The Elegant Muse Blog
Do You Prefer Wearing Silver or Gold Jewelry?
Silver or gold jewelry? Sometimes it’s hard to choose which one best accents your outfit. Solution: Choose a piece of jewelry that has both silver and gold like these elegant, one-of-a-kind antique button earrings! The buttons are circa 1890-1910 so not only do they have you covered for silver and gold, but they’re a great conversation starter as well When you have jewelry that’s both silver and gold, you’ll be set! You'll find the one-of-a-kind Blooms earrings here.
One-of-a-kind Antique Cupid Button Ring
Valentine's Day is coming and what would be more perfect than an adjustable Cupid ring? Did you know that Cupid, the Roman god of beauty and love, fired two types of arrows - golden arrows at people to make them fall in love and leaden arrows to make them fall out of love? I promise, the Cupid on this ring only fires golden arrows! Learn more about Love's Arrow, a one-of-a-kind antique Cupid button ring here.
How Did This Jewelry Business Begin?
They say everyone loves an origin story. Since I’m frequently asked about mine, I thought I’d take a few moments and share it with you. When I was a young girl I loved exploring antique and thrift shops with my Mom, always gravitating to the sparkling treasures jumbled in bowls and displayed in grand glass cases. As I grew older many vintage baubles were passed down to me by my mother, grandmother, and aunts. Occasionally, I pinned one of the sparkling brooches to my coat or donned a pair of rhinestone earrings for a special event, but the outdated pieces...
A Special Birthday Gift Honoring a Mom
The Elegant Muse is primarily about 3 things: to honor someone loved or their memory, to see the potential beauty in and give new life to old, forgotten treasures, and to find things I believe are beautiful to share with others. This piece encompasses all three of those goals. Created for my sister-in-law’s birthday, it was originally a treasured piece of her dear Mom’s. If you happened to read this previous post you’ll already know the story of how we gathered to go through my sweet mother-in-law’s jewelry after her passing. Small pearls and a bit of sparkle - I think...
Be bold! Wear a Touch of Red Even When It's Not a Holiday!
When I was growing up, the fashion rules included: 1. Never wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day. 2. Never wear black to a wedding. 3. Always wear a nice dress (and uncomfortable, stiff, patent leather shoes) to church. Personally, I’m thankful for some of the changes to fashion rules. And I particularly love seeing someone wear a red piece of jewelry when it’s not Christmas, Valentine’s Day or 4th of July. If you love a color, you should feel the freedom to wear it any time of year. So go ahead, be bold. Wear red (or whatever...