Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mignon Faget

Growing up in New Orleans usually means you own a little piece of Mignon Faget's jewelry.  She incorporates the likes of red beans, pelicans, alligators, king cake babies and Fleur de Lis in her designs and a trip to her Uptown shop was always a treat.  My high school best friend gave me the silver garden snail earrings that I cherish and wear to this day (she wore the matching ring).  A lot of those earlier pieces, however, have not been available for many years - so I was so happy to see that she's brought back designs from the archives for purchase.   
I'm also loving her baby collection, which has expanded since I last visited her site.  I like her take on the piggy bank...(kind of wish I saw these before getting Stella's, which we found in the French Quarter)...





2 comments:

Mo Pie, Please said...

Her baby collection is adorable!

JMW said...

I had not heard of this collection - gorgeous jewelry. Glad to hear it's returned. That reminds of Carlton Ridge jewelry when I grew up. She was very big among the preppy set, but then she retired. I have a few great pieces, but I do miss the fact that she's not producing new pieces.