How I Discovered (or Became Obsessed with) Kendra Scott

I’m delighted to introduce my dear friend, Christina Nedelec as a guest poster today. Chrisy is my go-to girl when it comes to anything about Kendra Scott jewelry.  She currently serves as an administrator for the 16,000+ member Kendra Scott Chat & Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook group.  Today she will share a little on the background of Kendra Scott as well as how her interest in this jewelry brand developed.


Kendra Scott designed her first collection of jewelry in 2002.  With a flair for entrepreneurship and an infectious energy, she has grown that first collection to the billion dollar fashion brand it is today.   Her jewelry is known for quality materials and innovative use of color and gemstones, winning over both celebrities and loyal consumers.

This loving mom believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way.  Hence the company’s three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy which have resulted in a brand that authentically values giving back and making a positive difference in the community. (NOTE: This information is per the Kendra Scott website on June 5, 2017).

A highlight of the line is the Kendra Scott “Color Bar”, where YOU can create and design your own jewelry! You get to pick out your hardware and stones, and create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.  It’s SO fun! I highly recommend doing it in store, so you can pick out your own stones.  Since they are a natural medium, stones vary greatly in color and veining. If you design your piece in store, you get to take it home with you during the same visit! It only takes a few minutes for them to set your stones.

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Kendra Scott in-store color bar

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Labels to Love: Alexis Bittar

While working at Keaton Row I became familiar with the jewelry of Alexis Bittar and used many of his pieces in my client look books.  This talented guy started designing at 22 and opened his first boutique in 2004 at age 36. In recent years he’s been described as “One Of The Greatest Jewelry Designers Of The 21st Century”.  He’s taken part in numerous collaborations with top designers and his work has been showcased on the cover of publications such as Time and Italian Vogue.  Pieces range from clean & classic to innovative, bordering avant garde.

The Classics

Simple. Elegant. Graceful.  Any of the pieces below would make timeless additions to your jewelry wardrobe.

Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Layered Ring

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