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Wednesday, May 31st 2017

The Allure of the Infinite.

The symbolism of the engagement ring lies in the permanence of the diamond, a metal that outlives and outlasts, resisting age and evading damage. As we search for design that evolves and changes, we can never quite resist the urge to come back to the classics, to those jewels that are inherently timeless, speaking to the romantic within us all.

A collision between old and new, Grew & Co blend ancient techniques and modern aesthetics, designing fine jewelry that understands our desire for the perennial. Gems and metals are sourced internationally, remanants of far flung places that come to sit on our fingers, iridescent referents to the allure of the infinite. 

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Mastery of Simplicity.

When we think of Tiffany & Co, far beyond their blue boxes or their trademark hearts, it's their mastery of simplicity that we love. We find ourselves drawn to stones set upon simple bands, where the metals are smooth and the diamonds are brilliant. There is an elegance that resides in the restrained and the refined, in the classic shapes and iconic cuts that are Tiffany & Co’s signatures.

Pictured here, the solitaire, the pear and the emerald, three silhouettes that have defied the ephemerality of trends to become the epitome of fine jewelry. 

Monday, May 1st 2017

Elegantly Unpredictable.

Champagne, gray and black diamonds set aside exquisite stones that dance with light, we can’t draw our eyes away from Natalie Marie’s newest bespoke and engagement pieces. We first fell for Natalie’s flawless execution of subtly embellished fine jewelry years ago. Focusing on refined detailing and the unexpected placement and pairing of rare stones, Natalie crafts the perfect accoutrement for elegantly unpredictable brides.

This new collection continues Natalie’s inspiring creative arc. Aside from a unique selection of diamonds, it also features luminous white sapphires, peach-toned morganite, rutilated quartz, garnet and spinel – all beautifully hand-formed into delicate stacking rings and distinctive statement pieces. View the full collection view the Natalie Marie website.  

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Boldness and Fragility.

Selecting jewelry is an experience that is deeply personal. It is the most delicate expression of the self, a curated exposé into the nuances and particularities of the wearer. For those inately drawn to purity and simplicity, Natalie Marie has long been one of our favorites.

The allure of Natalie's pieces lies in the fragility of her designs and the beauty of the craftsmanship; a balance of delicate bands paired with bold stones (think pear-shaped champagne quartz and cubic white diamonds balanced on the most petite rose gold bands). Each bespoke piece is hand crafted in Natalie's studio in Sydney's northern beaches. More details on the Natalie Marie website.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016

Customised Adornment

 Striking that elusive balance between a desire for the unique and the timeless classicism sought from an established jewelry house, Bulgari has recently announced a game-changing option for the engaged. Offering complete customisation of stone sizing and ring design, couples can now access the entire Bulgari collection of engagement jewels via an app, in store.

The easy to use app allows you to photograph your hand, select your desired style of ring (nominating your desired budget in the same step), customise the stone and setting…and then order. Giving unprecedented access to every ring in the collection, even those designs not held in-store, we’re inspired to play virtual try-on, proposals aside! Happily, this app also allows for a swifter completion of each ring, all but eliminating considerations around re-sizing.

Explore the bridal collection by Bulgari here and head in-store for the complete Design Your Love experience. 

Thursday, May 21st 2015

Clustered Jewels

With rose gold and black diamonds being a few of our favourite things, we're obsessing lately over the creations of Anna Sheffield, a designer (just added to The LANE Brands We Love) who brings each of our delicate, stackable and superfine jewelry imaginings to life.

These unexpected rings (perfect for non-traditional brides) nest together beautifully, allowing every wearer to create their own mix of metals, shapes and stones. Stack boldly around a central engagement ring or spread separately across many fingers for a superfine statement.

 Below are some favourite clusters but head to Anna's website for the entire collection (& her Instagram feed for amazing stacking inspiration!). 

Keep your eyes peeled later in the month for our upcoming designer profile and store visit with this NYC talent!

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