Kris Nations Makes A Splash This Summer With Exquisite Jewelry For Back To School
Along the 1-highway off the central coast of California is a small town called, Half Moon Bay. A place where sun and sand mix with the offshore breeze to engulf you mind, body, and soul. I took a trip up the coast last year and had the chance to visit Half Moon Bay and it’s unlike any other place in California. Everything from the bohemian-beachy cottages to the laid-back vibe of the town is every artists’ dream come true. It’s a place where once you visit, you can’t help but leave a piece of yourself behind, and you take a piece of Half Moon Bay with you when you leave. A town that leaves just as big an impression on you as the residents and artists that live there. It’s also home to the jewelry duo Kris and Kim Nations. Sisters, who started their company Kris Nations, not long ago.
And it is this unique jewelry brand that has captivated my heart and my pocket book. The sisters unique designs, simplistic and subtle have a way of grabbing you from first glance. The designs are not overly ornate, yet manage to blend complex and organic designs into pieces that you will want to wear every day of the week, everywhere you go and never want to take off. Having been lucky enough to review a few pieces from their latest collection, truth be told, it was difficult to give these stunning pieces back. If we could have, I would have kept every single handmade ring, bracelet and stud earrings they sent us.
Each design is stunning and can stand alone on its own. When worn together, Kris Nations delivers complete jewelry looks that will take your style from bland to OOTD in no time. Kris Nations is a brand that every woman, teen, and girl need to have in her arsenal of jewelry go-tos.
When you take a look at the jewelry, upon first glance you are immediately transfixed, from the way each item is packaged to the beautiful stones and details that make up each piece. You want to pick-up each item, hold it in your hand, put it on and never take them off. That said, I was thrilled to receive each item and even more excited to share the brand with all of you.
The first item I tried on and totally fell in love with was the Dulce Montezuma Cuff; I received it in gold with a black diamond in the center. (I wore this bracelet for three days straight, only removing it to shower and sleep). Stunning in its design, and the subtle sparkle when the light touched the diamond created the perfect pop making it one of my very favorite pieces. I stacked this bracelet with its sister bracelet, the Dulce Montezuma Cuff in gold with the Pacific Opal as the center stone. Gorgeous! I received so many compliments on the bracelets. I would recommend wearing one or more, and you can wear them to work, out on a date or just hanging with your friends. The Dulce Montezuma Cuff is a WFTR favorite. Shop it HERE.
Then, I didn’t think love-at-first-sight was possible, but apparently, I was wrong because the Classic Stacked Arc Rings are perfect. Delicate, trendy and beautiful. You can wear them to any event and know you will be sporting unique pieces that embody a bohemian-chic design while remaining classic in gold. Snag the Arcs right HERE.
The same can be said for the Stacking Rings. A set of 3 gold and delicately hammered rings add that touch of something different, unique and to put it mildly…I wore these rings every day for a week. They’re perfect in every single way. Simple, yet refined and a touch edgy. I love them, and you will too, they’re perfect for heading back to school and make a great gift for yourself or for someone you love. Get them HERE.
Last but certainly not least, are some Kris Nation’s staples known for their stud earrings and unique state-pride necklaces I was thrilled when I received a pair of the Circle Stud Earrings. I wore them for a week; I received so many compliments on them and everyone wanted to know where I got them. They’re a Kris Nation’s steal at $35.00 and the best part about these earrings is that they are made from recycled brass and plated in sterling silver or 14k gold. And attached to sterling silver posts. I wore the gold ones, and I couldn’t have been happier. I only wish I had a few pairs of my own. I think these babies are totally affordable and on-trend it’s a crime to not own at least one pair. You can grab them HERE.
With that said, Kris Nation’s is the best-kept jewelry brand you’ve never heard of but should know. Not just because you are supporting a small business, but because Kris and Kim design with heart and deliver a line that is meant to be touched, meant to be shared and most importantly meant to be loved. I hope you’ll shop their collection and if you are ever in Half Moon Bay, I hope you’ll ask around in some of the local boutiques I’m sure they will carry a few Kris Nations pieces. And if you are lucky, take a moment to enjoy the simplistic and beautiful setting of the town, I’m sure it will remind you of the brand, the way it reminds me.