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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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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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Elevate your Earring Look this Summer

If you are looking for an easy and on-trend way to make a splash this summer we suggest an updated to your earring collection. Elevate your look from simple to chic with a great pair of earrings from LAGOS.

A stunning pair of earrings will draw attention to your face which is perfect with a summertime glow! Frame your face with a pair of designer earrings from LAGOS to complement any outfit day and night!

Building your earring repertoire offers ultimate flexibility in style preference. For example, the more simple, yet sophisticated Gold Drop Earrings are perfect for that business presentation coming up on your calendar. After you dazzle the board room, hit the town to celebrate. Swap out your earrings for some Maya Drop Earrings or Gold Caviar Hoops for a fun & flirty girl’s night out!

Let your earrings tell the story you want to tell! LAGOS offers a variety of styles for any occasion. When you are looking to make a statement without a lot of fuss, earrings are the way to go! Check out our designer earring collection today and find your perfect look!

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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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Reflect the Color of the Ocean with Swiss Blue Topaz

Who doesn’t love to add a pop of color in their jewelry look? The best way to do this is to add some gemstones to your jewelry repertoire. One gemstone we absolutely love is Swiss Blue Topaz.

The deep blue of Swiss Blue Topaz is classic, elegant, and striking. Plus, it goes with almost everything! Swiss Blue Topaz is the perfect way to add some color into your evening look with an iconic black dress or to add an extra splash to your blue jeans and t-shirt uniform.

Depending on your personal style, LAGOS offers a variety of statement-making pieces in Swiss Blue Topaz.

The Gemstone Cuff Bracelet will instantly garner some attention. When combined with the caviar beading, the Blue Topaz end caps add a level of sophistication and fun to this bracelet without being overpowering.

For those that want to show off even more color try our Color Caviar Gemstone Ring. This cocktail ring is the perfect way to highlight your love of color while providing just a little bit of edge!

The Wanderlust Gemstone Pendant Necklace provides subtle sophistication in a high level of detail that will have people staring for all the right reasons. It takes the beauty of Swiss Blue Topaz and highlights it by surrounding it with blue sapphires, iolite, and 18K gold and silver signature caviar beading.

No matter what type of piece you are looking for, LAGOS has the highest quality Swiss Blue Topaz. With styles matching a variety of occasions and budgets, LAGOS will ensure that your pop of color is elegant and fun!

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Explore the Classic Elegance of Pearls

When it comes to an effortless staple of the jewelry world, nothing fits a woman’s closet more than the pearl. Luckily LAGOS Jewelry offers styles for every occasion featuring this “Queen of the Gems”.

A piece from the LAGOS Luna Pearl Collection is the perfect addition to any summer outfit. The Luna Pearl Earrings, available in silver or gold, are a simple way to add some elegance to your daytime look.

For those a little more daring, a black pearl style goes from an edgy daytime look to an excellent complement to a little black dress. Try the Luna Pearl Necklace with anything from a simple tee to an evening gown for a style that is elevated any time of day.

If something a little more classic is more your style, you can’t go wrong with a pearl beaded bracelet. This versatile pearl bracelet set allows you to effortlessly pull together a look for the boardroom without letting your jewelry overwhelm your look.

If pearls aren’t a part of your jewelry box yet, now’s the time. Summer is the perfect season to dip into the unique quality of pearls. Capture the essence and beauty of the pearl while exploring its versatility. From a simple set of pearl studs to a pearl beaded necklace, LAGOS has a piece that is perfect for your style.

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Discover the Allure of Amethyst

Signifying renewal, amethyst is the perfect gemstone to incorporate into your look this spring. From a light lavender to a deep eggplant purple, amethyst offers a splash of color to a classic jewelry look. Whether you are looking for something more casual that add some dazzle to your daytime look or a more sophisticated evening style, our Amethyst collection has you covered.

As the weather heats up, chunky sweaters will give way to bare arms and short sleeves. An Amethyst beaded bracelet will perfectly complement spring florals as your wardrobe lightens up. Faceted amethyst gemstones provide a slight glimmer while a stretch fit offers incredible versatility and ease. The 18K gold station adds a luxe touch to this signature bracelet.

For a more structured look on your wrist, opt for an amethyst bangle. Smoothly polished sterling silver forms a round bangle with amethyst stones set inside. A 3mm width adds a delicate splash of color and the slip on style is perfect for layering with other caviar bangles from LAGOS.

If you are looking to add some color to your neckline, an amethyst necklace is the perfect piece to add to your jewelry collection. Worn alone or layered with other caviar necklaces, this stunning necklace is sure to dazzle. With six amethyst gemstone stations and both sterling silver and 18K gold accents, this necklace will flawlessly layer with a variety of other pieces. The 34 inch length means you can wear it long or wrap it for an edgier look.

Spring into a brighter jewelry look with amethyst. Luxe purple hues are a wonderful complement to most pastels and floral clothing. Plus, signature caviar beading can be mixed and matched with almost any other piece from LAGOS. Shop amethyst jewelry now.

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Experience LAGOS Designer Jewelry

For decades, LAGOS Jewelry has been the leader in designer jewelry for the collector that appreciates style and luxury that will last season after season. Thoughtfully designed, and carefully crafted, the signature Caviar styling is the epitome of what designer jewelry should be. From statement-making necklaces to delicate stacking rings, LAGOS designer jewelry has a piece that is sure to fit your unique style.

Nothing says quality and intrigue like fine caviar jewelry from LAGOS. Stunning pieces provide glamour for a formal event, while classic and timeless design matches even the most casual of functions. No matter the occasion, let your jewelry elevate your style to the next level.

For those looking to make a splash, the Black Caviar Diamond Necklace is a signature piece that mixes classic diamonds with edgy black caviar beading for the ultimate statement. For a more subtle approach to LAGOS designer jewelry, a signature caviar necklace in sterling silver is sure to be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.

If you are looking for the highest quality designer jewelry that will light up a room, look no further than LAGOS. Nothing else compares to the quality and beauty of caviar jewelry by LAGOS.

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