We have noticed that a lot of our lovely patrons are visiting the shop in search of cocktail rings! They're a fun and sparkly accessory that's easy to admire on your hand while working at home, but also the perfect treat in anticipation of fun things to come after a dark year. There are a lot of parallels we can draw between now and 100 years ago, including the growing popularity in cocktail rings! So lets take a quick dive into the history of this iconic piece of jewelry.
This week we honor a trendsetter in the jewelry world, Elsa Peretti. She was revolutionary in sterling silver jewelry design, creating timeless pieces. Vogue magazine describes her as “arguably the most successful woman ever to work in the jewelry field.” Sadly we lost a legend when Peretti passed away last week. This Sunday Brunch will highlight some of her beloved designs as well as showcase some pieces that invoke her style.
Snakes are symbols of longevity and continuity, among other things. So naturally, we couldn't think of a more fitting way to celebrate Icon Style's 8th Anniversary than to share the newest additions to our snake collection with all of you!
This week we are looking at the March birthstone: aquamarines! Like emeralds, aquamarines are part of the beryl family and come in a variety of blues and light blue-greens reminiscent of water. Hence their rather nautical name! They are rumored to calm the sea, heal ailments, and grant happiness to newlyweds. In today's newsletter, we have a collection of both aquamarines and "aquamarine" to share with you, along with a selection of a lesser known March birthstone; bloodstones!
This Sunday we are bringing back an Icon Style favorite, Egyptian Revival Jewelry, Volume 2! In Volume 1 we highlighted three waves of design. This newsletter will give you a look further into our collection, showcasing even more lovelies from each wave! The opulent, enchanting, and mysterious designs of Egyptian Revival jewelry are continuously reborn and reinvented along side archeological discoveries (Tutankhamun 1922) and Hollywood blockbusters (Cleopatra 1963). Some of the pieces featured in this newsletter were even made in Egypt, celebrating the country's rich history and heritage.
Today's Sunday Brunch focuses on one of our store's specialties; Czech Glass! The art of glass making in the Czech Republic can be traced all the way back to the Middle Ages resulting in a fantastic array of different styles and techniques. Czech glass has been prized for its beauty and quality for hundreds of years, but became a particularly popular medium in jewelry in the early 20th century, when jewelry makers from all over enchanted the public with colorful Czech glass beads and stones.
This week's theme is one of my personal favorites- hand jewelry! At the center of gesture and touch, our hands are the interface through which we engage with the world. Because of this, the hand serves as a symbol for all kinds of attitudes in cultures across the world and throughout the millennia. Different postures can signify good luck, well wishes, grace, vulgarity, camaraderie, or a multitude of other ideas.
Although we can't host our Annual Scotch Social this year we still wanted to spread the love to all our customers! Today we present to you a collection inspired by Valentine's Day, featuring a rather romantic array of jewelry.
This week we are looking at the February birthstone: amethyst! Amethyst is a variety of quartz that comes in every shade of purple, from a light lavender that appears almost clear, to a deep, rich, royal hue. The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek for "not intoxicated" and the stone is often associated with groundedness and tranquility. So let's take a look at some pieces of jewelry that not only look good, but will make you feel good too!
This week we're looking at the Zodiac, that shining example of humanity's unending search for meaning. Astrology as a mode of thinking is, of course, millennia old, with the modern definition and daily-newspaper-column approach dating back to the 1930s. The 1970s saw a boom in the popularity of horoscopes and the Zodiac in the United States, leading to a bounty of fabulous jewelry to designate the wearer as an Aries, Pisces, and everything in between.