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LAGOS PARTNERS WITH THE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (BCRF)

We here at LAGOS are excited to announce a partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) on an exclusive new Smart Caviar style.

Each Smart Caviar bracelet has been designed with a lovely pink ceramic bracelet, complemented by the brand’s signature Caviar beading. We will donate 20% of each bracelet sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This is the perfect memento to benefit a very special cause.

The BCRF funds research in key focus areas including tumor biology, treatment, prevention, survivorship, metastasis, and heredity & ethnicity. BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. The statistics around breast cancer are devastating and one of the many reasons it is a cause the LAGOS family supports. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and one is diagnosed every 2 minutes.  LAGOS is proud to be able to contribute to the ongoing and necessary research.

“Breast cancer is something that has impacted so many of those close to me,” said LAGOS Founder and Creative Director Steven Lagos. “It became obvious that we could do something special that could potentially benefit so many. We support those that are fighting this disease, we support the survivors, and we will never give up hope on finding a cure.”

The BCRF Smart Caviar bracelet is the newest addition to one of the most beloved and innovative LAGOS collections. Designed for the modern woman, this style is versatile enough for everyday wear but also adds effortless style transforming the Apple Watch into a piece of fine jewelry. Additionally, LAGOS will be offering complimentary engraving, and has added a ribbon symbol (a longstanding representation of breast cancer awareness) to its catalog of engravable symbols.

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The Next LAGOS Earring Drop is Here

Wednesday’s are our favorite day of the week! Today we have launched our next limited edition “drop” earrings. These are the perfect style for the chic LAGOS woman in your life.

This limited time drop is the second pair we’re launching after the sell-out success of the first style. The earring style is a modern take on a classic hoop. They feature our signature Caviar beading with a unique twist, to give these hoops a bit of architectural interest.

This launch is part of Founder and Creative Director Steven Lagos fascination with ‘sneakerhead’ culture and the phenomenon around drop collections. Why can’t we have that same excitement in fine jewelry? Turns out we can!

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We have worked with Jordan Laurelle to exclusively launch the new hoops. Jordan Laurelle is a well-known lifestyle influencer, jewelry lover and of course, LAGOS fan.  She chose to style these earrings with several pieces from our KSL collection for an edgier look. These earrings are the stylish accent your next fall look needs.

These earrings won’t last long, It’s time to treat yourself to the style that will make you smile all season long.

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The LAGOS Earring Drop is Here

We have exciting news! Today we have launched a super exclusive, limited edition pair of earrings. Unlike anything LAGOS has created before these pieces are the highly coveted, must-have accessory of the fall.

This limited time “drop” is the first of its kind in the fine jewelry market. The new drop earring style is chic, yet classic. They feature our signature Caviar beading with a delicate gemstone to add a touch of color to each pair.

Founder and Creative Director Steven Lagos was fascinated by ‘sneakerhead’ culture and the phenomenon around drop collections. He realized nothing like this had been done for fine jewelry before and knew LAGOS needed to embrace this new way of making jewelry exciting.

We’ve worked with one of our favorite influencers, Shalice Noel to exclusively launch them. Shalice is a well known fashion influencer, busy mom and longtime LAGOS fan.  She chose to style the earrings along side pieces from our Signature Caviar collection. Selecting pieces from our timeless collection really allowed these unique earrings to shine.

We all love having something truly unique, and this is the opportunity to have a special piece that won’t last long. It’s the perfect gift to delight the LAGOS fan in your life or treat yourself.

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Steven Lagos, LAGOS Founder & Creative Director: TWO-TONE PIONEER

Back in the day, a woman either chose gold or silver jewelry. It was a big fashion no-no to mix metals. Of course, rules are meant to be broken, and as an innovator and designer Steven did just that. He wanted to give women options and flexibility in styling and wearing jewelry in an effortless way.

Over 40 years ago, Steven introduced two-tone jewelry. Two- tone is the term we use to describe jewelry that incorporates both gold and silver.  You will see it throughout some of our most beloved collection like Caviar Lux, KSL and our Signature Caviar. Like all LAGOS jewelry, versatility and wearability are of utmost importance.

One collection we are particularly excited about is High Bar. This collection amplifies the gold accents for maximum impact. The smooth, reflective gold bars were designed to stand out, creating a breathtaking contrast with the texture of silver Caviar beads. “I love to play with the balance between gold and silver,” says Lagos. “And in High Bar, gold is clearly dominant, which creates a big, bold look.”

This collection is ideal for the collector who likes bold styles full of strong contrast and high shine.

40 years ago, Steven Lagos rewrote the rules on how a woman should wear her jewelry. Essentially, there is no wrong way to wear LAGOS. Mix, Match, Layer, Stack – it’s your LAGOS your WAY.

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New Engravable Caviar Gold Styles Have Landed

The LAGOS 18K Caviar gold collection is one of our most popular collections. Just recently launched, it’s been an instant hit owing to beautiful, high quality designs. It’s no surprise that founder and designer Steven Lagos wanted to continue to design new styles for the collection. This fall we are thrilled to introduce our latest engravable gold styles.

This new suite is comprised of delicate stud earrings, a pretty ring, bracelet and necklace. Each piece has a small gold circle which is lovely on its own but made even more special with engraving. Our latest engraving options have something for everyone.  Go beyond traditional initials with a cute heart emoji or even an astrological symbol for your birthday.

These pieces are also ideal for layering together when you style them.  The pendant necklace can be adjusted to hang at 2 different lengths so you can style it with ease.  The delicate chain doesn’t tangle so it’s ideal to mix in with your other favorite LAGOS necklaces.  The bracelet is also ideal for layering. It’s lightweight and adds the perfect touch of gold shine to your bracelet stack.

Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift or definitely need to treat yourself, the new gold collection is the perfect place to start!

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The LAGOS Family Jewelry Box

We are taking a trip through the LAGOS family jewelry box with Kate Lagos! Read below for her quotes about each piece from the wonderful and diverse LAGOS collection.

“This piece is one of my favorites, as well as my grandmother’s who wore it all the time – so much the catch wore out and had to be updated 5 years ago. It’s one of the first gold pieces my father ever made. He was just learning the craft when my Grandfather commissioned him to make something special for her 46th birthday, in 1979. It’s made of solid 18k gold and you can feel the love. There are 8 links, each in a shape of lips; leaving her a wrist of kisses!”

“This piece is both a pin and an enhancer. It was one of my father’s first production pieces (he made about 35 of these in different colors). It’s made of 18 karat gold with a custom cut “sea-foam” aquamarine center stone. It also features pink tourmaline, blue sapphire cabochons and five diamonds. My grandmother, who we called yiayia (Greek for grandmother) would love to wear this piece as a pin on her coat collar. She also had the option to wear it as a necklace as it was designed to be clipped onto pearls (pictured) or worn on a flat gold chain. This was gifted to her for Christmas in 1983.”

“These bracelets are so fun! One of my father’s first signature pieces. The Wave bracelet. The Waves were created in 1985 and were the first pieces of LAGOS ever advertised in Town and Country magazine. These distinct bracelets were a huge hit. This was my father’s version of the popular “tennis bracelet” fad. The Wave was popular because of the dimension and texture it added to your wrist. They were available in 4 different color options, all in solid 18k gold. Over the years my father gifted my grandmother these one at a time, for different occasions. First the diamond wave, then emerald – which was her favorite stone – ruby as the third and finally blue sapphire to complete the set. All designed to be worn together. This was the beginning of the LAGOS stacking trend!”

Stay tuned and follow along on @lagos_jewelry on instagram for more stories and heirloom pieces of jewelry!

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Welcome Spring with our Turquoise Collection

Mother Nature is gearing up for full bloom as the vernal equinox approaches, and themes of rebirth and adventure are occupying the collective consciousness. Our turquoise collection has so many beautiful takes on this ancient gemstone that you will find the perfect piece (or pieces!) to accompany you during this time of renewal.

The statement ring that will make a statement. 

The Maya collection is PERFECT for dreamy turquoise, and the Circle Ring will broadcast the serenity and creativity that turquoise is known to promote. Varying in depth and tone, natural turquoise is so fascinating to examine, don’t be surprised to find yourself and others entranced with this beautiful gemstone nestled into sterling silver caviar beading.

Earrings that work as hard as you do

Gemstone Drop Earrings are a staple. With silver and gold caviar beading, they will add a touch of drama to your casual jeans and tshirt and amp up an evening look. The lever back closure is devastatingly comfortable, and will give you peace of mind that they are secure through conference calls, your yoga practice and beyond.

The MVP of your spring wardrobe

A caviar gemstone necklace is a subtle stunner – loop it to play up the pop of turquoise or layer with any of your favorite pendant necklaces The Elephant Pendant, maybe? Delicate caviar beads and sterling silver beading make this necklace as exciting as it is effortless.

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18K Gold Jewelry – A beautiful investment

Gold jewelry has long been seen as a staple in jewelry collections around the world. Admired for its beauty, but also for its value. Gold has maintained its desirability throughout the ages.

Gold has an interesting history, and has been used in fine jewelry for millennia. Some sources date its appearance in jewelry as early as 4000 B.C.

One of the reasons it has had such longevity is its inherent value. Oftentimes when the value of the dollar falls against other currencies, investors flock to the security of gold, which in turn, raises gold prices. In times of economic uncertainty, the price of gold soars. For example, gold climbed during the stock market crash of the early 2000s, when there was a 56% decline that lasted two full years. When economic conditions worsen, gold is viewed as an efficient tool for diversifying a portfolio.

A similar trend is emerging currently as our economy falters and unemployment levels are rising quickly. Bank of America raised its 18-month gold-price target to $3,000 an ounce – more than 50% above the existing price record. Now more than ever, the value of gold is evident and unassailable.

At LAGOS our pricing structure stays consistent. We have not raised retail prices on our designs amidst the rising price of gold.  LAGOS is committed to creating good value for our customers. Classic, fine jewelry that is not only beautiful, but also a great asset for the long term.

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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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The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – LAGOS Lapis

It’s no secret that here at LAGOS we love color.  Our gemstones are some of the best because our Founder and Creative Director Steven Lagos is passionate for treasure hunting.  We were delighted this season when Pantone announced its Color of the Year – Classic Blue.  The rich, saturated color is a perfect match for our Lapis styles.  See how you can wear some of these pieces to be a part of the 2020 trend.

Our Maya drop earrings are one of the latest designs.  Three perfectly shaped circles of lapis layer atop one another to create a pretty earring that pops with color.  These earrings are the perfect piece to pack for your next trip as they add a pretty element to any look.

The Gemstone Bead Bracelet is another great option.  The light bracelet has a pretty 18K gold ball so it will layer beautifully with your gold pieces. The classic rich blue of lapis pairs nicely with a warm sweater or a light spring dress when the weather warms.  Best of all it layers with all of your other LAGOS pieces!

The Caviar Icon Gemstone Necklace is the ideal layering necklace. Delicate lapis beads are strung and finished with a pretty clasp, making this necklace easy to be worn long or doubled up.

There are so many more ways you can style your LAGOS lapis styles, we’d love to see them.  Be sure to snap a photo and share with the tag #MyLAGOSMyWay!

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