Posts Tagged ‘Gemstones’

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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The Beauty of Onyx

Onyx is one of our favorite gemstones.  Its deep black color and smooth finish make for a beautiful stone that stands out.  In addition to being a stunning stone, onyx is very easy to style as it pairs well with both 18k gold and sterling silver styles.  At LAGOS it is one of our most popular stones and is the star of our new Maya Collection.

Black onyx jewelry can be styled in many ways.  The rich black of the stone is beautiful enough to stand on its own and is nicely complemented by sterling silver.  Our new Maya earrings are a dramatic statement for day or night.  A pendant necklace also makes a stand out style statement.

At LAGOS we are all about layering.  We definitely recommend styling your onyx with some of our other pieces.  Onyx is a great contrast for clear and white gemstones like diamonds, pearls and topaz. White and black is a classic pairing, whether it is in jewelry or in clothing and is very easy to style.

Black onyx jewelry is also a great companion for dark gemstones like garnet, amethyst, and smokey quartz. The deep color of these stones shines even better against the opaque black of onyx.

All of our onyx pieces are designed to be layered and styled with the LAGOS you already own and love.  Share your style with us by tagging @lagos_jewelry on Instagram!

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Black Gemstones

The Alluring Art of Black Gemstones

Black Gemstones Caviar Icon Hematite

Deep and mysterious, black gemstones offer stunning contrast to both daytime and evening looks. Like white gems, black stones make for the perfect neutral. Although black spinel, hematite, onyx and black spinel all possess a similar appearance, each of these gemstones stones carry unique properties.

The original inspiration for Caviar, Hematite occurs naturally in a black-silver color. The Caviar Icon collection (necklace, earrings and bracelet pictured above) features a hematite stone for a sparkling, lustrous effect. This gem is worn to protect against negativity. Dark stones like hematite have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to promote independence. Hematite is a type of chalcedony quartz that can be found across the world from Brazil to India, or California to Uruguay.

Black spinel comes in large variety of hues including: red, blue, green, yellow, brown and black. Unlike black diamonds or black sapphires, black spinel does not possess a metallic luster and is completely opaque. The spinel used in our Statement Rings and Nightfall collection is authentic, natural spinel.

Black agate and black onyx are often used interchangeably; however, onyx is a type of agate with alternating bands of color. While agate comes in many hues, when it occurs in black and white layers, the stone is typically referred to as onyx. Black agate and onyx is present in additions to the Enso and Maya collections.

Black gemstones, like your favorite LBD, make for a chic, go-to accessory no matter the season or the occasion. Discover more of the black jewelry designs in these best-selling collections and


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Dazzling Diamonds

There is no better gift than a timeless piece she can wear every day. When it comes to gemstones, there is only one synonymous with timeless—the diamond. With boundless strength and confidence, the sparkle of a diamond captivates the eye like no other material in the world.

LAGOS diamond designs are crafted using high quality natural stones. Our diamond vendors are certified by the Kimberley Process. This guarantees that our diamonds have been purchased from legitimate, conflict-free sources, and ensures diamonds are ethically mined to the highest standards.

We use round, brilliant-cut G-H color, SI clarity diamonds in our designs. Before setting, all diamonds used in our pieces are inspected using a loupe. Diamonds not meeting our quality standards are rejected. After setting, the diamonds in the pave field are louped again as part of the final inspection.

We are committed to the integrity of our diamond pieces to ensure they continue to dazzle for years to come.

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