Alexia Connellan & Her New CollectionWords by Nicole Soto
Photos courtesy of Alexia Connellan, LLC.
Alexia Connellan is an award-winning jewelry designer who transforms the beauty of nature and architecture into beauty that can be worn. As a child, Connellan spent summers with her grandmother in Jamaica where she was surrounded by the colorful and perfectly balanced Jamaican Georgian architecture. It was there that she was first inspired by the wonders of the world around her, planting the seed that would grow into a lifelong dedication to beauty.
Connellan has gone on to create a successful business where she shares her brilliant art with the world. Her elegant craftsmanship has earned her three American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards!
Not only that, but Connellan is committed to sourcing and designing her work in an ethical and sustainable way. She uses ethically sourced Artisanal and Small-Scale Mined (ASM) gemstones, as well as post-consumer recycled diamond melee in her jewelry whenever possible. Connellan is also a conduit for change, advocating for local mining communities and encouraging fellow designers to question gold and gemstone sources about mining practices.
Now, she has crafted a brand new collection that features one-of-a-kind pieces, the Valentine’s Day Capsule Collection, which arrived just in time to celebrate the season of love. These delicate pieces come in a variety of treasured pink gemstones to symbolize once-in-a-lifetime love.
The collection includes everything from rings to earrings to bracelets. The Toi et Moi ring is a unique piece in the collection, featuring two precious gemstones, a cushion pink and a magenta spinel pair. The stones hold their own individual beauty while harmoniously complementing each other—two stones representing two lovers.
“I acquired these two gems at the same time and they always looked like a loving couple to me. Their colors and shapes complemented each other so well that I could not bear to split them up into two separate pieces of jewelry. I decided to put them together in the Toi et Moi ring and let these two soulmates remain together forever,” Connellan says.
The Queen of Hearts Pendant is also a standout in the collection. It features a 1.03 carat round unheated Burmese Ruby in the center lined beautifully with two carats of heart-shaped diamonds, all hanging on a platinum change. Its sister pendant is the Princess of Hearts which dangles on an 18 karat pink gold chain and showcases a 1.03 carat round unheated pink spinel surrounded by two carats of heart-shaped diamonds.
"Pink is a color that looks flawless on every woman, and this capsule collection is the perfect gift to spark some joy in shades of pink, fuchsia, and red this Valentine's Day. Make yourself or a special someone blush with delight,” Connellan says.
From admirer of beauty to creator of beauty, Alexia Connellan has proven herself to be a true artist. Not only is her jewelry beautiful, but it is designed and created with love, making it the perfect gift for someone special on Valentine’s Day, or the perfect touch for a bride's wedding day look.
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