My London jeweller came calling about a pair of vintage Art Deco diamond and sapphire earrings they’d just acquired (in their original box no less), and I knew I had to have them!
These Art Deco diamond and sapphire earrings were actually made in the late 1940s for a private London client by The Jewellers & Silversmiths Co. on Regent Street. While they’re not technically Art Deco (the period ended in 1935), their heritage is apparent. I find their origin particularly interesting given the state of things in England immediately following WWII.
A few years later, The Jewelers & Silversmiths Co. merged with Garrard, the oldest jewelery house in the world, and the jewelers famous for making Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring!
My dream job is to be in charge of naming nail polish, eyeshadow, and lipstick colors, so I usually have no trouble naming my jewelery… Little Edie, Daisy Buchanan, Thelma & Louise, Elizabeth Taylor, but these beauties have me stumped. They look like jazz to me, and they look great with eccentric Little Edie! But they so far are nameless, though I’m thinking along the lines of Ella & Billie. Any suggestions? Tell me in the comments :)
They are beautiful Sage!
Kim W says
They are gorgeous! Please though can you tell me what Oik stands for? I have it narrowed down to your stepson but what do the letters represent?
It’s a weird English thing. In England, it’s common to give people nicknames that are the opposite of what they are, like calling a tall guy “Shorty.” Oik is a British term for an unpleasant or obnoxious person, but my Oik is one of the most charming, sweetest people I’ve ever met, and that’s why he’s The Oik :)
You did a good job narrowing it, I first made the reference here: http://www.sageandsimple.com/2014/07/coffee-ice-cream/
Kim W says
Lol. Thanks for answering me. I did indeed google a few weeks back since I thought maybe it was an English thing but discovered the same definition you gave me and I knew it couldn’t be that! Lol. I love your blog and I love the new look you gave it. Happy New Year!!!
So pretty! When you said jazz, my mind immediately went to Ella, so I think Ella and Billie would be perfect.
So lovely and lively! To me they’re about movement – a dancing pair. Fred and Ginger.