Kabana jewelry epitomizes superb quality and brilliant creativity. Like the women Kabana adorns, each piece reflects a lifetime of refinement. Its depth sculpted just as much by passion and precision as it is by any tool. Make this Mother’s Day memorable with a piece hand-crafted by the “Master of Inlay.”
“With more than three decades of experience in the design and creation of inlay jewelry, Kabana is truly a master of its craft,” says Dan Schuyler, who owns Lily & Co. Jewelers with Karen Bell. “Our Kabana show will highlight the exceptional quality, as well as the beauty, of the collection.”
The two-day masterworks showcase (May 12-13) is the designers first event at Lily & Co. Stavros Eleftheriou founded Kabana after he traveled from Greece to Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 22. His first American job was working with jewelry, and it immediately changed the course of his life.
Stavros converted a mission church into his first shop and aptly named the business Kabana or “bell” in Greek. In the 1970s, Kabana was the first to introduce fine opal inlay in precious metals such as white and yellow gold. Kabana continues to push the limits of imagination and excellence.
“Today, Kabana remains one of the few jewelry collections completely handcrafted in the United States, except for the stones, of course,” says Schuyler. “From sketch to final inspection, every piece continues to be made in New Mexico.”
Each gemstone is meticulously sculpted by hand to fit perfectly into its channel, and then thoroughly hand-polished to a seamless finish. The solid inlay creates a gemstone that rises above the gold, forming a dome, and creating Kabana’s signature look that is recognizable around the world.
Kabana was born from a profound love of fine jewelry and superb craftsmanship. Share that love this Mother’s Day. Visit Lily & Co. Friday, May 12 or Saturday, May 13 for the masterworks showcase and the talented Lily team will be delighted to assist you.
“We are sure to have just the right thing to dazzle mom, so make a visit to discover the myriad of ways to say ‘I love you,’” says Schuyler.