Britt’s Pick: Ayva’s Kalei Cigar Bands

The slip-on-and-go piece of glamour

A two-for-one special here with this week’s Britt’s Pick, I couldn’t include just one cigar band from Ayva Jewelry. Though I personally find myself more drawn to the version glimmering with white sapphire pears and rich pops of tsavorite, I think the feminine combination of tanzanite and pink sapphire is a sensation to rival it (or even better, to pair with it). I love the layout of the stones, the way they appear to be elegantly tossed together, how each trio of diamonds sits at a slightly different angle from the next.

A wide band is the jewelry equivalent to the little black dress: easy to slip on and not requiring much else to make it stand out. It’s effortless, versatile, and always, always, the way to go. I enjoyed a few moments with these at JCK Las Vegas this year (pictured), and three months later, they still stand out among my favorites. I still can’t stop thinking about that version with the green, though. Give me that opulence, silky yellow gold, rich gem-tone detail for fall, winter, and into 2017—I don’t think it would ever leave my hand.

Ayva Jewelry Kalei band in yellow gold with tsavorite #BRITTSPICK | JCK On Your Market

Kalei band in yellow gold with 3 cts. t.w. white sapphires, 0.45 ct. t.w. tsavorites, and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,200


Ayva Jewelry at JCK Las Vegas #BRITTSPICK | JCK On Your Market

The Kalei bands at JCK Las Vegas 2016. The center ring in this photo is the Kaimi band with 1.5 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, 0.9 ct. t.w. white sapphires, and 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds.


Pictured at top: Kalei band with 2.9 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, 0.65 ct. t.w. tanzanites, and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,200

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