Just when we thought we were going to be buckling down for days of vote counting and recounting, we heard the news! Regardless of which side of the political divide you are on, we hope you will join us in taking a moment to spread love and joy to the people you care about. After a year of strife this is a moment to put aside divisiveness and celebrate something that makes you happy, whether it is the new president, unseasonably good weather, a new favorite piece of jewelry, or any other exciting events in your life. Whatever it is- enjoy it.
If you've been with us from the very beginning of our Sunday Brunch newsletter, you'll know our first ever edition was all about silver chains and charms. We promised our gold lovers a gold edition in the future- and now that day has come!
This is our final installment of our first Spooky & Sparkly series, and today we are going to face our fears! Consider this stylish exposure therapy for the things that make you say "Eek!" and keep you up at night. So practice your gasps and shrieks, sneak a few pieces of candy for breakfast, and let's dive on in!
This week's Spooky & Sparkly theme is Victorian Mourning jewelry, in honor of Halloween's origins as the Celtic holiday of Samhain, when it was believed the ghosts of the dead returned to the Earth. The Victorians were extremely sentimental, and after the death of Prince Albert, mourning jewelry became very popular out of respect for Queen Victoria's loss. Black was all the rage in clothing and accessories, and jet, gutta percha, and onyx were commonly used in jewelry of all kinds.
This week we are looking at brutalist jewelry- a subset of modernism that began around the 1950s. In jewelry, the movement is defined by rough edges and textures, and organic shapes. Torch cutting, burnishing, and applied patinas are commonly used to achieve the look. Most people either love or hate brutalism- which side are you on? We tried to pick some pieces for this group with universal appeal, and some for serious brutalist fans (like myself).
This week we're inspired by our friends and clients who are out there bringing positivity, fun, and elegance to this challenging time in our history. Following their example, our theme this week is whimsy! Hopefully these lighthearted pieces can brighten up your day and put a smile on your face- for brunch today we recommend you have your eggs sunny-side up.
This week's newsletter is all about stud earrings! 100% approved for wearing with your mask, or around the house for an easy and comfortable touch of something special. And we also have some options for our unpierced friends- just be extra careful not to lose those clip-ons and screwbacks!
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!