As you have probably picked up from my posts over the last few months, I love really beautiful, simple fine jewelry that I can wear everyday and never take off. But you know what else I love? Really beautiful, splashy jewelry that makes an entrance. And with party season upon us, what better time to show you the fabulous, colorful pieces we have curated in our showroom for the holidays? Get out your wish list because you will want to take notes…
These drops have been coveted by so many of our clients, I have started to lose track. We’ve had them in our showroom in London Blue Topaz, but we recently added more to the series with versions featuring citrines, smoky quartz, and Swiss blue topaz. Move fast because we only have one available of each variety!
When the designer of these emerald and diamond earrings took them out of her bag, I knew immediately that I wanted them for our collection. Featuring amazingly clean lab-created emeralds and natural diamonds, these are the definition of elegance. Why lab-created emeralds? Emeralds are quite soft and also prone to inclusions, so lab-created emeralds provide the same deep-green look and the realness of the emerald, but from a more perfected origin. Better still, the price is a bit more wallet-friendly than if these were natural emeralds.
Red is certainly in season right now but there is no reason why you need to dress yourself like Santa to feel festive at your holiday fête. Throw on these rhodolite and diamond earrings (or perhaps the ring?) and pair them with an elegant white button down and floor-length ball gown skirt for a Carolina Herrera-influenced look that will make an entrance wherever you go.
This is the cocktail ring you should wear when you desperately need a conversation starter but don’t feel like commenting on the weather yet again. Featuring diamonds and various gemstones including citrine, topaz, and amethyst, this ring will happily take you from party to party (and won’t steal the last of the shrimp cocktail).
I love rose cut rough gemstones because their color variations inevitably create amazingly unique, textural designs while remaining coolly understated. These earrings feature sapphires, emeralds, and rubies, but the way they are cut shows the natural striations within the gemstones, creating a beautiful, unexpected tapestry of color. With two pairs in sterling silver and one pair in white gold (accented by diamonds), these earrings are available in two price points, but only one of each is available, so stop by soon to claim yours!
Alexandria & Company is an Old Town-based workshop and design studio specializing in creating and restoring fine jewelry and silver hollowware. They are the in-the-know jewelers of Alexandria and have been serving clients out of their small workshop for decades. Tucked in their historic building on South Royal Street, the team at Alx&Co. brings a personalized, modern approach to their craft – this is not your average stodgy jeweler or antique shop. Visit them during their walk-in hours or online to view their collection of handmade fine jewelry or to drop off a repair project; or, if you’re feeling creative, make an appointment to talk about that custom design project you’ve been imagining.
121-B South Royal Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Design Studio Walk-In Hours (all jewelry services): Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm
Silver Workshop Walk-In Hours (all silver repair and restoration services): Wednesday or Friday 12-6pm, or by appointment
Appointments encouraged for custom design.