Kairos Collection: Fall 2018

Kairos – The Fall 2018 Collection from Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

The fall equinox has arrived, and so has my latest collection, Kairos. Just like the arrival of autumn reminds us of the rhythmic march of time (chronos), the Greek word kairos refers to a special moment of opportunity. That perfect moment rolls around and you can say or do the perfect thing, when the energy shifts and you can feel the electric moment of potential.

The equinox is somewhat of an opportunity as well – it marks a transitional point in time. Here in the northern hemisphere, summer is ending, and autumn is beginning. Day and night are completely equal, and there’s a moment of balance. We’re reflecting on the past, as well as looking forward to what the future has in store.

I adore equinoxes (I try to release my collections in conjunction with them). This season, the concepts of chronos vs kairos were especially fascinating to me, and have been my main source of inspiration as I’ve worked on the collection. The hoops are not only flattering (what’s better than hoop earrings!), but symbolic of cycles and wholeness.

Handmade in my Flagstaff studio, this collection is made with recycled sterling silver, pearls, green onyx, and ancient bronze.

Long Necklace by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

My long pearl necklace with a hand-pressed silver hoop can be worn short or long. Pair it with a simple blouse and jeans or dress up an evening outfit.

Boho Hoop Earrings with Green Onyx by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

The hoop earrings in my Kairos collection add a flash of silver and are dripping with lovely faceted green onyx accents. The rich jewel tones will be perfect as we enter the cooler months.

Green Onyx Hoop Earrings by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

Small Hoop Earrings with Pearls by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

Making this collection was such a great experience, and I’m excited to share it with you. On this equinox, I’m grateful for all 2018 has brought and looking forward to what’s to come!

Cheers to fall, and here’s hoping you seize the kairos moments in your life.

♦ ♦ ♦


 

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Summer Blues

Well, we’re officially in the dog days of summer. Traditionally from July 3rd – August 11th, it’s name comes from Greek and Roman astrologers who saw the rising star Sirius, the “Dog star”, join the sun in the sky. It was believed that this period brings bad luck, storms, monsoons, and lethargy.

While I’m not sure of the accuracy of this old belief, I can certainly understand summertime blues. When the days are long and slow, and the sweltering heat never seem to end, it’s easy to feel low energy.

Despite all the superstition, I love all shades of summertime, especially blues. There is something so cool about denim and indigo in the sunshine. These warm July days are longing for some balance!

Embrace the chiller side of summer with some of my cool toned, blue-accented jewelry.

Loving these blue onyx and sterling silver earrings by Rosa Kilgore
Storm Earrings on Blue Onyx

My Storm earrings on blue onyx are elegant, simple, and perfect for all day wear. Versatile enough to wear with your favorite pair of blue jeans or a little blue dress.

 

 

 

 

Loving this long pearl and blue onyx necklace - handmade by Rosa Kilgore
Rain Drop Lariat Necklace on Blue Onyx

 

There’s something so captivating about summer storms. This Lariat necklace with blue onyx from my MONSOON collection hangs on a lovely strand of little pearls with faceted blue onyx at the drop point. This necklace has a 2 inch extender, so it can be worn with a variety of necklines.

The dog days of summer will be over soon! Let’s be thankful for another trip around this hot, hot sun. I’ll be avoiding the AZ sun as much as I can and seeking shade, preferably indoor and air-conditioned!

Here’s hoping any summer blues you encounter are temporary and fashion forward.

♦ ♦ ♦


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Summer Love: Rose Quartz

June is finally here! There’s something about summertime that brings out our romantic side. The warmth and positive energy of these months makes summer perfect for a new fling, dreamy dates, or tying the knot.

Whether you’re a blushing bride or just wearing rose-colored glasses, my rose quartz collection is perfect for women who want tender but significant details in their jewelry.

small rose quartz hoop earrings sterling silver
Small Hoop Earrings with Faceted Rose Quartz

It is said that rose quartz has healing properties, its energy unclogs negativity in your heart and opens you up to love and positivity. By wearing it, you brighten your ‘aura’ and draw others to you. Who doesn’t love that?

There is a femininity and softness that’s innate to rose quartz. The soft shade of blush is flattering to all skin tones and adds a pop of color that isn’t over-whelming. It can pair with almost any outfit and brings a touch of romance.

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Rose Quartz and Pearl Infinity Bracelet

Rose quartz and freshwater pearls together are romantic and classic. I love the combination of delicate, pale pink quartz with textured sterling silver.

Round rose quartz earrings
Ancient Coin Earrings with Faceted Rose Quartz

Like all my jewelry, this collection is handmade by me right here in Arizona. This summer, you’ll find me hunting for swimmin’ holes, taking forest hikes with my sweet dog Sugarfoot, spending time with my dude, and dreaming of new jewelry concepts. Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my adventures!

Wherever this summer takes you, I hope it’s full of romance, rosy sunsets, and loads of fun.

♦ ♦ ♦


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