January Birthstone: Garnets!

Garnets are a quite versatile gemstone. They occur in almost every color of the rainbow - from electric green to golden orange - though of course the varieties most are familiar with are a rich, purplish red in hue. 

Victorian gold and garnet festoon necklace. Available at Gray & Davis. 

Victorian gold and garnet festoon necklace. Available at Gray & Davis. 

Besides their alluring appearance, garnets have traditionally been ascribed with a number of apotropaic powers. Garnets help to ward off nightmares, wounds and diseases of the skin. If danger is present, a garnet will lose its luster. One who wears a garnet will be the recipient of love and loyalty, which is a warming thought for a cold winter month. 

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 Trend Setter

In today’s world of mass-produced jewelry, the most fun way to find unique and original pieces is to go 100 years back in time.

Victorian 18k gold earrings, available in our  online shop .

Victorian 18k gold earrings, available in our online shop.

The Etruscan earrings

These crazy earrings aren't for the faint of heart. Incredible gold wire work on conical dangles was inspired by pre-Roman design, all in 18k yellow gold.

 

 

 

Art Deco platinum and diamond necklace, availabe in our  online shop .

Art Deco platinum and diamond necklace, availabe in our online shop.

The Revival necklace

Art Deco jewelry is celebrated for its bold geometric interpretations of ancient design, and this elegant pendant is no exception. Three geometric shapes fashioned in platinum swing from a delicate chain, allowing the necklace’s lucky 13 old cut diamonds to catch the light. 

 

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Temptation Tuesday: French 18k gold necklace

Today we’re tempted by this stunning late Victorian necklace. An inverse-drop shape fringe with a lovely open work chain lays delicately on the neck.

It was made c. 1890 in bright 18k gold, and bears French hallmarks.  This delightful piece would bring quiet elegance to formal wear,  and would also look fine on a casual stroll down the Seine. Oh la la!

Price available upon request.