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

Bridal Designer of the Week: Anne Sportun!

This Anne Sportun ring is one of my all time favorite rings. The grayish/brown diamond brings a little bit of rustic appeal and edge to the classiness of the pave diamonds and white gold, making this ring truly one of a kind and OH so chic! Details: Metal: 14 Karat White Gold Cut: Pear Shape, Rose-Cut Setting: Prong Color: Cognac Pave: 0.22 tcw Center Diamond: 1.37 ct Size: 6.5 Price: $4,660   IMG_4640

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

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    

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!

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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!

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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.*  

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]