Robert and I had decided not to exchange gifts this year, then our 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 we 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, Jackie Kennedy, 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 :)
And as I posted on Instagram Christmas morning, The Oik and his sister gave me Joni Mitchell’s Blue album on vinyl! There are three Joni Mitchell records that I’ve long coveted… Blue is one of them. It was definitely a Blue Christmas of the best kind here in Aarhus’ Little England!