Larkspur & Hawk’s founder and designer, Emily Satloff, loves vintage jewellery as a lot as we do – and I don’t say that frivolously, my darlings.
Her newest launch, Larkspur & Hawk‘s Luzia Assortment, is an homage to 1 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 fashionable design ideas to create tender, romantic, totally unforgettable new kinds.
Have a look at the luxurious, pretty gems of the Luzia Assortment – they glow like dawn suffusing morning mist. Mild, inexorable, attractive.
An avid collector of 18th century Portuguese jewellery, Satloff named her newest assortment Luzia, which implies “glowing gentle” in Portuguese. She could be very clear that her purpose is to reimagine, not reproduce:
“Even when one wished to, it could 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 upsetting to pay homage to sure features of vintage jewellery in my fashionable designs.”
In case you want a reminder of what vintage Portuguese jewellery seems to be like, please click on right here to see my Pinterest board on the class right here. Spoiler alert: it’s unbelievable.
The Luzia Assortment is beautiful. Softly glowing foiled gems provide a large number 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 recent and new.
The necklaces are the hero items (particularly the extraordinarily easy-to-love cushion oval necklace within the first picture above, which I’m dying to personal) however I truly suppose the earrings are going to be the most well-liked a part of the gathering.
Out there in various designs from easy dangling drops to Queen Anne-inspired clusters to massive, colourful hoops, any pair of the Luzia Assortment earrings are destined to develop into a favourite of their future proprietor’s jewellery rotation. The dreaminess of the foiled gems is incomparably pretty and seems lit from inside, flickering with tender fairy luminescence in any setting.
Simply have a look at these gently iridescent pinks and purples. In the event that they don’t name to your inside rock-collecting goblin self, I don’t know what to point out you.
I’ve been a fan of Larkspur & Hawk’s work for an extended 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 attractive that I couldn’t resist! A worthy tribute to a distinct segment class of vintage jewellery that holds a particular place in lots 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?
Photos c/o Larkspur & Hawk.