Boy do we have some great Bling Bling for you today. Crystallized clutches and diamond detailed jewelry are the highlights of this weeks blog, but don’t miss the vintage Chanel and artistic clothing pieces thrown in too. If any products catch your eye, call us at 503.224.7884, or email email@example.com. (Customers in person and phone calls are always first served at or after 10am PST, emails second.) Remember, we cannot feature all of our fantastic items on the blog, but we do feature additional gems on our Instagram feed. Make sure you follow us so you are up to date with other amazing pieces at http://instagram.com/seamstofit.
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JUDITH LEIBER Art Deco Inspired Minaudiere Evening Bag
Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted minaudiere evening bags are dazzling works of art. These pieces are often in whimsical shapes and designs, but today we offer a more classic piece in a striped art deco inspired box shape. Stripes of red, gold, green, black and silver adorn this two tiered box style clutch. Clutch opens with onyx clasp on front center and reveals a gold leather lined interior with small comb and mirror accessories. This gold trimmed piece is finished with an optional gold chain strap and leather base. Measures 5.5″ [W} x 3″ [H] x 3″ [D] with a 19″ chain drop. Sold with original accessories. Priced at $499.
CHANEL 1997 Brick Red Tiny Crossbody Purse – SOLD
This vintage gem is not large enough for most cell phones these days. Simplify your life and take a break from technology for the night and focus on your friends and experiences. [We stand corrected while, while phones with thick protective cases do not fit, an I Phone 6 does fit alone, just not much room for anything else.] Crafted out of a brick red caviar leather, this is a durable and compact accessory. Finished with a CC turn lock front clasp, gold bar attachments on sides, and a gold and red leather interwoven chain. Back of bag has one additional slim pocket. Measures 3″ [W] x 7″ [H] x 1.5″ [D] with a 20″ strap drop. Priced at $429. SOLD
BOTTEGA VENETA Dark Brown Intrecciato Leather Crossbody – SOLD
The softest of leather was used to weave this perfectly compact cross body bag by Bottega Veneta. Leather is a very dark brown, almost black shade, creating a luxurious neutral for any outfit. Each side of strap is knotted on sides for a little extra dimension. Finished with a full zippered top and lined in a black nylon with one zippered interior pocket. Measures 8″ [W] x 6″ [H] x 2.5″ [D] with a 22″ strap drop. Similar styles retail for $1,500, priced at $499. SOLD
GUCCI Woven Leather and Suede Peep Toe Booties Size 9
Grab these sexy booties next time you are ready for a date night and you will be sure to impress. Black leather strips are knotted in a mesh weave along full front and sides of foot, while a suede panel runs along heel and ankle cap. Finished with a 4 1/2″ heel and a suede trimmed peep toe. Sold with original box and dust bag. Italian size 39 1/2, fits like a size 9. Retailed for $1,450, priced at $499.
VAN CRAEYNEST 18k and Diamond Ring Set Size 4
Family owned for over 100 years, Van Craeynest creates some of the most delicately ornate jewelry we have ever seen. Their motto is to “Create Poetry in Jewelry”. This amazing ring set has a brilliant sparkling .73 ct center diamond, with a VS-2 clarity and H/I color, in a domed floral design. The same vintage inspired detailing is used all around center diamond, with smaller diamonds within each flower’s center and along bar sides. Accompanying accent band nestles perfectly underneath main ring for a hugging set. Band features 10 round brilliant cut diamonds for a total carat weight of .28, with a VS clarity and G/H color. Size 4. Sold with current appraisal valued at $7,750, priced at $4,000.
14K Garnet and Diamond Ring Size 7 1/4
A deep and rich red garnet, this color is called the almandite garnet for it’s dark hue. This detailed ring features a 8 ct garnet, with checkerboard style faceting, set in a rhodium granulated double collar style bezel. Granulations are cut in a way to resemble diamonds, but is truly intricately cut metal. Band is adorned with 3 small round cut diamonds on each side, with a .08 total carat weight. Size 7 1/4. Sold with current appraisal valued at $3,000, priced at $1,500.
