Category Archives: Caviar Jewelry

Dazzle in the Colors of Autumn

The crisp breeze of an autumn evenings will soon be upon us, autumn is coming. As we put away our swimsuits and sundresses and get ready for cooler weather, our jewelry will transition from light and bright to something that compliments thick sweaters and many layers of our wardrobe.

Gemstone jewelry from LAGOS is the perfect way to continue utilizing color while giving a nod to the changing foliage. Warm tones in red, orange and brown are sure to make any basic sweater pop.

Get Creative with Citrine
Symbolizing creativity and clarity, citrine offers a bright pop of orange that is perfect for a fresh fall day. The Caviar Color Citrine necklace is a perfect layering piece that can be styled with your favorite sweater. Stay warm as the weather changes while basking in the brightness of the rich citrine gemstones. Sterling silver Caviar beading is sure to match flawlessly with any other Caviar jewelry piece. This layering style offers ultimate flexibility to wear as a single strand or double wrap around your neck for a more dramatic look.

Mystify In Smoky Quartz
Smoky quartz has been known for centuries for promoting harmony and peace. Coming off summer is the perfect time to center yourself for the busy season ahead. This rich golden brown gemstone is sure to turn heads as it provides a truly unique look. Depending on the light, Smoky Quartz can take on tones of amber and sienna. The gemstone caviar bracelet in Smoky Quartz is perfect to style over long sleeves. The intricate caviar beading offers subtle sparkle while a streamlined design provides a pop of color that will not go unnoticed.

Stay Positive with Garnet
Long believed to bring positive energy, garnet brings revitalizing properties and is thought to assist with self-confidence. Put your best foot forward with a pair of garnet drop earrings. Intricately beaded gemstone tassels are the perfect accent from day to night. During the cooler months, earrings offer the most flexibility to layer with scarves, coats, or turtleneck sweaters. The deep red garnet gemstones provide a glint of color that will carry your wardrobe from fall all the way through the holidays.

To find the gemstone that is right for you, check out our gemstone finder. Explore the various unique and colorful options that will add a pop to your Autumn wardrobe while creating a timeless look that is perfect all year round.

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Fashion Meets Function

At LAGOS, we understand the need for jewelry to be fashionable as well as functional. The Smart Caviar bracelet collection helps you remain stylish while wearing your Apple Watch.  We fully support those ladies on the go who need a chic way to wear their latest tech timepiece.

Turn your Apple Watch into a beautiful piece of jewelry with our Smart Caviar watch bracelets. These bracelets make an Apple Watch a wonderfully crafted work of art. Available in a variety of metals and finishes, you can choose the look that matches your personality and wardrobe.

Our new stainless steel options offer clean lines and durability, while the diamond watch bracelets add glamour for a night out full of complements. No matter the finish, signature caviar beading is sure to make a splash and elevate your watch look from basic to breathtaking.

For the LAGOS lover, the watch bracelet is designed to match any piece in your existing collection. Caviar beading on the band stacks perfectly with any of our existing and new collections. Mix and match metals and gemstones and be ready to have the best looking bracelet stack around.

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Make it an Arm Party!

Sometimes it can be daunting to put together a whole jewelry look from rings and necklaces to bracelets and earrings. However, at LAGOS, we know you can make an impact by just sticking with one! All our pieces are designed to be layered as desired or worn alone and still make a statement.

Our bracelet collection is the perfect way to punch up your look without being overwhelmed! Our first suggestion is to start with the basics. A classic link bracelet is the perfect foundation for your arm party. Available in gold or silver, you can find the tone that is right for you and matches the rest of your jewelry repertoire.

For those looking to achieve something a little more lively, a bangle is the perfect way to add a pop of color. Available in a variety of gemstones and hues, the bangle adds subtle color without being overpowering to your whole bracelet look.

The rope bracelet silhouette is one of our most classic caviar designs. Intricate caviar beading available in gold, silver or two tone offers sizing and finishes for every one! Keep it traditional and subtle with gold or silver, or add a little edge to your look with a black caviar rope bracelet.

No matter your style, our bracelet collection is sure to provide a design that matches your desired look. Layer with other bracelets or wear alone and we know you will find an arm party that is sure to impress no matter the occasion.

