Gem Gossip Visits A La Vieille Russie in NYC

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Window shopping in NYC is great, but you MUST check out the inside, don’t be afraid! Tell them you saw this blog post!

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Wow, first things I lay my eyes on after walking into the door–this incredible opal necklace.

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OMG! I knew I was going to see some amazing jewelry at ALVR–these two were my top picks!

Queen for a minute! This crown was really fun to wear, diamonds set in silver with a chicken feather

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Another exquisite piece with unknown origins, but we do know it is Edwardian and American!

Browsing and enjoying every minute of it!

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Quite the stack–all rings available from ALVR

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A look into one of their curio cabinets of jewels.

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Trademark Antiques Debuts New Website!

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With a mission to become everyone’s go-to jewelry destination, where buying antique and vintage jewelry online becomes the preferred way to shop, Trademark Antiques is one step closer to this goal with the launch of their new website! This website brings together every entity of their business, from their inventory listed on Etsy, to their exciting blog which captures their buying trips and insights into what they sell, to links where you can find all their social media platforms all in one place! Husband and wife team, Jessica and Jason, have been working hard since 2008 to bring to life antique jewelry from the bygone eras. They’ve built a growing fanbase and a group of loyal customers, so with the debut of their new website, the duo could not be more excited! Jessica says, “We want our website to give our customer an intimate insight into our products and to the creative efforts involved in sourcing and bringing each of our pieces to market. In short, we hope to make Trademark Antiques more like the corner jewelry store in your hometown where you know us and we know you.”

For most people who know Trademark Antiques, their antique conversion pieces are truly spectacular and the best out there right now. People are obsessed with their colorful enamel flower rings which sell out within minutes of posting. There are even people who specifically collect just those enamel flowers because of Trademark Antiques! As Jessica noted, “Without a doubt, our on-trend conversion jewelry is our most popular and best selling jewelry. We personally design our conversion jewelry line using reclaimed antique and vintage jewelry parts. These pieces are nearly always unique, one-of-a-kind creations…We were honored this month to have our line of conversion jewelry featured in the March issue of British Glamour Magazine — the #1 Women’s magazine in the U.K.” What an amazing accomplishment!

I love starting out a new year talking about goals and being positive, and it seems as though Trademark Antiques is on the same page! Lots of goals this year–like launching a newsletter, a jewelry look book, a YouTube channel with short videos, and forming partnerships with other vintage sellers are all in the works. The husband and wife team also hope to expand so that they are able to double the size of their inventory offering. More jewelry is always a good idea and we are just as excited! Jessica exclaims, “This year is all about expanding our business to meet growing demand for our offerings and exploring new media avenues and partnerships to bring our customers into our world. This summer, our website will begin to incorporate short, yet exciting, videos sharing jewelry advice as well as tips and brief travel clips from our jewelry adventures.”

If you’d like to read about how Trademark Antiques came to be, make sure you read my blog post from last year. I’ve picked some of my current favorites from their inventory; each can be clicked on for more info and pricing. And be sure to check out their new website and follow their social media channels below!

 

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A Prosperous October Birthstone: The Opal Gemstone

Precious gemstones can be quite intriguing in appearance, but none top the magnificence exhibited in opal. The stone boasts a splash of colors upon its surface, like a galaxy of stars or a burst of fireworks. If confetti could be packed tightly into a beautiful gemstone, opal would be the result. As the birthstone for October, ladies and gentlemen who wear opal are deemed quite fortunate. According to myth, the stone is believed to bring the wearer good luck, a healthy life and true love. However, if your birthday isn’t this month, it’s no reason to skip out on the gorgeous qualities that opal has to offer.

Opal gemstones have an effervescent combination of vibrant hues and luster, making them the ideal accessory for enlivening a cold-weather outfit. There are several types of opal stones in existence, named specifically for their shade. Black, boulder, white, crystal, fire and Ethiopian are some, to name a few. But, no matter what kind of opal stone you wear, it is sure to make this season a prosperous one. We’ve pulled five designer pieces from our jewelry inventory specials that will add stylish spark to any ensemble.

Ladies can be lavishly festive this Halloween with the mesmerizing creature depicted in the Fly By Night Batmoth 18K Yellow Gold Opal & Diamond Pendant Necklace by Stephen Webster for $7,800. The attention-grabber of this piece is the glimmering stone in the center, which is comprised of quartz placed upon opal to give it a unique, hazy appearance. The wings are cast in a lustrous 18K yellow gold setting, with paved diamonds to highlight the intricate details.

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Although Pope Francis has made his return to Rome following his recent tour in the U.S., the influence and inspiration derived from his visit can be expressed donning the 18K Yellow Gold Beaded Enhancer Cross Necklace by Judith Ripka, for $6,500. The statement choker necklace produces a regal look that accommodates the fashion trends of fall. A string of chalcedony beads link to a thick, meticulous cross made of 18K yellow gold that is embellished with diamonds and opal gemstones.

