Gemstone of the Week: Chrysocolla

UPDATE YOUR STYLE WITH A TRANQUIL BLUE GEMSTONE – CHRYSOCOLLA

chrysocolla gemstone maya collectionThis spring, travel has been an inspiration for LAGOS’ newest designs. Our Maya collection, gets a fresh update this season with the addition of a new gemstone: Chrysocolla.

This new gem was chosen by designer Steven Lagos to represent travel and escape. “I’m always searching for gemstones that take people to a different place. Chrysocolla is one of those gems. Its unique color creates almost a water effect, it looks like islands floating in the water. It reminds me of the scene when looking out of an airplane window.”

Because of this, we think Chrysocolla is the perfect gem to pack for your next trip. A bold pair of chandelier earrings and a long necklace to layer are the ideal travel accessories.

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The unique coloring of this gem pairs nicely with other stones like Turquoise.  We love the idea of pairing Chrysocolla with other blue gems or even diamonds for a sparkling contrast. Get creative with your vacation style!

Aside from its beautiful color and versatility, Chrysocolla is also known as a calming and healing stone. It’s known for encouraging clarity of thought, a peaceful calm, and compassion. Found in South America and Africa, this stone often varies in color, making each piece of Chrysocolla jewelry unique and special.

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This spring, we’ve added Chrysocolla to our Maya collection in a variety of styles. From dainty stud earrings to bold statement rings to a beautiful pendant, there are many ways to add this gorgeous stone to your style!

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SUMMER ESCAPE WITH KIM LAPIDES

Kim of Eat Sleep Wear shares her summer style

Kim Lapides Eat Sleep Wear Blogger Lagos Jewelry

Like most of us, Kim from Eat Sleep Wear is spending her summer daydreaming about her next getaway. Currently a resident of Southern California, Kim is taking advantage of the area and taking quick weekend trips to beautiful nearby destinations like Malibu.

Kim was inspired by our latest summer-worthy styles and can’t wait to pack them for her next trip. She shares her style tips: “I love to take the opportunity to add a pop of color when it comes to my jewels. These styles remind me of the coast and fit perfectly with my coastal lifestyle! The shades of blues remind me of the ocean.”

Kim recommends pairing these brighter looks (like our turquoise Caviar Icon and Lapis Maya styles) with crisp, neutral outfits. When packing for summer travel, it’s easiest to choose lightweight styles that don’t wrinkle easily and can be worn for several occasions!

Using her classic white dress as a blank canvas, she adds texture to her look with our sterling silver bracelets and bright, bold gemstones.

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“Having the right accessories for a simple look can really elevate your style easily for a summer trip. Effortless style is key when you are on the go!”

We absolutely agree! Where are you headed this summer? Show off your travel style by tagging your photos on Instagram with #loveLAGOS so we can admire your look.

See more of Kim’s style and get inspiration for your next vacation on her blog.

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LAGOS: The Story of Inspiration

LEARN HOW TRAVEL INSPIRES DESIGNER STEVEN LAGOS

Each season, designer and founder Steven Lagos finds new inspiration for his designs.

“Travel is a constant source of inspiration. When I’m on a plane is one of the only times I disconnect, it’s a meditation time for me.”

This theme was evident this season in two of our newest pendants; the Signature Caviar plane pendant and our Signature Caviar compass.

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“The compass was fun to design. I liked the idea of having something that was functional. I think it leads to the idea of travel and adventure.”

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In addition to these designs, our newest gemstone styles evoked a sense of escape as well. In our Maya collection, we added a new gem to our assortment: Chrysocolla.

“I’m always searching for gemstones that take people to a different place. Chrysocolla is one of those gems. It’s a beautiful turquoise blue stone that creates almost a water effect. It looks like islands floating in the water, like a scene from an airplane window.”

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Where will your travels take you this season? Share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging them with #loveLAGOS and let us see how your favorite destinations have inspired your jewelry style.

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Travel Essentials for the Beach and Beyond

THE PERFECT STYLES TO COMPLEMENT YOUR SUMMER TRAVEL

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We won’t blame you if you’ve been daydreaming about your travel plans. With summer around the corner, we are so ready for some sun & fun.

