one of our recent beautiful brides and a very close friend of Peridot's: the beautiful Tracy Rodriguez Forbes! Tracy and her husband Thomas were married in August of 2012 with a gorgeous ceremony at Le Chateau in South Salem, New York. We sat down with Tracy and asked her all about her ring, the wedding, and her husband! [caption id="attachment_198" align="aligncenter" width="950"]Colorful professional wedding photo The beautiful bride and groom![/caption] How did the two of you meet?: We met at Boston University. We were both in the undergrad business school and were assigned on a team together our freshman year. Even though Thomas was extremely shy at the time (shocker if you meet him in recent years), we became fast friends. We didn’t start dating until two years later – it pays to be best friends first! Where and how did he propose? Thomas proposed to me on a trip to Southeast Asia which means that he had to go through airport security with the ring in hand, and a 10 hour flight, just praying that I wouldn’t find it. He broke a sweat when he saw it on the x-ray screen! Apparently my ring had been in the hands of almost every female family member I have in order for it to get to Thomas before our trip. I like to think they all blessed it before it got to me!

Black and White Wedding

What do you love about your ring?: What do I not love?! It’s unique. It’s artsy. It’s creative. It’s couture. It’s gold.  It has a different kind of diamond. Dawn will tell you that I was really lost with what I actually wanted in my ring in terms of extra traits, measurements, etc. I just gave her – artsy, different, gold, doesn’t have to be a diamond – and she came up with the most incredible ring for me. I had no idea what that would be until she showed me. It’s perfect. I love it. [caption id="attachment_203" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Engagement Ring and Bands by Anne Sportun Fine Jewelry.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_219" align="aligncenter" width="950"]White Topaz and Diamond Earrings by Ray Griffiths White Topaz and Diamond Earrings by Ray Griffiths[/caption] What’s one thing you love about him?: He is a big believer in paying it forward! …He’s also loving, funny, smart, kind, a great husband, etc. etc. etc. That’s a tough question to answer succinctly!

Wedding picture

Use one word to describe what kind of bride you are: Grateful. What made you choose Peridot?: I didn’t even consider anywhere else! I knew Dawn would find the perfect ring for me. I am complimented on my ring daily and it’s been 2 years since Thomas proposed! I am approached by everyone; they all fall in love with it. Funny situations include an intimate yoga workshop where another student stopped to ask me if that was my engagement ring and tell me how unique and amazing it was. Another time at our local market, the soup lady actually gasped and grabbed my hand, messy gloves and all to admire it! I get compliments from everyone I talk to. They are all so intrigued because it’s not your typical ring. I couldn’t love it more!   And we couldn't be happier! Tracy's stunning ring is by the lovely Anne Sportun. It is an 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring with a Horizontal Faceted Natural White Diamond Prong Set in a Pave Diamond Bezel. Tom and Tracy's bands are also by Anne Sportun. Tracy's dress is Pronovias, her make-up is by Sarah Giggar, and her hair is by Melissa Scrofani. Her earrings are by Ray Griffiths. All photography is by Rebecca and Mike Garone of  Garone Photography.   *If you are in the midst of or about to begin your search for the perfect ring, please do not hesitate to contact me at chloe@peridotfinejewelry.com or give us a call at (914) 833-7333. We offer our expert consultation services, and in addition to our carefully curated collection of engagement rings, women's bands and men's bands, we are also here to take any custom designs and requests as well as remounting, redesign, and more! At Peridot, we like to think of ourselves as the gateway to the fluid line of communication between client and artist, and we are here to help you discover the ring you've always dreamed of.*