FRIENDS! JA New York is only a couple of weeks away and I am looking forward to seeing so many of the designers. As you may know, I've curated the New Designer Gallery section and am especially excited to see the new designs they've been creating. Check out interviews with each designer here and see the entire JA Look Book here.
One of the designers working on some exciting new pieces for the show is Alexis Kletjian. Last week when I was in Boston she showed me a beautiful new pair of gold, diamond and moonstone earrings. Today I want to share my very favorite design by Alexis - her Lotus Shield. It is perfect alone on a long or short chain, but also looks awesome paired with a cluster of antique charms.
Alexis shared a bit about the inspiration with me:
The Lotus Shield is the most organic piece in my collection. I wanted to design a shield that played with the boundaries of rough, but remained refined. Every Lotus Shield is one-of-a-kind with the choices in gemstones, textures and finishes.
I wanted to depict a Lotus flower because of their healing and protection properties. The placement of the gemstones represents balance and inner strength. These charms are meant to be a modern-day talisman.
More from Alexis here and don't miss her at JA New York!