As a whole, the last few years haven’t been particularly easy. Maybe it’s always been this way—the world is no stranger to bad news—but as of late, it feels like we are collectively carrying a heavy burden.
From the political climate to the actual climate of the earth, the scary news of potentially catastrophic diseases, and the untimely deaths of our heroes, how can we really blame anyone for feeling out of sorts these days?
Pardon the Debbie Downer introduction—this post, in contrast, is meant to counter all of that, at a time when we need it most. Because surely, I’m not the only one tired of dwelling on all the negative news. We can’t ignore it, nor should we. But we can try to counterbalance it by practicing the art of grateful living, celebrating the good things we each as individuals experience, and using those good feelings to face the world, doing what we can to ease the burden.
Which is why one of the new spring collections from Loriann Jewelry feels so timely.
Dubbed Confetti, the collection’s tagline, “There’s always something to celebrate every day,” serves as a reminder to hype the little things just as much as the big, with chicly celebratory creations in yellow gold and festooned with round and baguette diamonds, laid out to appear as if burst from a cannon of, well, confetti.
A select number of styles in the collection feature diamonds as well as moonstone, a gem I go purely sky-high for, its alluring, orb-like presence instantly soothing.
“I’ve always been inspired by the shapes and colors of stones,” says Lori Friedman, designer behind the brand. “When I began designing with baguettes I wanted to mimic this linear look in my pieces creating jewelry that’s fun and festive and meant for everyday wear.”
Friedman’s work is no stranger to our editorial team: Just last April, contributing editor Amy Elliott shared a number of the designer’s newest creations that nearly a year later remain irresistible and exciting. I believe it to be precisely what many shoppers are looking for these days: easily wearable, never boring, and with an individual perspective that showcases the hearty amount of thought and talent put into their creation by the artist.
“Life is precious, and my Confetti collection serves as a reminder to celebrate small victories each day, like taking time for yourself and loved ones,” says Friedman. “Each day, I reflect on one thing that I’m grateful for. I think it’s important to be mindful and celebrate things that are meaningful to you, no matter how big or small.”
The price range for Confetti runs from $650 to $3,100, making it superbly sweet for those self purchases, which customers will want to make when celebrating a new haircut, a good day at work, or a Tuesday.
Top: Confetti linear earrings in 14k yellow gold with 1.69 cts. t.w. moonstone and 0.31 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,750; Loriann JewelryFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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