We absolutely love folks like Erstwhile. They find some of the most gorgeous antique and one-of-a-kind adornments perfect for any growing jewelry collection. Up until 2010 they’d only been working with a private clientele, but now they’re on the web, bringing pretty to us all! And they’re giving one of you the opportunity to win this stunning little number. Keep on reading for the deets.Erstwhile is giving away this Victorian ring Circa 1885 when you pin to win. All you have to do enter:
* Click the Pin it button at the bottom of this post and enter the hashtag #ErstwhilePintoWin and pin that beauty to your Pinterest page.
* Erstwhile will randomly pick a winner Thursday, November 15th and we’ll update this post with the winner! Good luck!
Great story behind why Erstwhile carries the assortment they do:
In the beginning engagement rings were just part of the assortment among other vintage jewelry classics by the likes of Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.. but over time, people got really excited about the engagement rings that we had so we started to carry more. Our popularity as the go-to for antique engagement rings grew, and we now focus on antique engagement rings and Victorian jewelry.. specifically, jewelry that tells a story. We particularly love the Victorian Gothic styles of mourning jewelry made popular by Queen Victoria when she was mourning the death of Prince Albert. Mourning jewelry is made from materials like rich gold incorporating jet and black onyx.
Good luck Cakelets!
ps. If you aren’t the lucky winner, don’t let that hold you back from browsing for your own unique vintage piece on the Erstwhile website!
UPDATE: The contest is now closed, and the winner is… Evangeline Richeson of San Francisco! Congrats!Black Heart Necklace / Vintage Gold & Onyx mid-century ring / Wood & Gold Trianon Cuff / Gold Diamond Cartier ring / Antique Gold Diamond Perfume pendant / Vintage Platinum & diamond engagement ring