So, times are rough, the Holidays are knocking at the door, shopping for jewelry gives you a pain in the wallet, but hey – you deserve something to make you feel fresh, festive, fashionable, edgy and out there. Silver jewelry is always great. It is clean, tasteful, refined, elegant, and it appeals to many people looking for value. I personally love it. But – you want something more, something that would define you as a sophisticated level-headed fashion maven, someone who can pull off a beautiful statement piece without having to take a mortgage to buy it and then refrain from eating for a few months…
Let me share a little story about me – I used to love gold. Preferably 18kt well designed pieces that would reflect beauty and some glamor, mind you. But I could only have so many pieces because of price, and therefore I became quite boring… – always wearing the same items – which forced me into a safe, conservative fashion style. I always loved design and fashion, and took a special interest in the history and art of jewelry making. I spent many years in another field, developing product and markets for others. So it became clear to me at some point, that I really needed to explore this passion of mine, and – having the business sense and experience – I was ready to re-invent myself and become a committed jewelry designer and manufacturer. In my research and preparation, I went through a few phases best summarized as a careful trial and error process. I wanted to create beautiful, unique and affordable jewelry, that would enable women to be more courageous with their jewelry purchases and enhance their look with more possibilities and versatility, while maintaining classy and tasteful disposition. And the journey was worth it. It became so evident, that the best of all worlds was right there for me to develop, and that it allowed me to expand and experiment with a world of versatility, uniqueness, and sophisticated high-fashion, at great value. That world was sterling silver combined with 14kt gold, some with semi-precious stones, of course.
Silver and Gold has always been out there to some extent. Some big brands have been offering this concept in jewelry for years, but at very high prices. Some retailers offer private label silver and gold pieces containing a tiny amount of gold, that are pretty and low-price. It all has a place and a respective audience. So, I took a deep breath, and determined that when designing in silver, I will let it be all silver, but when combining silver with gold – I won’t be shy with the gold, but will work it into the silver so that it really shows, so that it has dramatic impact, so that it projects high-end beauty, none compromising quality, and clear value. And nothing else would do!
So, to master this concept of fusing these two metals together, one must make sure the gold is an integral, natural part of the silver piece. In creating jewelry, it is essential to think how the piece would look in all-silver and what features are to be highlighted in gold in order to have it displayed to the fullest, to blend in, and emerge as a meaningful, eye-catching, stunning piece.