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LAGOS UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NEW SILHOUETTES FOR BEST-SELLING SMART CAVIAR

It’s here, the second generation of our popular Smart Caviar collection is launching today.  The new Smart Caviar collection offers a set of distinct, luxe bracelets that help transition the sporty look of the Apple Watch® to a piece of fine jewelry. Naturally the new design has our signature Caviar beading and is designed for a modern lifestyle.

The new set of distinct, luxe bracelets are available in stainless steel and stainless steel and 18K gold. These new versions join the already popular sterling silver with diamond bands introduced last year.

Smart Caviar is designed for the modern woman. The lightweight, durable bracelet is versatile enough for every day wear and adds effortless style whether at work, at the gym, or at a formal function. The ease and practicality of a stainless steel bracelet is matched by the style and sophistication of LAGOS’ signature Caviar designs.

Every year we continue to seek out clever design solutions that go beyond expected materials traditionally found in fine jewelry.  The stainless steel is strong and durable with a fine jewelry finish that fits the LAGOS woman’s busy lifestyle.

“I love exploring different materials to bring beautiful and functional solutions to our customers,” said LAGOS Founder and Creative Director Steven Lagos. “With Smart Caviar, women can benefit from the functionality of the Apple Watch® without sacrificing their personal style.”

Smart Caviar is designed with the same fine craftsmanship that defines LAGOS jewelry and the ease of wear that makes it perfect for every day. The bracelets slip easily in and out of the Apple Watch® face and come with a sizing tool and extra links to ensure a comfortable fit.

Steven Lagos was one of the first to create the “Designer Fine Jewelry” category when he launched LAGOS more than 40 years ago. Since its inception, the brand has continued to look for ways to innovate its Caviar creations. Smart Caviar is the next evolution of the iconic design while remaining true to the original LAGOS values: integrity, intelligence, and innovation.

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Transition into Fall with Black Caviar and Gold

Exude confidence this autumn with dramatic Black Caviar and Gold jewelry. Pairing classic 18 karat gold with black caviar beading, this collection offers a striking contrast perfect for the new season.

Black Caviar is a high-luster ceramic that is crafted in a similar way to our gold or silver.  It’s unique nature means it never loses its shine owing to the scratch resistant nature of the ceramic. The ceramic is designed as delicate beads which are then strung using an exceptional technique known as nesting.  Nesting allows for the beads to rest snugly together to form a smooth rope-like strand that elegantly hugs the wrist, while the rich black color provides just the right amount of edge.

The three strand Gold and Black Caviar bracelet provides a monochromatic look throughout the bracelet, but adds a splash of glamour with a gold clasp. The addition of gold adds the perfect amount of classic styling to the bold look of the black caviar beading. Wear with the clasp facing outward for an eye-catching look or turn the clasp towards your body for just a slight hint of contrast.

For those who love even more contrast the gold and black caviar wrap bracelet intricately weaves 18 karat gold and black ceramic beads throughout a flexible and adjustable bracelet. This is the perfect piece to be worn with jeans and simple tee for weekend brunch or with your favorite little black dress and out for drinks!

Discover the bold look of gold and Black Caviar today! This combination provides a one-of-a-kind style that is perfect for those looking to add some impact to their jewelry. Whether you are looking for a piece to wear every day or need something to wear for a special occasion, the Gold and Black Caviar Collection from LAGOS is the perfect fit!

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Define Your Earring Style with Gold

Gold is Timeless

One reason that gold has always been popular, is that it is always in style! LAGOS has a variety of gold earrings that are guaranteed to shine and have you always look your best. Whether you are looking for studs, drop earrings, or hoops, LAGOS has the perfect pair of gold earrings for you.

Stud Earrings

One thing that makes LAGOS special is our delicate Caviar beading. Gold Stud Earrings from the Caviar Gold collection are a timeless pair of earrings that also show the uniqueness of great designer jewelry. Made of 18K gold, these earrings will elevate a any outfit into an elegant look.

 

Drop Earrings

Drop earrings allow you to show a little more personality and always make a statement. With several styles there is more than one way to style your LAGOS drop earrings. First, try the Gold Drop Earrings. These earrings pop with more dramatic 18K gold caviar beads. Or, if you would prefer to show the intricacies of caviar jewelry, try the Diamond Tassel Earrings.  These gorgeous earrings highlight the handmade detail of caviar jewelry. And let’s be honest, adding diamonds will always turn heads.

