Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Gemstone Gypsy visits Metier

 Angela from Gemstone Gypsy, one of our very favorite jewelry instagram feeds, stopped into Metier recently with her boyfriend and we were so excited to meet her!  Long-time admirers of her luscious photography and witty posts we knew we would all become fast friends.

An obsessive jewelry lover and thoughtful collector, Angela is based in New York City and has an Etsy shop, Jewels for Gypsies with a collection of stellar antiques and fine made-to-order pieces. She quickly put her own spin on our rings and took these seriously gorgeous pictures below. Angela ended up falling for two of our favorite pieces: a men's bloodstone ring and an Art Deco hand-engraved platinum and 14k band. The engraved band will become her wedding band, perfectly complimenting her stunning sapphire and diamond French target engagement ring.

Thanks for coming by and hanging out with us, Angela! We can't wait to visit your studio in the Fall.  Check out her newly-launched blog for more images and coverage of her trip to
 San Francisco as well as her spot-on musings about collecting, creating and admiring jewelry.
  
Georgian Rose Gold Ring with Silver Set Rosecut DiamondsVictorian Gold and Silver Turquoise Dome Ring Georgian Silver Set Rosecut Diamond Band Ring, Turquoise Pave(Sold). Victorian 14k Gold, Opal and Diamond Flower Ring
Victorian 18k Black Enamel Diamond Ring in store. Victorian bloodstone ring now belongs to Angela.
Our antique hand engraved platinum and 14k gold band paired perfectly Angela's beautiful diamond and sapphire target ring.
Snake ring(Sold), Georgian Diamonds, Ruby & 14k Gold Dome Ring
Metier + Gemstone Gypsy Show Me Your Rings!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Engagement Rings + Wedding Bands

Mingling estate pieces with modern jewelry has become a signature wedding look at Metier. Here are a few of our favorite pairings, including a selection of bands for the gents.  
We are always drawn to stones that seduce with unusual cuts and settings with a-point-of view. We prefer finely finished metals and handworked pieces. You can find more rings (and other jewelry) in our tiny shop in Hayes Valley and online at metiersf.com. And if you don't see what you are looking for we are happy to help you hunt for your perfect ring. 

Antique Art Deco 18k White Gold Filigree Diamond Ring, Rebecca Overmann 14k Oxidized White Gold Stream Band
Gillian Conroy 18k Celeste Band,  Slim Tapered Diamond Band, English Band, Slim Tapered Diamond Band, Classic Wedding Band.
Antique Art Deco 18k Yellow and Platinum Set Diamond Ring, Gillian Conroy 18k White Pear Rosecut Diamond Ring
Antique Art Deco Cushion Cut Diamond Ring
Rebecca Overmann Fine 14k Twist Band and 14k Feather Band Ring w/ Rosecut Diamond
 Gillian Conroy Men's 14k Flat Edged Wedding Band, Gillian Conroy Men's 14k Rounded White Gold Wedding Band, Rebecca Overmann Men's Knife Edge 14k Band, Variance Objects oxidized sterling silver and 14k/18k Seamed Men's Band


Bridal Event at March Sunday, May 17