Sunday Brunch: Coral

September 6, 2020
Dear friends,

This weekend I was able to make my first sourcing trip since the beginning of the pandemic, and it was so refreshing to get back to one of my favorite parts of this business! I am excited to have lots of new goodies for you in the coming weeks and months as I am able to get out into the world and get more brilliant antiques restored and tagged and into our inventory for you all to enjoy.

For this week's jewelry theme we are focusing on coral! Perfect for the transition from summer to autumn, coral is great for adding an elegant touch and a pop of color while still keeping it casual. For brunch we recommend day dreams of the apple cider, pumpkin spice, and cozy knits that are to come!
 This Week: Coral
Fun Fact: Coral is a favorite material for artisans making carved pieces, with designs including everything from delicately petaled roses to wonderful portrait pieces like the incredibly three-dimensional 1970s ring (who else sees Botticelli's Venus?) shown directly below.


70s 14k Gold Carved Coral Portrait Ring $1,850

Early Victorian Sterling Vermeil Bangle $995

Top: 20s 800 Silver Italian Coral Screwback Earrings $295;
Bottom: 50s 14k Gold Coral Dangle Earrings $525
Victorian 14k Rose and Yellow Gold Necklace/Brooch $1,100

Victorian 14k Gold and Carved Coral Lavalier $325

20s Gold Filled Chain with Coral Beads $395; Antique Coral Necklace with 14k Gold Beads $550

30s Chinese 800 Silver Carved Coral Ring $395

30s Chinese 800 Silver Carved Coral Ring $395
Fun Fact: In Ancient Rome, coral was believed to protect children, ward off evil, and fend off temptresses (ironic, as it makes awfully tempting jewelry!)

20s Woven Coral Bead Collar

c. 1900 Art Nouveau 14k Gold Gargoyle Ring with Coral Center $825

Art Deco 835 Silver, Coral and Marcasite Clip-On Earrings $235

Top: Victorian 10k Gold and Coral Lingerie Pin $165;
Bottom: 40s Winard Gold Filled Clip-On Earrings with Carved Coral Roses $115
Fun Fact: Red was an important color in many Native American traditions, and when Europeans arrived on the continent they brought Blood Coral to trade. The material was more vibrant than any red gem that had been available in the Americas, and it quickly became popular in Native American jewelry.


Zuni Sterling Silver and Petit Point Coral Squash Blossom Necklace by Gloria Acque $850

50s Native American Sterling Silver and Coral Ring $245

50s Southwestern Sterling Silver Suite with Inlaid Coral, MOP and Onyx $695
60s Angelskin Branch Coral Necklace $295
Late Victorian to Early Deco Three Strand Coral Necklace with 14k Gold Clasp $650
Fun Fact:
Because of it’s effortless charm, a simple strand of coral beads was a popular accessory from the Regency era to the early 20th century, where it was commonly worn by young women. So if you ever feel like channeling a heroine from your favorite historical romance novel (we’re looking at you,
Emma) a necklace like this is a good place to start.
All items in our Sunday Brunch collections are available for purchase! If you are interested in a piece you've seen, just reply to this email for details on how to buy.

Have a wonderful rest of your Labor Day weekend, and we look forward to being in your inbox again next week!

Stylishly yours,

Lara and the team