Larkspur & Hawk’s Luzia impressed by vintage Portuguese jewels
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 Assortment, is an homage to 1 explicit class of vintage jewellery, a method and origin that makes most collectors of 18th century types weak on the knees: vintage Portuguese jewels.
The usage of subtly shimmering, foiled-back gem stones is Larkspur & Hawk’s aesthetic signature. The approach may 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 mushy, romantic, completely unforgettable new types.
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 suggests “glowing gentle” in Portuguese. She may be very clear that her aim is to reimagine, not reproduce:
“Even when one needed to, it could be a futile process to try 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 fingers of time, and authentic, interval examples ought to proceed to be wanted and admired.
Nonetheless, as a designer and lover of historical past, it’s thought frightening to pay homage to sure points of vintage jewellery in my fashionable designs.”
In the event you want a reminder of what vintage Portuguese jewellery appears 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 gorgeous. Softly glowing foiled gems supply a large number of dreamy shade 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 photograph 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.
Obtainable in a lot of 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 mushy fairy luminescence in any setting.
Simply take 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 a protracted very long time, however I’ve by no means written a complete 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 a lot 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?
For extra Larkspur & Hawk, please see my archive right here, or their website here. For extra antique Portuguese jewelry, clkick here.
Pictures c/o Larkspur & Hawk.