Heritage by Ariel Gordon Is a Vintage Jewelry Bonanza



Los Angeles–based designer Ariel Gordon is a household name among those who wear, appreciate, and covet delicate charm jewelry, stacking rings, and infinitely layerable chain necklaces, so it may come as a surprise that her jewelry business is just 10 years old.

Over the years Gordon has worked to delight her fans with a steady supply of new, and enticingly droll, options, from colorful enamel toadstools and fruit, to pricier, yet still this-side-of-playful, diamond and birthstone jewels for customers who are growing with her and are ready for pieces with more substance.

Recent additions to the line have an undeniably vintage vibe, so it’s only fitting that Gordon has just launched Heritage by Ariel Gordon in honor of her 10th anniversary in the business. Comprising more than 225 vintage pieces she has personally collected and sourced one by one, her picks touch the Victorian, mid-century, and contemporary eras.

All of the pieces have been inspected by a third-generation, GIA-certified estate jewelry dealer to properly date the jewels, identify the materials, and note any imperfections that come with pre-loved items of a certain age.

The collection, which debuted at the end of last month, is releasing in installments through March 18, 2020.

Ariel Gordon turquoise dove charm
The Saint Esprit Dove, from the Victorian era, features turquoise and rubies in 15k gold and silver, $3,500. It’s among the few remaining pieces still available from the Heritage by Ariel Gordon batches that released in September and early October.

The next drop, titled Golden Girls, is scheduled for Oct. 30 and will include classic gold chains, letter charms, signet rings, and more. A few highlights below.

Ariel Gordon vintage multi gem curb bracelet
Victorian multi-gem Curb bracelet, price on request
Ariel Gordon vintage jumbo link gold bracelet
Jumbo link gold bracelet, price on request
Ariel Gordon Victorian gold and turquoise and pearl bracelet
Victorian turquoise and seed pearl Curb bracelet, price on request
Ariel Gordon vintage baguette ring
Vintage baguette diamond ring, price on request

And here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming later on. (If you’re worried about things selling out—which I totally am—you can sign up for alerts to jump on the goods as soon as they’re live.)

Ariel Gordon entwined hearts ornament
Victorian entwined hearts with bow and forget-me-nots ornament in enamel, price on request
Ariel Gordon vintage turquoise ring
Victorian turquoise and diamond Gypsy ring, price on request
Ariel Gordon vintage marquise diamond ring
Vintage marquise diamond ring, price on request
Ariel Gordon Junio Prudencia charm
Junio Prudencia enamel pendant, circa 1940s, price on request
Ariel Gordon figa charm
Victorian carved bone figa, price on request
Ariel Gordon vintage heart charm
Turn-of-the-century old mine–cut diamond heart pendant/brooch, price on request
Ariel Gordon cowboy boot charm
Opal cowboy boot charm, price on request

 

Ariel Gordon vintage aquamarine and coral charm
Carved aquamarine and coral drop, price on request
Ariel Gordon vintage coral eternity band
Coral eternity ring, price on request

 

Top: A beautiful composition of some of the first few items to be shoppable in the Heritage by Ariel Gordon collection, which is releasing in installments through March 2020. The vintage pieces layer effortlessly with Ariel Gordon jewelry, which is all handmade in L.A. Photo: Angela Kohler

 

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