I have been on the prowl for something special to celebrate the publication of my book Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired by the Animal Kingdom. Obviously, I want an animal themed jewel after spending so much time studying them. And I want it to be a vintage piece from the late 19th century.
One reason I am looking at that era is because it’s when the story of the book begins around 150-years ago. And you can find jewelry from that period that’s affordable which is key, because I am looking for a memento not a jewel to break the bank.
Well, one of the first places I landed in my hunt was FD Gallery’s online shop.
I know what you are thinking, because it was what I was thinking. I will never find something on a budget at FD Gallery. The glorious New York boutique is, after all, famous for its extraordinary treasures by some of the greats in jewelry history including Cartier, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels as well as contemporary super talents, BHAGAT, SABBA and Hemmerle.
But much to my delight FD Gallery has a choice array of designs for people on a far more modest fine jewelry budget. There is an expansive section where small wonders can be found.
The esteemed establishment also has an amazing curated Gift Shop. In this delightful section there are several pieces that can be purchased for under $2,500. There is a lot more if your budget is in the $5,000 range. Today that amount isn’t much for a special fine jewel. Truly, its less than many designer coats on Moda Operandi. But unlike designer coats that go out of fashion or fade over time, the jewels will last forever.
Above and way beyond the price range, one of the most wonderful things about the section on FD Gallery’s website is you know the expertise and excellence of the people who choose those “Price Upon Request” treasures is applied to the little tokens too. It truly makes FD Gallery welcoming to shoppers. Take a look and celebrate Cyber Monday with a purchase of a special piece.
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