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  • July 31, 2015

    Five on Friday: July 31

    Happy Friday! Can you believe it's already the end of July!? We thought we'd add a pop of color to the blog this week, and feature five of our favorite modern era engagement rings with colored gemstones. The modern era encompasses a rather large time period in jewelry history--essentially anything from the 1950s through the 1980s (Anything from the 80's through today we call contemporary!). Modern era jewelry takes influences from all of the time periods beforehand. The ones below specifically feature bright and bold colored stones, and are sure to make a lasting statement on any girl's hand! Check them out!

    Summerhill | Trumpet & Horn Steamboat Springs | Trumpet & Horn Sea Breeze | Trumpet & Horn Malibu | Trumpet & Horn Adairsville | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

    Modern Era Rose Gold Engagement Ring with Tourmaline and Diamond Halo | Summerhill

    Summerhill is a gorgeous and authentic Modern 14k rose gold ring centering a deep slightly purplish-pink oval tourmaline gauged at 1.25ct surrounded by a delicate halo of twenty Round Brilliant Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.12ct. Summerhill is finished with a high polished split 14k rose gold shank. The ring is currently a size 7.25 and can be sized to fit.

    Modern Era Engagement Ring with Tourmaline and Platinum Diamond Pave | Steamboat Springs

    Steamboat Springs is a unique Modern (circa 1990) platinum ring centering a bright greenish-blue oval Indicolite Tourmaline gauged at approximately 0.65ct, flanked on either side by platinum circular accents adorned with ten pave set Round Brilliant Cut diamonds. An additional ten pave diamonds line the shoulders of the ring, all with a total estimated weight of 0.50ct. The ring's eclectic combination of stones truly makes it one of a kind. Steamboat Springs currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.

    Modern Sapphire Engagement Ring with Diamond Petal Accents | Sea Breeze

    Sea Breeze is a dreamy authentic Mid Century (circa 1950) platinum engagement centering a 2.19ct Oval Sapphire accompanied with a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is heated with Ceylon origin. Sea Breeze is further designed with a lovely trio of platinum petals each studded with a Round Brilliant Cut diamond with a total approximate weight of 0.15ct. Sea Breeze is currently a size 7.75 and can be sized to fit.

    Modern Unheated Cornflower Blue Sapphire | Malibu

    Malibu is an impressive authentic Mid Century (circa 1950) platinum ring centering a single bezel set cornflower blue 3.46ct natural sapphire accompanied with a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is unheated with Ceylon origin. Malibu is flanked on either side by a total of six channel set baguette cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.20ct, each bezel lined delicately with milgrained edges. The ring is finished with pretty scrolling open metal work within the basket and a substantial platinum shank. Malibu is currently a size 5.5 and can be sized to fit.

    Vintage Oscar Heyman Emerald Engagement Ring | Adairsville

    Adairsville is a 1960's Oscar Heyman ring made from platinum featuring a GIA certified octagonal step cut emerald. This beautiful emerald is flanked by two trillion cut diamonds. The ring has been documented by Oscar Heyman to be from 1966. According to their records the emerald weighs 2.80cts and the total weight of the side diamonds is 1.34cts. This is a fabulous historical ring from a legendary American jeweler. Adairsville is currently size 7 and can be sized to fit.

  • July 30, 2015

    T&H Couple: Courtney & Micah

    Trumpet & Horn Couple Review and Testimonial: Courtney & Micah

    Our biggest congratulations go out to Courtney & Micah who were recently engaged with the lovely Victorian era cluster ring, Jaksboro. Courtney and Micah met ten years ago at age 18 while in Panama City Beach, Florida for Spring Break. The two hit it off immediately, and Courtney recalls fondly, "We left the beach with something that neither of us had expected to find on Spring Break: a soulmate." The two dated long distance from Birmingham, AL to St. Louis, Missouri for two years, exchanging handwritten letters, spending every night on the phone, and saving their pennies for trips every few months. Eventually, the distance became too much, and they parted ways after two years. They dated other people and reached milestones, but something inside both of them gave them the feeling that they would one day end up together. They kept in contact over the next five years, and in 2011, decided to give it another go. Micah had since moved to San Francisco and Courtney went to visit him and it was as if no time had passed. Their connection was stronger than ever, and Courtney was certain that Micah was the man she was going to marry. The two eventually moved to Austin, Texas where they now live. Of their time apart, Courtney sweetly affirms, "it solidified what I thought I knew before. There is no one, and there will never be anyone else for me. It was and always will be Micah."

