March 2, 2010

Vintage Diamonds


Way back when, before my husband proposed, a good friend of mine introduced me to the wondrous world of antique and estate jewelry.

While I'm not a huge jewelry person (I have my wedding rings and my pearls and that's enough for me), I've always loved the look of vintage pieces, particularly those from the Art Deco period.

FayCullen.com, an online vintage jeweler, offers a large selection of gorgeous Edwardian and Art Deco engagement rings that never fail to leave me in a trance. Aren't these just lovely? Look at that detailing!



In the end, my hubby surprised me with a custom ring made that I absolutely adore! It's a graceful oval-cut diamond with a similar look to these estate pieces. While I'd never change the ring he gave me, I must confess that every now and then, I find myself browsing through FayCullen.com. Maybe one day I'll get one for my left-hand ring finger. A "push present" perhaps?