 

Classic Hoops

One of the most versatile types of jewelry that you can wear is a gold hoop earring. A great hoop earring can easily be worn at work or while doing your weekend errands. And unlike traditional hoop earrings, the Caviar Collection adds the wow factor. Try the Gold Hoop Earrings from LAGOS.

No matter what type of gold earring you are looking for, LAGOS will ensure that you get the highest quality jewelry.

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MEET THE MAN BEHIND YOUR NEW FAVORITE JEWELRY BRAND

We’re so proud of our Founder and Creative Director, Steven Lagos, the man behind your new favorite jewelry brand. A big thank you to The Daily Front Row for this great interview. You can read what Steven had to say below:

How did you first become interested in jewelry?
From a young age, I knew I wanted to live a creative life. I grew up in the ’70s when there was a focus on craft, and it had a huge influence on me. I started with a small trade shop and was able to gain a lot of experience working with the more seasoned jewelers in town. They became my mentors, and I learned the techniques and skills to become a master jeweler. I began selling to a high-end department store in Philadelphia. Then one day, I cold-called Neiman Marcus, and a year later they were creating a new category of bridge jewelry and asked me to be involved.

When you launched the brand, what was your initial vision?
I founded LAGOS based on the idea that jewelry is the most personal form of art you can own. I wanted to create jewelry that women would cherish and feel confident wearing. I saw that there was a gap in the marketplace for wearable fine jewelry, and I liked the idea of creating a product with a distinct point of view. I saw how Calvin Klein was building a brand with jeans, and I wanted to do that with jewelry.

How do you describe your aesthetic?
My approach to everything is form follows function. It’s easy to make things that look great, but it’s how things fill a physical or emotional need that make women cherish them.

How has that approach evolved over the years?
We’re always looking for ways to innovate our Caviar designs. I travel all the time and get inspiration from all over the world. I consider myself a treasure hunter because I’m out in the world, always looking for new materials to use. I go to dozens of shows each year searching for the next thing. For me, it’s really about taking old-world craftsmanship and enhancing it with technology, without changing what makes it special.

What do you consider to be your first major success?
Everyone measures success differently. I felt successful when I was running my trade shop. I felt successful when I first got into Neiman Marcus, and when we hit certain business milestones over the years. There hasn’t been one major moment; I continue to celebrate the successes as they come.

How was the Caviar Collection born?
Caviar is the signature design of LAGOS, featuring handcrafted beading that’s present in every piece in every collection. It was born in the 1980s when I was working on a hematite necklace that reminded me of caviar, which universally represents luxury. It felt like the perfect fit for the growing brand I was building, and customers have really responded well to it.

How do you achieve that Caviar effect in the manufacturing process?
Our process is proprietary, but I can tell you that the Caviar beading is crafted in ateliers by artisan jewelers, and it takes hundreds of steps to complete a single Caviar creation. The unique texture is really a feat of expert craftsmanship and engineering. It’s the nesting of the beads that make the jewelry move with the body and feel like a second skin.

What’s the story behind the “Smart Caviar” piece? How does that work with the Apple Watch or another smart device?
I developed Smart Caviar because I’m a big fan of the Apple Watch design and functionality, but I felt it was missing a fine jewelry element. As with all our collections, I just wanted to offer options. So we introduced Smart Caviar, a fine jewelry bracelet for the Apple Watch. It’s perfect for the modern woman who doesn’t want to sacrifice style in order to stay connected.

Where is LAGOS currently sold and distributed?
The brand is available at lagos.com, as well as luxury retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and more than 250 independent jewelers around the country. We also have a flagship store in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. In terms of scale, we currently sell over 250,000 pieces per year.

Why is LAGOS so popular in the Hamptons?
Our signature Caviar design is comfortable, wearable, and easily transitions from day to night. It works for the Hamptons lifestyle because it has a look that can take you from the beach to dinner.

What are your favorite things to do out East?
I wish I had more time to spend in the Hamptons. I spend most of my time “out East” but in Asia. I travel constantly for business and pleasure, and I love exploring local art, culture, and people.