    Fast forward to March 2015, Micah asked Courtney if she wanted to go to Florida to visit his sister. He surprised her by taking her to the same hotel that they met at, almost exactly ten years earlier. He proposed poolside, with intoxicated spring breakers cheering them on in the distance. Courtney was thrilled and enthusiastically said yes. What made the day even MORE special, was that Micah had arranged for both of their families to be there for a huge celebration, officially making the weekend the greatest one of her life...that is, until the wedding day next March! Congratulations to both of you. We're so thrilled that Panama City Beach brought you to each other, and to us! ♥

  • July 29, 2015

    Collaborator Spotlight: Grey Likes Weddings

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    Emerald Tiara | Trumpet & Horn Norwood | Trumpet & Horn Warrenton | Trumpet & Horn St. Andrews | Trumpet & Horn Pebble Beach | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

    Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Flowerwild | Cakes: Lele Patisserie | Makeup: 10.11 Makeup | Calligraphy: Designsgirl | Venue: The Lombardi House | Cocktails & Bar: Cocktail Academy | Dinnerware: The Ark | Event Styling & Production: The Venue Report | Invitations, Menus, Hand Illustrated Mural, Placemat Tiles: Momental Designs | Models: Newark Models | Photography - Assistance: Joel Serrato | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | Wardrobe Styling: Grey Likes Weddings

    Check out the entire gorgeous shoot on Style Me Pretty!

  • July 28, 2015

    Vintage Engagement Rings: July 28


    Adlington | Trumpet & Horn Roosevelt | Trumpet & Horn Coventry| Trumpet & Horn Flannery | Trumpet & Horn Burnsville | Trumpet & Horn Winwood Way | Trumpet & Horn Lawrenceville| Trumpet & Horn Hansberry | Trumpet & Horn Orange Grove | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

    Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...

    Vintage Art Deco Engagement Ring Solitaire Yellow Gold | Roosevelt

    Roosevelt is a classic Late Art Deco (circa 1935) 14k yellow gold engagement ring centering an eight-prong set 1.16ct EGL certified Transitional Brilliant Cut diamond graded J color and SI2 clarity. This refined antique ring is further lined with six Rose Cut diamonds lining either side of the shoulders totaling approximately 0.05ct. Roosevelt is finished with a simple 14k yellow gold shank enhanced by a subtle patina that can only come with age. The ring is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit.

    Edwardian Era Rose Gold Cluster Halo Diamond Engagement Ring | Adlington

    Adlington is an authentic Edwardian era (circa 1915) 14k rose gold ring cluster centering a glimmering 0.71ct EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded H color and VVS2 clarity. The ring is further designed with a halo of thirteen Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.40ct. Adlington is finished with supurb rose gold scalloped edgings and detailed milgrained edges along the outside border. The ring is currently a size 6.25 and can be sized to fit.

  • July 27, 2015

    T&H Couple: Samantha & Jonathan

    T&H Happy Couple: Samantha & Jonathan | Westbrook Ring

    Congratulations are in order for our latest T&H Couple, Samantha & Jonathan! This gorgeous duo met in early 2011 while working together on pediatric research studies at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. They connected immediately and a natural friendship developed over the course of the year. He extended an invitation for an end-of-summer trip to the Pacific Northwest with friends that she reluctantly declined. Eventually Samantha gave in, and the two had their first date at Disneyland in the fall. Amongst many things, they fell in love over her passion for books and his for beer, as well as their mutual appetites for food, life, art, music, and travel. Since then they— their loving families, friends, and pets— have been inseparable.

    Earlier this summer, Jonathan came to Trumpet & Horn in search of the perfect ring for his perfect lady. After careful consideration (and advice from their adorable French bulldog, Marcel), Jonathan came to choose the Westbrook ring, a stunning Retro era engagement ring with delicate Edwardian influences. We held onto the ring for Jonathan until he was ready to propose. That moment came on July 23rd, 2015, during their third Pacific Northwest adventure. Sam and Jon took a ferry from Seattle to The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. There, sitting across from the iconic weeping willow of Mid Pond, with geese as their witnesses, Jonathan asked whether Samantha was ready to begin the next chapter of their lives as his wife. The surprised "Seattle Sam" (as her family has now dubbed her) happily answered, 'Really?!' then, 'Yes!'