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Gentlemen will look stunning wearing the 18K White Gold Diamond and Opal Cufflink and Button Stud Set for $2,315, during a formal outing. The button studs and cufflinks showcase small circular mosaics made of tiled opal stone. The twinkle of the diamonds that travel around the rims and the shiny gleam of the opal pieces provide an eye-catching appearance.

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Return to Work in Style with Hermès High-End Accessories

As the nights become shorter and the air becomes crisper, the realization that summer’s end has approached, slowly sinks in. Just like the colors of the leaves begin to change, so does the season’s trends, as connoisseurs return home from vacation, switching full gear into the workplace vibe while thinking of days just spent in faraway paradise. That’s not to say that the joys of fall are hard to accept, as most of us welcome the change of weather and warm holiday traditions. But, when self-image is crucial in the work environment, luxury style is needed to express personal identity.

The transition of picking the work wardrobe back up where it left off can be done easier with the addition of elegant, sophisticated accessories, such as those by Hermès. Make your debut back to the office with high-end accents that deliver innovative designs with leather elements. The brand’s creations display a unique classiness that goes perfectly with a business-casual look. We’d like to present a couple favorites from our accessories selection, watch inventory specials and jewelry inventory specials as inspiration for accessorizing your back-to-work ensemble.

Take the work day head on with the Arceau Squelette Automatic TGM watch by Hermès for $13,225, which is bound to attract much attention. 18K rose gold shines throughout the bezel, lugs and case with a black outer ring, lined along the edge of the dial. Complicated components are revealed through the skeleton dial to tell the minutes, hours and seconds.

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If your mind is still recovering from days spent relaxing on the beach, stay on track with the Dressage Retrograde Calendar Moonphase by Hermès for $22,995. A uniquely shaped 18K rose gold case presents a mother of pearl dial, which displays indication of moonphases, date, seconds, minutes and hours. This timepiece is for the gentleman with stylish taste.

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The Marine 18K Yellow Gold Cufflinks by Hermès for $2,855 can accompany an outfit for either a lady or gent, while providing a subtle, elegant accent. The cuff links are designed in solid 18K yellow gold in the form of the signature Chaine d’Ancre motif. Great for adding a personal touch to a suit, dress shirt or blouse.

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Ladies can show off a lavish appearance donning the Chaîne d’Ancre Enchaînée 18K White Gold Diamond Pave Band Ring by Hermès for $4,800, as it is an accessory that can easily go from casual to formal. Also taking the shape of the Chaine d’Ancre design, the ring is made of 18K white gold and paved with glimmering diamonds.

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What better way to carry all of your must-have work essentials than a highly coveted limited edition Birkin Bag? Fashionable entrepreneurs can tote their office items in the Jean Paul Gaultier Shoulder Birkin bag by Hermès for $7,500, which is fabricated with wide grain leather that combines its signature classy look with unique aspects. The tan color of the bag would match any work outfit, while a lock and key are displayed within the palladium silver plated hardware.

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Sensual, simple and attractive, these designs will accompany your office attire to let your individuality shine. To see more of our Hermès watches, jewelry and accessories, take a look at our online selection. What accessories do you like to incorporate into your work style?

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Rago Arts Jewelry Auction Set for April 15th & 16th

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Two separate jewelry sales are slated for Rago Arts Auction, happening back-to-back in a two day span–April 15th and April 16th, 2015. The two sales–the Inaugural Fine Jewelry Spring Sale (April 15th), along with the Unreserved Jewelry Sale (April 16th) are both jam-packed with dazzling jewelry and cannot be missed! I, of course, will be logging in from my computer and watching the action from the comfort of my home. I’ve enjoyed browsing the catalog, choosing highlights from both sales–the April 15th sale favorites are above, while the April 16th sale favorites are below.

New to bidding at auction? This webpage should answer all your questions. Rago Arts hosts bidding online through both Bidsquare and LiveAuctioneers, so you can register through either of those sites to begin bidding as well.

Inaugural Fine Jewelry Spring Sale//April 15th, 2015

Lot 42: This incredible, show-stopping fringe necklace is set with banded agates and diamonds. A contemporary rendition of a turn-of-the-century piece, the round brilliant cut and marquise cut diamonds give away its age. This would look stunning around the neck. Estimate: $3800-4800

Lot 75: A ring with a shape like this will capture anyone’s attention! This designer piece stamped Cirio, as in Maison Cirio, is set with a bicolor tourmaline and diamonds. The Italian design house has created a masterpiece with this one! Estimate: $750

Lot 124: A wreath-inspired elongated diamond ring, set with round brilliant cut diamonds totaling about one carat, all set in 14k yellow gold. I love this style of ring and this one appears to flatter the finger very well! Estimate: $800-1200

