Our first Gift Guide of the season is inspired by the idea of being home for the holidays, whether you’re traveling to see family, celebrating with friends, or planning a romantic getaway. We layered vintage and antique pieces with the navigational West 13th Collection to create a versatile line up of unique holiday jewels.
How do you create a sense of home during the holiday season?
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LEFT GROUP: 099221N Contemporary sapphire bead chain on platinum wire with 18k white gold clasp $2800. HN-0142-SS8Y West 13th Collection Compass Rose pendant in oxidized silver and 18k gold with diamond center $295. 096753N Victorian c. 1890 star-set diamond round locket in 14k gold $1650.
MIDDLE GROUP: 097385N Antique c. 1905 platinum and 14k rose gold square locket with center star-set garnet $1800. 099554N Victorian c. 1890 round locket in 10k gold with seven star-set diamonds $2100. HE-0150-SS West 13th Collection North Star stud earrings in oxidized silver with diamond centers $145.
RIGHT GROUP: 099221N Contemporary sapphire bead chain on platinum wire with 18k white gold clasp $2800. 093818N Vintage house charm in 14k gold $275. HN0152-SS8Y West 13th Collection North Star locket in oxidized silver and 18k gold with diamond center $585.
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BRACELET STACK: HB-0143-SS8Y West 13th Collection North Star cuff bracelet in oxidized silver and 18k gold with diamond center $650. 100329B Art Deco pearl and diamond link bracelet in platinum topped 14k gold $1400. 101456B Vintage filigree square link bracelet in 14k white gold $985.
101124E Retro c. 1950 14k gold ball stud earrings with star set diamonds $1400.
RING STACK: 099383R Vintage marquise shaped black onyx and diamond ring in 18k white gold $1200. 101100R Victorian c. 1900 garnet and moonstone ring in 10k gold $985. 097396R Art Deco diamond and ruby crest ring in platinum topped 18k gold $1800. 096233R Vintage round opal, diamond, and blue enamel ring in 14k gold $2500.
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HE-0148-SL West 13th Collection Globe earrings in sterling silver $365. 101009B Victorian c. 1900 floral bangle bracelet in silver $485. 101365N Victorian c. 1900 spherical locket in 14k gold $1250. 092924M Heirloom Collection NATO compass cufflinks in 14k gold $1150. 099757N Victorian c. 1900 engraved floral heart pendant in silver $85. 096453N Victorian c. 1890 round locket with star set 0.50ct diamond center in 14k gold $2800. 101455N Victorian c. 1890 seed pearl and diamond sunburst pin/pendant in 14k gold $1200. 100353E Vintage diamond target earrings in platinum and 18k gold $1200.
To coincide with Doyle & Doyle’s move to the Meatpacking District, we’ve introduced a capsule collection of jewelry that celebrates finding our new home. Industrial and luxe, rough and polished, the West 13th Collection reflects the history and changing face of our new neighborhood. Designed by our own Elizabeth Doyle, each piece is handmade right here in New York.
Since it’s Engagement Ring of the Week day, there’s no better place to start than with the beautiful North Star diamond ring. The sparkling Round Brilliant cut diamond sits in an openwork gallery, the sides studded with small diamonds at the compass points. From the top, it’s a classic style that pays homage to the the vintage rings we love so much. But from the side, it reveals a modern sensibility, both streamlined and ornately detailed.
The Collection also features a pair of necklaces, the North Star locket and Compass Rose pendant. Both pieces are fashioned in blackened sterling silver or a combination of sterling and 18k gold. A tiny diamond glitters in the center of each star. In addition to the compass rose helping a traveler find true north, in the case of our Compass Rose pendant, it’s also a nod to our new Doyle & Doyle logo.
The Globe, Armillary, and North Star earrings hearken back to the ancient navigational system of reading the stars. The final drop of the the Armillary earrings, created in polished sterling silver, features a dimensional 18k gold star in the center. Used to chart the longitude and latitude of important celestial bodies, the armillary sphere was first invented in ancient Greece.
We’re so excited to welcome you to our new home and share the inspiration and story behind the West 13th Collection. With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stop by, so let the North Star guide you west to our door!
One more week to our November 15th Grand Opening at 412 West 13th Street! Inspired by the spirit of our new neighborhood, we’re showcasing a 1940s Engagement Ring of the Week that fits perfectly into the industrial, cobblestoned streets of New York’s Meatpacking District. The chunky Old Mine cut diamond is a striking contrast to the streamlined, architectural mounting, fashioned in palladium.
Old Mine cut diamonds were popular during the Victorian period and throughout the first decades of the 20th century, but had fallen out of favor by the 1940s. Therefore, the Old Mine cut stone in this ring tells a compelling story. Perhaps it was originally set in a 19th century jewel, deemed quaint and old fashioned by 1940, and subsequently reset into a stylish modern mounting. Perhaps it was an old family diamond, given to a young couple to design a new engagement ring. On your hand, this beautiful ring’s story starts a new chapter!
