After my Van Cleef and Arpels post over the weekend, I’m still coming down from a major jewelry high. So, I was very glad when I got a Facebook update from one of my favorite local jewelry designers- Koko Karibi Designs!
Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand, Koko Karibi is a Trinidadian jewelry company that produces handmade limited-edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. They utilize semi- precious stones, brass, gilded metals and beautiful wood and crystals to make eye catching gems that are offered for accessible, yet competitive prices. The company was started in 2009 by Jacqueline Charles and is based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.
Their designs are uniquely minimalist (thank God), a far-cry from the chunky, oversized pieces that have become the norm in Trinidadian jewelry. You can wear Koko Karibi jewels with and for anything; even layering on multiples of their more delicate pieces in the middle of the day without looking overdone. Yet its with sleek evening wear, a good bag and killer heels that Koko Karibi jewelry shines… literally. There are very few jewelry pieces in their price range that glimmer as richly to accentuate all your beauty- from candle to club light- as well as those of Koko Karibi.
You can purchase Koko Karibi jewelry directly from their Belmont, Port-of-Spain workshop (#27 Jerningham Ave, Belmont, T&T) or you can order via their website, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by visiting their Facebook page. Local fashionistas- keep an eye out for their pop-up shop!
If you’re living abroad and would like to order some fabulous jewelry, look no further! Just remember that (unless specifically told otherwise) the prices quoted should be divided by 6.4 if you’re living in the US, by 5.9 if you’re from Canada, 10.75 if you’re in the UK and by 8.85 if you are a part of the EU.
Trinis, let’s help move the Trinidadian fashion scene forward- support local designers!