The 10 Essentials: #5 The “Second Skin” Necklace

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We all have that one necklace that never comes off. You wear it to the gym, to bed, in the shower, and if you do take it off you feel like something is missing. You just don’t feel like yourself without it. Mine is my diamond dot. Since I got it years ago I have only taken it off a few times and kinda regretted it when I did. The Hitchcock Madrona Diamond Dot really is the quintessential second skin piece. It is small enough that you forget your wearing it but, has enough sparkle and shine that everyone else will know it’s there.

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The Diamond Dot, 18K gold on an oxidized silver chain. You’ll never take it off!

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It layers beautifully with our other favorite second skin necklace, the Hitchcock Madrona Shield. Our shield represents strength and protection, and who doesn’t need a little more of both these days. The shield itself is brushed 18K gold set with a diamond. Both necklaces are available with white or black diamonds.

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Tiffany Kunz triple star necklace in 14K gold. So sweet!

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Our diamond bar necklace in white gold. Who says that a second skin necklace can’t be blingy!?

xoxo,

Kristina

 

WHITE/SPACE Trunk Show: Saturday, Oct. 22nd 12 – 5 pm

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Last year, we held our first trunk show for local artist:  WHITE/SPACE.  It was such an instant hit, it’s time to do it again.

This time around, the designer was inspired by Italian mid-century modern art and architecture.
Designs are simple with clean lines in solid gold, diamonds and pearls, but the price points aren’t intimidating.

Saturday, October 22nd
12 – 5 pm

Champagne served

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WHITE/SPACE pink pearl and diamond earrings.  These earrings are so elegant.  The pearl twists off so that you can get them on and off your ear.  Every detail is thought out and executed perfectly!

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No boring diamond studs here!  Diamond pave and white gold studs.

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Solid gold and high quality pink pearl necklace and earrings.

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Hope to see everyone at this amazing event!
XOXO

Erica

Outfit of The Day: Pumpkin Spice And Layers

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Fall is here! And this October baby could not be happier. Everything good comes back as soon as the leaves start turning: fall tv shows, grandpa sweaters, Pumpkin Spice (although I’m not convinced that is actually a good thing) and LAYERING! Never one to shy away from layering in any form, I have been known to layer sweaters on sweaters, with a jacket on top… or in this case a sweater, on a dress…on jeans? Why not! It’s Fall, anything goes!

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I chose to go heavy on the clothing layers, so for my jewelry simple statements felt perfectly appropriate. Opting for our Hitchcock Madrona XL Gold Bars to pair with my constant companion: Catbird’s Chained To My Heart stud. Topped off with Moscot’s classic Lemtosh and Yestadt’s Nomad hat (it’s packable!) for some timeless, masculine touches.

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Xenia Mara chains from her newest collection, and the delicate BOMB necklace by Faris were the perfect combination. They have opposing lengths and scale that seem mismatched but work so well together! And a total departure from my everyday, heavily layered look.

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Again, keeping it delicate and simple on my fingers, with a cool statement stack by Selin Kent on my right hand to throw things off just a little bit. A curveball that is somehow still perfectly within the lines. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m off to protest the manufacturing of pumpkin spice chapstick. But not before throwing on another sweater. Stay layered!

 

XOXO,

Millie

Just In: Selin Kent

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The Fiona Pave ring in yellow gold with white diamonds.

Selin Kent is our newest fine jewelry artist at Hitchcock Madrona. We love the clean lines, elegant geometrical shapes, and unique stacking options that come along with these beautiful pieces. Each piece is handcrafted in New York out of responsibly sourced 14k golds and precious stones. Kent has always been inspired by the architecture from her time in Vienna, New York, Istanbul, and Paris. These are timelessly modern pieces with just enough edgy sophistication to get our hearts racing!

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The Ella ring in yellow gold.

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The Francoise Pave ring in rose gold with white diamonds.

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The Ella Pave ring in white gold with white and black diamonds.

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The Koko ring in yellow gold with white diamonds.

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The Koko Mini ring in yellow gold with white diamonds.

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The Hex ring in rose gold with black diamonds.

 

XOXO,

Team Hitchcock

 

Outfit of the Day: Fascinating in a Fascinator

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After watching the Diana Vreeland documentary “The Eye has to Travel” I became obsessed with horn necklaces of all shapes and sizes. She is consistently wearing a large vintage (I think) horn necklace throughout the movie. A few actually, if memory serves me, one gold and one white??? Maybe?? Have you seen it? Diana sourced her jewelry and interiors during exotic photo shoots for Bazaar magazine. Me too… but not quite Morroco or Russia (like Diana)… more like Monroe and Redmond (Seattle natives raise yo hand!). But, travel is travel (so what if I am “traveling” an hour away from Seattle).
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After watching said documentary I thought about the one person that I knew who could make all my horn necklace dreams come true. None other than Surplus designer Harriet MacNamara, a Seattle jewelry line that excites, inspires and scares us (a little). Harriet is actually very “Vreeland”. She has an amazing eye, has traveled and collected her entire life, and the one liners! Harriet can turn your world view on its head just by walking in the door. Me: “Is your t-shirt on inside out and backwards?!?!?” Harriet: “Yes, honey”. Me: “Awesome. I am so doing that!”

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Resin Horn Necklace by Surplus jewelry (she mixed brown pearls with black chain), Gold Loop Bib by Dannijo (first layer). This Dannijo necklace is amazing! It is sooooo layerable. I also have on a triangle crystal necklace that I got as a gift (I think it’s Stella & Dot – shhhh don’t tell) and a double bronze chain froooooom a store in the mall (ooops! Again!).

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A closer look….

