The Shop at 49 Grove Street

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lori's Pretty Sapphire Rings

Pretty sapphire rings by Lori McLean for the shop's own LMc Private Label collection!

I love sapphires because  even though the word sapphire comes from the Greek word sappheiros that means "blue stone" they actually come in almost any color you can imagine. The stones in the rings above are rectangle cabochons, meaning their top surface is shaped and polished rather than faceted.

The rings above to the left are emerald and ruby teardrops.  Rubies are really red sapphires, they get their red color from the higher amount of chromium they have in them which absorbs yellow-green light. The rings above to the right are all rubies or shades of red and pink sapphires.
I love the shades of blues in these rings. Some have rose gold bands, the contrast of the warm gold and cool stone is just enough contrast to be intriguing. Lori roughs up the bands so they have this really beautiful and interesting texture.

We love a few stacked together in different shades of the same color and with a different shape or two.  Stop by the shop and find your perfect combination!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lisa Ziff

A few luxurious pieces from Lisa Ziff.  Working in solid 18 karat gold, Lisa's pieces are weighty with great textures.  We love the over sized rings that make a bold, yet elegant statement.  Her daisy earrings, necklace, and bracelet are not too sweet and perfectly organic.  Her larger zinnia earring and akebia ring are sprinkled with diamonds! Scroll down for more photos and read more about her and the collection here.