August 07, 2008

Jewellery Fit for Gossip Girls

Well, I am an absolute sucker for jewellery inspired by jewels in historical portraits. Actually there are lots of historical portrait inspired things I know both Heather and I just love. This ranges from a desperate need to own a set of these wine glasses ->, and our undying appreciation of Project Runway Season 4 Episode 11. <3>



Anyway! So I came across these and had to share. Jewellery based on the gems worn by Mrs. Graham in her portrait in the National Galleries of Scotland. They are beautifully made, and I adore the gold detail around the garnet- and I usually don’t care for yellow gold! This just works. I included a close up so you can see the detail in the portrait, they are quite close! I will probably be posting more historical pieces like these in the future!


5 comments

  1. OMG is that Christian looking at my Elizabeth Farren painting??? How did I not catch that before!! Okay, Now I have to actually read your post...:o)

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  2. The garnet is both my wife's and my birthstone. Whenever I have cause to buy some I do so in Prague, for they have such beautiful stones and skilled jewelers there -- and at a must better price than here in Vienna! The current fashion is to have small garnets clustered together so that the piece looks absolutely encrusted with them. Lovely!

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  3. OMG IT'S THE ELZA FARREN PAINTING AND IT'S CHRISTIAN. I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED THAT EPISODE.

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  4. Elyse! I can't believe you missed it either! BEST episode ever!!! Jillian made a great great great outfit...and of course Christian's was super fun too!

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  5. I AM TOTALLY BEATING MYSELF UP ABOUT IT NOW AND ALSO TOTALLY LOOKING IT UP ON YOUTUBE. I owe this blog so much, from history to Project Runway. xD

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