Today’s highlighted jewellery collector is Beth of RoCo Heirlooms. Beth has an outstanding eye for antiques and her necklace stacks and appeal combos are out of this entire world! Speaking of out of this globe, her spouse is a former astronomer so celestial motifs are one particular of her favored things to collect. I just love her personal assortment and so happy to share it with you all now – let us dive in:
How very long have you been collecting?
As with lots of collectors, I have loved jewelry my complete life and my mother had a great jewellery collection. I to start with became fascinated in antique and classic jewelry when I was 13 decades aged and my mom and dad bought me two antique rings for a distinctive event from a incredible jewellery store in Baltimore, in which I grew up. I have been amassing jewellery much more significantly since about four many years ago soon after my mother died.
Explain some of your beloved antique motifs that you collect.
I discover sporting jewelry pretty comforting, and I like the idea that sporting jewellery is sort of like carrying armor—that jewellery can have protective features. And so, I adore antique, vintage, and modern pieces that have shields, protecting palms, swords or armor. I adore celestial pieces due to the fact they make me feel of my partner who is a former astronomer. And I love hearts and initials, especially as they relate to my spouse and children.
What is it about jewellery that will make it your enthusiasm?
I assume jewelry is lovely, and I really like the electrical power I truly feel when I don something that is lovely and that has special meaning for me. I really like the treasure searching course of action and browsing for a seemingly challenging-to-find, one particular-of-a-kind piece that has great symbolism and mixing it with the relaxation of my pieces.
Where do you like to uncover antique jewelry? // Favorite position to treasure hunt?
When I 1st begun very seriously amassing jewellery, I liked heading to classic exhibits around in which I reside in Southern California, such as A Latest Affair, Pickwick Vintage and the Delmar Antiques Present. As I have realized a lot more about jewellery and discovered sure dealers whom I belief, I have increasingly acquired more pieces by using Instagram.
Do you have any items that have an fascinating tale at the rear of it?
One particular of my most distinctive parts of jewellery is a attraction my mother gave me for my 30th birthday. She took the heart diamond from my grandmother’s engagement ring and had it set in a white gold swirl with a smaller sized diamond from my grandmother’s ring at the conclusion. The more substantial diamond signifies the moon the lesser diamond a star. It is supposed to stand for a indicating my mother usually advised me: “Shoot for the moon, if you overlook you will be amid the stars.” My engagement ring—a spherical diamond with French slice sapphires about it (an Artwork Deco motivated target ring)—is related to my wedding day song, “Fly Me to the Moon.” The diamond to me appears like a complete moon floating in a dark blue sky. Curiously adequate the underbelly of my engagement ring has a Greek important motif. Completely unrelated, we ended up going to Greece on our honeymoon.
Most latest discover … most sentimental piece…something you have on day to day
My engagement ring, my wedding ceremony band, my mother’s wedding ceremony band, a Victorian diamond double snake ring, and a few signet rings—two on just one pinky—one a retro Tiffany signet ring with an armored arm/hand, sword with “fortitude” in Latin and a diamond defend signet ring from The Moonstoned. The 3rd is an Edwardian, Tiffany platinum and sapphire signet ring with the original B carved into it. Sapphire is my birthstone, the first is for my 1st title and my partner calls me “B”.