Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts for Him

We love the variety and quality of craftsmanship we find in vintage men’s accessories. If you’re still puzzling over what to get your favorite gentlemen, we present a few unique options from our collection of antique treasures.

Sterling silver match holders

A relic of yesteryear, when one had to BYOM (bring your own matches), these two fully hallmarked, English-made match holders have an engravable front just waiting for a monogram. Made in the late 19th century.

 

 

Sterling silver cigar holders

For the aficionado in your life, an antique accessory for your aged cigars. These Sterling silver double holders are fully hallmarked, English-made in the late 19th century.

 

 

Silver washed pewter jigger

We think these would make fabulous groomsmen’s gifts. A silver washed pewter jigger balances sturdily on the ears and nose of an intricately detailed fox’s head. Based on a vintage design, we can make as many as you need and engrave all the details of your special occasion. 

Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide 2014

We are pleased to present the Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide! We've been thinking about the perfect gifts for our favorite people, as unique as the antique jewels that suit them best.  From all of us to you and yours, we wish you a warm, happy, and healthy holiday season.

Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide: For the New Mom

 Victorian 14k gold bracelet pair, available in our  online shop .

Victorian 14k gold bracelet pair, available in our online shop.

The bracelet pair

According to these bangles, first comes love, then comes a full nest. This pair of bracelets would be a perfect gift for a momma bird-to-be. The hollow 14k gold is lightweight and easy to wear, a lovely heirloom for the next generation.

 

 

 Vintage 14k gold heart pendant, available in our  online shop . 

Vintage 14k gold heart pendant, available in our online shop

The heart lock pendant

A vintage heart for your sweetheart, this 14k gold heart lock clasp swings from a custom modern 14k gold chain. 

 

 

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Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide: For the Bride-to-be

It’s an exciting and stressful time for this lady. To tick one item off of her To-Do list, here are some ideas for her “something old.” Or, her “something borrowed” if you can’t bear to part with it yourself (wink!)

 Early 20th century diamond bangle bracelet, available at Gray & Davis.

Early 20th century diamond bangle bracelet, available at Gray & Davis.

The diamond bangle

This gold and diamond bangle is the pinnacle of Old World elegance. 14k white gold filigree work extends from a center old European cut diamond, and tiny, twinkling old cut diamonds dot the navette-shaped open work. As was the standard when this bracelet was made (c.1900), any part that touches the skin was fashioned in yellow gold.

The navette brooch

Lovely Edwardian silver wire work is exemplary of this time period. The brooch glitters with rose cut diamonds around a central, horizontal design of bezel-set old European cut diamonds.

 Edwardian diamond brooch, available in our  online shop . 

Edwardian diamond brooch, available in our online shop

 Edwardian paste earrings, available in our  online shop . 

Edwardian paste earrings, available in our online shop

The sparkly dangles

I can’t believe it’s not diamonds! These dancing dangle earrings are set with faceted glass “paste” stones, an antique diamond simulant. Made in the romantic Belle Époque era around the turn-of-the-century, the pastes are set in silver with 14k gold shepherd’s hooks. A beautiful addition to a bridal suite of jewels.

 

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Gray & Davis Holiday Gift Guide: For the Minimalist

 Adornment is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes it really is best to keep it simple.

 Art Deco platinum eternity band, available in our  online shop .

Art Deco platinum eternity band, available in our online shop.

The eternity band

A little bit of sparkle that is dainty, elegant and unobtrusive. Eternity bands are a great gift for those who favor quiet elegance.

 

 

 Arts & Crafts turquoise ring, in our  online shop .

Arts & Crafts turquoise ring, in our online shop.

The turquoise ring

Mother Earth did most of the design here. A pretty oval turquoise cabochon is bezel-set in 12k rose gold and sits atop a narrow band.  This minimalist piece was hand-made in the early twentieth century.

 

 

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