Larkspur & Hawk’s founder and designer, Emily Satloff, loves vintage jewellery as a lot as we do – and I don’t say that calmly, my darlings.
Her newest launch, Larkspur & Hawk‘s Luzia Assortment, is an homage to at least one specific class of vintage jewellery, a mode and origin that makes most collectors of 18th century kinds weak on the knees: vintage Portuguese jewels.
The usage of subtly shimmering, foiled-back gem stones is Larkspur & Hawk’s aesthetic signature. The method could be very uncommon to seek 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 trendy design rules to create tender, romantic, totally unforgettable new kinds.
Take 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 mild” in Portuguese. She could be very clear that her purpose is to reimagine, not reproduce:
“Even when one wished to, it might be a futile process to try to recreate what some imagine to be the best examples of 18th century jewellery. As with a lot artwork from the previous, its magnificence and greatness stays within the arms 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 scary to pay homage to sure features of vintage jewellery in my trendy designs.”
When you want a reminder of what vintage Portuguese jewellery appears like, please click on right here to see my Pinterest board on the class right here. Spoiler alert: it’s unimaginable.
The Luzia Assortment is beautiful. Softly glowing foiled gems provide a mess of dreamy coloration combos 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 parts 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 suppose the earrings are going to be the most well-liked a part of the gathering.
Obtainable in various designs from easy dangling drops to Queen Anne-inspired clusters to giant, colourful hoops, any pair of the Luzia Assortment earrings are destined to grow to be 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 tender fairy luminescence in any setting.
Simply take a look at these gently iridescent pinks and purples. In the event that they don’t name to your internal rock-collecting goblin self, I don’t know what to indicate 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 put up 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 a lot 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?
Pictures c/o Larkspur & Hawk.