leightonjewels

Fred Leighton

Curator of the most coveted vintage and contemporary jewelry that transcends time and place.

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This Etruscan Revival necklace from the Victorian era represents a trend at the time to celebrate Hellenistic jewels. Necklaces in this style were designed as chains that feature suspended drops in the shape of amphorae, shells, seeds, pomegranates and berries 🏺🏺🍇🍇 #etruscanrevival #victorianera #gold #fringe #necklace
In 1911, Jacques Cartier traveled to India and was inspired by his surrounds. Over the next several decades, Indian-influenced designs and colorful gems were interwoven into the world of Cartier. A 1920s vibrant pink sapphire ring with diamonds from Cartier New York is one such example.
"My style is my signature." French-born jewelry designer, Suzanne Belperron, brought her siganture style to everything she created. Her jewelry was often influenced by far-off lands, as seen in this emerald bead and diamond cuff bracelet. #suzannebelperron #emerald #diamonds #womandesigner #frenchjewelry
Match layers of gold chains together, then add pendants from different eras to create a style that is your own. #pendantnecklace #necklacelove #goldnecklace #locket #antiquejewelry #pendants
A necklace need not be just a necklace. Here, a Georgian engraved Maltese cross, a contemporary rock crystal heart and an antique dragon locket lie suspended off a beaded gold chain. #howtowearit #thefredleightonway #pendantnecklace #maltesecross #dragon #locket #heartpendant #beadednecklace
A 1950s vintage ring crafted in platinum has a mid century vibe. The ring features a cabochon cut green emerald framed on each side by a 1 carat old cut pear-shaped diamond. #cabochonring #emeraldstone #pearshapediamond #engagementring #midcenturyjewelry
The late Victorian era brought pieces that were more delicate than in the past. Motifs such as crescents, owls and stars gained a following from jewelry enthusiasts. This brooch is a fine example, with old European diamonds that graduate in size as they near the center of the starburst. #victorianjewelry #starburst #oldeuropeancut #broochoftheday
In the 1960s and 70s, Van Cleef was at the height of its creative powers. Influences ranged from Talitha Getty to Disco, and these pieces exude the care-free glamour of the era. Take in the sophisticated combination of informality and drama in these exemplary gold door knocker earrings... or come try them on in our Madison Avenue salon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #vancleefarpels #70sstyle #yellowgold #diamondearrings #doorknockerearrings #18kgold
Butterflies were a popular motif in the Victorian era. This yellow gold bangle with a jeweled inlay rock crystal butterfly on its dome is a representation of this period. #butterfly #bangle #victorianera #goldbracelet
Options are important. Switch up the glam with these 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels diamond bow and pendant earrings by removing the detachable tassels. #diamondearrings #vancleefandarpels #bow #tasselearrings #midcentury #redcarpetready
Dare to live in color. Vibrant jewels from then and now add a level of free-spirited sophistication.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Victorian Antique Moonstone, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Navette Cluster Ring⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thin Yellow Gold and Diamond Eternity Band⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Antique 14K Yellow Gold Wedding Band⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thin Ruby Eternity Band Signed Fred Leighton with Dangling 0.50ct Pear Shape Ruby⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Square Ruby Line Bracelet, French, circa 1950s⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #antiquejewelery #showmeyourrings #ruby #sapphire #diamonds #navettering #victorianjewelry #colorfuljewelry
A floral pattern of diamonds and emeralds surround eye-catching coral buttons in a pair of Cartier London earrings that throw simplicity out the window. #cartier #vintageearrings #coraljewelry #diamonds #emeralds
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