Inspired by ancient Portuguese jewellery, Larkspur & Hawk’s Luzia
Emily Satloff, founder and designer of Larkspur & Hawk, loves vintage jewellery as a lot as we do – and I do not take it calmly, my dears.
His newest album, Larkspur & Hawk’s Luzia Assortment, is an homage to a selected class of vintage jewelry, a mode and origin that leaves most collectors of 18th-century kinds weak on their knees: vintage Portuguese jewelry.
Using elegantly shimmering, backfoiled gems is Larkspur & Hawk’s signature aesthetic. The approach could be very unusually present in modern designs and is one other signal of designer Satloff’s ardour for mixing the distinctive great thing about vintage jewelery with fashionable design ideas to create new kinds which might be smooth, romantic, completely unforgettable.
Have a look at the plush, pretty jewels of the Luzia Assortment – they shine like a dawn spreading the morning mist. Mild, merciless, great.
An avid collector of 18th-century Portuguese jewellery, Satloff named his newest assortment Luzia, which implies “shining gentle” in Portuguese. It’s clear that its function is to revamp, not reproduce:
“Even when one needed to, it could be futile to attempt to recreate what some consider are the best examples of 18th-century jewelry. As with many artwork from the previous, its magnificence and greatness stay within the palms of time, and unique, interval examples ought to proceed to be sought and admired.
However as a designer and historical past lover, it’s thought-provoking to pay homage to some facets of vintage jewellery in my fashionable designs.”
If you happen to want a reminder of what historic Portuguese jewellery appears to be like like, please click on right here See my Pinterest board within the class right here. Spoiler alert: it is unbelievable.
The Luzia Assortment is fascinating. Softly shimmering, foiled stones provide many 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.
Corrugated lemon quartz is harking back to chrysoberyl, a favourite materials in 18th-century Portuguese jewelry, whereas gilded citrine resembles Imperial topaz, and foiled lavender moon quartz evokes opaline glass. They’re all impressed by the previous, however use design components to create one thing recent and new.
The necklaces are the hero items (particularly the very easy-to-love padded oval necklace I have been dying to have within the first photograph above), however I really assume the earrings would be the hottest a part of the gathering.
Accessible in a wide range of designs, from easy dangling drops to Queen Anne-inspired clusters and huge, colourful hoops, any pair of Luzia Assortment earrings is certain to develop into a favourite of their future proprietor’s jewellery rotation. The dream of blocked jewels appears to be like incomparably lovely and lit from inside, flickering with smooth fairy glow in any setting.
Simply take a look at these barely iridescent pinks and purples. If they do not name out to your stone-collecting goblin self, I do not know what to point out you.
I have been a very long time fan of Larkspur & Hawk’s work however have not written a full weblog publish about them till now. The Luzia Assortment was so wonderful that I could not resist! A worthy tribute to a distinct segment class of vintage jewellery that holds a particular place within the hearts of many people.
What do you concentrate on the Luzia Assortment, my dears? Do the necklaces beckon you as they name me, or do the earrings catch your eye?
For extra Larkspur & Hawk please see my archive right here or their website is here. For extra antique Portuguese jewelry, click here.
Photographs from Larkspur & Hawk.
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