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A Message From Our Founder Steven Lagos

Hello Everyone,

It’s been 43 years since I started LAGOS. Today, we are facing the greatest challenge ever.

The threat to both the physical safety and economic livelihood of our people has forced me to make decisions that were unfathomable to me — even 30 days ago. America has shut down and we are all being asked to do our part to defeat this deadly virus.

To this end, we made the decision last month to suspend our retail operations throughout the country.

As an American, this decision is the right thing to do. As an employer, it is devastating. LAGOS is our people.

Over the many years, we have become family. We have shared birthdays, anniversaries, holidays — marking milestones of life through our work and our jewelry.

While jewelry may not be the most important thing right now, it often reminds us of an event or time that gives life meaning and connects us with our loved ones. During these hard times I urge everyone to remember these moments and stay optimistic.

LAGOS remains committed to our dedicated employees and our valued customers. We are still operating LAGOS.com and our social channels to stay connected with you.

Let’s keep in touch.

Thank you & stay safe.

Steven Lagos

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Dive In To KSL

LAGOS has debuted news styles in the KSL collection just in time for spring! Created as a collaboration between founder, Steven Lagos, and his daughter, Kate Lagos, this collection features new unique silhouettes. It’s perfect for the person looking to push the envelope of style. The KSL collection still features the highest quality materials but incorporates a more architectural and modern aesthetic.

Add Drama To Your Neckline

A Lariat Necklace from the KSL collection is a phenomenal piece for a night on the town. This particular style offers ultimate flexibility owing to its adjustable length. Finished with pyramids of 18K gold and sterling silver, this lariat necklace definitely isn’t ordinary. The delicate chain is artfully contrasted by the architectural pyramids for a piece that creates intrigue without overpowering your personal style.

Edgy Earrings for Everyday

Many of us spend so much time running around from place to place that we hardly have time to change up our jewelry look throughout the day. These Edgy Hoop Earrings seamlessly combine sterling silver and 18K gold to easily match with any of your other jewelry pieces. The spiked style creates a unique silhouette that can transition from the office to happy hour effortlessly.

Create Modern Simplicity

When branching out into this more modern collection, a simple luxe pyramid ring can be a great way to start. A pyramid crafted from diamonds and sterling silver sits atop 18K caviar beading for a look that matches any occasion and provides a subtle pop of energy.

Check out the KSL collection for more pieces that flawlessly mix architectural elements with classic caviar and LAGOS styling. You are sure to find a piece that will make your jewelry look stand out.

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How You Can Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak

At LAGOS we are committed to helping those around us during this time of great need.  Steven Lagos, our founder and creative director is working tirelessly with our vendors to have surgical masks produced and donated to our local area hospitals. There are plenty of other ways to help from home, check out our list below for a variety of ways you can make a difference.

CDC Foundation – The Center for Disease Control is raising critical emergency response funds for health protection work. You can donate here.

Direct Relief – Working across the US and internationally this organization is deliver protective masks, exam gloves and isolation gowns to health-care organizations in need. You can donate here.

Feeding America – A network of over 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries that will help some of the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. You can donate here.

Feed the Children – Works with food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and churches. You can donate here.

Meals on Wheels – Donations will replenish food supplies, subsidize transport and personnel, and enable tech-based efforts to check in on elderly recipients. You can donate here.

Salvation Army – A national organization that ensures people have access to food, shelter and child care. It also provides snack and hydration to first responders. You can donate here.

Team Rubicon – Mobilizes military veterans to help recover from disasters. During the crisis they helping deliver food and water, running test sites, and organizing staff call centers. You can donate here.

United Way Worldwide – Funds help with everything from connection families to food pantries to aiding those experiencing financial hardship due to lost wages. You can donate here.

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Ceramic Jewelry For All Occasions

Integrating ceramic jewelry into your collection is a great way to get rich, vibrant colors added to your look. When most people hear “ceramic” they might not immediately think of jewelry. However, LAGOS uses a process and material that not only creates a high shine ceramic, but also becomes incredibly durable and scratch resistant.

