Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
CIRCA was featured on More Reinvention TV- the segment aired this past weekend on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Check out how fashion and luxury can be recycled and just how CIRCA works!
The stainless steel watch photographed here is an Explorer II with original reference number 1655, circa mid to late 1970’s. The oversized bright orange additional hour hand and the 24-hour fixed bezel are the two distinguishing features of this model, giving it the ability to inform its user whether the 3 on the dial is for 3am or 3pm. In this particular example, the second hand has a luminous circle accent that was only added to the models manufactured after the year 1975.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Art Nouveau period (1890s - 1910) produced some of the most evocative pieces in the history of jewelry design. Central to the movement was an embrace of romanticism, naturalism and femininity. The use of flowing, curvilinear lines with attention to balance and symmetry is of paramount importance within Art Nouveau pieces – both in jewelry and other forms of art.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Edwardian jewelry (1901-1920) is its lace-like garland style. This effect is created in delicate filigree of white diamonds and platinum. There are some exceptions to this rule, however, like this stunning Edwardian pin, circa 1910. Although small in stature - standing at just an inch and a half in height – this piece has more heft than its delicate Edwardian counterparts. The garland style is captured in the bow, but the geometric pattern of the wreath itself seems to be an early hint at the Art Deco movement which followed just a short time later (1918-1938).