In a conversation with one of our buyers recently, he asked me what was the hot trend in Delaware. I rattled off all the catagories that came to mind. His next questions took me by surprise ! Delaware doesn't like one of a kind fashion Jewewlry? I thought to myself ..... Is he crazy of course they do....I didn't want to seem rude or act like he didn't know what he was talking about, so I choose my words carefully....like I always do.... And said "WHAT?" Estate Jewelry Is the Hotest Trend right now he said, all the fashion designers trying to find unique one of a kind jewelry are choosing to show estate ! I thought to myself, I haven't done my customers any justice by not giving them the choice to discover this world...so my current mission is to tell one and all about , Previously loved ❤️ jewelery!
During the month of March, Tom our Estate buyer , has hand selected a special collection of Estate Jewelry to show case at our location only ! To aid in this mission , Tom is allowing us to offer special pricing .... THANK YOU TOM! Come and discover the wonderful world of Estate Jewelery.
Colorful, fun, exciting and filled with historical and cultural relevance, the world of Estate jewelry offers beautiful unique treasures to suit every taste. Who wouldn't want to discover gorgeous, one of a kind items from the past.......what a shopping experience! Imagine finding a Retro-era necklace, an Art Deco vintage bracelet, or even a sparkling diamond ring to add to your jewelry collection.
You would be surprised to know that the term 'Estate jewelry' does not just refer to jewelry that has come from an estate, but includes wonderful pieces that have been previously owned and, as we like to say, "previously loved." Timeless, highly fashionable and oh-so-individual, the luxurious world of Estate jewelry is filled with legends and lore,. Think of the Hope diamond and the legendary lovers, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Moving back in time, the ancient Romans thought that pearls were created when drops of rain permeated the layers of the oysters. Emeralds were considered to have healing powers in the past. The ancient Persians believed that the Earth rested on a sapphire, and the sky was blue due to a reflection from that sapphire. Another legend states that ancient warriors, before going into battle, used to implant small ruby chips under their skin for valor.
Our Sidney Thomas estate buyer Tom , who has a incredible passion for Estate Jewelry , scours the globe to bring you the most finely crafted, beautifully detailed Estate jewelry . In a world filled with form, color and design, the beautiful Sidney Thomas Estate jewelry collection truly stands out as distinctive. Browse this elegant collection and find a treasure of your own!
The different eras of vintage jewelry include.......
Art Deco Era: 1920-1935
As Impressionist and Modern artists collided, Art Deco jewelers took inspiration with medleys of colored, jumbled gemstones that are interspersed with striking color combinations like turquoise and sapphire or coral and diamonds.
C. 1930 Vintage Green Jade and Seed Pearl Ring With Enamel in 14kt Yellow Gold. Size 7
C. 1930. Our Estate collection presents this gorgeous green ring from the Art Deco era. Cultured seed pearl crown the large oval green jade, accented with colored enamel designs. 14kt yellow gold band and setting. White pearl and green jade ring. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Retro Era: 1935-1950
Romance and femininity are the perfect escapes from harsh realities of a world in conflict. Captured in romantic movies on-screen, or in real life off-screen romances such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (and just think of the Duchess's jewelry!), charm, elegance and glamour reign supreme.
C. 1940 Vintage .15 ct. t.w. Diamond Floral Station Bracelet in 14kt Two-Tone Gold . 7"
Edwardian Era: 1901-1914 Edwardian jewelry, clothing and fashions reflect this era's mood of frivolity with light, decorative layers. The finest Edwardian jewelry mirrors the effect with filigree and a 'white-on-white' look along with millegrain detailing.
C. 1910 Vintage 2.00 ct. t.w. Diamond Filigree Necklace in Platinum. 16"
Victorian Era: 1837-1901
The magic of romance and the allure of gemstones embody the trends of this flourishing time. Designs became ever-more romantic and intricate, and stones such as garnet, amethyst, seed pearl, coral and opal (one of Queen Victoria's particular favorites) abound; as well as diamonds.
C. 1900 Vintage Moonstone and .65 ct. t.w. Pink Tourmaline Pendant Necklace in 14kt and 15kt Yellow Gold. 18"
C. 1900. Enter the realm of turn-of-the-century romance with this Victorian era moonstone and .65 ct. t.w. pink tourmaline pendant necklace from our Estate collection. The round and pear-shaped pink tourmalines shimmer in a glamorous openwork display featuring four gleaming moonstones. 15kt yellow gold pendant suspends from a 14kt yellow gold rope chain with lobster clasp. Pink tourmaline and moonstone pendant necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Looking for a particular piece of Estate jewelry or simply have a question? Send me an email at email@example.com , or visit our Sidney Thomas store in the Christiana mall and one of our estate professionals will be happy to assist you.
note* this information can be found on our sister web site www.Ross-Simons.com
Diamond Accent Mini Initial Necklace in Sterling Silver
These tiny letters are simply charming. What a fabulously fashionable way to celebrate someone you love - maybe your child or even yourself with our 1/4" mini initial pendant! We love this classic piece, a sparkling diamond-accent, lowercase letter "P"design. Springring clasp, sterling silver necklace. You can select your letter !