    We feel so fortunate to call you two members of the Trumpet & Horn family and are so grateful that our Westbrook ring has found a happy forever home! Cheers!♥

    PS, HOW CUTE is this picture of Marcel the Frenchie after helping Jonathan shop!?

  • July 22, 2015

    Collaborator Spotlight: Sally Pinera

    Sally Pinera for Trumpet & Horn
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    Sally Pinera for Trumpet & Horn

     

    Sally Pinera for Trumpet & Horn

     

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    Sally Pinera for Trumpet & Horn

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    Photography: Sally Pinera | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone | Cake: Frost It Cupcakery | Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Bridal Accessories: BHLDN | Coordination/Design: Chloe + Mint | Female Model: Tracy Kristine | MUAH: Suzie K. Makeup | Male Model: Zachary Balaban | Rentals: Botanica Events By Audrey Chaney | Tabletop: Borrowed Blu | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

    Check out the entire incredible shoot featured on Style Me Pretty!

  • July 21, 2015

    Vintage Engagement Rings July 21


    Milestone | Trumpet & Horn Old Portsmouth | Trumpet & Horn Pacific Grove| Trumpet & Horn Mission Bay | Trumpet & Horn Owlswood | Trumpet & Horn Elysees | Trumpet & Horn Abbey Road| Trumpet & Horn Seabreeze | Trumpet & Horn Sagebrush | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

    Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...

    Classic Victorian Era Solitaire Engagement Ring | Owlswood

    Owlswood is a classic Victorian Era (circa 1890) engagement ring made from 14k yellow gold centering a 1.02ct EGL certified Transitional Brilliant Cut diamond graded J color and SI1 clarity. This perfect solitaire engagement ring features the main stone set low in a delicate six prong buttercup setting and finished with a slightly tapered yellow gold shank. Owlswood is currently a size 6.25 and can be sized to fit.

    Modern Sapphire Engagement Ring with Diamond Petals | Sea Breeze

    Sea Breeze is a dreamy authentic Mid Century (circa 1950) platinum engagement centering a 2.19ct Oval Sapphire accompanied with a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is heated. Sea Breeze is further designed with a lovely trio of platinum petals each studded with a Round Brilliant Cut diamond with a total approximate weight of 0.15ct. Sea Breeze is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit.

  • July 17, 2015

    Five on Friday: July 17

    TGIF, y'all! Today we're featuring five of our favorite vintage cluster rings from the Victorian era. The cluster style (also known as halo engagement rings) is characterized by a larger center stone surrounded by smaller stones. In the rings that we have chosen to feature, all of the stones are diamonds, but it is not uncommon for colored gemstones to be included in cluster engagement rings as well! The style was popularized during Queen Victoria's reign. During this time, diamonds and colored gemstones were cut by hand, and couldn't achieve the same brilliance that modern, laser-cut stones have, but boy, do these rings sparkle! The halo engagement ring was designed to achieve maximum light reflection and a large presence on the hand. Vintage cluster rings are some of our best selling and most popular offerings and we just can't get enough of them! Check these out below!

    Nashville | Trumpet & Horn Bloomsbury | Trumpet & Horn Clarebourne | Trumpet & Horn Beverly Hills | Trumpet & Horn Mornington | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

    Whimsical Victorian Era Cluster Engagement Ring | Nashville

    Nashville is a whimsical authentic Victorian era (circa 1880) silver topped 18k yellow gold ring centering a cluster of seven Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.30ct graded G-H color and SI clarity. Nashville is further designed with pretty scalloped edges framing each diamond and finished with a unique tapering shank that meets the flowery cluster at the thinnest point. The ring is currently a size 7.5 and can be sized to fit.

    Timeless Victorian Era Rose Gold Victorian Halo Cluster Ring | Bloomsbury

    Bloomsbury is a timeless authentic Victorian (circa 1890) silver-topped 14k rose gold cluster ring centering a 0.65ct EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded H color and SI2 clarity. Bloomsbury is further designed with a gleaming halo of eight Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.75ct. The ring is finished with a touch of natural oxidation to the silver that adds to the antique beauty of this one-of-a-kind ring. Bloomsbury is currently a size 9 and can be sized to fit.

