If you liked last week’s post highlighting our spring collection of daily wear jewelry but wanted something just a little more sparkly, you’re in luck. This week, I pulled together my favorite elevated spring jewelry looks from our showroom. Featuring the most amazing saturated gem tones and a beautiful array of color, be prepared for these pieces to take your breath away…
If you have been to our showroom you have probably noticed these absolutely luscious London Blue Topaz drops and stopped dead in your tracks to admire them. The color is stunning and the rose-cut diamond accents add a beautiful subtle sparkle without overpowering the feature gems. I love the deeper blue of the topaz because it pairs well with a variety of hues: I can see them paired with a contrasting yellow or pink just as easily as they will go with your favorite blue dress. If you’re the lucky lady to take these home, I can guarantee you will reach for these for special occasions time and time again.
Does it get any sunnier than this ring? Just looking at boosts my vitamin D. This cocktail ring is a sure-fire conversation starter but its classic design means you can dress it up or down depending on your need. Perfect for glam summer weddings and courtyard happy hours alike.
These topaz earrings feature an amazing shade of “electric blue” that would be perfect for the color lover in your life. The blue just glows and is so eye-catching. This vibrant hue is sure to spark joy (so sorry, I couldn’t resist) in your life.
The topaz in this ring is just the coolest. When I first saw it I was smitten by its interesting “pineapple” cut and the way the facets bring out the loveliest fire within the gem. This is a statement ring for sure, but I can see it worn just as gracefully with a simple button down shirt and jeans as I can with a gown.
Astute readers will remember from the beginning of the month when I wrote about beryl in my post All About Aquamarine. Beryl is typically found in minty greenish blue shades (aquamarine), blush pinks (morganite), and deep jade green (emerald), but you can also find it in other shades such as the light yellow pear drops featured here. Accented by oval peridots and multi-shaded sapphires (remember, those come in lots of shades, too), these drops are drenched in spring colors. They’re such a playful look and I can’t wait to see how they’re styled by the lucky lady who takes these home: send pictures!
These earrings are similar to the London Blue Topaz drops but feature blue sapphires instead of diamonds and the cut of the topaz is more elongated. I like the play on complementary blues that these have and how luminescent the Swiss blue is against the sapphires. If you like the overall shape of the London Blue drops but want something a bit more playful, these are for you.
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.