Designer Steven Lagos loves to travel. This incurable wanderlust was the inspiration behind his most recent collection. Taking cues from the name, the Wanderlust Collection is an exploration of gemstones from around the world. Many of the locations Steven Lagos has visited are represented in these exclusive designs.
The earrings and necklaces that make up the collection are all created with specific gemstones in mind. In the words of Steven Lagos, “When we’re selecting stones, I’m always fascinated by color first. I don’t really think about it in a traditional sense. When I’m working on a piece, perhaps you can come up with a color that’s unexpected or has a bit of matrix to it that gives it more interest. “ It’s this attitude toward color that truly guides this collection. It features deep violet iolite from India, rhodolite from Brazil, Burma and Africa, and the exceptionally rare Tsavorite, which can only be found in Tsavo National Park in Tanzania. These stones are gracefully brought together in complementary color designs to conjure different locales.
The first design brings together the warm reds which echo fine vintage wines. It uses smoky quartz, diamonds, citrine, garnet and rhodolite gemstones to create a dramatic color palate of the Far East.
A second design brings together the cool blues of the ever shifting Caribbean Sea. Gemstones such as Blue topaz and sapphire evoke the brilliant blue of a coral atoll and the sparkling shallows of sandy beaches.
The third design in the collection pulls together majestic purples gemstones. The striking royal purple and pale, dawn-light lavender of amethyst, peridot, blue topaz, and lemon quartz gemstones evokes mountain ranges in midsummer.
These unique pairings are exclusive to LAGOS.com and completely one-of-a-kind. Each gemstone was hand selected to create a design entirely its own. No two designs are the same and only a limited quantity were created, certainly a must have items for the gemstone connoisseur. Check out the full collection here.