Designer Inspirations

Our designers reveal the inspirations behind our jewelry.

Learn what inspired our Fall/Winter Style Guide Goddess necklace!

Learn what inspired our Fall/Winter Style Guide Goddess necklace!

This week, our designers reveal the inspiration behind our Goddess necklace. Enjoy, Elena Our gorgeous Goddess necklace, featured on the cover of our Fall/Winter Style Guide, is a striking mix of blues and greens, crafted  in genuine Labradorite with resin accents. Would you have guessed that the tranquil colors were inspired by the beaches of(…)

Our Sensor cuff bracelet was inspired by New York City

Our Sensor cuff bracelet was inspired by New York City

The cutout design of the Sensor cuff instantly gives it a fresh, modern feel. It may come as no surprise that our designers were inspired by the quintessentially urban city of New York when creating the silver-tone bracelet. “New York is amazing. Everywhere you look there’s something interesting and artistic to look at,” says Katie,(…)

Our Sensational ring recalls the lavish 1920′s with a wearable, modern sensibility

Our Sensational ring recalls the lavish 1920′s with a wearable, modern sensibility

Our Sensational cocktail ring is the perfect mix of antique, vintage and modern influences. “While shopping at the Saint Ouen flea market in Paris, I saw amazing Art Deco furniture, paintings and jewelry that made me feel as though I was stepping back in time to the 1920s,” says our jewelry designer Bonnie, who, like(…)

This season, it’s about good, old-fashioned, decadently rich fun

This season, it’s about good, old-fashioned, decadently rich fun

We’ve been looking forward to the arrival of the new movie version of The Great Gatsby, and we’ve been ahead of the curve when it comes to the gorgeous, Deco-era jewelry it’s inspired. Glamorous but easy to wear, they make statements that are never too much. Our Great Expectations and Mint Meltaway necklaces are just(…)

Our Ravinia earrings and necklace have a beautiful inspiration

Our Ravinia earrings and necklace have a beautiful inspiration

For as long as I can remember, my mother has had a beautiful cameo ring in her jewelry collection, handed down in her family for years. Just recently, we decided to figure out its age, and determined that it’s at least 133 years old. Isn’t that incredible? Now, I love it even more. There’s something(…)

The story behind the story of our Dapple bracelet

The story behind the story of our Dapple bracelet

A few years ago, Tory’s mother, Ellen, started a wonderful Kiam family tradition. Taking pearls from a necklace she had worn throughout her life, she had smaller necklaces fashioned, one for each of her five granddaughters. Isn’t that touching? Something usually reserved for a special occasion becomes something to wear every day, and three generations(…)

Make a statement with your earrings

Make a statement with your earrings

I know you’ve heard me say so often how incredibly talented our lia sophia design team is, but they’re extremely busy, too, traveling all over the world seeking inspiration for our jewelry. Sometimes that inspiration comes from clothing design, nature or antique jewelry, but sometimes it’s from a completely unexpected source. Statement earrings are so important in(…)

Inspiration from this dreamy Mexican seaside town

Inspiration from this dreamy Mexican seaside town

      The rich colors and textures of Playa del Carmen, Mexico were some of the elements that inspired “Act Natural,” a jewelry collection that is both relaxed and polished. “As we walked around during the day and well into the night, you could not help but notice the color. Color was everywhere—vibrant reds(…)