Item of the Week: Victorian Gold, Diamond and Seed Pearl Buckle Pendant
Wedding season is reaching its peak and summer is in full swing. Whether you are looking for the perfect accessories for your special day or a hot summer night, we think you’ll appreciate the eye candy we’ve incorporated into this week’s post.
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This is our featured item this week, a Victorian Diamond and Seed Pearl Buckle Pendant in 15 ct gold, with 19th century English hallmarks. It has a buckle motif and the kind of detail work that you would expect to find in a well-made antique piece (love the tiny grommets and pearl buckle). Add it to your summer wardrobe, the warm patina of antique gold and creamy seed pearls looks great against sun-kissed skin. It would also make be a meaningful wedding day gift for a bride from the groom or Maid of Honor. During the Victorian period, a buckle symbolized loyalty and fidelity by joining two pieces together in love or friendship. There is a glazed compartment on the reverse side. Consider tucking away a tiny secret message, or a snippet of blue ribbon (“something blue”).
Color Trends for Bridal and Summer
Deborah Lippmann’s “True Blood” mini nail lacquer set is our inspiration this week. We’ve chosen accessory color combinations that we think would look great either for a fun night out or for bridal. More and more brides are wearing red, pink and blue accessories with their wedding dresses.
Vogue recently published its Wedding Guide for 2013. They have 5 mini guides – City Hall, Garden Party, Country Club Affair, Black Tie Fete, and Over the Top Grand Soiree. The pictures are beautiful and its a great source for ideas whether you are getting married, throwing a party or have people over for dinner. We were inspired by the floral editorial in the Garden Party Guide: a beautiful small bouquet featuring a garden rose in an antique silver sugar bowl with a big scrolling monogram. Below is our version.
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Whether you put this arrangement on your bedside table or use it as an accent arrangement at your wedding, consider making it smell as good as it looks. Use garden roses, lavender stalks or even mint sprigs from the supermarket. If you don’t have access to garden roses and feel like splurging, Garden Valley Ranch sells fresh cut garden and heirloom roses (during the season) from their farm to the public, in addition to florists
Post a picture of your favorite summer mini-bouquet!
Here are the products we featured and the sources for some of our product images. Beauty: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer (Indian Pink and Bordeaux Lust – visit Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus; Tom Ford Lip Color (Nude Vanille, Black Orchid, and Ravenous – visit Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus); Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer (Single Ladies, ‘True Blood® – Bad Things’ Mini Nail Lacquer Set – visit Nordstrom). Shoes: Charlotte Olympia (Dolly Puttin’ On The Glitz Platform Pumps and Fleur Platform Sandals with Organza Floral Embellishments – visit mytheresa.com) and Manolo Blahnik (Crystal BB – visit Barneys).