Arik Kastan: 11 Favorite Pieces


Ever since I bought myself an Arik Kastan three-moonstone ring for Christmas a couple years ago from Twist, I’ve become a BIG fan of this vintage-inspired line. When Tamar Kelman, the creative director of the line, had a trunk show in Marin a year or so ago, another ring just maaay have gone home with me. Just maybe.

Arik Kastan is a jewlery designer based in Tel Aviv, and he utilizes old world jewelry making techniques. Ā From sketch to finish, all work is done by hand, even the links on the necklaces! Tamar told me, “There’s a heartbeat to every piece.” Well-known for his particular alloys of rose gold and yellow gold, his work is inspired by the Victorian era, Art Deco, as well as old Arabic and European architecture. I want to share 11 of my fave pieces from this delectable collection with you…

Double Gypsy Cigar Band with moonstones

arik kastan double gypsy cigar band with moonstones
Cobblestone Ring with rose-cut diamonds

arik kastan cobblestone ring with rose cut diamonds
Victoria Bangle in turquoise

arik kastan victoria bangle in turquoise
Tiara Evil Eye Ring with blue sapphires and turquoise

arik kastan tiara evil eye ring in turquoise and sapphires
Cocktail ring in labradorite and blue sapphires

arik kastan labradorite and blue sapphire cocktail ring
Buckle Ring with garnets

arik kastan buckle ring with garnets
Tree of Life Padlock with Labradorite

arik kastan tree of life padlock in labradorite
Marchioness Ring with turquoise and rose-cut diamonds

arik kastan marchioness ring in turquoise and rose-cut diamonds
Five-Stone Canoe Band with turquoise and sapphires

arik kastan five-stone canoe band with turquoise and sapphires
Needlepoint Drop Earrings in turquoise

arik kastan needlepoint drop earrings in turquoise
Peacock Ring with opals and a rose-cut diamond

arik kastan peacock ring with diamond and opals
So how’s that for some eye candy?! Now I hope you can understand why I’ve become such a big fan. Which piece would you pick as your favorite? I’m looking forward to seeing Tamar at the Couture show in Las Vegas and exploring the new designs!

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13 Responses to Arik Kastan: 11 Favorite Pieces

  1. Mom says:

    You had me on the cigar ring right away!! But I wouldn’t mind the cocktail ring with labradorite. Yeah, all lovelies šŸ˜Ž

  2. Andrea says:

    Amazing pieces and yes, I do understand why you are such a fan!! I love the cobblestone ring and the Needlepoint drop earrings. They are all lovely though.

  3. Rose says:

    I never would have thought turquoise and sapphires could look so perfect together! And that cocktail ring is to die for.

    • Amy says:

      I love seeing colors that are close to each other on the color wheel (blue/green/purple and red/orange/yellow) next to each other. They are combinations that aren’t quite as common, yet they are just gorgeous!!

  4. Samantha says:

    Ooo, I really like the Tiara Evil Eye ring! Such a brilliant shade of blue. Very pretty!

  5. elise smith says:

    Lovely. I first heard of Arik Kastan via the Gem Gossip blog. There really does seem to be emotion in each piece. One day . . . I love how he uses labradorite, one of my favorite stones.

    • Amy says:

      Yes, Arik Kastan is frequently featured on Gem Gossip. Such a great line!

      • elise smith says:

        I think Danielle has done a few giveaways with him. But the contests involve things like tagging and swiping and i don’t know what that means! I’m very old school.

        • Amy says:

          The world of social media can certainly be an overwhelming prospect. Happy to help you get up and running on Instagram so you can enter giveaways! :)

          • elise smith says:

            I might take you up on that offer! I can see other people’s instagram accounts but can’t reply, etc. I saw a lovely pix of your mom with richard dreyfus – she looks more like your sister!

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