Stacey Fay Designs
The 12 Days Gift Guide - Day 9 - Silver and Gold
Silver and gold, silver and gold Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth... Today we highlight our favorite silver and gold pieces from the shop. ¬†No theme in particular except that these are top-of-mind when we think of the best and most fun pieces we have to offer. ¬†Today's deal is this: 10% off and free shipping with any of these beauties. Contact us for the code. What I love most about this band is how unassuming it looks - it's just a plain gold wedding band - but how much history and character it holds. ¬†It's a high carat gold, 22k, and inside the band is a special engraving from the early 1900's. ¬†It would make an incredibly special modern wedding band or stack ring. I've been in love with this Victorian gold and turquoise ring from the moment it entered the shop. ¬†The variations in the color of the turquoise only come with aged and well loved turquoise - the turquoise changes color as it mixes with everyday oils on the skin. ¬†Then of course we have our ridiculously fun "sputnik" ring with a dome of fiery and sparkling natural stones, from aquamarine and garnet, to citrine and amethyst. ¬†This ring would make the most fun New Year's Eve adornment! I typically am not a fan of pearls, but in this case I just fell in love with these vintage pearl and diamond earrings. ¬†They make me dream of a vintage wedding, or a grand New Year's Eve party. ¬†They are subtle, but the size of the pearls and the overall flower design give these great character. ¬†To the right is one of my all-time favorites, the double-headed snake ring with garnets, hailing from the early 1900's. ¬†This ring is actually two that were soldered together at some point in its history, perhaps as a gesture of love in this life, or perhaps a mourning sentiment. ¬†It's a gorgeous piece in a large size, so it would make a great men's wedding band. With over 1.5 carats of diamonds and luminescent green chyrosprase, this Art Nouveau brooch is hands-down one of the most unique and stunning pieces in the shop. ¬†And then we have an Art Deco white and yellow gold engagement ring with over 1/3rd of a carat of diamonds. ¬†While I'm already married, engagement rings of this sort with such a vibrant diamond and such intricate and feminine details, always make me swoon. Look at that handsome profile! ¬†From the beautifully carved carnelian stone to the buttery gold, this intaglio ring is a fabulous signet style piece. ¬†Everytime I wear it, I run my fingers continuously over the gold; it has the smoothness that only comes with decades of wear. On the silver side, sometimes it's those that are the funkiest that I love best. ¬†Here we have a modernist African style folk art piece, an abstract version of a woman. ¬†It's really interesting, and would definitely make for a conversation piece. ¬†On the right is the adorable marcasite and sterling Scottish Terrier brooch, perfect for the dog lover. Perhaps it's the combination of a masculine chain with feminine purple stones, or perhaps it's the intricate detailing on each of the links. ¬†No matter which way you cut it, this antique bracelet, with its aged patina, is just a stunning piece. ¬†It can be worn everyday, or would be great for the rustic vintage bride. Lastly, the holidays are not easy for everyone, including myself. It can often bring up feelings of things lost, or difficulties experienced. ¬†So these two wax seals have been selling quite a lot lately, and they both come straight from my own grief experience, and my own heart. ¬†On the left we have a custom forget-me-not wax seal piece with a hand stamped initial charm - the initial symbolizes the person or animal lost. ¬†And on the right we have the "Shaken but Steady" seal with a compass, a piece for the person who has gone through a difficult time with optimism and steadfastness (or who needs a little of that). ¬†If you know someone experiencing difficulty, particularly in the holiday season, these two make wonderful gifts.