An exquisite Edwardian setting, finely crafted in lacy 18 karat white gold and exhibiting a touch of Art Deco flair, presents a rather unusual, bright and shining, one carat center stone. The beautiful diamond is not quite an antique cushion-cut, and not quite a European-cut, but an old mine-cut roundish-oval. The gracefully domed mounting is imbued with delicate open scroll work leading to diamond-set trefoil shoulders and accented with a pair of royal blue baguette sapphires.
paper bag letter lantern by the letteroom | notonthehighstreet.com I think this would be a really cool project to DIY for Christmas. Put your friends last initial on the paperbags and give them votives. Cheap and cute.
Queen Mary's Russian Brooch: Queen Alexandra's sister, the Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia, gave Princess May of Teck this unusual brooch consisting of a large square-cut diamond and a square cabochon sapphire set in a scroll frame of round diamonds as a wedding present in 1893. The Empress and her husband, Tsar Alexander III, later added sapphire and diamond bracelets to the gift.
by Morna Fell "The Bonds of Matrimony, inspired by Andromeda chained to her rock. Taken from my collection designed for Fusion Flowers Weddings 7, out now, with incredible work from the top names in our industry."