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Diamond Dreams

Diamond Dreams

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

Dazzle On New Year's in Calvin Rucker

Dazzle On New Year's in Calvin Rucker

DON'T LET THE STRESS OF WHAT DO WEAR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE GET YOU RATTLED!

We have a wide variety of festive party dresses at Mercantile - but our pick for you, is the Walk This Way dress made of spider knit lace by one of our newest and most favorite collections, Calvin Rucker.  

Calvin Rucker is the collaboration between two Los Angeles based friends who just happen to be fashion industry veterans, Joie Rucker and Caroline Calvin.  The collection is designed for the chic, modern, creative woman who is able to seamlessly combine feminine with a sexy edge to create her own timeless style.  Let's face it, this woman is cool. 

CALVIN RUCKER - CASUAL COUTURE FOR THE CREATIVE CLASS

We've paired the dress with our beautiful, handmade in Los Angeles, Ashlyn'd Shane clutch and our Jacquie Aiche Abalone bone necklace with diamonds. 

The Walk This Way dress has been spotted on Emmy Rossum and Taylor Swift, who both always manage to look effortless and cool.  They have that magical mix of refined and tough - the quintessential Calvin Rucker woman.

Pop into the store today and we'll make sure you're ready to ring in 2015 in style.

XO
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