Elevate Your Smart Watch Game

Our latest versions of the Smart Caviar collection, includes ceramic pieces with luxury metals such as 18K gold and sterling silver. White and black ceramic links are set next to stainless steel for a look that is not only beautiful and unique, but also durable. Smart watches have become a part of everyday productivity, but that doesn’t mean there can’t also be a fine jewelry element. The white ceramic watch bracelet is the perfect way to punch up your watch band for spring.

Go Bold with Black

One of our most classic styles, the beaded bracelet, gets an upgrade with stylish black caviar ceramic beading. Finely detailed caviar beading looks richer than ever with a sophisticated shiny black ceramic. Finished with a sterling silver box clasp, this bracelet is sure to impress whether word with a simple tee and jeans or with your favorite little black dress. This piece is one to be worn season after season and can be easily stacked with other LAGOS caviar pieces.

Keep it Fresh with Simple White

A stacking ring is a wonderful addition to your look. Worn on its own, a white ceramic stacking ring can make a simple statement. However, layered with other LAGOS pieces creates a look that is truly unique. The lustrous white ceramic beading is complemented by 18K gold and sterling silver ensuring a match with whatever is in your jewelry box!

Ceramic beading is a staple of LAGOS jewelry. Not only does it add a delicate element, but provides durability and scratch resistance in bold colors.

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What is LAGOS?

Founded in 1977, LAGOS is a jewelry company that continues to innovate year after year. Working with the highest quality materials, LAGOS weaves intricately beaded ceramic details with gemstones and fine metals such as sterling silver, 18K gold, pearls and diamonds.

LAGOS Signature Style

LAGOS Jewelry is designed with a design motif resembling caviar in materials such as sleek ceramic, sterling silver, or 18k gold. This proprietary design adds sophistication and detail to all pieces. From classic gold bracelets to edgy lariat necklaces, LAGOS has pieces to suit anyone’s style.

The signature textured beading was created in 1984 and its timeless design continues to dazzle today. Unique pieces are still created with classic techniques to ensure timeless and enduring styles. Each piece is designed by Steven Lagos himself, giving a truly hand crafted feel.

Enhance your confidence with LAGOS Caviar Jewelry. Find the piece that matches your style and mix and match as your collection grows.

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An exclusive necklace designed in support of Keep Memory Alive

For more than 20 years, LAGOS has supported Keep Memory Alive (KMA) and its efforts to research and care for those suffering from debilitating diseases of the brain, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. LAGOS Founder and Creative Director, Steven Lagos became involved with the foundation through his friendship with Founder Larry Ruvo and his own personal connection to the cause.

Each year, LAGOS donates a significant assortment of fine jewelry for KMA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the Power of Love gala. The gala is held each year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and the guest list is a star-studded who’s who in entertainment, politics and society.

This year, Steven designed something extra special, an exclusive sterling silver and 18K gold heart necklace. The necklace was inspired by the intricate curvature of the Foundation’s Frank Gehry-designed headquarters. This design is the perfect memento to mark a very special evening. The year 2020 is engraved on the back so donors can build a collection of their Power of Love memories. 100 percent of the purchase benefits Keep Memory Alive in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Both of Steven’s grandparents suffered from Alzheimer’s and Steven watched as the disease took a toll on the patients as well as their families and caregivers. He realized just how difficult the experience is for everyone involved and has been committed to KMA ever since.  He firmly believes jewelry is the most personal piece of art a woman can own. It’s one of the many reasons Steven Lagos is inspired to create beautiful pieces every day.

Discover the collection here.

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Shine like the sun this spring with Citrine

While it may seem like it is a many months away, Spring will be here before we know it. Pretty soon the snow will melt and flowers will start to bloom. As the weather shifts, so will your wardrobe. Citrine is the perfect way to add a little sunshine to your jewelry box and will effortlessly transition your winter wardrobe into spring.

Use Subtle Color in Early Spring

If adding gemstones into your jewelry box seems a little daunting, LAGOS offers a variety of options that add subtle color without overpowering your look. This option can be the perfect fit for early spring when your wardrobe hasn’t been able to transition fully from winter. A Gemstone Cuff Bracelet features the sterling silver caviar beading that is classic and timeless. With the addition of a multi-faceted gemstone cap, this bracelet is sure help the days feel a little warmer, even before the temperatures actually rise.

