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Gayle Brooker
Feast your eyes on this treasure chest of jewels ranging from ultra-fine to utterly fashionable. Whether you’re dressing for your wedding or any of the myriad events leading up to it, these pieces add polish—and panache
What better time than during all the wedding festivities to pull out your jewelry box, add to its inventory, and don your treasures? Here, we gathered a mix of favorites culled from Charleston’s jewelry and fashion boutiques. Some are heirlooms outright, others are simply swell party pieces. Every last one is a delight begging for layering. Enjoy the feast and shop on!
 
(above, clockwise from top left) Sara Simpson Design’s vintage tassel bracelet from Bridal House of Charleston ($45). Art Deco Collection 18K white gold ring with 4.15 ct. green tourmaline, green garnets (1.83 total cts.), and diamonds (.2 total cts.) from Roberto Coin ($14,900). Sara Simpson Design’s vintage pendant necklace from Bridal House of Charleston ($65). 14K white gold ring with 7.4 ct. blue topaz and diamonds (.25 total cts.) from Gold Creations ($1,500). Vintage 14K gold beetle with cabochon turquoise body, pearl, and rubies from Joint Venture Estate Jewelers ($500). Circa 1875 15K gold pin with aquamarine center and pearls from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($760). Jewels of Mumbai’s beaded and embroidered earrings from Celadon Home ($29). David Yurman’s sterling silver ring with lemon citrine and diamonds (.229 total cts.) from REEDS Jewelers ($1,700) 
 
 
 
 
 
(above, clockwise from left) Forever Creations’ gold-plated vintage brooch with diamonds (3.65 total cts.) and pearls from Out of Hand ($850). Circa 1880 9K gold brooch with garnets and pearls from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($1,575). Vintage cameo pin from Out of Hand ($140). Vintage platinum ring with 4.01 ct. diamond center and accent diamonds (.5 total cts.) from Polly’s Fine Jewelry ($37,000). Single Stone’s “Shanna” 18K gold ring with 5.36 ct. honey-hued diamond center and accent diamonds (.22 total cts.) from Croghan’s Jewel Box (price upon request). Circa 1910 platinum ring with .58 diamond center and accent diamonds from Victor Barbone ($5,750). 1950s four-strand pearl and 14K white gold bracelet with rubies (6 total cts.) and diamonds (2 total cts.) from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($6,000). 14K white gold ring with 1.48 ct. ruby center and accent diamonds (.39 total cts.) from Polly’s Fine Jewelry ($5,000). 18k gold estate pin with diamonds from Croghan's Jewel Box (.76 total cts.; $3,000). Sara Simpson Design’s vintage necklace from Bridal House of Charleston ($42). 10K rose gold ring with morganite center and diamonds (.2 total cts.) from REEDS Jewelers ($995) 
 
 
 
 
 
(above, clockwise from left) Rebeka Hakimi Jewelry’s 14K white gold earrings with sapphires (8.62 total cts.) and diamonds (.83 total cts.) from Diamonds Direct ($5,350). 14K gold ring with 3.5 ct. amethyst from Gold Creations ($780). 14K white gold ring with diamonds (1.35 total cts.) and sapphires (1.2 total cts.) from Kiawah Fine Jewelry ($5,995). Alexis Bittar’s “Jolie Fleur” resin and pearl pin from Out of Hand ($197). Estate 14K gold brooch with amethyst center, pearls, and enamel from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($1,275). Vintage 14K gold pansy pin with .30 ct. diamond center and enamel from Joint Venture Estate Jewelers ($1,800). 14K gold necklace with 6.4 ct. amethyst from Paulo Geiss Jewelers ($1,145). Estate 14K gold brooch with 20.83 ct. amethyst center and pearls from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($1,560). Ben-Amun’s crystal brooch from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant ($320). 14K white gold ring with .33 ct. garnet center with diamonds (.25 total cts.) from REEDS Jewelers ($2,695) 
 
 
 
 
 
(above, clockwise from left) Sara Gabriel’s “Jasmine” earrings with Swarovski crystals from Maddison Row ($173). 14K gold antique cameo brooch from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($425). Sterling silver ring with 2.5 ct. citrine center and diamonds (.33 total cts.) from REEDS Jewelers ($425)
 

Vendor List:
 
Gayle Brooker Photography, www.GayleBrooker.com
Bridal House of Charleston, www.BridalHouseofCharleston.com
Croghan’s Jewel Box, www.CroghansJewelBox.com
Diamonds Direct Charleston, www.DiamondsDirect.com
GDC, www.GDCHome.com (fabric)
Gold Creations, www.GoldCreationsChas.com
Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant, www.Gwynns.com
Joint Venture Estate Jewelers, www.JVenture.com
Maddison Row, www.MaddisonRow.com
May Arts, www.MayArts.com (ribbon)
Out of Hand, www.ShopOutofHand.com
Paulo Geiss Jewelers, www.GeissJewelers.com
Polly’s Fine Jewelry, www.PollysJewelry.com
REEDS Jewelers, www.Reeds.com
Roberto Coin Charleston, www.us.RobertoCoin.com
Victor Barbone, www.VictorBarbone.com
 
Props:
Pillows, new jewelry boxes: Croghan's Jewel Box, www.CroghansJewelBox.com
Fabric: GDC Home, www.GDCHome.com
Chair place card holder: Wedding Favors Unlimited, www.WeddingFavorsUnlimited.com
Vintage jewelry boxes: Victor Barbone, www.VictorBarbone.com
Ribbons: May Arts, www.MayArts.com

 





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