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Entries in vintage inspired jewelry (5)

Arik Kastan Debuts New Styles at Couture 2017

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Arik Kastan and their team have been busy debuting some new designs and collections while out in Vegas for Couture. Buyers, press, journalists all hovered over their booth to get a glimpse of the new styles and fun gemstone combinations that still have people talking. As usual, Arik Kastan's booth was one that couldn't be missed when attending this year's tradeshow.

If you missed out attending Vegas, we've got you covered in this installment--which is shown here on Gem Gossip, as well as all of Arik Kastan's Newsletter subscribers. Be sure to sign up if you haven't below!

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A padlock on a thin chain is all you need for a night out in Vegas! This one has us telling our friends it is perfect in every way. Classic and cool for a modern woman who still likes a nod from the past.

Oval cluster padlock in emerald + diamonds, Price: $2,360

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We weren't ready for how much of an impact we would bring to Couture with our green agate pieces!  Comments like, "what stone is this, it is amazing?!" and "this green color is glowing!!" have really made us proud. This ring is one of our favorites.

Five-Stone Art Deco ring in green agate + sapphire, Price: $1,280

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Since we are on a green/blue kick, we've changed things up by using emeralds and turquoise. This earring style and gemstone combo are totally chic, and we could picture these on a summer getaway on a plane near you!

Deco Rhombus Drop Earrings in turquoise + emerald, Price: $1,830

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To go along with the above earrings, we've created this ring which is sweet as can be! It is stack-ready and as we've said before, awaiting summer. Try wearing this one on your pinky if you're wanting to do something more unique. Your friends will catch on.

Deco Lilac ring in turquoise + emerald, Price: $1,170

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Feeling the summer heat over here in Vegas, which is why we're opting to keep our necklace situation simple. We have been wearing the Aster necklace most of the week and it has brought the right amount of sparkle and femininity to our lives. Definitely our kind of Vegas vibes.

Aster Pendant in diamonds, Price: $1,830

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Before we head back to LA from scorching Vegas, we want to point out our Delilah ring because SHE'S CUTE. One of our most-requested rings during our trade show and we can't wait to see these on your fingers! 

Delilah ring in emerald + diamonds, Price: $2,200

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We couldn't wait to show off our newest vintage-inspired bow rings which debuted at Couture. And the newest gemstone color combo that had store and editors swooning--green agate and sapphires. Look out for them to hit the website soon! Can't wait? Email

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Reawaken Your Spring Jewelry Wardrobe with Arik Kastan

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Inspired by one of Arik Kastan's favorite kinds of flowers, the Sunflower ring will brighten your day and your finger! Each petal is adorned with an opal because the designer is all about the details!

Sunflower ring, Price: $1,300

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Feels like instant spring when you add these flower blossom studs to your earlobes. My pick for this season--get them in moonstones! You'll thank me later!

Blossom stud earrings, Price: $924

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If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say I'm just a little obsessed with the newest design--the Lunar ring! Arik Kastan hand-selected the opals and moonstones so it appears as if the phases of the moon are displayed.

Lunar ring, Price: $1,590

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Dreamy in every sense, the Ring Around the Moon padlock necklace features an iridescent moonstone surrounded by emeralds. You better have this on lock for spring!

Ring Around the Moon padlock necklace, Price: $3,180

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The Double Gypsy Cigar band will be your statement piece for spring! It is bold enough to wear on its own and versatile enough to go with just about anything.

Double Gypsy Cigar Band ring, Price: $2,290

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If you want to add one piece to your neck game for spring, let me suggest the gorgeous Evil Eye pendant necklace. It is easy to layer, goes with everything, and is totally unique! The power of protection never looked so good!

Evil Eye pendant necklace, Price: $1,840

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Arik Kastan: New Designs, New Gemstone Combinations!

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Arik Kastan has been hard at work, designing and plotting their next move, and it's a BIG one! The biggest and boldest designs yet, using the most sought after gemstones to date.  Debuting in Las Vegas at the highly acclaimed Couture show last month, Arik Kastan and team are proud to give you the first official glimpse here and in your inbox this morning! (sign up at the bottom right corner of page)

What's new? 

New gemstone combinations:

Introducing Carnelian!

This semitransparent to opaque stone has an undeniable fiery orange color that is hard to not notice. We wanted to add a bold, pop of color and what better way to do it than introducing carnelian into the Arik Kastan lineup. Used in jewelry for over 3,000 years, we gave it a little modern flair by pairing it with turquoise. Carnelian is widely known for boosting courage and confidence and there's no doubt our Arik Kastan pieces already do that on their own!

Smokey quartz paired with moonstone!

This combination gives a cool urban vibe with a color palette earthy and subdued. It will have you painting your nails in all shades of "nude" and easily transitioning to fall in no time!  We've become obsessed and will gladly pass the torch.  Smokey quartz is said to be very centering and can clear oneself of any negative vibes.  Pair it with moonstone, which is known for aiding intuition and protection, and you've got your own winning team.

Turquoise paired with garnet!