    Vintage Victorian Era Mixed Metal Cluster Halo Engagement Ring | Clarebourne

    Clarebourne is a charming authentic Victorian era (circa 1875) cluster ring made from silver-topped 14k yellow gold. This gorgeous ring sparkles elegantly, centering an exquisite 0.72ct EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded J color and SI2 clarity. The ring is surrounded by a delicate halo of nine additional Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.65ct in weight. The contrast between the oxidized silver paired with the bright, white diamond really makes this ring a wow piece! This timeless halo ring would make a sparkling statement on any girl's finger and is another favorite at T&H! Clarebourne is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit.

    Vintage Victorian Cluster Ring with Warm Diamond Center | Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills is a unbelievable authentic Victorian era (circa 1895) platinum and 18k yellow gold ring centering a 1.97ct EGL certified Cushion Square Modified Brilliant Cut diamond graded Q-R color and VS1 clarity. This warmed toned diamond pairs perfectly with a shimmering halo of eleven white Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.30ct and graded H-I color and SI clarity. Beverly Hills is finished with carefully crafted scalloped edges that hug each outside diamond and further enhanced with milgrained edges. The ring is currently a size 6.25 and can be sized to fit.

    Stunning Victorian Cluster Ring with French Hallmarks | Mornington

    Mornington is an incredibly special Victorian era (circa 1885) platinum topped 18k yellow gold and diamond ring displaying extremely rare and coveted French Hallmarks and numbered 13137 around the inside shank. The ring centers a prong-set 1.93ct EGL certified antique Cushion Cut diamond graded H color and VS1 clarity, elegantly framed by a cluster of fourteen Rose Cut diamonds and two additional Rose Cut diamonds on each shoulder, that total approximately 0.20ct. Mornington is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.

  • July 15, 2015

    Collaborator Spotlight: Apryl Ann

    Apryl Ann for Trumpet & Horn
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    Apryl Ann for Trumpet & Horn

    Apryl Ann for Trumpet & Horn Edwardian Three Stone Vintage Engagement Ring

    Styling + Concept : Apryl Ann Photography | Styling + Planning : Birds of a Feather Events | Florals : The Southern Table | Apple Tarts : Layered Bake Shop | Dress : Watters | Table Runner : Silk and Willow | Film Scans : Photovision | Model : The Callidus Agency | Paper : Yeti + the Beast | MUAH : Kiss by Katie | Rentals : Juniper Rentals

    This shoot was featured on Green Wedding Shoes, check it out!

  • July 14, 2015

    Vintage Engagement Rings July 14


    Braddock | Trumpet & Horn Laussane | Trumpet & Horn Bel Air| Trumpet & Horn Ashby | Trumpet & Horn Beverly Hills | Trumpet & Horn Edendale | Trumpet & Horn Silver Quill| Trumpet & Horn Summerhill | Trumpet & Horn Langston | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

    Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...

    Victorian Era Cluster Engagement Ring | Beverly Hills | Trumpet & Horn

    Beverly Hills is a unbelievable authentic Victorian era (circa 1895) platinum and 18k yellow gold ring centering a 1.97ct EGL certified Cushion Square Modified Brilliant Cut diamond graded Q-R color and VS1 clarity. This warmed toned diamond pairs perfectly with a shimmering halo of eleven white Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.30ct and graded H-I color and SI clarity. Beverly Hills is finished with carefully crafted scalloped edges that hug each outside diamond and further enhanced with milgrained edges. The ring is currently a size 6.25 and can be sized to fit.

    Vintage Victorian Solitaire Engagement Ring | Braddock | Trumpet & Horn

    Braddock is an intriguing authentic Early Victorian era (circa 1860) 14k rose gold solitaire ring centering a eight-prong set 0.44ct EGL certified Old Mine Cut diamond graded H color and SI1 clarity. The stunning and unique antique ring is finished with a wide shank decorated with a raised rose gold Fleur-de-lis motif on each shoulder. The ring is currently a size 5 and can be sized to fit.

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