New York Estate Jewelry | Israel Rose | Vintage Jewelry | Estate Jewelry | Antique Jewelry
The term boudoir may typically conjure up thoughts of a really ancient antique store full of gaudy Renaissance-style furniture... or faded photographs of retro-scandalous lingerie models. More glamorously, you may think of Marie Antoinette getting pampered in her own personal powder room boudoir (errr, before her fateful demise, that is). Either way, when translated to the realm of jewelry, boudoir-inspired baubles are elegantly vintage-chic in their ornate designs and toned-down pearly shades. Think pearls, lace, antiqued gold -- things you might've found when raiding your great-great-great-great-great grandmother's jewelry box. With a little modern flavor and the subtlest of Baroque influences, these vintage-y picks are anything but tacky (as long as you don't pile them all on at once!) and make the perfect Valentine's Day gift for anyone who appreciates the glamour of time periods past! Check the slideshow for the selection!
by Mary Kincaid
You may remember from elementary school history that Magellan was the first person to circumnavigate the globe and it was quite the feat. He started his voyage with 280 men and five ships on September 1519 and arrived back in port almost three years later with only one ship and 18 crew members remaining. But does anyone know the name of the first woman to circumnavigate the globe? That distinction belongs to Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, who completed her journey in 1976 in only 401 days. Oh, and she did it solo! Of course, not all of us have the drive for adventure and the bravery required for such daring-do. But if you don't see a personal yacht in your future, don't despair. You can still embrace the spirit of sailing with these nifty nautical finds. Just click the slideshow to see the selection!