Expression. This is the first word that comes to mind when I think of jewelry. Who do I want to be today? How do I choose to project myself? The possibilities are intriguing and endless. On these pages you will see choices of a wide and varied range: fun and festive, subdued and sophisticated, daring and demure. A veritable spectrum of mood and modality. Many of these pieces work together—they complement each other layering styles and textures like a poem collectively composed by multiple authors. The whole becomes much greater than the sum of its parts. I feel this is what building a collection is all about while creating an array of captivating ensembles along the way. The vast majority of the jewels on these pages can be worn each day like a cozy cashmere sweater or a favorite leather jacket. I envision them as pieces that become associated with one's unique identity--a personal signature of sorts--not to be secreted away in a vault but to be enjoyed and appreciated. 

Emotion. What do specific pieces of jewelry mean to us? What feelings do these pieces awaken when we wear them? Were they gifts lovingly presented to us by others on a special occasion or were they gifts unto ourselves--symbols of independence and freedom? Maybe they were pieces we purchased to ultimately give to others−an adoring daughter, a devoted son, grandchildren we have yet to meet. Whatever the origin and whatever the intention, for centuries upon centuries jewelry has been a powerful gift and representation of  emotion. Many of the motifs often used in antique jewelry such as hands, keys, padlocks and hearts are present in contemporary jewelry as well. These symbols transcend time and place. They cross language and cultural barriers and they remain relevant conduits of heartfelt expression and communication. Wearing them makes us feel good, warm, embraced. The power of jewelry. 

Connection. Our minds and hearts come from many places--it's no wonder each one of us makes different selections. Individuality should never become a lost art. It is our wish to cultivate a collection in which each client can find what speaks to them--what they connect to.  Maybe it’s a stylish gold cuff that feels empowering or a sparkly diamond cocktail ring that conjures up elegance and grace. Or perhaps it might be an locket to place a loved one’s photograph in or a pair of delicate dangling butterfly earrings that swing freely without inhibition. Whatever it is that draws you in is what we seek out.

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Please be sure to check in with us from time to time to see what has not yet been seen and to find that distinctive jewel that speaks to you. 

Robin Katz