Lot 125: If you are a fox jewelry fan, this lot is for you! Two foxes–one set as a full brooch, the other more of a bar pin/safety pin style. Both set in silver topped gold with rose cut diamonds and ruby eyes. Estimate: $800-1200

Lot 146: I love a good lot where all the items in it are desirable! This one includes two rings and a pair of earrings. The rings are both Art Deco–one is set with a large blue zircon in the center, surrounded by diamonds and the other is a navette shaped ring set with all diamonds. The earrings are created from a pair of cufflinks–very cool! Estimate: $1000-1500

Lot 206: This lot consists of six pins and one lapel watch–a plethora of anique goodies! They range in dates from 1890-1915 and are all gold, either 10k or 14k. I love the seed pearl sunburst pin and the enameled pieces. Estimate: $1000-1500

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Unreserved Fine Jewelry Sale//April 16th, 2015

Lot 604a: This Victorian rose cut diamond bangle features a floral cluster in the center of this exquisite bracelet. The piece is in great condition and tests for at least 10k gold. Estimate: $350-450

Lot 626: There’s nothing like an Art Deco diamond and sapphire dinner ring–this one is so gorgeous, set with Old European cut diamonds and chevron shaped synthetic sapphires. It is a size 6 1/2. Estimate: $700-900

Lot 635: Enameled pansy jewelry is always a favorite amongst collectors. This lot comes with several–a bracelet with seven pansy charms on a multi-strand chain, two pansy brooches, and one pansy ring. This is the ultimate collection for enameled pansy lovers! Estimate: $500-700

Lot 640: Such a sweet combination of sapphires and river pearls in cluster settings! This lot features a pair of earrings and matching ring. Estimate: $500-600

Lot 679: Love these trio of unusual designs–the furthest on the left is a bypass style ring set in 18k gold with a tiger’s eye and bone disc each bezel set, the center is also set in 18k gold holding a banded agate rod, and the third ring is a bypass style set with a swirl of diamonds, also 18k gold. Estimate: $300-450

Lot 816: A perfect pair–an Old Mine cut diamond cluster saddle ring and an Egyptian Revival enameled ring set with a large oval cabochon cut onyx. Both are a size 7 1/2. Estimate: $500-700

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Rago Arts Auction.

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Tell Your Story with Chopard Jewelry

An exquisite piece of jewelry is priced depending on what it is worth, but it can also be worth something beyond value. Just like a picture that is worth a thousand words, jewelry can also tell a story. Jewelry remains a fashionable way to express individuality, especially when a piece from the Chopard collection is worn. Chopard creates each jewelry variation to have its own story – which is what makes the line so artistically personable.

Women can add to their style story by shopping the Chopard brand available at Luxury Bazaar, which features some of the items at 50% off of retail. We at Luxury Bazaar update our inventory with new Chopard pieces regularly, and encourage our customers to always check back for added models. Currently we have select Chopard items in our inventory specials that are priced at half off. Customers can find a wide assortment of unique Chopard pieces fit to accommodate any type of style.

Versatile Style

The Chopard models all share a common characteristic within their structure, from earrings and rings to necklaces and cufflinks, each piece is designed from creative concepts and constructed with innovative techniques. Using modern production, the label generates lavish jewelry that presents pure sophistication. So many stories can be told with the imaginative craft of Chopard; what is your fashion story? It all begins with what you decide to wear throughout the day and night.

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For the woman in love, the models from the Chopard LOVE collection will boldly express adoration with heart shaped diamonds, such as the Chopard 18K Yellow Gold LOVE Sapphire and Diamond Ring.

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Chopard’s playful pieces are great for the lady who wants to share her sense of quirkiness and humor, like the Chopard 18K Yellow Gold Cat Cord Pendant Necklace.

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Many of the designs in our inventory specials display floating diamonds, which is a pull away from the traditional set diamonds – perfect for the individual who likes a carefree and futuristic feel. The Chopard 18K White Gold Happy Diamonds Earrings is one example.

Make your fashion story complete by donning accessories from our Chopard assortment. We have Leather handbags, wallets, pens, silk scarves, men’s ties and exquisite timepieces from the Chopard line. Flip the page to the next chapter of your style by switching up your outfit with various Chopard items. Some of our favorites include the Chopard Your Hour Quartz Ladies Watch, a timepiece made with mother of pearl, and the Chopard Caroline Red Calfskin Leather Bag, made in Italy.

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Ethically Sourced Diamonds

Chopard opts to obtain their diamonds from suppliers that are certified members of the Responsible Jewelry Council because the union supports two organizations that work to eliminate the trade of conflict diamonds – the Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council. The brand uses a self-regulated system for their suppliers that requests that they not buy or sell conflict diamonds. The suppliers are also asked not to buy stones from unknown sources. This sourcing method allows the label to provide a guarantee of origin certificate for each jewelry design that is created.

