Creating with a Rainbow of Colors: Suzanne Kalan
Delicate, elegant, colorful, stylish and chic are just a few words to describe the jewelry of designer Suzanne Kalan.
Her signature Fireworks collection received international praise for its breathtaking design, which marries the chaos of scattered baguette diamonds with large custom-cut gemstones. Suzanne also developed the "Vitrine" concept, custom cutting gemstones flat on top and bottom in order to reveal a classic diamond panel behind the gemstone. Until today, Vitrine custom-cut continues to be an important design signature and figures prominently in the Fireworks collection, with some of the most glamorous and creative pieces showing off an explosion of scattered baguette diamonds behind large topazes and amethysts.
Born in Lebanon with an Armenian family heritage, Suzanne Kalandjian grew up with a background in fine jewelry and an innovative vision for design. Suzanne's family has a long history in the jewelry industry. Her father owned a jewelry store, and she grew up working closely with him, learning about the business and jewelry design.
Early on, Suzanne only designed jewelry for her friends and family. After a retail store approached Suzanne and asked her to produce a line of jewelry, she soon developed a loyal clientele that included department stores and jewelry chains across the U.S. Suzanne worked with her husband Paul, who is a diamond-setter by trade, to launch the family business in 1988.
Well-versed in traditional jewelry techniques, Suzanne found her voice from the outset. Her designs implement long-established systems while introducing unique concepts that challenge the rules of jewelry design.
"I WANT THE WOMEN WHO WEAR MY DESIGN TO BE ABLE TO WEAR THEM, TODAY, TOMORROW AND TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW." - Suzanne Kalan
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