Thursday, September 1, 2016

Old World Jewelry - Antique Vintage Style

New Collection Is Here! - Old World Jewelry with an Edge

Thought it was time to share some new pieces. It's been a very busy summer as I could not wait to get started on this new collection.  I am literally obsessed with the old world look as I believe it lends itself to a modern edgy look while maintaining a sentimental vintage feel. Almost all the jewelry I design, I imagine worn with a little black dress or leather jacket or denim jeans and ankle boots...modern / feminine / with an edge...that's how I like my jewelry.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Earthy Jewelry - Fall Colors 2016

Antique Oxidized Silver - Raw Stone Jewelry by ViaLove Designs

With Fall just around the corner, I am focused on these beautiful Pantone 2016 Colors!

And as usual, I love coming up with jewelry designs that are fresh and original.  Here I've paired an earthy stone, Green Kyanite, with antique silver (oxidized sterling silver) and created a long pendant necklace.  The colors in this necklace are so perfect for fall.  I can visualize these two together with grey, brown or black.  The second necklace has become a staple in my wardrobe - "The Tiny Wheel Chain Choker" available in antique silver, black, antique brass, or gold. Click link to see both necklaces: -> Kyanite Stone Necklace

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Garnet Jewelry - Some Of My Favorites

Garnet, April's birthstone, has always been one of my favorite gemstones. I love a deep dark red garnet stone with lots of clarity...makes me long for a glass of Cabernet. :)

The first necklace below is my most recent piece. I decided to mix it up some when I created this necklace and used some of my favorite vintage brass bar chain along with dark brass chain. I think the mixture gives the necklace a rustic, urban feel.  See it here: Garnet Brass Chain Necklace

Here a sterling silver wire wrapped garnet bead chain is accented with a Tahitian Pearl.

 A gorgeous garnet stone hangs from a delicate 14k gold filled chain.

 I call this one, "Garnet Cornucopia" -- a double strand of gold filled chain, garnet briolette and a handmade tiny garnet bead tassel.

A long garnet bead chain is paired with a Labradorite pendant and gold leaf charm tassel.

 A simple, modern necklace featuring a clear deep red Garnet stone on tiny gold filled bead chain.

 Garnet Pendant Necklace with a Long Garnet Glass Bead Chain.