Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of The Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $59, you get $130 worth of jewelry from Lark and Lotus, an online boutique that smelts classical romanticism with West African voodoo.
Metal smith Suzannah Murray infuses each of her original jewelry designs with a sense of whimsical beauty. The Catherine Rose collection borrows from chivalrous days of yore, when a man would set down his coat over a mud puddle so as to preserve it for later splash ‘n play with his best lady. The Pink Luxor Lotus charm necklace ($82 for 18k gold vermeil, $62 for sterling silver) embodies the collection’s delicate feminine touch, while Murray’s Gris-Gris collection draws on mystic inspiration, with accents like the cicada wing cropping up in multiple pieces.
The Times-Pacayune mentioned Lark and Lotus and its designer, Suzannah Murray, in an article about a newly opened Anthropologie store at Canal Place. The Daily Obsession and Phantasmaphile have both featured pieces from Murray's "Gris-Gris" collection.
- I recently found out about a lovely jewelry line called Lark & Lotus – and just wanted share the find with all of you. Designer Suzannah Murray finds inspiration from “the mysticism and culture of New Orleans, grown from West African Voodoo.” Her necklace dubbed “Spanish Moss”… is a favorite of mine. This particular piece is inspired by the Spanish moss that grows and hangs from oaks and cypress trees along the Louisiana Coast. – The Daily Obsession