From our May “Summer Style” issue.
When you walk into Kaplan’s Fine Jewelry on West Market Street, you’re immediately struck by the way the store’s neutral tones make the mood lighting shine even brighter on the rows of custom jewelry. The neutral tones of the walls make the mood lighting shine brighter on their fine pieces of jewelry — which are anything from rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and more. In here, you’ll find the Kaplan family — Ivan, Lisa, and Evan — always ready to help with any question you might have.
I had a question of my own, which Evan was ready to answer: what is the difference between karat (KT & KR) and carat (CT)? I had thought they were interchangeable.
Evan explained that karat measures the purity and weight of the gold and metal, whereas carat measures the weight of the gemstone itself. A karat is 1/24th of the metal, so when something is 24 karat gold, it’s pure gold. As for carats, one carat equals 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams.
So, when we say that our model Delanie was wearing jewelry made of 14KT gold and 5 CT, you’ll know exactly what we mean. The jewelry on her fingers and neck made her blue eyes seem like gemstones themselves. She wore a rose gold ring with an amethyst, topaz, citrine, and a diamond; a yellow-gold oval, opal ring; and a yellow opal pendant.
We recommend pairing jewelry like this with the best outfits you have for the fanciest galas, and weddings…or maybe at August 25’s Summer Soiree. And with makeup and hair done by Avanté’s Katharine Winter and Bella Page, you’re guaranteed to look stunning.
14KT Rose Gold & 5.91CT Amethyst, Topaz, Citrine, and Diamond Ring — $3,300
14KT Yellow Gold & 2.98CT Oval Opal Ring — $3,500
14KR Yellow 2.75 CT Oval Opal Pendant — $3,200
Visit Kaplan’s Fine Jewelry online and at 111 W Market St, or call 610.431.4640.