You know that sensation when something happens that feels like it’s too good to be true? Then you look over your shoulder to see if you’re being Punk’d? That’s how I felt when the fine folks at Kavadorasked if I wanted to borrow five incredible statement rings for a week. OMG. Yes!
Statement jewelry is everywhere this Fall and I was excited to give the rings a try. I was encouraged by the team to take my new baubles on adventures around the city so naturally, I couldn’t let them down. The highlight was probably having Stacy London of “What Not to Wear” fame tell me, “that color looks great on you!” at a rooftop party that we were both attending, but jade and diamonds look good on everybody, no?
Warrior Jade and Diamond
Each piece of Kavador jewelry is completely one of a kind which is so refreshing in the land of sameness, and it’s nice to break away from the jewelry “uniform” and truly stand out and express your individual style. Sure, having a Cartier Love bracelet is nice but it doesn’t evoke the same excitement as a piece that is truly unique. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a ring on a friend or acquaintance that draws me in, only to discover that it is a family heirloom or a lucky vintage find.
The team at Kavador has gained access to incredible jewelry sourced from the vaults of independent jewelers and private collectors and each piece is nothing short of breathtaking. Ever since I can remember, my father has been captivated by clocks; watches, full standing grandfather clocks and everything in between. I still remember accompanying him to his favorite independent jewelry shop. I was no taller than the owners Great Dane, peering longingly inside the cases at the rainbow-hued baubles and thinking one day I could have jewels like that of my own.
Melbourne Black Opal
Every item featured on Kavador is selected and inspected for authenticity and accurate valuation, and if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, it is completely returnable, no questions asked.
Lyon Street Diamond and Sapphire
When you think of the number of independent jewelry shops that have their own collections and throw in some private collectors, the number of pieces out there is staggering. Kavador has shared that they are committed to finding pieces that continue to make your heart flutter and are constantly updating their site with new hidden gems as inventory finds their way to new homes.
Grammercy Park Diamond and Enamel
I’ve been wracking my brain to find something to inspire my hubby with to commemorate a big birthday in a few months and I have a feeling I’m going to find that special something here. (hint… hint.)
Photos via Joy Sun.
NANCY DEANE is a former marketing and lifestyle maven now on her biggest project yet: raising twins in Manhattan. This Canadian via California girl enjoys exploring beauty, fashion, travel and design (for adults and kids alike) and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram as @toastncandy. Read all of Nancy’s posts.