Larkspur & Hawk’s Luzia impressed by vintage Portuguese jewels

Larkspur & Hawk’s founder and designer, Emily Satloff, loves vintage jewellery as a lot as we do – and I don’t say that calmly, my darlings.

Her newest launch, Larkspur & Hawk‘s Luzia Assortment, is an homage to at least one explicit class of vintage jewellery, a mode and origin that makes most collectors of 18th century types weak on the knees: vintage Portuguese jewels.

The Luiza cushion oval necklace by Larkspur & Hawk

The usage of subtly shimmering, foiled-back gems is Larkspur & Hawk’s aesthetic signature. The method could be very uncommon to search out in up to date designs and it’s one other signal of designer Satloff’s ardour for mixing the distinctive great thing about vintage jewellery with trendy design rules to create tender, romantic, completely unforgettable new types.

Have a look at the plush, pretty gems of the Luzia Assortment – they glow like dawn suffusing morning mist. Light, inexorable, beautiful.

The Luiza Princesa Cluster Ring by Larkspur & Hawk. With lemon quartz, white quartz, and diamonds.

An avid collector of 18th century Portuguese jewellery, Satloff named her newest assortment Luzia, which suggests “glowing mild” in Portuguese. She could be very clear that her aim is to reimagine, not reproduce:

“Even when one wished to, it could be a futile job to try to recreate what some imagine to be the best examples of 18th century jewellery. As with a lot artwork from the previous, its magnificence and greatness stays within the palms of time, and unique, interval examples ought to proceed to be wanted and admired.

Nevertheless, as a designer and lover of historical past, it’s thought frightening to pay homage to sure features of vintage jewellery in my trendy designs.”

When you want a reminder of what vintage Portuguese jewellery seems like, please click on right here to see my Pinterest board on the class right here. Spoiler alert: it’s unimaginable.

The Luiza Royal Cluster Riviere Necklace by Larkspur & Hawk. With lavender moon quartz, yellow quartz, citrine, diamonds, and moonstone.

The Luzia Assortment is beautiful. Softly glowing foiled gems supply a large number of dreamy coloration mixtures with foiled lemon quartz, foiled citrines, and foiled lavender moon quartz accented with diamonds, rainbow moonstones, sapphires and tsavorites for added vibrancy and sparkle.

The foiled lemon quartz resembles chrysoberyl, a favourite materials in 18th century Portuguese jewels, whereas the foiled citrine resembles Imperial topaz and the foiled lavender moon quartz evokes opaline glass. All impressed by the previous, however utilizing its design components to create one thing contemporary and new.

The Luiza Door Knocker earrings by Larkspur & Hawk

The necklaces are the hero items (particularly the extraordinarily easy-to-love cushion oval necklace within the first photograph above, which I’m dying to personal) however I really suppose the earrings are going to be the most well-liked a part of the gathering.

Accessible in a lot of designs from easy dangling drops to Queen Anne-inspired clusters to massive, colourful hoops, any pair of the Luzia Assortment earrings are destined to turn out to be a favourite of their future proprietor’s jewellery rotation. The dreaminess of the foiled gems is incomparably pretty and seems lit from inside, flickering with tender fairy luminescence in any setting.

Pink and purple colorways of the Larkspur & Hawk Luiza Collection jewels. With lavender moon quartz.

Simply take a look at these gently iridescent pinks and purples. In the event that they don’t name to your inside rock-collecting goblin self, I don’t know what to indicate you.

I’ve been a fan of Larkspur & Hawk’s work for an extended very long time, however I’ve by no means written an entire weblog put up about them till now. The Luzia Assortment was simply so beautiful that I couldn’t resist! A worthy tribute to a distinct segment class of vintage jewellery that holds a particular place in lots of our hearts.

What do you consider the Luzia Assortment, my darlings? Do the necklaces name to you want they name to me, or is it the earrings that catch your eye?

Larkspur & Hawk's Luiza collection was inspired by antique Portuguese jewels

For extra Larkspur & Hawk, please see my archive right here, or their website here. For extra antique Portuguese jewelry, clkick here.

Photographs c/o Larkspur & Hawk.