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Sydney Evan Celebrates 20 Years with Capsule Collection

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Sydney Evan Celebrates 20 Years with Capsule Collection

It showcases the brand’s signature motifs in new ways.

The “20 + 1 for Good Luck Anniversary Charm Necklace” in 14-karat yellow gold with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and amethyst is part of Sydney Evan’s new anniversary capsule collection (price upon request).
Los Angeles—This year marks two decades in business for Sydney Evan.

Designer Rosanne Karmes founded the company, named for her two children and her father, in 2001, with the goal of creating more fashion forward jewelry in precious materials, particularly pieces women could buy for themselves.
 
With a background in the fine jewelry business and fashion accessories, Karmes parlayed her experience in successfully advising brands to launch her own with a small assortment of charms, including a wishbone, horseshoe, and heart.

This 14-karat yellow gold and diamond anniversary necklace features Sydney Evan’s most iconic motifs (price upon request).
This 14-karat yellow gold and diamond anniversary necklace features Sydney Evan’s most iconic motifs (price upon request).

Influenced by her French mother and her father’s Middle Eastern family, these lucky talismans tapped into a universal sentimentality with shoppers, across locales and cultures.

Two decades later, original and new Sydney Evan fans flock to its symbol-focused selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

The protective evil eye, in particular, one of the brand’s best sellers, has become synonymous with Sydney Evan.

Karmes celebrates these brand signatures in a glamorous capsule collection to fete 20 years of business.

Sydney Evan “Graduated Marquise Evil Eye Necklace” in 14-karat gold with diamonds ($18,000)
Sydney Evan “Graduated Marquise Evil Eye Necklace” in 14-karat gold with diamonds ($18,000)

She said, “I was inspired by merging my favorite eras, the 70s with the 80s, which are the original inspirations behind Sydney Evan.”

Bold gold statement necklaces and oversized hoop earrings channel the seductive boldness of the 1970s, while the brushed finishes are “quintessential 80s,” Karmes explained.

“20th Anniversary Large Hoops with Charms” in 14-karat yellow gold with diamonds ($5,195)
“20th Anniversary Large Hoops with Charms” in 14-karat yellow gold with diamonds ($5,195)

“I, of course, incorporated one of the most important elements in my collection, the eyes, which I have used since the beginning,” Karmes explained of a necklace with repeating marquise diamond eye motif.

“The eyes are for added protection. I am extremely superstitious and will take any protection I can get!”

Karmes unveiled the special anniversary capsule collection at the Couture show in Las Vegas last month.

Over the last 20 years, Karmes has seen celebrities like Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus, Hailey Bieber, Emily Blunt, Gal Gadot, and Jhené Aiko don Sydney Evan, and been stocked at retailers ranging from independents to majors like Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Net-a-Porter.

“Cocktail Necklace” in 14-karat gold with diamonds ($40,000)
“Cocktail Necklace” in 14-karat gold with diamonds ($40,000)

The designer knows that today her booming business is reaping what it’s sowed for decades.

“Being honorable in life and in business takes you very very far… karma is real,” she advised. “Be kind and always do the right thing!”

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Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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