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Ear cuff by Eddie Borgo.

One of my favorite quotes of Vreeland’s is: “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika.We all need a splash of bad tasteNo taste is what I’m against.” That sums up what I live for when I get up and get dressed. I might not wear what EVERYONE likes but at least I am not boring, right?

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Our classic sterling and leather cuff by Hitchcock Madrona layered with a Tom Binns barbed wire crystal cuff bracelet.

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Eddie Borgo three-finger chain ring, Catbird silver Tomboy ring and Hitchcock Madrona diamond stacker.

 

XOXO,

Erica

 

Just In: Nora Kogan

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Cheers! We have new Nora Kogan!

Kogan’s self-titled collection reflects her worldly nature. She is a talented goldsmith, deeply intertwined in both the design and crafting of her fine jewelry line. Each of her pieces is thoughtfully handmade in New York. Nora’s goal is “to design and create beautiful jewelry that outlives trends.”

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Script Love Ring in yellow gold, we have the rose gold version as well.

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The Black Arcadia Ring is such a stunner, made of sterling silver with a sparkling rock crystal. The Black Rain Ring is a beautiful eternity band made of white gold and black diamonds (yellow gold is available too).

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Nora Kogan’s pieces stack beautifully, as you can see. Millie is wearing the Script Love Ring in yellow gold on her middle finger and the Endless Love (snake) Ring in yellow gold on her ring finger.

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The Man Ray Lips Cuff is what started our OBSESSION with Nora Kogan. This is the sterling silver version with black enamel. So chic.

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How fun are these?! The Eye Ring is sterling silver vermeil and blue/green enamel.

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Matchstick Ring in silver with red enamel.

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Matchstick Earrings in gold vermeil and red enamel.

Come visit to see the rest of the collection. It is fine jewelry with a touch of humor – we love that!

XOXO

Team Hitchcock

Graduation Ornamentation: Fine Jewelry Under $500

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Graduation Ornamentation

Gifting a piece of fine jewelry is always appropriate for a milestone, and graduation is definitely one of those celebratory occasions. Although we primarily carry fashion jewelry, we have expanded our own in-house line to include some unique fine jewelry options (think our Diamond Dot, Shield, etc.) and started to carry a few fine jewelry lines that speak to us. Below are several options to get you thinking about what to give your graduate.

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Our XL Shield necklace is solid sterling silver on a stunningly substantial chain. Our Heart necklace in sterling silver veers away from “too sweet” with its dark oxidized chain (we have several variations – including gold and diamond options).

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 (Left to right) Hitchcock Diamond Stacker Rings, Hitchcock Gold Stacker Rings, Loren Stewart Black and White Diamond Rings, Hitchcock Silver Stacker Rings, Hitchcock Black Diamond Silver Stacker Ring.

Stacking rings are a great gift because they are easy add-ons to a current collection or the beginnings of a beautiful new collection. From simple gold bands to rings with a sprinkling of diamonds, we have stackers to delight any grad.

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Loren Stewart is one of our favorite fine jewelry artists and is having a serious moment  in the jewelry world. Modern, chic, and eternally cool, Loren Stewart pieces appeal to practically everyone. Right now we have a great array of rings, earrings, and necklaces in from her current collection.

We have many more wonderful fine jewelry options in the store, please stop by to see them all!

XOXO

Team Hitchcock

Graduation Ornamentation: The Signet Ring

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For the second installment of our Graduation Ornamentation Gift Guide we are focusing on the Signet ring. Typically engraved with a monogram, coat of arms, or symbol of significance, the Signet ring is a wonderful graduation gift idea. Steeped in rich history, the signet ring is a traditional expression of identity – how appropriate for the grad in your life.

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Striking yet streamlined, our in house design is made of solid sterling silver. At Hitchcock we think of the Signet ring as a jewelry wardrobe essential. It is something to be passed down to future generations. It will never go out of style. We put a twist on the classic Signet design with an oxidized frame and gave it a more substantial weight.

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For the “girlie” grad this Loren Stewart Baby Signet is so sweet. It is solid 14k gold with diamonds encircling the face – so special.

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There are several font options for engraving (above is a more masculine font). After the ring is engraved we slightly oxidize the monogram which pops on the shiny silver face. The darker letters also coordinate with the black frame. This is a small touch that makes a big design impact.

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A more scrolling font brings some femininity to the strong style of Signet. Engravings can also be etched on the inside of the ring… a simple note of love or the graduation date are unique and sentimental ideas.

The Hitchcock signet ring is available in sizes 6 through 11 to accommodate men and women.

If you are not sure what your grad would like engraved we encourage gifting a plain Signet ring and coming back into the store to discuss the options.

XOXO

Team Hitchcock

Graduation Ornamentation: The Shield Necklace

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This week we will be showcasing gift ideas for all the recent/upcoming grads in your life. Whether it is a high school graduation or college graduation it is the perfect time to present your grad with a timeless, sentimental piece of fine jewelry to last forever.

The first gift idea we would like to present is the Hitchcock Madrona Shield Necklace. It is like a personal piece of armor to carry your grad through this exciting (and sometimes scary) transition.

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We have many Shield variations: gold or silver, texturized matte or shiny, small or large, plain or diamond (white, black, champagne), and several chain styles in a darkened (oxidized) silver. The Shield suits many different style sensibilities… It is modern yet vintage, feminine and masculine, sweet but strong.

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The Shield necklaces are perfect for engraving (initials, graduation date, etc.).

Jewelry is already such a personal gift, add an engraving and you have a beautiful heirloom in the making, perfect for your grad embarking on their new life.

XOXO

Team Hitchcock