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L.C. Van Houten
New Fine Jewelry: Rubies and Pink Sapphires

New Fine Jewelry: Rubies and Pink Sapphires

Add a luscious pop of color to your collection with our newest fine jewelry designs! My favorites talismans, made from antique buttons and teaspoons and charms in sterling silver adorned with glowing rubies and sapphires in shades of plum blossom pink and deep magenta.  The stars of this collection are our California Poppy Teaspoon necklace, an elegant marquis pendant with blossoms overflowing with rubies and sapphires. Our favorite Meiji Era Camellia sings with two large rubies set at the center of each flower. Shop Fine Jewelry

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DIY Backyard Makeover on a Budget!

DIY Backyard Makeover on a Budget!

Our yard has been a perplexing dust lot for a while now. We have never wanted expansive lawns, what with living in California. This weekend we finally deployed the magic of mulch and created a lovely sitting area. We used broken flagstone from around the garden and with 5 bags of mulch and a few bags of gravel... BAM!  Johnny and I got the upcycled junk dodo bird at the Mendocino Arts Center on one of our first trips as an engaged couple, my cousin made the burl bowl-turned-succulent planter. The wine barrel sphere, placed ever so specifically by Phoebe, was...

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New Riveted Collection Preview!!

New Riveted Collection Preview!!

The NEW Collection is launching in September! I am tremendously chuffed to be introducing this next collection. I have long been in the business of curation and In this process, I've distilled my own design language and perspective. You'll see many pieces that I have made from scratch using sterling silver, wax and 19th century rivets. Here are the new Profile Hoop Earrings - they'll be available in sterling silver, bronze and 14k gold (pre-order). I made a hammered version and a version with rivets, shown here.  LOOK!!! The charms are interchangeable! You will be able to reuse your hoops...

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Build your Custom Journey Necklace

Build your Custom Journey Necklace

Each of us is on our own journey. Choose from our collection of ancient symbols, powerful motifs and whimsical designs to celebrate your individual story. Our swivel hooks and chain choices allow you to collect and customize your jewelry to meet your mood and style. Easy as 1-2-3. Our selection of charms and pendants is available solo - just with a jump ring ready to wear. Remember you can enjoy all our charms individually on your layering chains and wear them in endless combinations on your journey necklace.  With four chain options in lengths from 16" - 28" you can create the perfect set of layering necklaces and...

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