March 13, 2011

Royal Jewels

It's well known that Wendy is a master at creating beautiful and delicate hand-crafted pieces, but what about statement jewelry? Well ladies and gentlemen, here is a collection of Wendy Mink jewelry and hand-picked vintage that even a queen would enjoy:

Even though she never became the Queen of England, Wallis Simpson lead a grand life as the Duchess of Windsor with the Duke of Windsor (previously King Edward VIII, but he gave up the throne to marry Wallis!) Wallis' Cartier diamond and onyx encrusted panther bracelet pictured above made headlines last December when it was auctioned for 7.2 million dollars!

Our Vintage Costume Panther Shoulder Pin is a steal at $200! This bejeweled guy measures 8" from outreached paw to tail tip. He's bound to put a little extra swagger in his wearer's step!

These two pieces scream Grace Kelly- they're a sophisticated approach at rhinestone jewelry.

They have the elegance of the Princess of Monaco's Cartier jewels pictured above. Rhinestone clip on earrings, 2"-$120 and Flower Rhinestone Choker, 15"- $160.

A very serious Elizabeth Taylor playing the infamous Egyptian ruler, Cleopatra. We're pretty sure that both the real Cleopatra and Ms.Taylor would enjoy this stunning snake bangle, $180.

We can also imagine a Greek princess wearing these Filigree Ram Earrings with ruby drops (2" , $145.)! Can't you picture them under Liz's giant headdress?

Another great on screen princess was Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. This vintage Czech Rhinestone set reminded me of the young princess's jewels. Necklace 22" plus 2" extender ($500), bracelet ($120), earrings 2" ($80). Set price $670.

Lastly, we have the ultimate Wendy Mink Piece: the Empress of India. This piece was originally designed for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and reflects the WMJ aesthetic of combing traditional eastern elements with Wendy's love for Victorian jewelry. Since then, Wendy has made this style in a variety or gorgeous colorways and variations. See here!

If you have questions about any of these style please contact us at 212-260-5298 or And even better come and visit the store to see these gems in person!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, the snake bangle has left me speechless.