Sunday Brunch: Armor

July 26, 2020
Dear friends,

2020 has required some serious toughening up. It has been battle after battle, with so many people fighting for their health, livelihoods, and beliefs. Every warrior needs her armor, and for us that armor is jewelry. While, like fashion, all jewelry can serve as psychic armor, for this edition we're going with pieces that take the idea a little more literally. Fend off all attacks the Icon Style way with this group that includes everything from breastplates, to vambraces to amulets.

For brunch today we suggest something rich in fortifying vitamins and antioxidants. Now- as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, so let's go go go!


 This Week: Jewelry as Armor


1. Antique Mesh Purse $175
2. c. 1880 "Amethyst" Crystal Watch Chain $345
3. Art Deco "Amber" Glass Lorgnette Chain $475
4. c. 1900 Chatalaine Ring with Fob Hooks $375
Fun Fact: Gunmetal is an alloy that was originally used for making cannons which is about as tough as it gets! The dark metal is also super chic, and contrasts beautifully when paired with brighter gold or silver.

Top: 50s Incised Silver Bangle from Uddevalla, Sweden $425; Bottom: c. 1920 Sterling Silver Hand Engraved Cuff from India $325

Garavelli 18k White Gold and Amethyst Mesh Bracelet, Inquire for Price



Early 20th Century Sterling Silver Shield Fob Charm Bracelet

This bracelet is a lovely mixture of different eras, long ago collected and combined into a one of a kind piece. It has a cool curb link with a toggle clasp, dating somewhere between the 1930s to the 50s. The fob charms are Late Victorian and English.

70s Sterling Silver and Pink MOP Southwestern Cuff/Ring Combo by Artisan Circle JW $595

1960s J. Hull Amethyst Druzy Collar


 30s Chinese Silver Vermeil Filigree Nail Guard Brooch with Turquoise, Carnelian and Enamel $350

Fun Fact: Nail guards were worn to protect and accentuate the finger nails, either singly or in pairs on the pinky and ring fingers. Long nails symbolized wealth and prosperity, but only those two nails were kept long to allow the individual to have use of their hands.

Victorian 800 Silver Vermeil Axe Brooch $135

c. 1860 Gold Filled Signet Shield Ring

Sterling Silver Fob with Rose Gold Shield $165

60s Punched Gilt Tin Breast Plate $850

70s Spiral Collar $325

Pair of Handwrought Silver Cuffs $950 

70s Monet Maltese Cross Necklace $285

En Garde! 30s Sterling Silver Sword Brooch $185

80s Artisan Sterling Silver Pegasus with Amber Head, Inquire for Price

60s Handwrought Sterling Silver Knuckle Ring $225 

All items in our Sunday Brunch collections are available for purchase! If you are interested in a piece you see here, just reply to this email for details on how to buy.

Stay safe and wear all your armor, including your most important armor- your mask! An upcoming Sunday Brunch edition is going to be all about how to wear jewelry safely and effectively with our new PPE, so if you have been struggling to figure out how to make jewelry work with a mask and gloves, be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for that!

Lots of love,

Lara Kornbluh and the Icon Style Team