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Fall is here!
The weather is staring to get cooler and the leaves are beginning to change. Now is the time to break out your layers and accessorize for Fall. Here are our jewelry trend picks from the F/W 2016-2017 runways.
Gold jewelry was on the back burner for many designers this season in favour of this sleek element. Nektar de Stagni's Silver Spike Pearl Charm Pendant Necklace & Maison Margiela's Chevalière Sterling Silver Split Bracelet are bold yet edgy silver pieces will help you stand out for all the right reasons.
The single earring was on of the biggest continuing trends of the season. Ear cuffs were a real standout that either covered the ear or had chains hanging from them. Yvonne Leon’s Dessous D'oreille Feuilletis Diamond Chain Ear Cuff is a great way to get this look.
Natural gem stones are another continuing trend from previous seasons. These stones were seen on even more runways this season. From sliced pendents to earrings, these gemstones stand out and add a pop of colour thats comes from nature. Asherali Knopfer's Malachite Bar Earring & Ruifier's Animaux Patch Ring will help add a natural element to your look this fall.
BRACELETS OVER SLEEVES
No need to hide your jewelry away when the cooler weather comes. Show off your bracelets and cuffs by wearing them just above the elbow or over gloves. It is a simple detail that can make a real difference. Mizuki's White Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Open Cuff and Adeline Cacheux's Pop Stripes Double Spiral Bracelet are the perfect way to achieve this look.
Sisters Chanael and Chloé Knopfer are the designers behind the brand Asherali Knopfer, a luxury jewellery line designed in their Parisian workshop. Their collections capture their quirky spirit and features unique pieces such as interchangeable earrings which have been featured in numerous publications and have been worn by celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Keer and Anna Dello Russo (Editor at Large for Vogue Japan).
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L: Maison Margiela Alliance Yellow Gold Split Bracelet
R: Maria Black Fay Wray Rose Gold Stud
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Pearls were once seen as conservative, but the traditional views of pearls as old-fashioned jewelry are changing and numerous brands are reinventing pearls for the modern women. While pearls have always been in fashion, they are no longer dismissed to your grandmother’s closet. Pearls are making a comeback in a big way, alongside with diamonds they are a staple among many fashionistas worldwide.
Sliced Pearl Bracelet
Yvonne Léon Dessous D'oreille
3 Pearl Lobe Earring White Gold
Pearls are a classic addition to any jewelry collection as they embody sophisticated elegance. They are also immensely flattering to one’s complexion. Simply put, pearls never go out of style, so it’s not surprising to see celebrities and the younger generation taking a shine to them.
Asherali Knopfer Rose Gold Bar Earring
Essence Line Pendant
Melanie Georgacopoulos is one designer who has given pearl jewellry a modern twist by splicing and cutting pearls and using them in new ways. She has turned pearls into statement pieces with the intent on reviving the material with modern meanings that challenge ideas of classic pearl jewelry. She explains, “I decided to make pearls my trademark when I noticed that there was very little contemporary pearl jewelry and that most people thought them outdated and conventional. I look at pearls from a fresh perspective when creating my collections, concentrating on innovative design that is easy to wear. Of course, it has helped a lot that pearls are appearing more and more on the catwalk as well as on prominent celebrities. These days women are not restricted to the traditional single-strand pearl necklace anymore; they now have a wide variety of interesting choices.”
Saskia Diez Pearl and Silver Sling Ring
2014 has been a big year for KAVUT. From taking part in pop-up shops, to carrying exciting new lines of jewelry exclusive to KAVUT within Toronto and Canada, and being being featured in several publications. Of course the biggest change this year is the opening of the brick and mortar KAVUT Jewelry Bar at 102 Scollard St, Toronto. KAVUT would like to than everyone for an amazing year and we are looking forward to many things to come in the new year.
Here is a collection of photos highlighting KAVUT's 2014!
Pearls can make beautiful jewelry, they are an organic gemstone which are very soft and require special care. If you maintain your pearl jewelry properly their luster will last for generations. A good rule of thumb is that pearls should be THE LAST THING YOU PUT ON when dressing and THE FIRST THING YOU TAKE OFF when you get home. Doing this will help your pearls avoid any unnecessary damage because they should be kept free of perfumes, cosmetics, perspirations and dirt. The easiest way to care for pearls is to gently wipe them with a soft cloth after they have been removed for the day because a pearl’s luster can be damaged by even the smallest amount of perspiration. Wiping them off after each use will help preserve them.
CLEANING YOUR PEARLS
When a soft cloth is no longer enough to remove any dirt from your pearls, you need to use a mild cleaning solution. NEVER use solutions that contain ammonia or other harsh detergents as you will damage the surface of the pearl. To clean your pearls, gently apply a baby shampoo or another mild soap solution with a soft manicure brush. Be careful to support the strand if the pearls are on a necklace or bracelet so the thread will not stretch. Only use mineral water or distilled water to rinse your pearls. Standard tap water contains chlorine and other chemicals that can damage the surface of your pearls. Then gently dab the water off with a dry, soft cloth. Once dry, polish your pearls to help them maintain their beauty.
STORING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PEARLS
Pearls can get scratched by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones. Because of this, you should not store your pearls with other jewelry, it is best to find a special slot in your jewelry box for your pearls, or keep them in a soft bag made chamois or another non-abrasive material.
You should NEVER store pearls in a plastic bag. Some types of plastic emit a chemical that will cause the surface of your pearls to deteriorate. As well, Do not store pearls in a safe or safety deposit box for long periods. The ultra-dry conditions that extend the life of paper documents may dry out your pearls and cause them to develop small fractures on the surface.
Lastly, to keep your pearl jewelry around for generations, any jewelry on strands should be restrung every one to two years or more often if the thread begins to bag or fray. This will keep your pearl jewelry in pristine condition and good for generations to come.