I love estate jewelry and although when I go jewelry shopping I try to focus on never buying new, unless it is something that is custom made in the shop at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, I stick to eBay to find my watches and places like 1st Dibs and other auction sites to find those special pieces that can round out not only what I have in the showroom, but also what my wife has in her jewelry box.
But, sometimes it’s fun to go jewelry shopping for sport, and there are places that I prefer to shop because I love the designs, the metals that are used and more importantly the creativity that I get to see in the pieces. Don’t get me wrong, I see creativity every day in the engagement rings that we produce at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, but it’s a different type of creativity, not like the jewelry designer who starts to sketch and then gets out a blow torch and some metal and creates.
Her philosophy – To create a dialogue between the piece and the person wearing the piece and to create each piece from nature using natural forms and symbols.
Her Tools – Precious metals and precious gemstones, such as diamonds, black diamonds, aquamarine, peridot, pyrite and amethyst.
Jewelry Shopping at Anne Sportun – By Collection, it’s hard to choose a favorite!
Her Philosophy – To create jewelry that reflects her passion for her travels and her passion for unusual gemstones.
Her Tools – Cut gemstones, precious metals and bold colors
Jewelry Shopping at Shamila – The cocktail rings are the best.
These are two of my wife’s favorite places to go jewelry shopping and I can’t say that I blame her. Now, if I could just keep her from going to their sites so often….anyone have any ideas?