Obtaining created and presented constrained edition and bespoke jewels for Kaviar & Variety and Roseark, two Los Angeles boutiques that she co-founded, Kathy Rose is opening a new chapter in spring 2023. Her hottest undertaking, called Argyle & Valentine, is an on-line and bodily idea shop run out of regard for mother nature and appreciate of human artwork and artisanship. Fueled by Rose’s appreciation for rare, handmade luxuries, the corporation title is derived from her children’s middle names. “Our vision and mission,” she spelled out in a telephone interview, “is to offer you limited version and 1-of-a-form treasures that embody natural and organic elements, refined artisanship, unparalleled magnificence, energies and approaches introduced to existence by unbiased designers and makers. Argyle & Valentine provides creations by artisans and high-quality artists that are unavailable everywhere else.”
When Argyle & Valentine introduced on March 20, 2023, a completely stocked web-site will be are living at the finish of April 2023. According to jewelry designer Karma El Khalil, whose vocation Rose released above 20 years in the past, “Love is Kathy’s raison d’être. It’s why she produces and presents jewelry, artwork and lifestyle-similar luxuries that are sought following by men and women from all about the world.” As Rose set it, “www.argyleandvalentine.com will retail on the net, as well as supply non-public appointments almost, and in-individual. The web-site,” she ongoing, “emerged out of my wish to function intently with a team of designers and makers to curate essential jewellery and other collectibles for folks trying to find unusually gorgeous points. I also envision the web-site as a virtual aesthetic refuge and a pleasurable on-line buying knowledge.” Thanks to the site’s visible designer, Myrna Rosales and Argyle & Valentine’s property photographer Marco Gallico, “I sense we have designed a attractive on the net vacation spot,” Rose additional. Considering that the 1990s, Rose’s bespoke pieces and significant-end tailor made jewel styles have been collected by clients in Los Angeles, New York, London and Miami, and worn onstage and off by artistic artists and jewellery collectors like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Elizabeth Taylor and Meryl Streep.
Though Rose’s layouts have often concerned nature-based motifs this sort of as wings, feathers, claws, serpents, talons, moons and other celestial bodies, there is a lifestyle-like, whole-bodied realism to her bejeweled creatures that is in a natural way sleek: her styles are the reverse of literal, sentimental symbolism. Designing with equivalent facility in 18-karat gold, platinum and sterling silver, Rose also has a huge entire body of organically baroque sterling and turquoise jewels in her portfolio. The hundreds of jewels that she has established are distinguished by integrity of design, artisanal finesse, wonderful components and heirloom worth. (All of Rose’s jewels were, and are, handmade by master artisans in Los Angeles.)
In the realm of residential rarities, Argyle & Valentine will present different fine lifestyle merchandise as well as high-quality art. The initial Argyle & Valentine offering also features an eponymous vital oil and crushed gemstone candle collection housed in sound green onyx and sleek gray marble containers. “Our scents incorporate roses and crushed rubies, pine and crushed emeralds, lavender and crushed amethysts,” Rose mentioned.
Rose further fulfills the Argyle & Valentine artisanal mission by presenting a curated variety of 19th century European estate diamond jewelry and smooth, contemporary jewels these types of as her “Rattlesnake” collar built of baguette diamonds, platinum and 18-karat white gold. Some of Argyle & Valentine’s one particular-of-a-variety jewels involve Jes Maharry’s “Sun is Rising” 18-karat yellow gold and diamond cuff bracelet. That includes a diamond-centered sunburst, this talismanic statement piece is inscribed with uplifting messages on its interior. Tapping into the common human affinity for sunshine and solar energy, Maharry’s cuff bracelet satisfies those desiring jewels produced with refined artisanship, radiant natural beauty and poetry.
Perez Bitan’s 1-of-a-kind “Botanical Rarities” multi-layered leaf necklace and leafy, tendril tiara in sterling silver exemplify the Argyle & Valentine mother nature-based and artisan-pushed ethos. So do K. Brunini’s iridescent opal, ruby and diamond earrings established in salvaged copper parts which is handled with proprietary patinas and riveted with each other with 18-karat gold. K. Brunini’s founder, the goldsmith and jewellery designer Katey Brunini, noticed, “It’s fairly unusual for a high-conclude boutique proprietor to get the job done with the same designers around the study course of many years. Following 25 a long time of doing the job with Kathy Rose in numerous incarnations,” Brunini claimed, “I see her as a inventive force who is ready to transcend traits and generate a legacy.”
Other jewellery designers to be highlighted by Argyle & Valentine include things like Home of RAVN, which in addition to jewelry is developing intricately comprehensive 18-karat gold and gemstone-studded chess sets manufactured with the lost wax system. As for Elyse Jacob’s collection, Rose commented, “These jewels have a polished punk but typical silhouette which is quite chic in 18-karat gold with inverted pink diamonds and pearls. It is a sculptural, fiercely elegant appear with angular sparkle and glowing pearls.”
Manya and Roumen, who have been operating with Rose for various years, are also component of the Argyle & Valentine loved ones, as is Los Angeles-dependent Indigenous American designer Stormie, who results in beaded jewels of primal magnificence which are worn onstage and off by Mick Jagger, among other individuals. Then there is Malibu-dependent One Moon Cashmere, with whom Rose collaborates on celestial, diamond-studded 18-karat gold feather moon necklaces in addition the higher-impression jewellery designer Mariella Pilato. Delhi-centered Hanut Singh, whose distinct pieces embody treasured gems and timeless Art Deco/futurist/tribal silhouettes, and Dagmar Zaragoza, who produces custom made beaded evening baggage and pouches, also animate the Argyle and Valentine mix.
Although Soundbody’s conceptual 18-karat gold jewellery is the peak of stylish, Rose observed that, “Acid Queen Jewellery has designed exclusive and irresistible assertion pieces for us like a breastplate necklace of lapis lazuli and crystals. I am happy to be championing all of these artists,” she said. “I am thrilled to be mentoring Rio Caster,” she explained. “Rio Caster is all of 20 yrs old, and he carves his own waxes to build remarkably thorough and gender-fluid jewels that are stylistically exclusive, quickly recognizable. It’s an journey to be working with him and observe his evolution.”
Designer Hanut Singh reported it’s only natural that Rose would arrive at this position in her job. “Kathy has been spotting gifted jewelers, designers and other gifted makers for decades,” he similar. “She has nurtured a lot of of us on a journey of creativeness and collaboration. She potential customers the Zeitgeist and can help foster the folks and processes that make life extra significant, and alive with elegance.” Although Rose is also modest to say so, she’s normally been a tastemaker and a threat taker. In Argyle & Valentine, she has established a 21st century used arts collective that life on line and in the bodily earth. “It’s awe-inspiring to function with artisans and artists who are so constantly primary and creatively adventurous,” she explained. “I am regularly shocked by their capacity to generate uncommon, charming and daily life-maximizing treasures.” For merchandise data or to e book personalized appointments practically or physically, purchasers can get in touch with: [email protected]