The second edition of Jewellery Arabia Kuwait, a luxury jewellery and watch exhibition, will showcase the opulent collection of well-known designer Suzanne Kalan.
With over 28 years of experience designing fine jewelry, the Los Angeles-based brand, Suzanne Kalan is a pictorial paradise for the jewellery connoisseur. The brand creates stunning collections that are both innovative and unique. Designing in 18-karat gold, Suzanne’s custom-cut colorful gemstones and dramatically placed diamonds add a modern twist to traditional design.
Besides an evident love of color and large scale in her jewelry, Suzanne Kalan’s designs are infused by a seesawing duality between symmetry and asymmetry, beautifully manifested in every piece and design.
The brand developed the ‘Vitrine’ concept, which involves custom cutting gemstones flat on top and bottom in order to reveal a paved diamond panel behind the gemstone. This signature custom cut continues to be an important design element in many of the most impressive Suzanne Kalan pieces. The effect is the illusion of an explosion of scattered baguette diamonds behind large topazes and amethysts. Striking the perfect balance between vintage and contemporary, these pieces make a stunning addition to an evening gown or cocktail dress.
The ‘Fireworks’ collection started the trend of using baguette diamonds in innovative and unconventional settings, which has quickly become a signature trait of her much-loved collections. The high and low baguette diamond settings marry the ideas of control and chaos and make for the perfect conversation piece.
Suzanne Kalan has become a favourite amongst A-list names and her jewelry has garnered the admiration of celebrities like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kate Beckinsale, and hence becoming a regular on many’s wish list.
Suzanne’s daughter Patile Kalandjian joined the family company five years ago and now designs the KALAN by Suzanne Kalan Collection. Set in 14-karat gold, the collection features an array of handpicked semi-precious stones with accents of diamonds. This collection, although still striking in design and material, is more affordably priced and appeals to a much younger audience.
Suzanne Kalan is available regionally at Sauce Rocks in the UAE, at M. Fitaihi and L’AZURDE in KSA and available online on Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The brand is also available at international outlets such as, Harrods, TSUM, Barneys Japan, Dover Street Market (London and New York) and Luisa Via Roma in Italy.