22, Oct 2022
Romancing the Stone: Shop Swoon-Worthy Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts

Women’s Fashion Jewelry

The Foundrae flagship store opened in New York City, March 2018. We didn’t want to just open a jewelry store. We wanted to create a comfortable yet inspiring environment that was a reflection of just how personal this collection is to us. Our team is here to be a conduit between all things FoundRae and you; a guide, an oral storyteller – helping every visitor immerse themselves into our lexicon. We are available to assist you in-store or by phone everyday from 10am to 7pm EST, and answer any question that you may have.

  • James Morisset, one of London’s most celebrated makers of enamelled gold dress-swords and boxes, was commissioned to produce this sword.
  • Give your wrists some attention with chic bangle bracelets, Bulova watches, cool cuffs and elegant diamond bracelets.
  • These motifs first became fashionable in the early years of the century, with the widespread interest in botany and the influence of Romantic poets such as Wordsworth.
  • Following the trend in Korean pop, they became sexier and more womanly, which helped bring about their current level of success.

One such artist was the French goldsmith François-Désiré Froment-Meurice. A category unique to this period and quite appropriate to the philosophy of romanticism was mourning jewellery. By approximately 5,000 years ago, jewellery-making had become a significant craft in the cities of Mesopotamia. In Assyria, men and women both wore extensive amounts of jewellery, including amulets, ankle bracelets, heavy multi-strand necklaces, and cylinder seals.

Beads are frequently used in jewellery. These may be made of glass, gemstones, metal, wood, shells, clay and polymer clay. Beaded jewellery commonly encompasses necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts and rings. Beads may be large or small; the smallest type of beads used are known as seed beads, these are the beads used for the “woven” style of beaded jewellery. Seed beads are also used in an embroidery technique where they are sewn onto fabric backings to create broad collar neck pieces and beaded bracelets.

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The traditional techniques used to create artisan jewelry are as diverse as the cultures from which they come. In Peru, the ancient technique of handmade goldsmithing continues in the work of filigree, the art of weaving silver threads together. Originally brought to the Andes during the colonial period, filigree acquired local nuances and incorporated designs inspired by nature and daily life. In West Africa, fabrication, casting, and forging are common handcrafted techniques, whereas in India, it is common to see cut gemstones intricately fitted within silver segments. Many artisans the world over work in lost wax. They sculpt the image they want in wax, encase it in a mold, and pour molten silver or gold into it.

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Get ready to find all the excuses to wear your hair up. From the bold to the delicate, for everyday-wear to the most special of occasions. And gifts for a loved one to your own little secret.