SAVE THE DATE: SUZANNE KALAN TRUNK SHOW FEBRUARY 12-15

With Valentine's Day less than a month away I think it's safe to say we all have jewelry on our minds.  At Mercantile we've been dreaming of Suzanne Kalan's Fireworks collection, with it's dazzling and creative use of hand picked baguette diamonds.

RINGS AND EARRINGS FROM THE FIREWORKS COLLECTION

In 1988, after the birth of her daughter, Suzanne Kalan created her debut collection in Los Angeles with the goal to create modern yet timeless jewelry with a twist. She first achieved fame with her Vitrine collection, which uses transparent semi precious gem stones to showcase the diamonds set below it.  In 2014 she won "Best Diamonds" at the Couture Design Awards for a stunning cocktail ring from the Fireworks collection.

2014 Couture Design Award winner for "Best Diamond"

The offset and meticulously scattered baguette diamonds in the collection instantly increase the drama of what could be very simple pieces.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND RING, BRACELET, EARRINGS AND RING FROM THE SUZANNE KALAN FIREWORKS COLLECTION AVAILABLE NOW AT MERCANTILE

The designer - who was one of the first to pair diamonds with semi precious gem stones - has been known to compare using colorful gems to painting.  By fusing precious and innovative materials she has been able to find fresh combinations of semi precious stones, precious metals and all colors of diamonds.

Along with her Vitrine and Fireworks collection Kalan also designs One for One, a collection of select one of a kind pieces.  Her daughter, who's birth inspired the designer to switch career paths, has also joined the family business and designs the KALAN by Suzanne Kalan collection.

Suzanne Kalan (R) and her daughter Patile

We love seeing and supporting creative and successful women at Mercantile, and Suzanne Kalan and her work is especially inspiring.  

XO Mercantile