Drape Your Neck in Sunshine

There is no doubt the warmth of our finest Citrine resembles the warm glow of the sun. For a more dramatic spring look, opt for a citrine pendant. This sterling silver pendant easily transitions from day to night with 18K gold accents. The bright yellow/orange hue glows over a black sweater in early spring or is ready to complement your favorite floral dress as summer approaches. Pair this bright pendant with your favorite LAGOS chain for a layered look that is sure to stun.

Sparkle with a Statement Ring

Go bold with a citrine ring that is sure to make a statement. An exquisite citrine gemstone is accented with caviar beading in sterling silver and 18K gold for a highly versatile piece that surely attracts everyone’s attention. A gemstone statement ring is the perfect way to integrate color into your jewelry rotation in a bold and exciting way.

As we get closer to spring, there is no doubt your wardrobe will start to brighten up a bit. Push the black and gray to the back of your closet and bring out some color. The perfect way to add some color before spring is in full swing is with gemstone jewelry from LAGOS. Citrine adds a splash of sunshine to any outfit!

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Necklace Layering with Kate Lagos

One of our favorite trends this spring is layering necklaces.  There is something so fresh and fun about taking different Caviar chains and layering them together.  We sat down with our Brand Stylist, Kate Lagos to get a tutorial in the best way to style this new trend.

Step 1: Pick a lariat with adjustable length

The KSL collection has some great new lariat necklaces that are adjustable.  It’s perfect for picking the length that just right for you.  This is a great piece to start as your base layer because you can change it to suit the other necklaces you layer on.

Step 2: Add length with a long chain

One essential step to layering necklaces is having a variety of lengths.  Our new long chain is accented with delicate diamond shaped stations to add visual interest.  It’s silver with 18K gold Caviar beads so it layers perfectly with any piece in your collection.

Step 3: finish with sparkle

A tiny diamond pendant is the finishing touch to add that last bit of interest to your necklaces.  A diamond pendant creates shine while also adding texture to the layered look.  Plus it still looks perfect styled alone for a simpler style.

How do you like to layer your necklaces? Share your style with us on Instagram and tag #MyLAGOSMyWay.

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Galentine’s Day with Kate Lagos

At LAGOS we really love Valentine’s Day but we also can’t help but celebrate Galentine’s Day too. And this year we really celebrated big. This week Kate Lagos hosted a Galentine’s Day themed brunch in New York City at the famous Ludlow Hotel.  She invited some of our favorite influencers to join her for bagels, mimosas and plenty of LAGOS.  It was a fabulous morning of viewing the latest in the KSL Collection and seeing it styled by Kate.  The breakfast served as a relaxed, fun break from all that is fashion week in NYC.  The beautiful florals and cozy atmosphere was perfect for friends catching up and meeting each other for the first time too.  There’s no better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than with the smartest, most confident and stylish women in New York!

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Utilize Mixed Textures For a Sophisticated Look

The intricacy of caviar beading has long been a staple of LAGOS style. The new High Bar collection plays off those design details with complementary smooth 18K gold accents. This versatile collection adds the timeless elegance of smooth 18 karat gold to classic sterling silver caviar pieces.

Elevate Your Style with a Pendant

The High Bar Caviar Pendant features a smooth 18K gold station flanked by sterling silver caviar beading. Use this effortless style to transition from day to night without a second thought. The blend of textures provides a level of intrigue while the classic two-tone look makes this piece easy to pair with a caviar beaded chain in silver and gold.

Make a Statement On Your Fingers

For those that prefer something with a little less fuss, a ring is the perfect option. The High Bar gold caviar ring takes a classic caviar ring to the next level with a band of smooth 18K gold for added glamour. The two-tone style easily matches anything else in your jewelry box. However, for the ultimate statement, consider matching with another piece from the High Bar collection.

Add Layers with a High Bar Bracelet

Create a party on your arm with a set of bracelets. The High Bar collection offers a variety of two-toned bracelets that can easily layer with other LAGOS pieces or wear on their own. Combine signature caviar with the smooth 18k gold of the High Bar collection or opt for something more glamorous by stacking with a diamond bracelet featuring classic caviar beading.

Mixing textures is a sure fire way to add sophistication and edge in one piece of jewelry. Create a look that is sure to turn heads with the LAGOS High Bar collection. The two-tone styles flawlessly match other LAGOS pieces while also adding a statement that is all its own.

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