"1909" is a new collection of jewelry, inspired by antiques and handmade in NYC. Please allow us 4-6 weeks to build and deliver your piece to you.
In the V&A Museum's jewelry collection, there's a child's ring
from the 14th century with star-shaped
points radiating from a central gem. Inscribed inside are words "This
Spark Will Grow", which is a lovely sentiment of hope for the beginning
of a life or journey. These earrings were inspired by that delicate piece. There's another (possibly
apocryphal) historical reference here: centuries ago, rich
merchants' wives were afraid to travel through the countryside while
wearing their piles of jewelry, because gypsies would come along and
snatch stones right from their settings. A smart lady asked her jeweler
to set her diamond deep down in the ring, with no prongs, so it was
flush with the metal and therefore thief-proof. Voila! The "gypsy
setting" was invented. Each 14K gold disc measures about 1/4" wide and holds a .03 carat diamond. Posts and earring backs are also 14K gold.