To play off the possibilities, we’ve paired the ring with both a mid-century stylized floral platinum wedding band (inscribed “6-6-42″!) and a contemporary diamond and sapphire eternity band. Textural Art Deco and vintage wedding jewels, highlighting sapphires, carved rock crystal, and pearls, complete the look.
Add a touch of 1940s glamour to your wedding celebration! We love an elegant long sleeved gown, dramatically waved or rolled updo, and a subtle red, white, and blue color palette as a nod to WW2 era patriotism. Stop by our new home on November 15th to try on this gorgeous ring and chat all things 1940s, weddings, and Meatpacking. We hope to see you there!
Posted on October 31st, 2013 by Juliet. Filed under Engagement Ring of the Week.
What could be more appropriate for our Halloween Engagement Ring of the Week than a blood red vintage ruby solitaire? Decadent and regal, there’s nothing better than a ruby to make a glamorous statement, and this one fairly glows.
For a dramatic wedding day look, we pulled together a collection of jeweled lucky talismans to ward off any uninvited spirits. At the throat, an antique diamond and ruby pendant incorporating the heart for love, anchor for constancy, and cross for faith. On the wrist, a vintage diamond bracelet in the form of the evil eye. And to top it all off, an elegant antique ruby, diamond, and pearl brooch pinned at the waist or in your chignon.
Inspired by this All Hallows Eve season, we found a treasure trove of Dracula imagery for your spooky Halloween wedding. Mixed in are some of our favorite “bloodsucking” jewels, including a spectacular pair of rock crystal heart earrings, pierced by enameled swords and dripping garnet blood drops. From New York jeweler Hayden Wheeler & Co., a fittingly grotesque antique devil ring with piercing ruby eyes. And to symbolize the immortality of your haunted love affair, a Victorian inspired vintage garnet snake ring (cue madman laughter).
Do you have any ghoulish or haunted jewels in your collection?
Halloween makes us want to pull out the blackest, most macabre jewelry in our collection – memento mori, or mourning jewelry. It can be difficult for us in the 21st century to understand why people wore jewelry that was a constant reminder of death. It feels a little creepy at first, but like all jewelry, mourning pieces were made from love and worn with love. This is antique jewelry at its most bittersweet and sentimental.
The fashion for mourning jewelry originated in Europe, where it first gained popularity after the 1649 execution of Charles I in England. Distributed at funerals, simple gold bands were engraved with the deceased name and dates. As the custom grew in popularity, mourning rings became more ornate and were decorated with enameled coffins, skulls, and crossbones. In the late 18th century, mourning rings evolved into small works of art. Funerary urns, willows, and weeping female figures were painted onto small ivory plaques and mounted into jewelry, as on our Georgian marquise shaped ring.
In the mid 19th century, human hair became an important part of mourning and sentimental love token jewelry. A loved one’s lock of hair was elaborated curled or plaited, then mounted in a plaque behind crystal or glass. Goldsmiths set these plaques into numerous types of jewelry, including brooches, pendants, or earring drops. Our Victorian garnet fly pendant and quatrefoil emerald locket show curls of hair shaped into delicate plumes or feathers, ornamented with gold wire.
Skulls, skeletons, coffins… the same imagery that decorates antique memento mori is also associated with Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. The sugar skulls and cut paper flags, depicting dancing skeletons in bright colors, show us that death is nothing to fear, it’s just the next big party.
How are you celebrating Halloween and the Day of the Dead this year?
We love it, our couples love it, Stone Fox Bride loves it… we think it’s high time we feature our Heirloom cushion cut gemstone ring as the Engagement Ring of the Week. A Doyle & Doyle original, this cushion cut ring is a fusion of antique and modern, evoking inspiration from ancient Egypt, India, and Renaissance Italy.
Choose between lapis lazuli, turquoise, or hematite, which can be set in 18k yellow, rose, or white gold. A trio of diamonds adorns the shank on either side for sparkle. Try pairing it with a vintage gold wedding band highlighted by black enamel, or a vintage diamond band.
For the wedding day look, we’ve piled on the bracelets. We mixed Art Deco pearl and diamonds, Victorian floral gold roundels, and Retro 2-tone geometry with our Heirloom oxidized silver and diamond link bracelets.
Influenced by Indian talismans, the ring is designed so that the gemstone dips below the setting at the back to touch your finger, allowing the stone’s power to flow into your body. Hematite is a healing and grounding stone, turquoise relaxes the mind and eases stress, and lapis strengthens awareness and creativity.
We love growing our family of jewelry lovers and seeing photos of their Doyle & Doyle jewelry in action! Check out our Instagram feed to see photos sent in by our customers or taken in the store. Be it an engagement, wedding, birthday, anniversary, or a random Tuesday – we want to see you rocking your Doyle & Doyle jewels! Share your photos with me at email@example.com, I can’t wait to hear from you!
Today we’re sharing the late summer wedding of Michael Dahan and Kristin Burns, who surprised their family and friends with an intimate sunset celebration in the Hamptons. Michael and Kristin are both professional photographers, and along with their guests, captured these beautiful images.
