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!









7 comments:

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    At our Annual New Year’s Auction on December 28, 2011, a Ladies Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Cocktail Ring sold for $7,600. The piece had a flawless natural pear modified brilliant cut sapphire, 14.25 x 11.58 x 8.50mm, 9.19 ct t.w., and fifty (50) diamonds total including six (6) round brilliant cut, 0.73 cts, six (6) princess cut, 0.62 cts, and thirty-eight (38) small round brilliant cut, 0.13 cts, 1.58 cts t.w. of diamonds, IF - VVS clarity, D-F color, size 7, 0.3oz/6dwt t.w., with IGL certificate.

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