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Refurbish and Refresh!

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Refurbish and Refresh!

During the month of January we decided to try something a little bit different at Katami Designs. We wanted to give people the opportunity to re-design their heirloom jewelry in order to keep it relevant to their own personal style, as well as today's fashion trends. Those interested could meet with Negar Khatami for a free custom jewellery consultation to help them transform their sentimental, old-fashioned jewellery into contemporary and unique pieces. I must say, we currently have  some truly one-of-a-kind pieces in the making! Here is a little sneak peak of a finished piece we re-designed for Vancouver personal stylist, Michelle Addison....

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New Acrostic Collection

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New Acrostic Collection

Negar Khatami has just launched her new Acrostic collection, in which she has put a modern and sophisticated twist on an age-old literary device. These unique and exquisite pieces are cast in 14K gold and set with hand-selected precious stones. The first of each stone represents that same letter in the alphabet, thus enabling the wearer to sport a hidden word or phrase in an acrostic fashion. Note that each elegant, diamond-shaped pendant is adorned with a different precious stone, instilling the collection with a timeless quality. You can view and purchase this collection online, and choose from a variety...

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Jasem Qaisi - Heyday

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On July 28th we opened the doors of our gallery to a new found, hidden gem of an artist, Jasem Qaisi. Jasem is a painter from Iraq that I had the opportunity to meet a few weeks ago in our gallery during our second anniversary event on June 2nd.  Learning that he is from Iraq, ignited my curiosity as I had never met anyone from the country that we were in war with for nearly 8 years in the late 80's. Over the years, as a result of the war, I had created a big grudge and skewed perception of all...

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Creative Repairs!

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I have been wanting to introduce Luyi Wang to you for a while. Luyi is a jewellery artist who joined me about a year ago at my new studio location and I am so happy that I met her. She is one of the super talented artists from Vancouver who has an amazing creative mind. Her vision is out of this world and to be honest I rarely brag about artists' vision but on this one I can't stop! Luyi is an emerging jewelry artist living in Vancouver. She was born in Shanghai, China in 1986, and moved to Vancouver in...

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Future Designers!

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I had the opportunity to meet a young lady on my last event 'Exquisite Lines' who was so fascinated and curious as to how I make jewellery. So, I decided to do a quick walk around my studio to tell her a little bit about how I work. I could see the sparks in her eyes and with her dad's suggestion, we quickly decided to meet the following Saturday to create a piece for her mom's birthday coming up on June 2nd, today! We met right after her tap dance class and started our project. To my surprise, she had...

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