THE QUEEN OF GEMS, THE EVER-SO-CLASSIC PEARL
For years, Pearl have been a classic staple in any woman’s jewelry collection. But are you aware of the rich, interesting history behind this beautiful gemstone? These fascinating facts will make you fall even more in love with the June birthstone – pearl.
Known as ‘The Queen of Gems’ the use of pearls in jewelry dates back to ancient Greece. It was the Greeks who believed these gemstones could bring love and trust to the wearer, so they were often worn in wedding ceremonies. It is no wonder that pearls remain a staple in today’s bridal jewelry world.
Along with their unique history, Pearls are also the only gemstone not made from a rock formation. Saltwater pearls come from oysters, while freshwater pearls usually come from mussels. Like many gemstones, no two pearls are alike. This makes a gemstone gift so special, since each piece is unique, like the wearer.
A Fresh Take On Pearls
For fall, we’re updating our Luna collection with an array of Black Pearl styles. When describing pearls, ‘black’ simply refers to the fact that these pearls are darker than the traditional white pearl. This dark color comes from the mollusks the pearl is grown inside, which is mainly found in French Polynesia.
Black pearls actually come in an array of deep hues, such as blue, purple, and brown.
Our Luna Pearl Collection captures the essence and beauty of the pearl, as well as its versatility. Our Luna Caviar bracelets are a modern take on the pearl bracelet and are the perfect piece to wear every day. Pearl earrings and rings accented in gold or diamonds are a glamorous option, perfect for a wedding or special event.
Learn more about the Art of Gemstones featured in the LAGOS collections.
FIRST LOOK AT FALL
Be the first to discover our new fall collections.
See our latest arrivals like the new Caviar cuff bracelets & the asymmetric chic front-back earrings.
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DISCOVER THE ORIGIN AND INSPIRATION OF EACH ICON
This season, we are excited to debut our newest collection: Caviar Icon – LAGOS’ newest product introduction, featuring beautiful, faceted gemstones and two-tone details.
The collection’s name comes from the iconic design elements that are prominently featured in each LAGOS design.
MEET THE ICONS
Meticulously crafted Caviar beads bring texture to Sterling Silver and 18k gold, transforming these precious metals into iconic jewelry that is as captivating as it is wearable.
Our 18k gold signature paisley leaf merges the ancient meanings of protection and good fortune with a modern, free spirit. The paisley leaf can be found on bracelet and necklace clasps, and in our Caviar Icon two-tone bracelets and necklaces.
The heart is a classic symbol of romance. Hearts embody the eternal metaphor for emotion, affection, and love. Often found in pendants, the heart is a recurring motif found in many LAGOS pieces including the Caviar Icon layered necklaces and bracelets.
Our 18k gold birdcage motif is a reference to the architectural aspects of the brand. Designer Steven Lagos often turns to architecture as inspiration for his designs.
Fluting details are another iconic recurring motif in LAGOS designs. This subtle detail adds texture and interest to the most refined setting.
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Gemstones, diamonds & Caviar beading are the perfect complement to your jewelry wardrobe!
As August heats up, it’s the perfect time to update your style. Our newest collection lets you switch up your bracelet stack, just in time for the new season.
Caviar Cuff is a brand new bracelet style featuring our iconic Caviar beading and beautiful colorful gemstones. The new collection features a hinge style bracelet cuff, making it easy to slip on and off but comfortable enough to wear all day.
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Find Your Size
Available in 3 different sized bracelets, there’s a Caviar Cuff for every occasion. Our thinnest style, is perfect for everyday or adding some interest to your bracelet stack. For a little more weight, our mid-sized style is a classic you’ll love to pair with your favorite Caviar bracelets. For the fashionista, go bold in our statement-sized bracelet!
Say Hello to COLOR!
These new styles are available in TEN vibrant gemstones, from the sparkling White Topaz to summery Blue Topaz & Amethyst to the more autumnal Smokey Quartz. Find a style to match your favorite Caviar Color gemstone bracelets or go for a bold new look and combine colors. Find the perfect gemstone using our Gemstone Finder.
Did someone say Diamonds?
To add even more sparkle to your stack, Caviar Cuff features unique diamond silhouettes with accents of 18k gold or gemstones. These bracelets are stunning on their own, or can be paired with our other classic styles for a look that celebrates your unique taste.
See more of Caviar Cuff and shop the entire collection at LAGOS.com!
ERICA OF FASHIONED CHIC SHOWS OFF HER VACATION STYLE WITH LAGOS
This summer, Erica Hoida spent her vacation enjoying the beautiful views of Maui. When planning her vacation style, she chose something neutral and flowing that could be easily accessorized. To add some interest to her style, she layered her favorite LAGOS looks.
“My favorite part of wearing multiple pieces at once is that it reflects a person’s personality. I went bold and let my jewelry be the highlight of my look.”
Erica chose a mix of classic Caviar bracelets and our newest textured bangles for her stack. “It’s gorgeous how the bracelets overlap to create eye-catching interest.”
We love Erica’s chic beach look and would love to see how you’re styling your favorite LAGOS styles for the summer. Show off your travel style by tagging your photos on Instagram with #loveLAGOS.
See more of Erica’s style and get inspiration for your next vacation on her blog.
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UPDATE YOUR STYLE WITH A TRANQUIL BLUE GEMSTONE – CHRYSOCOLLA
This season, 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.
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.
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!
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.
“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.”
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.”
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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THE PERFECT STYLES TO COMPLEMENT YOUR SUMMER TRAVEL
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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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!
Kim of Eat Sleep Wear shares her summer style
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.
“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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OUR FOUNDER STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT FOR THE CFDA
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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