Hint, Hint, Honey….. Valentine’s Day at Hitchcock Madrona

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  One of our favorite holidays around here – women send me your men!

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Pink, black, red and gold.  Love this combo!  I need to work it in an outfit  – I love a fashion challenge!

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Bring me your diamonds!

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


Obsession: Monogram Jewelry

I am having a “monogram moment” right now.  It must be my inner prep.  There is something so distinguished and old school about owing a classic design with your monogram.  I absolutely love our new monogrammed items.  Of course, I had to engrave MY monogram so that clients could see it.  Score!  Dustin and I designed these together because we share a life-long love for the signet ring.  The signet ring is a jewelry wardrobe essential.  I believe it is something to passed down to future generations.  It will never go out of style.  We put a twist on the classic sign design with an oxidized frame and gave it a more substantial weight.  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.  The hitchcock Madrona signet ring is available in sizes 6 through 11 to accommodate men and women.

Our sterling silver shield necklace is inspired by a medal that I bought in India from 1910.  It is an old military medal from the Indian Army.  I have worn it on a silver chain for about three years and people are constantly trying to buy it off my neck.  We decided to create this necklace to be personalized – therefore it looks military but also heirloom.  I love the weight of the pendant and chain (our signature hitchcock Madrona silver chain).

 

My signet ring is engraved with my monogram (not initials) ESK.  I chose a feminine, Victorian-looking script to balance the weight and masculinity of the ring and shield.  My monogram choice is interlocking, which means all of the letters overlap or interlock in someway.  I love monograms that are almost illegible.

In contrast to mine, Dustin chose to use his initials DTN in a more masculine font.

We have stock of our blank signet rings and shield necklaces ready for your personal touch.  We are happy to offer complimentary engraving.  This would be such an amazing gift!

XOXO

Erica


Gift Ideas: Father’s Day, June 17th

Come visit for Father’s Day – we actually have a few good gift options for Dad.

Etro Fragrance.  Our picks for men: Ambra (warm, sexy Amber) and New Tradition (old school (ish) men’s fragrance).  $165 each.  Silk Pochette.  Made in Italy for the “Dapper Dad”.  🙂  $75 each

Italian Leather and Japanese Canvas Computer Briefcase, Seventy Eight Percent $625.  Leather and Steel Necklace, Surplus $195.  Bracelets: Leather Ball Chain, Natalia Brilli $125 (right hand), Men’s Id Bracelet $480 and Leather and Sterling Silver Cuff (small) $275, both hitchcock Madrona.

Computer and Ipad Sleeves, Seventy Eight Percent $225 and $205

Linen Scarf.  Made in Italy, hitchcock Madrona $135.  Sterling Silver Cross Ring, Pamela Love $230.  Vintage Heavy Sterling Silver Bracelet $420.

If you can get your Dad to wear jewelry then get in here!  Bronze Spike Ring, Pamela Love $98 (right hand), Necklaces: Black Tourmaline Bullet Necklace, Unearthen $310, Brown Coral and Steel Necklace, Surplus $225.  Leather and Sterling Silver Cuff, hitchcock Madrona $275.

Barbour Umbrella $65.  This is a MUST for the Seattle Dad.  Cotton Scarf, hitchcock Madrona $75.


Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day

Diamond Dot Necklace (yes, please!), hitchcock Marona *prices vary

Etro Fragrance $165 (My favs at the moment: Etra and Heliotrope)

Colorful Spring Scarves, hitchcock Madrona $135

These gift ideas are no fail!  Mom will love them – trust!

XOXO

Erica


Just In: Spring Scarves

Spring has sprung! At least in the scarf department here at hitchcock Madrona. We have beautiful new scarves in wonderfully light & bright colors & prints – perfection for summer! I’m imagining these with an all white outfit and big sunglasses…

hitchcock Madrona, Scarves (100% Cotton), $135

hitchcock Madrona, Scarves (75% Modal & 25% Wool), $135

hitchcock Madrona, Scarves (100% Cotton), $135

Happy Saturday everyone!

Bisou, bisou,

Kate


Delicate Gold Ring Twins

Paulina come into the store for the first time today with her Mom (who had been here several times before).  I noticed she had on a white gold and diamond eternity band.  Then she noticed how I was wearing mine – paired with our delicate gold rings.  What happened next?  We became ring twins.

Delicate 14Kold Stacker Rings, hitchcock Madrona $135.  Everyone needs one, two, or three!

XOXO,

Erica