Beauty in suburbia

8 03 2010

Looking through the photographs from New York last week, I was reminded of the statues of Cupid and Psyche in Malvern.

Psyche

Psyche and Cupid face off

I have admired these statues for years now – I especially like the strength in them and the art deco lines on Pschye’s body.

Psyche





Jewellery at auction #4

27 02 2010

There’s a jewellery auction happening in Malvern on Monday… I like looking through these types of catalogues, and favourites from this one include:

  • lapis lazuli bracelet [here]
  • a very interesting coral brooch [here]
  • jet and gold brooch [here]
  • citrine drop pendant (well the stone, not so much the setting) [here]
  • and I’m always attracted to onyx plaque rings [here]
  • a fabulous pale green amethyst [here]
  • the most horrid however is this ‘extremely unusual diamond ring’! [here]




Beauty in suburbia

24 05 2009

I often walk past this church on Wattletree Road in Malvern – I like the shape of the window …

church1

It reminded me of a necklace in one of my jewellery books – ‘Jewels and Jewellery‘ by Clare Philips, published by V&A (p73):

'Necklace of Berlin iron with Gothic tracery and foliage, c. 1820-30'

'Necklace of Berlin iron with Gothic tracery and foliage, c. 1820-30'