 

Show your support, as well as your individuality, with a piece from our Chopard Jewelry Specials at Luxury Bazaar.

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A Wearable Art: Roberto Coin Jewelry

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In the world of jewelry, the fashion trend for this spring season entails romantic details, pendants, daring mismatches, and bold forte pieces. At Luxury Bazaar, we feel that the Roberto Coin jewelry line greatly contributes to the movement of groundbreaking style that has made a presence on the runway. The Robert Coin pieces we carry come from a variety of collections that are designed with the playful experimentation of colors, shapes and lights.

Constructed with an Italian influence, the label uses innovative ideas and creativity to explore beyond the boundaries of typical jewelry structure. Whether you are sitting outside at a café enjoying the warmth of the sun, or dressed up for an evening of dancing at the local hot spot with the girls, the Roberto Coin jewels will make an eye-catching statement.

Even if you don’t have travel plans coming up, you can experience a mix of international culture with the formations of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings by Roberto Coin. The brand’s collections are constructed to fulfill the wearable customs of the Asian, European, and American markets. When a Roberto Coin piece is worn, it generates an expression of boldness because it presents a futuristic look that reverberates ethnic traditions.

A Mix of Beautiful Pieces

You’ll continue to see additional Roberto Coin items in our jewelry selection, as well as our inventory specials. Currently, we have Roberto Coin pieces available at up to 65% off of retail. Shop our inventory specials at Luxury Bazaar for more one-of-a-kind Roberto Coin pieces for more than half off the price.

Make a simple button down stand out with the 18K White Gold Pink Enamel and Diamond Cufflinks or add a distinctive element to your little black dress by displaying the Capri Plus 18K Rose Gold Diamond Pave Pendant Necklace upon your neck.

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Point out the season’s blooms wearing the Spring 18K Rose Gold Diamond Flower Cocktail Ring around your finger or express your exotic side bearing the Panda 18K Multi-gold Diamond and Onyx Bangle around your wrist.

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The Signature Ruby

Did you know that every Roberto Coin piece contains a signature ruby on the side that touches the skin? The designer brands his jewelry with the stone because it is believed to promote peace, health, happiness, and long life. The hidden gem within the pieces are a tradition of the label and is the designer’s secret way of granting good wishes to every woman who wears his jewels.

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Hermes Jewelry Spring Sale – Up To 68% Off!

Sitting at the top of French and international luxury fashion brands, you know you’re getting the best quality with anything Hermes produces. Right now we have a range of their fine jewelry in stock, which also includes unique estate pieces and affordable silver jewelry. And we’ve put it all on sale for spring at up to 68% off!

Hermes Rose Gold “H” Ring (estate)

Lets start with an estate ring featuring the attractive color combo of gold and black. Using a diamond-set Hermes “H” motif, the ring is made with rose gold with black enamel.

Hermes Rose Gold “H” Ring

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Hermes Jump “Etrier” Silver Bracelet

Second we have a bracelet with an equestrian theme. Made of silver chain, it comes decorated with a horsebit motif charm.

Hermes Jump “Etrier” Silver Bracelet

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Hermes Silver “H” Bangle Bracelet

This sterling silver bangle is formed out of the Hermes “H”, which extends to wrap around your wrist.

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Hermes Knotted Silver Ring

For another affordable silver piece, check out this ring with a knotted design.

Hermes Knotted Silver Ring

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Hermes Chaine d’Ancre Rose Gold Stud Earrings

If you’re looking for something warmer in gold, we have a pair of stud earrings in lush rose gold that feature Hermes’ iconic Chaine d’Ancre motif. We have a wide range of Chaine d’Ancre jewelry in gold and silver, so make sure to check out the full sale below for more pieces.

Hermes Chaine d’Ancre Rose Gold Stud Earrings

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Hermes Marine Yellow Gold Cufflinks

For the guys, we have a pair of yellow gold cufflinks from the Marine collection featuring the Chaine d’Ancre motif.

Hermes Marine Yellow Gold Cufflinks

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Roberto Coin Jewelry Winter Sale – Up To 65% Off!

Roberto Coin is usually found on the top 10 list of international and Italian jewelry brands and is also a favorite among Luxury Bazaar customers. Right now we’re having a winter sale on our jewelry from Roberto Coin, so you’ll be looking good from now through spring, summer and fall. Take a look at a selection of fav pieces below:

Roberto Coin Diamond & Citrine Floral Bangle

Perfect for upcoming spring weather, we have this floral motif bangle bracelet. The bangle is made of engraved yellow gold and decorated with white gold flowers. The flowers feature orange citrine stone centers and diamond-set petals.

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Gem Gossip Visits Village Goldsmith Antiques in Dallas, TX #LoveGold

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