All images courtesy of Renu Choudhary of The Diamond Talk
An outstanding exhibition, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show 2022, offered collectors a tempting mix of potential heirloom pieces and old mine-cut natural diamonds. The delightful array of antique stunners – comprising Art Deco, Belle Epoque, Edwardian and Georgian jewellery – would make your heart aflutter with its doves, scrolls, bows and carved gemstones motifs. Antique jewellery is making a resurgence and is now a coveted personal style.
Here’s a roundup of nine natural diamond jewellery designs from The Original Miami Beach Antique Show 2022.
Jeral Jewellers Spotted at Jeral Jewellers: this 1950s Art Deco brooch made in platinum shines with round, pear-cut and baguette natural diamonds – and fans out into a delightful bow. Wear it on the lapel of your favourite coat, pin it on jumpers or get stylish and clip it onto the waistband of your skirt. This brooch is fashionably versatile in every way.
Kamsly Diamonds and Estate Jewelry This vintage Art-Deco stunner available at Kamsly Diamonds and Estate Jewelry is made in platinum and set with natural diamonds and, onyx. This would make a fashionable accent on a wide, waisted dress or wear it old style like a cuff, an effortless way to glam up any look.
Rex Jewelry Ltd. If you’ve been eyeing Tiffany’s high-voltage diamond bib necklace or Chopard’s diamond spangled bib version (worn by Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence respectively on the red carpet). We’d recommend snapping up this 18k white gold bib necklace from Rex Jewelry Ltd. It has drama and glamour – and enough diamonds to make you sparkle.
This necklace is made with 18K white gold and approximately 15 carats of natural diamonds.
Eric Originals & Antiques Ltd. You no longer must be royalty to wear diamonds in your hair. This regal tiara (circa 1860-1870) is worth getting the first dibs on. Rediscover the glory of the Georgian Era with this timeless piece made in silver and gold and accented with a smattering of 40 carats of beautiful rose-cut natural diamonds.
Paul Fisher Inc. Platinum and old-mine cuts natural diamonds harking back to the Edwardian era makes the pendant an heirloom. If you don’t fancy wearing it as a pendant, style it as a brooch or a lapel pin.
Morelle Davidson Old becomes new again when you add your own spin to it. Finely made in gold and silver, the Victorian era brooch set with old-cut and rose-cut natural diamonds is from Morelle Davidson. Featuring doves that symbolise peace, love and devotion, the brooch can make a glamorous impact on your outfit.
Horovitz & Totah It’s time to dress up your hair with natural diamonds and lustrous natural pearls. This divine antique hair accessory (Circa 1890) from Horovitz & Totah features diamond encrusted wings and could easily double up as a pocket jewel or lapel pin.
Gemolithos, Ioannis Alexandris Join the mixed metal trend with this 1830 cross, in old-mine cut natural diamonds set in silver; layer it up with a slim diamond short necklace in tennis style and you’re good to go. The antique cross jewel from Gemolithos (Ioannis Alexandris) was spotted during The Original Miami Beach Antique Show.
Sandra Cronan How joyful is this vintage Mauboussin Tutti-Frutti diamond potted tree? Carved emeralds, rubies with black enamel and natural diamonds sparkle on the brooch that has a ruby bird nesting within. The Art Deco signed jewel, circa 1925, is available at Sandra Cronan.
There’s a sense of nostalgia woven through antique jewellery pieces. The heirloom pieces are the new must-haves, opening a new sense of self-expression. Through natural diamonds set in platinum, gold and silver, the jewellery wholly opens you up to stylish possibilities.
Personalise the beautiful treasures by styling them with new ones – stack, layer, and play dress up with estate jewellery, because old is very much new. And take a cue from what Elizabeth Taylor said: “Jewelry has the power to be the one little thing that makes you feel unique.”