Larkspur & Hawk’s founder and designer, Emily Satloff, loves vintage jewellery as a lot as we do – and I don’t say that evenly, my darlings.
Her newest launch, Larkspur & Hawk‘s Luzia Assortment, is an homage to 1 explicit class of vintage jewellery, a mode and origin that makes most collectors of 18th century types weak on the knees: vintage Portuguese jewels.
The usage of subtly shimmering, foiled-back gem stones is Larkspur & Hawk’s aesthetic signature. The method may be very uncommon to search out in up to date designs and it’s one other signal of designer Satloff’s ardour for mixing the distinctive fantastic thing about vintage jewellery with fashionable design ideas to create comfortable, romantic, completely unforgettable new types.
Have a look at the luxurious, beautiful gems of the Luzia Assortment – they glow like dawn suffusing morning mist. Light, inexorable, beautiful.
An avid collector of 18th century Portuguese jewellery, Satloff named her newest assortment Luzia, which implies “glowing gentle” in Portuguese. She may be very clear that her objective is to reimagine, not reproduce:
“Even when one needed to, it could be a futile process to aim to recreate what some consider to be the best examples of 18th century jewellery. As with a lot artwork from the previous, its magnificence and greatness stays within the fingers of time, and authentic, interval examples ought to proceed to be wanted and admired.
Nevertheless, as a designer and lover of historical past, it’s thought frightening to pay homage to sure elements of vintage jewellery in my fashionable designs.”
If you happen to want a reminder of what vintage Portuguese jewellery appears to be like like, please click on right here to see my Pinterest board on the class right here. Spoiler alert: it’s unbelievable.
The Luzia Assortment is gorgeous. Softly glowing foiled gems provide a mess of dreamy colour mixtures with foiled lemon quartz, foiled citrines, and foiled lavender moon quartz accented with diamonds, rainbow moonstones, sapphires and tsavorites for added vibrancy and sparkle.
The foiled lemon quartz resembles chrysoberyl, a favourite materials in 18th century Portuguese jewels, whereas the foiled citrine resembles Imperial topaz and the foiled lavender moon quartz evokes opaline glass. All impressed by the previous, however utilizing its design components to create one thing contemporary and new.
The necklaces are the hero items (particularly the extraordinarily easy-to-love cushion oval necklace within the first photograph above, which I’m dying to personal) however I really assume the earrings are going to be the preferred a part of the gathering.
Out there in quite a few designs from easy dangling drops to Queen Anne-inspired clusters to giant, colourful hoops, any pair of the Luzia Assortment earrings are destined to turn into a favourite of their future proprietor’s jewellery rotation. The dreaminess of the foiled gems is incomparably beautiful and seems lit from inside, flickering with comfortable fairy luminescence in any setting.
Simply have a look at these gently iridescent pinks and purples. In the event that they don’t name to your interior rock-collecting goblin self, I don’t know what to point out you.
I’ve been a fan of Larkspur & Hawk’s work for a protracted very long time, however I’ve by no means written an entire weblog publish about them till now. The Luzia Assortment was simply so beautiful that I couldn’t resist! A worthy tribute to a distinct segment class of vintage jewellery that holds a particular place in lots of our hearts.
What do you consider the Luzia Assortment, my darlings? Do the necklaces name to you want they name to me, or is it the earrings that catch your eye?
For extra Larkspur & Hawk, please see my archive right here, or their website here. For extra antique Portuguese jewelry, clkick here.
Photographs c/o Larkspur & Hawk.
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