For our start-of-the-summer trip, we’re packing some of our favorite new jewels – and planning the perfect places to wear them. Read on to see our guide for choosing the right piece for that weekend away or a long summer sojourn.

THE BEACH DAY

Obviously, soaking in the sun is a priority for a successful summer trip. Keep it simple with accessories that are pretty yet practical. A pair of turquoise earrings or the loveliest beaded bracelets in the bluest of blues. A pair of silver hoops that will shimmer in the sun are a playful addition to your beach wardrobe. There are no rules for accessorizing your beach day, just have fun!

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UNDER THE STARS

Dinner al fresco at a beachfront restaurant calls for the loveliest, effortless look with jewelry that enhances the overall mood. Complement a light, flowy dress with layers of long gemstone necklaces & a bold cocktail ring on your middle finger. We like the idea of wearing a lighter colored dress and playing around with a mix of gemstones for a fun pop of color.

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A DAY AT THE SPA

Mani/pedis are a must-have for any summer vacation. Skip the rings while you’re getting your nails done and layer on a fun stack of bracelets. This summer, we’re stacking with turquoise. Don’t forget a matching earring to complete your look.

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Maya turquoise stacking statement rings

Let us know where you’re planning go this summer in the comments. And don’t forget to show us how you style your summer jewelry by tagging your Instagram photos with #MyLAGOSMyWay!

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Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Featured Designer: Steven Lagos

OUR FOUNDER STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT FOR THE CFDA

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This month, designers and celebrities took to New York for the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. The CFDA is a prestigious organization of the foremost fashion & accessories designers in the country.  Our very own Steven Lagos, designer and founder of LAGOS, took center stage as a featured member on the CFDA website.

The CFDA shared a bit of Steven’s backgrounds and the history of LAGOS. 40 years ago this summer, Steven began designing jewelry in Philadelphia and started his namesake brand. He always knew he wanted to create jewelry. “Jewelry is eternal and one of the most personal forms of art,” he shares.

LAGOS has evolved over the years, from the introduction of our exclusive Caviar design in 1984 to the arrival of Black Caviar in 2015, to a brilliant silver & diamond collection called Caviar Spark in 2017.

CFDA recognizes Steven for his beautiful designs, which are inspired by the art and culture he spots while traveling around the world. In addition, he is forever inspired by the LAGOS woman, the muse that represents bold femininity.

Join us in celebrating Steven Lagos and learning more about the CFDA here.

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The Perfect Wedding Jewelry

JANE ALDRIDGE OF SEA OF SHOES SHARES HER WEDDING STYLE TIPS WITH LAGOS

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Blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes can’t wait for her October wedding. As the planning progresses, she’s beginning to think about the little details of her big day – like her accessories.

While Jane has her dress, she’s still deciding on the perfect jewelry styles to complete her look. She turned to LAGOS to find the right pieces for her big day.

“The dress I chose is a knock-out (with a bustle and cap sleeves!) and I don’t want anything else I’m wearing to compete too much with it. It definitely calls for something timeless and feminine.”

To achieve this style, Jane chose elegant and classic styles like our Luna Pearls. For a bit more glamour, she added diamonds from our Diamond Lux and Caviar Spark collections. We also love how she mixes in modern touches from our White Caviar collection.

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What accessories will you choose for your big day? Visit our Bridal Gift Guide to view the perfect wedding day styles, gifts for the Mother of the Bride or bridesmaids, and a touch of something blue.

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If you wore LAGOS on your wedding day, tag your photos with #LAGOSBridal so we can admire your style!

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Gemstone of the Week: Turquoise

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STONE OF THE SUMMER – TURQUOISE

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This season, we will be stepping out in summer whites and our favorite blue: turquoise.  Before you style your turquoise pieces for the summer, we’re giving you a brief history lesson on this ancient stone.

Turquoise is one of the oldest known gemstones, dating back to 3,200 B.C. This robin’s egg blue hue has been worn by Egyptian Pharaohs and adorned by early Native Americans. The name turquoise is derived from the French pierre tourques, or Turkish Stone  This likely comes from the fact that this stone passed through Turkey before first arriving in Europe.            

Throughout the years, many cultures have looked to turquoise as a source of healing and good luck. It has been said that this stone will also bring the wearer wealth and protection from evil. An ancient proverb states that turquoise “Given by a loving hand, it brings with it happiness and good fortune.”

