Monday, September 24, 2012

Brand New Blog

Welcome to the Alice Riordan Estate Jewelry Blog!  I have been dealing in fine estate jewelry for over 12 years now and I am a GIA Graduate Gemologist.  Most of the time I have to speak about diamond grades and facts, which I know are important.  But I really wanted a space to talk about what inspires me, what moves me, occasionally to tears--yes, I have seen jewelry so beautiful, I cried.  But more about that another time....

I also create jewelry from vintage pieces and add a bit of my own style.  Here is my newest collection made from antique watch pieces from the 1700s - 1800s mostly fusee movements.  I added diamonds and gemstones to soften the industrial feel.  I was going for something a bit mystical, feminine and historical.  Please let me know what you think!