It may seem that this is a trend, or a desire to show off social status or in my case simply to have an excuse to buy a gift for the new arrival. However, the gifting of baby jewelry is actually a tradition which dates all the way back to ancient cultures. I didn't care what my reasons were, when my niece had a little girl I got excited and wanted to be the first to start her jewelry collection. I had a number of choices to choose from, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and anklets. I couldn't decide what to buy first. Luckily Sidney Thomas Jewelers had a verity of things for me to consider.
Parker's silver and diamond "p" initial necklace was purchased for her mommy "Angie" to wear first, and then for her when she grows into it. A large selection of little girl necklaces are designed for toddlers, but sizing it shorter is a option. You could also purchase a necklace with a extension chain so there’s less danger of the infant accidentally choking, because of coarse everything's ends up in their mouth...... In any event, infants should never be left alone while wearing a necklace.
Add a pearl necklace is a strand of pearls that you add one pearl at a time, till the strand is the length you desire. You can start with one on a necklace and add as many as you like for each gift giving occasion. You can build the strand as you go along or collect them and string together for that one special occasion when they are all grown up.....like maybe her first holy communion or her wedding day. I would chose to buy a Mikimoto strand so the pearls perfectly matched in size and color, and take it apart , and have it restrung once all the pearls are given . We have a large selection of mikimoto strands to select from Sidney Thomas Jewelers . What a wonderful gift that this special little girl would remember that you created just her......and hopefully pass it on to a future little special girl in the future.
Child's Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet With Diamond Accents. 5.25"
Parker looks so cute in her tiny silver and diamond bangle bracelet when she wears it on her still pudgy liitle wrist! It’s a gift which will quite possibly be passed down through our family for generations, or given a place of honor in her bedroom in a shadow box once the child outgrows it. I could of choosen a bracelet which had one or more small birthstones on it, reflecting the month she was born. I wanted to stick with precious metals for baby jewelry, though, because they will always be least likely to cause skin irritation. Sterling silver and platinum are hypoallergenic and considered the safest materials for baby girl jewelry. You can find a wide selection of these adorable bracelets , consult your Sidney Thomas Sales Consultant for suggestions . Pearls are also considered safe for infants, and there’s a wide assortment of tiny pearl bracelets available. One thing to keep in mind is babies and children should always be supervised when wearing jewelry.
That won’t be a problem .....I thought! Parkers daddy Rick said NO!........not yet.....I have to wait for Parker to get her ears pierced.......when she turns like 30....REALY DADDY!.........Well when the times comes, there are studs earrings in all shapes for me to chose from like hearts, flowers, stars, butterflies, bows and other cute designs, as well as religious symbols. They range from inexpensive, to the alway classic pearls, to precious,semi precious and YES even diamonds. I would choose screwback posts and earrings backs to ensure that the earrings won’t fall out , and be within the reach of a curious baby’s exploring hands.
When a gift of baby jewelry might not be appropriate there are several alternatives which fit the bill. Look at Paker in her baby fashionista baby sneakers with glitzy decorations such as imitation gemstones and that shiny headband....which I love.....can add the same sparkle as a necklace or earrings, or maybe small decal attached to the infant’s dress or tee shirt......where do they find this stuff! There is also jewelry available for just about every culture, the evil eye pin which is traditionally attached to the back of clothing worn in Greece and Turkey. No limit to what you can give, a gift is intended as a thoughtful present for a newborn, no one says it has to be traditional baby jewelry.
The History of Jewelry For Children
Many civilizations celebrated the practice of giving newborns jewelry for decorative purposes and also to protect against evil spirits. This tradition from Africa to Asia, Europe, and in Native American cultures. Infants were gifted with jewelry made from shells and animal hair. Evidence of elaborat crafted baby jewelry made from gold and silver , enamels or precious stones has been found by archaeologists and historians researching Egyptian, Babylonian, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. There are also many recorded references to baby and children’s jewelry writings in the Bible.
Parents in Cambodia have placed silver strings with small bells on their ankles, to keep track of the child and to ward off evil. Some African cultures have used decorative jewelry to begin the process of stretching their babies earlobes or lower lips. In the 1300s, Italian parents gave their newborn babies crosses made from coral; to protect the young children from the “evil eye”.