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When you wear turquoise at work this bright summer gemstone promotes leadership, enhances communication, and relieves anxiety.  If you are planning a summer vacation, turquoise styles are the perfect accessory to complete your look.

One of our favorite attributes of turquoise is its gorgeous color. This vibrant blue-green is believed to promote serenity, hope, and balance. These calming traits make turquoise the perfect summer gemstone.

This summer, increase your luck and happiness with ideal turquoise pieces. Learn more about our more of the art of LAGOS gems.

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Hello Fashion’s Mother’s Day Traditions

CHRISTINE ANDREW SHARES WHAT MOTHER’S DAY MEANS TO HER

Mother’s Day is a uniquely special day that holds different meanings for each parent and child. For Christine of Hello Fashion Blog, it means celebrating her blended family and celebrating what motherhood means to her.

“As a child in a blended family, I had the joy of having two amazing women play mom roles in my life. Now, I’m experiencing it from the other side with my own family.”

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“I’m so grateful for three kids that mean so much to me. Even though for two of them, I’m only their stepmom, I hope they know what an impact they’ve ‘had on my life and how special they are to me.”

CELEBRATING WITH THE PERFECT PRESENT

Finding the ideal Mother’s Day gift is also a unique experience for each mother. At LAGOS, our pieces are timeless and classic, making it a gift that every mother can enjoy for years to come.

Our exclusive LAGOS Generations Sets are perfect for creating a lasting mother/daughter memory. This year, Christine and her daughter are wearing our new locket styles, which allow them to hold a photo of their family close to their hearts.

Our Generations Sets also include matching necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings so that every mother and daughter can find a style that suits them.

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Shop these styles and more this Mother’s Day on LAGOS.com

See more of Christine’s Mother’s Day style here.

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Mother’s Day Gifts

SHOW HER HOW MUCH YOU CARE WITH THE PERFECT PRESENTS

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How does your mother inspire you? This year, our Mother’s Day theme at LAGOS is Mother and Muse, based on the idea that your mother is your biggest inspiration.

Each mother is unique in her own way, so her Mother’s Day gift should celebrate her individuality.

Something Bold

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A bold personality deserves jewelry that’s just as show-stopping. Bright gemstones, dazzling diamonds, and modern pearls are unique styles that make the perfect gift. For the mom who loves color, our Maya collection is full of bold hues like turquoise and lapis. For a twist on a classic style, our Caviar Spark and Luna collections are timeless looks she’ll love.

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Something Precious

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For the ultimate romantic, feminine styles with gold details are her go-to gift. Our newest locket pendants are perfect for Mother’s Day, letting the wearer personalize her necklace with a special photo inside. A dainty stacking ring featuring gold, silver, and diamonds also makes a special memory.

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Something Caviar

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For the mother who loves all things LAGOS, she’ll love to open up a timeless Caviar bracelet or pair of earrings. Our exclusive design, available in sterling silver, 18k gold, and black or white ceramic, is a modern heirloom she’ll admire for years to come. For an extra special touch, many of our bracelet styles can also be engraved with a thoughtful phrase, special date, or initials.

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Show Your Love with Lockets

LAGOS LOCKETS MAKES THE PERFECT KEEPSAKE

Lockets have been worn and cherished for hundreds of years. In years past, these pendants were used to store secret good luck charms and perfume. Now these beautiful keepsakes are mostly worn and keep a loved one’s photo close.

LAGOS Lockets

At LAGOS, we know that jewelry is very personal to the wearer. Our newest locket styles are unique and special, with a unique style for everyone.

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Available in different shapes and sizes, these styles feature our exclusive Caviar beading in 18k gold with sterling silver or diamond accents. Each style is beautifully designed with timeless details, making them the perfect gift to cherish and pass down to the next generation.

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The personalization of these lockets makes them truly special. Each necklace opens to fit a photo (learn how to perfectly size a photo for your locket here) and can be engraved on the back with a phrase, date, or initials.

We also feature a locket Generation Set, which features two matching heart-shaped lockets in different sizes. With one for a mother and one for a daughter, these pendants are the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Which locket will you choose?

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