Among my very favorite shiny and sparkly things on the market right now the Kwiat Star earrings are stand-outs. They are modern classics in the making. While I don't generally fall in love with the merchandise mercilessly peddled in a company's ubiquitous holiday marketing campaign, these are the rare exception. I adore them.
They come in two sizes, the more petite .91 carat total weight size and the larger 1.82 carat total weight size. I've tried both sizes on, and both are equally endearing. The smaller size earrings fall in the category of daily wear, however, while the larger pair are definitively more inclined for evening or event wear.
They have a very festive holiday (any holiday of your choosing) feel to them.
They are fashioned of G-H, VS1, round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds set in platinum heads on 18K white gold ear wires. The metal work on the earrings is perfect. I would expect nothing less from Kwiat.
The only drawback? At over $3000 retail for the smaller size, they are a bit dear. Much like Tiffany, the folks at Kwiat command an absolute premium for their goods. But no doubt they stand behind their merchandise like Tiffany, too.
Kwiat has been around for nearly 100 years. They cut their own diamonds and they are diamonds that knock your socks off and put your eye out from across the room. Looking at them in two dimensions does them no justice. None whatsoever. They are spectacular diamonds. In person they are stunning. Breathtaking, even.
Perhaps I will look them up at the JCK Show in June. At a bit of a discount they would be well worth my while. Or even at full fare. I've often heard dear old mom say that if you love something enough and you'll wear it...
Oh, bother. Justify, justify.
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(photo from Kwiat)