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

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

Cold Weather Earrings

With this freezing cold weather and winter upon us, it’s incredibly easy to lose sight of your own personal style beneath the countless layers, jackets, gloves, and scarves piled on to keep you warm. If you’re finding that your jewelry is getting lost beneath the wooly folds of your scarf or the leather of your driving gloves—no need to fear! We have discovered the perfect solution—a dramatic pair of cold weather earrings to not only dazzle just beneath your cashmere hat, but also brighten up any dark, grey, dreary winter day. Even against the white snow, these beauties will shine and pop some color right back into your life. [caption id="attachment_269" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Anne Sportun Ruby Earrings Anne Sportun Yellow Gold with Stardust Textured Diamond Halo Pear-Shaped Rubies Suspended from stardust pebble with diamonds, $7065
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Moritz Glik Pink Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Double Kite Earrings with Champagne Diamonds, $5900[/caption] [caption id="attachment_266" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Earrings Funky and fabulous gold vermeil orbit earrings with faceted labradorite—part of the Miss Havisham Collection, $250
Todd Reed Diamond Earrings
Todd Reed Yellow Gold Drop Earrings with Raw Diamond Cubes and Fancy-Colored Rose Cut Diamonds, 3300[/caption]
 
  Don’t let the subzero temperatures ice-out your personality—use shocking color on a chunky scarf or fabulous heeled booties to keep things lively and bright! [caption id="attachment_267" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Harrow Biker Boots Rag and Bone Merlot Leather “Harrow” Biker Boots, $495[/caption] [caption id="attachment_270" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Cashmere Scarf Barneys New York Sage English Rib Cashmere Cowl Scarf, $375[/caption] Stay warm and fabulous!

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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Designer Spotlight: Brooke Gregson

Guys--we are SO excited about our newest, beyond fabulous designer: straight from London (drum roll please)...BROOKE GREGSON!

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Born and bred in Los Angeles and currently working out of her Notting Hill studio, Brooke Gregson has been making organic and refreshingly modern jewelry since 2004. Her fascination with Astronomy is reflected in her precious, luminescent gemstones surrounded by pave diamond halos. Her recently introduced “Silk Woven” bracelets and necklaces—fine metal chain enveloped in hand woven silk combined with beautiful semi-precious stones and diamonds—can be worn together or on their own, and are as unique as they are striking. Z_SilkWDiaLabradorite-Bracelet Brooke’s jewelry is fresh and an absolute delight to wear—true statement pieces that you will never want to take off. [caption id="attachment_72" align="aligncenter" width="300"]1240647_10151697783408063_279010134_n From left to right: boulder opal, labradorite, aquamarine slice, emerald, blue tourmaline with pave diamond halo, 14 karat rose gold pave diamond bar, labradorite with pave diamond halo.[/caption] Believe it or not, Brooke is carried very exclusively--in fact, the only website allowed to sell her pieces is Net-A-Porter, and we are currently the ONLY STORE in the tri-state area to carry her stuff--so you know what that means--you have to visit us. Not only that, you really want to see all her pieces together to really get the full effect. Her gorgeous pieces have been pictured on the likes of my new best friends Jennifer Lawrence and Helena Christensen, among others, and have graced the glossy pages of Vogue and Elle Magazine.

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 Shop the Brooke Gregson Collection here--call or visit us if you'd like to purchase!

Fall Trends!

[caption id="attachment_18" align="aligncenter" width="300"]73c5261731c82107f081f59f029447c8 fall in new york city.[/caption]   Is there anything people love talking about more than how much they LOVE fall?! It truly is magical though: the way the sun hits the slowly browning leaves at around 4pm, piping hot pumpkin spice lattes (cliche, we know), mahogany leather and cashmere, boots, and deep-jewel tones for your wardrobe and of course--your jewelry. Thankfully, rich yellow gold is PERFECT for the burnt-sienna theme of fall, and it seems as though the maple colored leaves are influencing our designers for fall 2013... First off--and we've been gushing about this a lot--we are absolutely obsessed with cognac diamonds. Of course, a white diamond will never go out of style--after all, a diamond IS forever--but why not check out a gorgeous, deep, chocolate-colored alternative? Cognacs are warm, inviting, and give off an eye catching hue that is hard to not love. Anne Sportun, a favorite of ours, is a fan of cognacs, as is the lovely Caroline Ellen. [caption id="attachment_17" align="aligncenter" width="300"]565034_10151681304933063_865479014_n anne sportun cognac diamonds.
[/caption]   Riffing off of the champagne, chocolatey diamonds, we are also loving our new Jamie Joseph smokey quartz and brown sapphire necklaces--the dark illustrous tones are flattering on absolutely anyone not to mention incredibly eye catching. Jamie Joseph is a pro at finding colorways for every season--her stones are unlike ANY we've seen before. They're all one-of-a-kind, and Jamie quite literally crafts her designs around each stone--continuing with our smoky brown/cognac theme, we're loving this faceted Carnelian ring, as well as this--and we're not making this name up--rose-cut Blood Tiger's Eye oval cocktail ring. Don't you wish you had 100 fingers to wear every single one of Jamie's designs!? [caption id="attachment_22" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Z_JJ-RL2OH jamie joseph faceted carnelian ring[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Z_JJ-RL100OR jamie joseph blood tiger's eye rose-cut ring[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_16" align="aligncenter" width="300"]photo from right to left: caroline ellen 20 karat star-set cognac diamond earrings, jamie joseph smoky quartz necklace, jamie joseph bi-color quartz ring, jamie joseph chocolate moonstone ring, caroline ellen cognac diamond studs.[/caption]