What are your most popular pieces at the moment?
Smart Caviar is one of those rare collections that has been both commercially and editorially successful. It was a huge hit when we launched and continues to sell. Our classic Caviar rope bracelets in 18K gold, sterling silver, and black ceramic are also customer favorites.

How has the advent of social media changed your business?
I’ve always been an early adopter of technology, so we were quick to offer online access to our brand. It’s a great opportunity to connect directly with consumers in real time versus the old way, where we were only having one-sided conversations through advertising. Now, we can communicate with our loyal brand fans and introduce LAGOS to a new generation at the same time.

If you were to host a dream dinner party, who would the guests be?
I like spending time with interesting people who inspire me. The strong, bold women in my life would be first on my list — my daughter, my fiancé. Then probably some of the artists I follow and collect. In fact, I recently hosted a dinner party where we mixed journalists with politicians, artists, professionals in film and hospitality. It’s fun to see so many different personalities come together and inspire one another.

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Dazzle Your Neckline with Gold

Whether you need something long, short, sparkly or simple, LAGOS has a gold necklace option that is perfect for any occasion. Rock a standalone statement necklace or layer multiple pieces in varied styles and lengths. When discovering your necklace style, consider these top styles in gold.

Keep it Simple with a Chain

If simplicity is your style, a gold link necklace is perfect to transition from day to night. Pair this gold chain with jeans and a simple tee for a daytime look that appears put together without being fussy. Meanwhile, this necklace looks just as glamorous with a little black dress at a holiday cocktail party.

Add Some Drama with Black Caviar

For a bolder look, consider mixing gold with black caviar for a subtly edgy necklace. Classic caviar beading in 18k gold and black ceramic. The Gold & Black Caviar Beaded Necklace pair perfectly with gold stud earrings or a gold bangle while the black accents provide some drama and intrigue.

Enchant in Diamonds

Combine gold caviar beading with the sparkle of diamonds for an evening look that is not to be missed. Our Diamond Caviar Necklace offers just the right about of glamour without stealing the spotlight.  Caviar and diamonds complement each other flawlessly and mix and match with any other gold caviar pieces.

LAGOS offers a variety of options in gold when it comes to finding the perfect necklace. Our signature caviar beading creates effortless allure that can be worn for any occasion. Find the right style for your unique look and be ready to dazzle.

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Discover Designer Jewelry from LAGOS

Did you know that every single piece of Lagos Jewelry starts off as a drawing by Steven Lagos? The amount of thought that goes into each design is unparalleled. Inspiration for the jewelry can arise at any time for Steven Lagos, he’s always ready to design. “Inspiration can come from someone I see or a piece of art, but it happens in the moment. It’s never planned.” – Steven Lagos.

From a single sketch, it takes hundreds of steps to create a one designer jewelry piece. What makes LAGOS so unique is the thought and detail behind all of the pieces. The results are beautiful statement pieces of jewelry that are classic yet awe inspiring.

With so much thought and detail, one might think that options would be limited. However, LAGOS offers designs that are perfect for any occasion. From the intricacy of the signature Caviar Collections to the classical Luna Collection and the colorful Maya Collection, LAGOS has created designer jewelry that appeals to anyone on any occasion and has solidified LAGOS Jewelry as the leader in designer jewelry.

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Sparkle This Summer with LAGOS

Summer is here! It’s the season to shed some layers and get some sun! An easy way to update last year’s summer dress is of course with some new jewelry. This summer create some extra shimmer with a luxe piece of designer jewelry from LAGOS!

We all know that diamonds give amazing sparkle. But, contrasting diamonds with black caviar, will give you an extra pop and a subtle edge! Black Caviar Diamond Earrings are the perfect option to make passersby look twice and envy your summer style.

Looking for a little more color in your jewelry? The Caviar Icon Gemstone Bangle will show that you know how to have fun in the sun! With 9 different gemstone options, you’ll be able to wear a different color each day of the week or stack them for a rainbow effect!

As your summer glow builds, show off your neck with the Caviar Color Gemstone Pendant. The 18K gold and silver caviar beading will shine nearly as brightly as your favorite gemstone!

Summer goes by quickly, so make sure to get a jumpstart on your summer look with great jewelry from LAGOS!

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