Originally invited to an engagement dinner, Michael and Kristin surprised their guests with wedding invitations upon arrival. The picturesque scenery could not compete with the bride, who wore a shimmering Stone Fox Bride dress, floral crown, and beaded sandals. To compliment her Art Deco engagement ring, Kristin chose our vintage platinum patterned wedding band, engraved with the original couple’s 1946 wedding date.
The wedding party gathered on a private dock, led by our own Elizabeth Doyle’s son and daughter as ring bearer and flower girl. Both bride and groom had recently learned to play the ukelele, so Michael serenaded Kristin with a well-practiced rendition of “Here Comes the Bride” as she walked down the dock. A close friend, ordained online, performed a ceremony that he’d written and downloaded onto his iPhone (carefully camouflaged in an old book).
After the ceremony, Michael invited the bridal party back to his house for dinner and a jam session. Everyone, including the flower girl and ring bearer, partied and jammed into the wee hours using instruments brought by Kristin’s father. The next day, their newly ordained friend and his wife hosted an impromptu brunch to send off the new husband and wife in style.
Posted on October 18th, 2013 by Juliet. Filed under This Just In.
We are so excited to announce that Doyle & Doyle will now be calling New York’s historic Meatpacking District home! On November 15, we’ll open the doors to 412 West 13th Street, a beautiful space just a block from the High Line. We can’t wait to show it to you!
To celebrate our new home, we’re launching a capsule collection of navigationally themed jewelry called “The West 13th Collection.” Industrial and luxe, rough and polished, The West 13th Collection reflects the history and changing face of our new neighborhood. The jewels feature a textural mix of oxidized silver and 18kt gold, highlighted by diamonds. It will be available in store and online to coincide with the grand opening on November 15.
If you can’t make it to New York to visit us in person, don’t fret! Celebrate with us online and enter our West 13th Treasure Hunt for a chance to win a gorgeous cuff bracelet from the new collection. See our Facebook page for all the details, then party with us on Instagram and Pinterest by using the #DDW13th hashtag. Good luck!
13 incredible years in business, West 13th – it’s a nice pattern, no? We hope 13 will be as lucky a number for you as it’s been for us!
We’re packing up our treasure chest of jewels! If you’ve been following along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you may have seen our big news - Doyle & Doyle is moving to THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT!! We’ll share more details on the new location and a special announcement tomorrow – watch this space!
Thinking about our new home in the chic Meatpacking District, we realize that the streets of New York are like so many Fashion Week catwalks. Stroll through any neighborhood and you’ll see an endless parade of different looks. Fashion magazines and blogs have caught on and they love to showcase New York’s unique brand of street style.
Our assistant manager, the very stylish Matthew, noticed that many recent looks are featuring chunky, sculptural gold jewelry. A wide cuff, stacks of bracelets, and a monogrammed signet ring make a dramatic statement paired with a crisp blouse or tailored dress. It’s classic fall style.
Except for the beginning of the last century, when platinum held sway, gold has always been popular, and we love mixing and matching jewelry from different time periods. Try pairing an antique star-set diamond ring with a wide two-tone 1940s Retro bracelet, or a Victorian Etruscan Revival bangle with a vintage signet ring.
Endlessly versatile, gold can be manipulated using a variety of techniques, including engraving, repousse, chasing, and filigree. Our curated collection of fall gold jewelry shows the range of beautiful designs that are possible, sometimes all in the same piece. And check out the three dimensional lion heads on our vintage carnelian signet ring. Positively rip-roaring!
This week is our celebration of October’s birthstones, opal and tourmaline, and you may be wondering why we’re featuring a diamond engagement ring. We always love a colored stone engagement ring, and both opal and tourmaline are some of the most colorful out there! However, both are soft stones, especially opals, and we don’t recommend them for hard, everyday wear.
In the spirit of colorful opal and tourmaline, we selected a detailed Art Deco twin diamond ring with vivid green accents. Crafted in platinum with a low profile silhouette, this is a beautiful (and affordable!) ring that’s perfect to wear everyday.
Two sparkling Transitional Round Brilliant cut diamonds sit side by side in a geometric filigree setting, an Art Deco take on a “Toi et Moi” design. Dating to 1930, the ring is stamped with the maker’s mark for Garland, the jewelry division of The Ball Company. Based in Chicago, The Ball Co. was primarily known for fine timepieces. In 1924, the company began selling jewelry under the hallmark “Garland”, named for their corporate home, The Garland Building.
To highlight the romance of our twin diamond ring, we created an eclectic wedding day look inspired by the colors of opal and tourmaline, and grounded by the ring’s elegant Art Deco symmetry. We couldn’t resist including a mid-century opal ring, which plays off the emerald cocktail ring and enameled hearts of our vintage charm bracelet. Each of the 24 sterling hearts is unique, including flowers, shamrocks, even a lion’s head, and all are inscribed with either a date or name. Instant family heirloom and the perfect “something blue”!