The 10 Essentials #6 – The Hoop Earring

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A hoop earring never goes out of style. Your mom rocked them with bell bottoms in the 60’s, her Mom paired them with with a sweet cocktail dress, even the ancient Egyptians were know to don a hoop or two! We wear ours with everything. Of course, we have a few different styles and finishes to suit our mood, and outfit.

You can never go wrong with a simple gold hoop. We have them in several sizes, from small and demure to large and eye catching.

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Large Circadian hoops, so classic!

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Mariella Pilato’s take on the gold hoop, architectural and edgy!

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Why not take your hoops to the next level? These beauties by Mariella Pilato are sure to get noticed.

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Okay, so they’re not technically hoops, but we love these geometric shapes from Circadian.

 

We have your essential hoops waiting for you!

xoxo,

Team HM

 

 

The 10 Essentials: #4 The Cuff Bracelet

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You can always tell a Hitchcock Madrona woman, or man, by their fierce Cuff. Whether it’s sterling silver, copper, or bronze when you see one you know you have meet a member of your tribe. The HM Cuff comes in two sizes. Kristina likes to wear the small bronze version everyday, layered with her watch and a couple of bangles. Erica is rarely seen without the large in sterling silver, and Dustin has been wearing his copper cuff long enough that is has the patina of a lucky penny. You have your choice of leather color, black or dark brown. The durable leather strap gets better with age, it will soften and conform to your wrist the longer you wear it. Go ahead, pick a combination – wide sterling and black leather, thin copper and brown leather – and join the tribe.

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A perennial favorite!  The wide HM Cuff in sterling silver with dark brown leather.

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Who say’s you can’t layer our cuffs?!

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No need to leave the gents out, our cuff looks just as good on him as her. Here, Dustin shows off a thin HM Cuff in matte sterling silver. He’s also sporting the Hitchcock Madrona signet ring.  Fancy!

xoxo,

Team HM

 

 

Hitchcock Madrona’s 10 Essentials: #1 The Statement Earring

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We’re all familiar with the 12 Days of Christmas but really, who needs all those birds … we might keep the five golden rings though!  This holiday season we’re bringing you the 10 Hitchcock Essentials.  At Hitchcock Madrona we believe that every woman needs ten essential items in her jewelry box – maybe 11 if you include a fabulous jewelry box!

Each post we’ll bring you a new Essential and some of the best versions of it.

Let’s get started with something big and bold – some of our favorite descriptors around here! The Statement Earring.  You know the pair – you design an outfit around them, you put them on for that extra special date night, you’ll put your hair up just to make sure everybody sees how fabulous they are, they make you feel like the best version of yourself.

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Vintage brass and chandelier crystal stunners by Xenia Mara Designs.stmt-ear3

Lulu Frost never disappoints!

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Another amazing pair by Xenia Mara – this time vintage brass and pyrite (most commonly know as Erica’s favorite stone!).

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Dannijo rhinestone earrings.  Dare to be bold this holiday season!

 

XOXO

Team HM

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

Gift Idea: Etro Fragrances

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Etro is one of Italy’s leading luxury fashion houses. Founded in 1968 by Gimmo Etro, the brand is very much a family enterprise and to this day remains a leader in the fashion industry in terms of both quality and cutting-edge style.

In the late 1980s Etro expanded by introducing its line of perfumes. These fragrances are luxurious, sophisticated and unisex(!), making them the perfect gift for anyone on your list this holiday season. Plus, how fabulous will it be for the lucky receiver to say they own something by Etro?!

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We have these six fragrances in stock:

Ambra: rose, geranium, amber, opoponax, patchouli, vanilla

Etra Etro: cinnamon, Ceylon, allspice, geranium, rose, sandalwood, amber, vanilla

Heliotrope: orange blossom, heliotrope flowers, bitter almond, vanilla, coumarin

New Tradition: bergamot, lavender, patchouli, rose, ylang ylang, iris, vetiver

Royal Pavillon: jasmine, rose, gardenia, tuberose, mimosa, ylang ylang, cloves, sandalwood, vetiver,

Sandalo: petit grain, lavender, Mysore sandalwood, cedar wood, lilac, amber, coumarin

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Just in: Xenia Mara HUGE Collection

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Xenia visited us today and brought the largest collection of jewels she has ever dropped off. They are going to be great gifts this season.

One of my favorite styles by Xenia, her “goddess” layers of vintage chain. Everyone needs one of these!

I will feature more pieces on the blog in outfit posts throughout the month.

XOXO

Erica

Bring me your diamonds!

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Hitchcock Madrona “Diamond Dot” necklace with 18 carat gold bezel and oxidized sterling silver chain.

Many of our clients have random diamonds from, say, a grandmother’s brooch or a great-grandfather’s masonic ring. Or, there are the diamonds from (let’s be honest) a previous marriage. But, what to do with this jewelry that is never going to be worn in its current state? I mean, it is a shame to let a diamond languish in a drawer! It wants a new life – it wants to be worn!!! I noticed that old jewelery was never a huge priority or something that my clients wanted to sink money into. Therefore, I wanted to come up with a design that was economical, modern, young, and above all else, wearable. Thus, the Hitchcock Madrona “Diamond Dot Necklace” was born. I am desperately trying to find a diamond for myself – I love this design! It doesn’t matter the quality of the diamond. Every necklace that we have made has looked wonderful in this simple bezel. I can do a gold chain or a sterling silver chain. I especially love the color combination of diamond, yellow gold and blackened chain. I think it is a really unconventional and edgy way to wear “fine” jewelry.


So, dig around your jewelry box and BRING ME YOUR DIAMONDS! The cost is nominal compared to other custom options and you will wear this everyday. I love it alone or even layered with fashion jewelry.
Dustin and I are getting ready for our annual spring buying trip to New York.  We leave on Sunday and will be gone until Thursday night.  Kate will be in the store to assist you.

XOXO

Erica