Traditional wedding sets are lovely but if you want something unusual, Arik Kastan might be your choice. The Israel-based brand is highly influenced by what might be termed the two roses: rose cuts and rose gold. Rose gold is at the heart of a collection of modern designs inspired by Victorian-era masters.The studio has a love of semiprecious gemstones including rutilated quartz, labradorite and citrine. Designs are both delicate and sturdy with a mix of tiny stones in intricate settings and larger stones with simple and bold settings.
Each design remains true to antique craftsmanship and tradition and is hand made. It was recently launched in the United States and many of the designs feature rose-cut diamonds as a highlight to the colored gemstones. Stones are often pavé set in intriguing styles such as navette and traditional rounds. Asymmetry is often part of the design, not every stone is seamlessly matched instead, there is a feeling of craft and truth. As with love, things that are perfect are rarely true.
The brand has already garnered a fan following with celebrity stylists and trendsetters. See more at arikkastan.com.