A color combination quite frankly only seen in vintage and antique jewelry, we thought we had to bring back this deep, rich color combination!  And the verdict is in--everyone is swooning over it. From editors, to stylists, and tastemakers alike, this is the hottest combo we've ever created. You'll be sure to see it hitting your nearest Arik Kastan retailer soon. Turquoise is well known as a powerful healing stone and helps with self-acceptance.  Paired with garnet, which is a powerful protecting stone, this combination has you feeling safe and looking gorgeous.  

New designs:


The "Mandala" ring: 

Our inspiration for this new design brought together nature and the concept of spiritual wholeness. We created our own version of a Mandala, with a floral twist! Finishing it off with a bright gemstone pattern was fitting, with turquoise being our anchor color and accented that with colors of garnets for one design and carnelian for another.  Garnets and turquoise gave off an antique vibe, so we decided on turquoise and carnelian for its boldness and newness. These circular rings represent a woman of today's spiritual journey in a modern world.  



The "Nouvelle Marquise" ring: 

Our navette-shaped rings have defined our brand and what better way to continue with our favorite silhouette than to recreate another version!  This one holds nothing back--we've used a large turquoise cut in a marquise shape and decorated it with some rugged diamonds to give it the understated luxury feel. Bold enough to wear alone or amongst your everyday ring look, that is exactly what we were going for when designing this newest ring.





Padlocks on dainty chains:

Arik Kastan's signature padlocks are now available on thin chains, an addition that has made dainty jewelry lovers VERY happy!  The new chain size allows for even more layering combinations and gives our beautiful vintage-inspired padlocks more prominence in the collection.  So layer both the bold and the beautiful padlocks, with the delicate and intricate, for a dynamic look. Seeing all the fun, new arrangements everyone is creating has been delightful. Send us your Arik Kastan necklace look on Instagram, @arikkastan #arikkastan 





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Doyle & Doyle Debut New Heirloom Collection for SS15

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New Heirloom Collection for Spring/Summer!

Doyle & Doyle is launching their latest installment to the Heirloom Collection--their exclusive line of vintage-inspired jewelry designed by the Doyle sisters--and the pieces are incredibly fun and so wearable!  With these new pieces, Elizabeth Doyle was inspired by constellations, globes, stars and galaxies, along with geometric motifs and drops of the antique jewelry she is surrounded by daily.  What is special about the new Spring/Summer 2015 line is that the pair of Plumb earrings done in sterling and rock crystal (shown to the left) are limited edition, meaning only a limited number were produced and will be released for sale on February 7th, 2015! Of course we all know how much women love limited edition items--the concept of exclusivity just enthralls me! 

The Plumb earrings come in onyx/18k yellow gold, lapis/18k yellow gold, onyx/sterling, diamond pave/sterling, & all gold, all sterling.  With the rock crystal/sterling pair being the limited edition ones. The design and shape is inspired by plumbs--scientific instruments used to determine true vertical. They are also easy to wear and go with just about any outfit! Whether it is casual or dressy, these can become your everyday signature piece!

Besides the Plumb earrings, Doyle & Doyle's new Heirloom pieces include a Sunburst medallion and drop earrings, as well as a Sunburst bracelet.  If you love the look of geometrical pieces, the octagonal link chain necklaces are really cool.  For that perfect, classic gift--their diamond station bangles go with everything and the stacking options are endless!  Want a piece inspired the constellations and galaxies?  I love the North Star drop necklace, and the Constellation earrings and necklace are out of this world.  

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Arik Kastan: New Year, New Pendants!

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We have been struck by cupid's arrow and fallen madly in love with our newest designs from Arik Kastan, here just in time for Valentine's Day!  Dainty, collectible, vintage-inspired pendants are our newest items.  We chose some of our most loved gemstones for these designs--bright blue turquoise, lush-wine colored garnet, mystical labradorite, each set in our subtle, subdued rose gold.
Our Key to My Heart pendant necklace pairs two symbols of love--a Victorian-inspired key and a heart set with a single turquoise.  When worn together the combination is very sweet and sentimental! The duo come on a 20" rose gold chain that features white gold spacers for a unique look!

With turquoise being one of our most popular gemstones, we had to design a bold but dainty pendant, and this came together beautifully!  One oval turquoise set East-West with a round garnet accent, creates a warm and classic feel.  This one comes on an 18" rose gold chain with white gold spacer detail.

We also have a single Victorian Key pendant done in rose gold and hangs from an 18" rose gold chain with white gold spacer detail.  With more key styles on the way, this can become an anniversary idea or special occasion gift that would mark important moments in one's life!  Start a fun tradition with these new Arik Kastan key pendants!

Lastly, our Square Garnet pendant is a classic with a vintage edge! Set with the points facing North-South and East-West, the rich gemstone is bezel set and is finished off with an ornate vintage motif at the very bottom. Garnet goes with so many colors and looks great on every skin tone!  It is a great staple to any charm necklace or bracelet.  This particular piece comes with an 18" rose gold chain with white gold spacer detail.

Check with our retailers for other Arik Kastan pieces for your Valentine's Day needs!

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