I’ve been eager to see the limited unveiling of Kavant & Sharart since I first learned that the design duo decided to merge their jewelry skills into one. What is amusing about this team is that they are husband and wife who compliment one another very well. Each has their own aesthetic and their own vision, and when they come together it makes for some beautiful jewelry designs.
I have been following Sharlinn’s designs since 2012, when we worked on a Designer Spotlight feature for Gem Gossip. Since then, her jewelry design skills have been honed and perfected–she loves taking inspiration from Art Deco design and Oriental Arts. Her aesthetic juxtaposes Kenny’s avant-garde style, so it was only right to combine their forces into one, Kavant & Sharart! The will surely make a phenomenal debut later this summer! More on that later!
Seeing the pieces at my very own private viewing was something quite special and I was extremely impressed with both the dynamic uniqueness of the designs and the wearability of the pieces. I think those two concepts are huge for both clients and store owners when choosing jewelry to buy and stock their stores with. These pieces could be worn to a dinner party and steal the show, and they could also be casually worn everyday and become a staple piece within one’s wardrobe. I felt honored to get to play with the jewelry and get a feel for them up close and personal.
All of the pieces are done is 18k yellow, rose or white gold, with all genuine gemstones and pearls. The diamond slice pieces were show-stopping, with the earrings being one of the first pieces I wanted to try on. Surrounding the diamond slices are round champagne and white diamonds, all set in 18k gold. I paired those with the diamond two-finger ring that comfortably swirls around your fingers.
My favorite earrings were the Bird-of-paradise or also known as crane flower abalone shell earrings, done in 18k yellow gold with champagne diamonds. I thought the shape of the earrings was really futuristic and wore a pair on one ear–the look was so inspiring! I could see it being done on the red carpet and making waves in the fashion trend category.
I always love seeing pearls done in new, organic ways–and these freshwater Baroque pearl rings look amazing in these Kavant & Sharart designs. Each pearl is surrounded by diamonds, with the one flanked by abalone shell, all in such an avant-garde style. They felt amazing on and I didn’t want to take them off!
The geode slice necklace pendants are really cool too! They have a very marine-like, under the sea, look to them…perfect for summer! I could picture them being worn on a long chain or layered on multiple length chains. So many possibilities!
I enjoyed my time with Sharlinn and Kenny, seeing their designs in person was so much fun! This married couple can create some gorgeous jewelry and are so incredibly nice and adorable! Thanks for such an inspiring day!