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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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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 summer travel plans. With Memorial Day 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!

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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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Engraved Jewelry Gifts

PERSONALIZE YOUR NEXT GIFT WITH EXCLUSIVE ENGRAVING FROM LAGOS

Jewelry is a unique and personal keepsake. Personalizing a jewelry gift is a way to make each piece even more special, just like the wearer.

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At LAGOS.com, personalize the perfect gift with our exclusive engraving. With over 80 styles to choose from, you can find the ideal style for your loved one and make it extra special with a monogram, special date, phrase, or initials.

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CHOOSING YOUR STYLE

Before choosing your custom engraving, start with the perfect style. Our engraving styles include chic bracelet styles from several collections including Black and White Caviar, Diamond Lux, and our Signature Caviar collection.

In addition to bracelets, LAGOS also offers seven locket necklace styles and two signet rings.

SAY IT WITH LOVE

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Once you select your style, select from three engraving options. The first custom option allows you to enter up to 3 initials. We love this as a gift to a new mother with her child’s initials, or a bride-to-be with her new last name.

The second option is a date. This is perfect to celebrate an anniversary, graduation, or birthday.

Lastly, you can also choose between five phrases to customize your gift: Love, Hope, Wish, Dream or XO.  These phrases are perfect to celebrate a new job, engagement, or just to show your love.

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MAKE IT MONOGRAMED

In addition to initials, our exclusive Signet Rings allow you to engrave a custom monogram. This makes a sweet Mother’s Day gift, as well as a special present for a bride to give her bridal party.

SEE MORE ENGRAVING AT LAGOS.COM

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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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FOREVER LOVE: MOTHER & DAUGHTER

EXCLUSIVE GENERATION GIFT SETS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

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Exclusively this Mother’s Day LAGOS has selected earring, ring, necklace and bracelet Generations Sets to make the perfect present for mother, daughter, sister, best friend or any person near & dear.

EVERLASTING EARRINGS
Whether looking for a classic gift like diamond stud earrings or something modern like blue lapis with Caviar beading; you will find the right touch with these exclusive earring pairs. Pearl stud earrings set with Caviar beading and lapis doublet Maya form these cherished earring sets.

HEIRLOOM PENDANTS
A keepsake necklace is even more meaningful when that special someone is wearing the matching design. The signature keys, sterling silver heart pendants and lasting freshwater cultured pearl strands make the perfect necklace pair.

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TIMELESS BRACELETS
The iconic Caviar bracelet remains the core of LAGOS craftsmanship and quality, this go-to accessory is embellished with diamonds, 18k and sterling silver; making these designs ready-to-wear every day. These best-selling bracelets in blue topaz Caviar Color, diamond wrapped Caviar Spark designs, freshwater cultured pearl strands, and Signature Caviar make the ideal set.

PRECIOUS RINGS
With a penchant for bold monochromatic colors and sophisticated silhouettes the exclusive ring sets balance a timeless quality with a modern appeal. Brilliant blue topaz Caviar Color rings and sterling silver Enso rings are the exclusive rings for mother and daughter.

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Luxe Jewelry Looks

THE PERFECT JEWELRY FOR EVERY OCCASION – FROM GOLD TO DIAMONDS

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Whether it’s the dazzle of diamonds or the glitter of gold, a bit of sparkle is the perfect accessory for any look. No matter what the occasion, our most luxe LAGOS looks are the ideal finishing touch to your style.

Dripping in Diamonds

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There’s always an occasion for diamonds. For daytime, we love adding drama to your style with a pair of diamond earrings. Make things a little bolder by mixing and matching diamond bracelets and rings. Our newest collection, Caviar Spark, is a sterling silver and diamond collection that is perfect for layering with your favorite jewelry.

LAGOS diamonds are carefully inspected to ensure the highest quality, and each collection showcases these stunning stones in a unique way, usually accented by our exclusive Caviar design. How will you wear your diamonds?

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Gold Goes with Everything

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At LAGOS, our favorite way to brighten up a look is to add gold. We exclusively use 18K gold and often use our Caviar beading to make our gold pieces stand out!

Classic enough for every day, we love gold  paired with diamonds or our Black Caviar collection. A sparkling gold and diamond ring paired with a major bracelet stack can look sophisticated for the office or for the evening. The possibilities are endless!

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Bold & Unique

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When it comes to finding the perfect luxe look, sometimes bolder is better. Styles like our Black Caviar bracelets with gold and diamond accents are boldly feminine. Don’t be afraid to mix it up when it comes to luxe looks. A two-tone style that mixes gold and diamonds can easily work for day or night.

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We’d like to see how you wear your most luxurious pieces. Celebrate your own style and share with us on Instagram with #MyLAGOSMyWay!

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Gemstone of the Week: Chrysocolla

THIS SPRING, 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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