14k and Lapis Earrings
Lapis is growing more and more rare these days, especially the stones with a high amount of gold fleck throughout. With that in mind, don’t miss these stunningly large pyramid shaped earrings trimmed in 14k yellow gold. Each lapis stone is over 20 carats with pyrite crystal gold flecks throughout. Stones measure about 1″ by 1″ and will make a gorgeous natural statement. Sold with current appraisal value at $2,000, priced at $1,000.
14k Opal and Diamond Ring Size 5 1/2
A unique vintage ring, this piece is equally feminine and artistic. Eight marquis cut opals with strong blue, green and red undertones, are placed in a tiered flower setting. This piece from the 1960’s, has one side of flower adorned with 8 diamonds for a fun off balance design. Size 5 1/2. Sold with current appraisal valued at $1,800, priced at $899.
14k Opal and Ruby Ring Size 5
Another vintage opal beauty, but this time accented with rubies! One full carat oval opal is mounted in a Fleur-De-Lis crown setting. Estimated to be from the 1970’s this ring would love to be an ornate adornment for your finger. Rubies are set on each side of opal for a total weight of .50 carats. Size 5. Sold with current appraisal valued at $1,500, priced at $799.
TIFFANY & CO. Platinum and Diamonds Tiny X Studs – SOLD
These tiny stud earrings manage to pack quite a sparkling punch despite their 7.5mm size. A perfect pair to wear everyday, these platinum earrings are designed in a curved X motif, to help the light catch the diamonds from all angles. A total of 22 diamonds adorn this pair for a .11 total carat weight. Diamonds are of a VS clarity and F/G color. Sold with original pouch and current appraisal valued at $1,650. Priced at $799. SOLD
DEAN HARRIS 18k Multi-Chain Necklace – SOLD
One of fine jewelry’s master of delicate details is Dean Harris, who expertly mixes organic yet modern elements. This necklace is composed of 9 thin strands of 18k yellow gold. Each link is twists around itself and is capped with tiny ball ends. Measures 16″ in length, this piece will be an elegant and dainty addition to your collar. Retailed for approximately $1,500, priced at $699. SOLD
MARNI Black and Blue Brocade Coat Size 8
Whether worn as outerwear, or as a tunic, this wool blend coat is a perfect lightweight layer for Portland’s Spring. A navy embroidered brocade design covers this black based fabric for a neutral with loads of visual interest. Short sleeves are capped around shoulders in a vintage cut with a stiff propped up collar. Finished with hook and eye closure front and pockets at the hips. Italian size 42, fits like a size 8. Priced at $299.
DRIES VAN NOTEN Blue Geometric Silk Dress Size 10 – SOLD
Belgian based designer Dries Van Noten uses some of the most interesting mix of prints in fashion today. This slate blue with navy geometric printed silk dress has panels of mixed patterns that all somehow organically mesh. Continuing the mix of patterns, Dries added an embroidered gold and red fabric strip along collar and left shoulder. Finished with elegant draping along front waist and bust and 3/4 length sleeves. French size 40, fits like a size 10. Priced at $399. SOLD
ISABEL MARANT ‘Caty’ Floral Embroidered Dress Size L – SOLD
Isabel’s boho Parisian chic aesthetic is on full display in this loose knit floral embroidered shift. A thick cotton was used to create the net style mesh main body as well as heavy embroidered large floral design. While Marant styled this without anything underneath, the less brave of us can let whatever is your favorite color pop underneath. Finished with a loose cut short sleeve and high scoop neck. Marked a size large, fits like a 10-12. Priced at $279. SOLD
DRIES VAN NOTEN Mixed Printed Silk Blouse Size 12 – SOLD
Another example of Van Noten’s mixed prints comes with this short sleeve silk blouse. He often uses real photographic images or paintings to create unique patterns. Bust and sleeves are a photo of ocean waves in dark greens and aquas. Waist panel is a grey and black landscape painting of a quaint countryside. Lapel on collar adds one more layer of pattern in a simple black with golden V pattern. French size 42, fits like a size 12. Priced at $159. SOLD