I’m so blissful that spring is right here! And I’m not the one one having fun with the season: high-end vintage and classic jewellery retailer A La Vieille Russie has curated the prettiest spring-themed edit of jewels for us to get pleasure from.
There’s even a tiara!! It’s unbelievable.
I’ve had the respect of visiting A La Vieille Russie‘s NYC brick and mortar retailer twice, and each events had been extraordinarily memorable – despite the fact that one go to was only a frantic 10 minutes earlier than I needed to go catch my prepare residence. If you happen to ever have the prospect to go go to them IRL, undoubtedly do it.
I haven’t met these spring-themed pretties in individual, however the beautiful people at ALVR had been sort sufficient to ship over these images for us to get pleasure from.
This stunning butterfly is an vintage that may be worn as both a brooch or a pendant. It options wealthy, pink rubies and glowing vintage diamonds.
Up on the prime of the put up, we’ve got a French 1920’s diamond swan brooch by Hartz. I paired it with this Howard & Co starburst brooch from 1905, as a result of the 2 collectively make me really feel like I’m taking a sunny stroll by a lake.
What’s a fictional springtime stroll with out a lot of superb inexperienced?
Right here we’ve got the prettiest a gold and enamel orchid brooch, circa 1900. How beautiful is that delicate, exquisitely detailed enamel? It’s not a flashy design, however its delicate magnificence is quietly gorgeous.
And, after all, a darling demantoid garnet frog brooch to maintain the orchid firm. Demantoid garnets are considered one of my favourite inexperienced gems, and this little amphibious fellow is simply too cute to withstand.
Who stated creepy crawlies can’t even be stylish?
Right here we’ve got a pair of exquisitely detailed vintage micromosaic earrings with a motif of flowers and two beetles. If you happen to’re not conversant in micromosaic jewellery, it’s actually a tony mosaic: these photographs are fashioned from numerous itty bitty fragments which can be fitted collectively to kind photographs. It’s a really tough approach that requires talent and persistence. It blows my thoughts to know somebody made these over 100 years in the past, by hand, with no computer-generated schematics to comply with.
The earrings are accompanied by an exceptionally charming critter, a caterpillar pin by Jean Schlumberger. I’m not a fan of actual life caterpillars (they’re one of many solely insect-like creatures that offers me the ick) however this one is welcome to my shoulder anytime. It options sapphires and turquoise and dates to 1950.
I promised you a tiara and right here it’s!!! I’ve a weak point for foliate tiaras and this one is an ideal instance of why I like them: it’s so romantic and eccentric and dramatic and stylish. It’s giving main Titania vibes, with its emerald oak leaves and pure pearl and diamond acorns. Put this on and also you’re an prompt fairy queen.
This one-of-a-kind English tiara is from the Victorian period, circa 1850. It has been in the identical household for the reason that 1970’s, when it was beforehand offered by A La Vieille Russie to a father who was shopping for it for his daughter to put on on her marriage ceremony day. Now it has returned to ALVR’s assortment and is looing for a brand new proprietor!
Two remaining winged blings to see us out! Right here we’ve got vintage French wasp brooch, circa 1875, which could really be my favourite non-tiara piece right here. I simply love the drama of its wings and its delicate antennae. It’s accompanied by an Artwork Deco dragonfly brooch by Janesich, circa 1940.
And that’s it for at the moment! What did you consider this assortment, my darlings? Do you’re feeling such as you’ve been strolling by way of a bejeweled meadow?
Due to A La Vieille Russie for placing collectively this pleasant spring-themed assortment of beauties for us to get pleasure from! You possibly can see these treasures in individual on the upcoming Philadelphia Show.
Photos c/o A La Vieille Russie.