In England during the Victorian period, bracelets with an engraved plates, usually inscribed with the word “baby" became popular , they had lettering made of enamel, which was also used to create flower decorations on bracelets. Wealthy families were fond of presenting newborns with jeweled brooches, also engraved with “baby”. Some of these pieces have survived either as family heirlooms or in museum displays, and the styles have inspired many designs of today.
In the 17th century the making of silver or gold diaper and baby bib clips began, the practice spread to America, although in different forms like tiny gold “baby pins” that replaced small buttons on baby girls’ clothing, and customs related to the Italian coral jewelry mentioned earlier was seen in parts of the United States during the 1800s and 1900s, with small coral-bead necklaces given to infants for protection against evil and disease, as well as for teething.
In many South American, Latin American and South Asian cultures, it is not only acceptable for baby girls to have their ears pierced shortly after birth, it is expected. The tradition originated as a way to differentiate between sexes because infant earrings are not considered baby boy jewelry. One of the great joys for parents, grandparents or godparents in these cultures is to buy an infant her first set of gold earrings; there are even hospitals in some South American nations where an infant girl cannot be discharged until her ears are pierced. Hey Rick ....I love that tradition!
Thank you Rick and Angie for trying to get Parker to sit for photos for me ......after that was a bust.....sharing some of yours own.
All of the history information was found on the web, so I can't REALY say it is all 100 percent accurate...hope you enjoyed. If you have photos to share find me on Instagram @ #realwomenrealjewelry and tag your photos #keepitreal.
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For the past couple years I have waged a personal war against aging, and it’s been ugly. If anyone knows me , I will not be beaten.
What can I say it's real....and my face was being pulled down! I'm getting Gowels....I can't even spell it , but it's a reality , it's happening people!
The sags, bags, and wrinkles that make me go to battle each morning when I see myself in the mirror were not going to win.
The fact is that during this very real battle I decided to enhance my strong points to distract from changes that I was seeing.
First I tried false eyelashes, how do ladies do this . If I did get them on, they were not straight or they would fall off before the day was done......not cool.
Second was lash extensions , what a process ! First schedule a appointment , then lay there for over a hour as a someone applies individual lashes. Then open your wallet and let them empty it ....$50 every two weeks for a partial application. I cringed ever time they started to fall off, because they shed with your natural lashes. Then when I decided that I could not keep doing that process, I ask for them to be removed.... And guess what happened when I did that!
I HAD NO EYELASHES !!!! WHAT THE HECK..............
Okay, fine. I had eyelashes. A few stubby ones on each eye that were only seen by looking in my magnifying mirror in my bathroom , by the way, that I have grown increasingly dependent on, as my eyesight diminishes! Can you say TRIFOCALS, unfortunately I can!
Seriously, every time I tried to curl them, I’d also cut the edge of my eyelid trying to catch my few, little lashes.
The struggle was real.
about the time I'd decided to dig out those false eyelashes again, my niece by another mother and father, Tarae seen below, a current Rodan + Fields consultant , told me about one of their latest products " Lash Boost". Look at the results that Sarah also had in just 5 weeks! I think she was using it twice a day , instead of the recommended once a day.
THANK YOU TARAE ... I love my results. If anyone is interested please contact thanson22.myrandf.com
Talk about good timing.
Obviously, I was in.....
Lash Boost is basically a tube of clear serum that you brush on, in one thin line , right along your lash line every night.
The fact that these young ladies were " boosting" those luxurious lashes as well as being gorgeous was infuriating and I kind of hated them....not really. The pictures of the results just made me want lashes even more.
If used nightly, I was told, my lashes would magically grow enough by week 8 to be noticeable. Why? Because, as Tarae told me, an eyelash takes several weeks to grow out and then lasts for around five month......she knows her stuff . By week 12, my lashes...... which would now be multiplying and growing like crazy— should be so much longer and fuller that I’d say WOW!
I have to say, I was skeptical, but when your husband’s lashes look better than your own eyelashes you’ll try anything.
After 1 week of using Lash Boost nightly I actually began to notice a difference, enough to make me stick with it. Sorry .....I wasn't smart enough to take before picture to share.
I looked at these before and after pics — and for the love of Pete....who ever that is...I'm just saying!!!!!!!!
I HAD TO TRY THIS PRODUCT......pay no attention to how young a beautiful my nieces are! My older lashes responded just as well.
I wasn’t kidding about my stubby lashes....
These pics haven’t been edited. You’re looking at BOOSTED lashes.
They’re real, and they’re getting FABULOUS!
And YES, I know it’s all relative.
I know there are many of you whose “before” lashes look just like Sarah and Tarae's “after” lashes.
You also probably have even skin tone and don't need foundation makeup either ........
Hello....jeolous of you a tiny bit, but guess what?
