Larkspur & Hawk’s founder and designer, Emily Satloff, loves vintage jewellery as a lot as we do – and I don’t say that evenly, my darlings.
Her newest launch, Larkspur & Hawk‘s Luzia Collection, is an homage to at least one specific class of vintage jewellery, a mode and origin that makes most collectors of 18th century types weak on the knees: vintage Portuguese jewels.
The use of subtly shimmering, foiled-back gems is Larkspur & Hawk’s aesthetic signature. The method may be very uncommon to seek out in modern 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 delicate, romantic, completely unforgettable new types.
Look on the lush, beautiful gems of the Luzia Collection – they glow like dawn suffusing morning mist. Gentle, inexorable, beautiful.
An avid collector of 18th century Portuguese jewellery, Satloff named her newest assortment Luzia, which suggests “glowing mild” in Portuguese. She may be very clear that her aim is to reimagine, not reproduce:
“Even if one needed to, it might be a futile activity to aim to recreate what some consider to be the best examples of 18th century jewellery. As with a lot artwork from the previous, its magnificence and greatness stays within the palms of time, and unique, interval examples ought to proceed to be wanted and admired.
However, as a designer and lover of historical past, it’s thought scary to pay homage to sure elements of vintage jewellery in my fashionable designs.”
If you want a reminder of what vintage Portuguese jewellery seems like, please click on right here to see my Pinterest board on the class right here. Spoiler alert: it’s unbelievable.
The Luzia Collection is gorgeous. 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 components to create one thing contemporary 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 really assume the earrings are going to be the preferred a part of the gathering.
Available in a lot of designs from easy dangling drops to Queen Anne-inspired clusters to massive, colourful hoops, any pair of the Luzia Collection earrings are destined to grow to be a favourite of their future proprietor’s jewellery rotation. The dreaminess of the foiled gems is incomparably beautiful and seems lit from inside, flickering with delicate fairy luminescence in any setting.
Just take a look at these gently iridescent pinks and purples. If 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 a complete weblog submit about them till now. The Luzia Collection was simply so beautiful 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 Collection, my darlings? Do the necklaces name to you want they name to me, or is it the earrings that catch your eye?
For extra Larkspur & Hawk, please see my archive right here, or their web site right here. For extra vintage Portuguese jewellery, clkick right here.
Images c/o Larkspur & Hawk.