UPDATE ON 3/17/2012 – Erie Basin has a stunning new cluster ring for sale, check it out here.
My husband and I were walking through Red Hook on a particularly frigid winter day and we came across the beautiful shop, Erie Basin. It is an antique store, but so stunningly curated, you feel as if you are in a small museum. While the owner, Russell Whitmore, has a great deal of jewelry and engagement rings, he also has some pretty interesting sculptures and paintings as well. If you happen to be in the area or shopping for engagement rings, I strongly suggest checking it out. If you stop by and don’t happen to see an engagement ring that quite suites you, Russell will take down your information and what you are looking for so that he can scout one out for you on one of his excursions. All of these beautiful photos are taken by him and from his blog. There are many more, but these are a couple of my favorites.
After spending quite some time admiring all of the beautiful items, we walked back out into the biting wind, hoping to walk around a little more. We made it about 10 feet and it was just too brutal out, so instead we headed into Fort Defiance, right across the street. Below is a photo from their site.