No matter how great your lashes are to begin with, they’ll be boosted, and really, who doesn’t want to look like they have on mascara but it's natural?
I could only find Lash Boost* through a Rodan & Fields consultant. I contacted Tarae Espinoza Hanson her R+F webpage is Thanson22.myrandf.com . She’ll have you on your way , like Me, to lashes...... that are real....and amazing..... in no time!
I’m so happy to have eyelashes again, and I’m confident that with continued nightly use of Lash Boost they’re only going to keep getting fuller, longer and darker..again I have not been compensated in any way for my review of this product. I purchased my product myself and just wanted to share my newest find with you.....
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures .26 Carat Total Weight Diamond XO Necklace in 18-Karat White Gold. 16"Price: $1,900.00
man's guide to, Figuring Out What She Wants.....
Buying jewelry for that special woman in your life can be intimidating. Still, the prospect of buying jewelry shouldn't have you waking at night in a cold sweat; it should be a fun, rewarding experience that ultimately leaves you proud of the gift you're giving and that special lady dazzled by what she receives.
Not Knowing Your Recipient's Tastes
Being an effective and successful purchaser of jewelry requires a good helping of perceptiveness. It's important to know what your girlfriend, wife or mother likes. No two women are the same, and each has a distinctive style or taste as unique as their personality.
Would she like something flashy or does she prefer a more subdued style? Does she wear earrings, bracelets or necklaces? Does she have a favorite gemstone? Does she only wear one color of gold? These questions and more are all worth asking. Having a firm grasp of that special lady's tastes, even if it requires a bit of covert research, will make the purchasing experience that much easier and ultimately more successful.
I don't believe we buy anything any more without doing some research...... So why would buying for a upcoming occasion , without understanding what she wants be any different? So here is your guide through the buying process with a few tips for discovering her perfect jewelry purchase.
Beyond setting a budget and creating an action plan, a full understanding of her personality, style, and general jewelry preferences makes the entire process move faster. There are a few subtle cues to employ when embarking on this hidden quest for knowledge. They involve a combination of physical research and crafty interview tactics.
Black Finish "Safekeeper" Gold and Sterling Silver Mirror Jewelry Organizer.
This clever piece keeps up to 350 jewelry items in view while you're dressing and hides them behind the gently tilting mirror when you're set to go. Includes lock and key. Made of fine hardwoods and veneers with a black painted finish and a lining that keeps silver tarnish-free for up to twenty-five years. Easy assembly. 56 1/2"H x 16" W x 3 1/2"D.
LOOK IN HER JEWELRY BOX......
The first place to start looking would be the most obvious one: her jewelry box. Scour her collection of rings, necklaces and earrings. The chances are very good that you'll find a consistent design, color scheme, and size that fit perfectly with everything about her. Does she have a lot of square shaped diamonds? Round ones? Pear or rectangles? Are the pieces bold and chunky? Small and delicate? Are they mostly silver or gold?
Finger Size , necklace length and metal preference Matters....
Think of her jewelry as an article of clothing. You wouldn't buy her a shirt or pants that are two sizes too big or too small; the same goes for jewelry. She probably understands this dynamic already, so refer back to her jewelry box if you need further validation.
CONDUCT A SUTTLE SURVEY ....
The second you ask a direct question , she's going to sniff you out....... However, there are a few subtle ways to extract the information necessary to help you narrow down your options. If she's dressing up for a night out, offer some suggestions for jewelry and gauge her reaction. Any friends get gifts of jewelry lately? What did she think of their recent gifts or purchase chooses?
The cornerstone of any relationship is communication, blatant or subtle. This is probley not your first time shopping for a gift, and DEFINITELY not the first time you've heard her discuss something of that nature. Listening can go a long way towards picking out the best possible gift.
Once you have her style and preferences decoded, you can start the actual shopping process. Thankfully, Sidney Thomas has a plethora of options and sizes, colors and features, at your finger tips. There's a good reason you're currently reading this, and it's our primary goal to provide you with a wide, easy-to-browse selection of options at affordable prices.
DON'T FOCUS ON PRICE...
This mistake can go both ways. Picking a bargain-priced but low-quality piece isn't really a value and won't necessarily elicit the response you want. On the flip side, selecting a piece solely because it carries a hefty price tag can be just as dangerous.
In the end, the recipient's tastes and the physical quality of the piece should ultimately be your guide. It's perfectly alright to have a budget, the vast majority of us do. But don't succumb to price-tag tunnel vision and forget to examine the quality of the piece that the price tag is on. Even if you're buying on a shoestring budget, there is a wide range of value selections that are affordable and extremely high quality.
Keep this common buying mishaps in mind when shopping for jewelry and always remember to make an informed decision when making the financial and emotional investment .
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