Blogs: All That Glitters / Designers / Silver

Anyone Else Suddenly Feeling Super Drawn To Silver Jewelry?


A few things: Legendary designer Elsa Peretti’s passing in March. Netflix’s Halston in May. These sculptural rings by British designer Liv Luttrell. And December’s Aurate x Halston debut, which landed in my inbox in November, around the same time I attended a press preview highlighting a multitude of contemporary designers in Manhattan—my first time laying eyes on Kloto, a newcomer to the fine jewelry space.

The fluid, quiet grace and simplicity of this line drew me in, especially the silver pieces. As a committed gold girl, my response surprised me and clinched something my trend antennae were already telling me: that the next phase of the pandemic era is going to have plenty of neo-Peretti vibes.

And we’re all going to want to start wearing silver again.

A day or two shy of the new year, I was already feeling it on a personal level. How else to explain the silver necklace I bought at an antiques store during a post-Christmas trip to Nashville, Tenn.?  It’s just a Greek key choker-length thing, not very Peretti,  but when I polished it up and put it on, it sat just above the hollow of my throat and looked…elevated, almost regal, like I’d paid a fortune for it somewhere else, and in another lifetime.

There are also the spring 2022 fashion runways to consider, from the jewels at Alexander McQueen and Ports 1961 to the flashes of silver hardware on handbags and outerwear at Hermès.

I’ve found that Kloto feels just right for all of this and more. The line, which launched just last year, is the vision of Senem Gençoğlu, who studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design and comes from a 40-year heritage of fine jewelry craftsmen housed at Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar.

“Silver pieces can modernize and turn your diamond pieces into a day look,” the Kloto designer tells JCK.

(Exactly—I’ve been wearing my silver Greek key choker layered with a tennis necklace.)

“I love working with my hands, it’s a therapeutic experience,” Gençoğlu says. “I draw and sculpt the pieces by hand first and try them on myself. Then I start to draw them on the computer using 3-D programs. The process is a combination of traditional ways of making jewelry and my industrial background.”

Kloto is currently sold at Broken English, Twist, and the Conservatory. Highlights from two new collections are showcased below.

Kloto Ever silver bracelet
Ever bracelet in sterling silver, $580
Kloto Saga necklace
Saga necklace in sterling silver, $1,450
Kloto Curve ring
Curve ring in sterling silver, $165
Kloto Loop ring
Loop ring in sterling silver, $125
Kloto Ripple ring
Ripple ring in sterling silver, $240
Kloto Sense earrings
Sense earrings in sterling silver, $480


Top: Fluid ring in sterling silver, $310


Follow me on Instagram: @aelliott718

Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
Follow JCK on Twitter: @jckmagazine
Follow JCK on Facebook: @jckmagazine
Amy Elliott

By: Amy Elliott

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out