Golden Joinery from Jamie Joseph

Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph has done it again!  Recently launching The Golden Joinery Collection, Jamie's luxury selection highlights gemstones fused together with 22K gold much like the traditional Japanese art of mending pottery - Kintsugi. Known for her carefully selected gemstones, each piece of rough is also hand-cut and re-polished in the Jamie Joseph Studio. In this hand-cutting & polishing process, gemstones do occasionally fracture leaving behind unusually shaped remnants of spectacular color and quality. The art of Kintsugi allows the designer to up- cycle and rethink the casualties of design. It offers something new and innovative in the fine jewelry space all the while creating a new sustainable approach to material sourcing. Marrying the gemstones in this innovative technique further adds to the artisanal signature for which Jamie Joseph is renowned. Open-back settings showcase a thoughtful 360-degree composition with golden-joined fissures visible on the inside and outside resulting in a collection complete with precious imperfection. Jamie Joseph at Peridot Golden Joinery Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Ring 2Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 1 Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 6Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 2 Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 5Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 4 Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Earring 1Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Ring 1 Jamie Joseph Golden Joinery Peridot Necklace 3 kintsugi  

The New Pearl

  If you haven't gotten the memo, pearls are oh so back! Not that they necessarily ever went out of style, but this time around designers are creating innovative new pieces that stray away from the traditional freshwater pearl necklace. Here's a glimpse of the trend.... long tahitian necklace by Lena Skadegard, and tahitian pearl pendant necklace, mother of pearl earrings and pink pearl ring all by Jamie Joseph. Head to our site to find more pearls by both designers, or as always give us a call at (914) 833- 7333 for further inquiries!   pearl pic

Jamie Joseph Rings: Gotta Catch 'em All

Jamie Joseph is crazy about stones. We don't know anyone--and by that we really mean anyone--who can decide which of Jamie Joseph's incredible rings she likes best. Iridescent blues, shimmery moonstones, sexy black druzys, chocolate moonstones, any hues that match eyes and outfits and moods. Jamie Joseph's stones are deliciously wearable, and you really won't be able to decide... but force yourself, you'll love how it feels to wear your happy mood on your fingers. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="534"]Jamie Joseph Trunk Show Case Trunk Show Case--Sapphire, Emeralds, Opals, Grey Moonstone, Aquamarine, Peruvian Opal, Carnelian Galore![/caption]
Her jewelry studio uses over 140 varieties of stone, and her husband, Jeremy Joseph, cuts them himself! For Jamie, each stone has its own mystical journey to that stunning piece of jewelry you’re rocking. Each stone is cut to include each unique inclusion or imperfection, and highlight its stunning one-of-a-kind beauty. Jamie Joseph pieces are all about finding the right form for each stone to create light and exemplify each stones organic framework. [caption id="attachment_82" align="aligncenter" width="612"]We're having a blue moment: blue tanzanite, sapphire, Australian Boulder Opal We're having a blue moment: blue tanzanite, sapphire, Australian Boulder Opal[/caption] Not only is Jamie using unbelievably unique, stunning stones (they’re more like pieces of treasure—or rock candy, as we like to call them at Peridot)—99% of the gold they use is recycled and all diamonds are conflict free. With a Jamie, you’re not only being the most stylish chick on the block, you’re also supporting a great, eco-friendly designer in the game, and wearing pieces that celebrities such as Naomi Watts and Cameron Diaz would drool over! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Rock Candy--Carnelian, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Emerald, Pink Tourmaline, Quartz Rock Candy--Carnelian, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Emerald, Pink Tourmaline, Quartz[/caption] Each stunning stone is its own little work of art—buy yours today!

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]