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In the jewelry department, trending gifts for women this season include glimmering gold necklaces á la the ’80s and the ’90s. Instead of a paperclip or snake chain design, which she likely already owns, how about a distinctive herringbone silhouette? The curved oval shape of this herringbone chain takes inspiration from late ’40s designs and tastefully masters the bold gold look.

The Knot

Not to be confused with an emerald-cut diamond shape, an Asscher-cut diamond has a square shape with deep, trimmed edges that resemble cropped corners. This particular style (otherwise known as a step-cut shape) creates a distinct, geometric look thanks to its parallel facets. "The Asscher's facets are arranged in an octagonal shape like a square," explains Jennie Yoon, founder of Kinn. The shape generally comes in three styles: royal, classic and modern. While royal cuts tend to be wider than modern cuts, which skew more square, all three have a vintage, Art Deco-esque look.

The Strategist

Another easy item to personalize: jewelry. While somewhat expected, a nameplate necklace from one of our editor-tested fine-jewelry brands will be a nice touch to any outfit.

Byrdie

Dermatologist-approved tips for irritation-free accessorizing.

The Knot

Since the 45th wedding anniversary gemstone is sapphire, what better way to ring in the celebrations than with a gorgeous blue sparkler? This elegant emerald-cut sapphire stone is a timeless piece that'll serve as a beautiful accompaniment to any wedding band or engagement ring.

The Zing Report

Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Jennie Yoon, founder of Kinn Studio, folded several of-the-moment elements into her first-ever engagement collection, Vow by Kinn. Here at the start of  engagement season, we caught up with the designer to chat about what her brides and grooms are asking for, and how she thinks the wedding ring consumer is evolving.

09.30.2021
BYRDIE

If you were to browse through Instagram, TikTok, or the editorials of your favorite publications,  you’ll find plenty of folks whose accessorizing skills seem far more advanced than simply wearing one necklace at a time. Instead, they’ve employed the playful neckline stack: A combination of two or more necklaces in coordinating (sometimes clashing) lengths, materials, weights, and colors, to create a final look that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

The Zoe Report

Los Angeles-based jewelry atelier Kinn was founded on the core ethos of design, quality, and sustainability. The brand offers both traditional and alternative engagement rings with colored gemstones like sapphires and emeralds. Recently, Kinn also launched Vow — a collection of bespoke engagement and wedding rings made to stand the test of time.

Vogue

Let’s not forget about the dainty necklace; barely-there chains and pint-sized pendants—a minimalist approach can go a long way. While a chunky chain or colorful beaded necklace can add a lot to a look, sometimes, all an outfit needs is a simple jewel to top it off. They are small but mighty, and the loveliness of dainty necklaces cannot be denied.

BRIDES

For the old-school romantic types, the Kinn Studio Maison Gold Oval Locket Necklace will make her swoon and give you a place to secret away a photo of yourself for her to keep close to her heart.

Glamour

AAPI-owned brand Kinn is all about bringing you the classics. Those everyday, heirloom-inspired herringbone chains and signet rings look decades old—and you might keep them for that long too. We’re especially into the brand’s anklet as a subtle nod to the ’90s moment.

GLAMOUR

This vintage-inspired ring looks like it was passed down across generations—and that's because it's meant to be. Inspired by the designer's mother, who immigrated from South Korea in the ’90s, this pleated ring was designed to represent strength and energy. It’s a rare design you'll enjoy for years to come—or can use as inspiration for your own custom design with Kinn's new bespoke bridal collection, Vow.

09.07.2021
Who What Wear UK

Despite the fact that we're about to experience a heatwave in September, I'm only thinking about autumn and what to wear this coming season. I decided to hit up some of the coolest women on Instagram, whose style I often look to for inspiration. They're mostly quite minimalist dressers but with a twist, which is how I like it. Not only did these five women all give me great outfit ideas, but they also picked some interesting pieces, some of which I never would have thought of. 

BRIDES

It's easy to see the appeal of a vintage engagement ring. With this nostalgic piece of jewelry comes an innate sense of history and a strong feeling of romance. Eschew the traditional diamond center stone and go for a sapphire cut in a unique marquise silhouette. Combined with tiny diamonds and a gold band, it makes for the perfect vintage moment.

Who What Wear

"Fine jewelry that's cool and modern and doesn't cost a million dollars is one of my favorite things to come out of the past decade. The epitome of this is Kinn. Everything is 14k gold, and its designs are unique and trend-forward without being too trendy. It's also one of the few jewelry brands I can actually say that I'd wear every single piece from."

08.27.2021
Who What Wear

Ayesha Curry and Hailey Bieber are just two of the celebs in the know about Kinn. The brand makes classic versions of all the trends. So if you buy a Kinn piece, you can rest assured that you're investing in a forever piece.

The Zoe Report

Shopping for antique and recycled engagement rings on Instagram is the latest purchasing trend on the rise, both in stories and the grid posts populating your feed. Meaning? Daily indulgences just got a lot tougher to resist if you’re partial to rare adornment. Though in terms of convenience, it’s pretty sweet and a more sustainable way to consume.

The Quality Edit

Kinn’s Love Letter Charm Pendant is one of those classic designs that every woman should have in her jewelry box. It’s the modern interpretation of love letters in the classic Allegro Script font and offers a touch of personalization without being over-the-top; it still feels elegant.

08.11.2021
Who What Wear

Here in the U.S., accessory trends currently lean heavily toward throwback '90s and Y2K styles. Parisian women don't seem to be taking those trends quite so literally, but they are dabbling in them a bit. Scroll on to find out which accessory trends they're very much on board with (according to my unrelenting Instagram scrolling) and those they're skipping for now.

Marie Claire

Swap your little black dresses for floaty white numbers, your indigo denim for bleached, and your khaki trenches for cream. Accessorize with neutral pieces like white-rimmed sunglasses, leather handbags, and pearlescent jewelry. All in all, the combo will make for an ultra clean and crisp ensemble.

Vogue.com

The best minimalist earrings can help punctuate an outfit. Whether you consider yourself a modern day minimalist or prefer more maximalist details, simple and sophisticated earrings help add a layer of elegance to one’s ensemble.

Forbes

As my company began to grow, I learned that startups have their own growing pains on their way to adulthood — just with better skin. 

07.19.2021
The Zoe Report

It’s cut for an oversize fit with exaggerated cuffs and gold-tone stud buttons for added polish — they’re subtle but like built-in jewelry to dress up the otherwise simple design.

PopSugar

Shop if you're a minimalist who loves everyday jewelry that can still be appreciated for architectural details.

The Strategist

Another easy item to personalize: jewelry. While somewhat expected, a nameplate necklace from one of our editor-tested fine-jewelry brands will be a nice touch to any outfit.

07.08.2021
The Zoe Report

Still, there’s one area of coordination you may not have tried yet: monochromatic jewelry. It’s a celebrity and street style-loved trend that’s on the rise, ranging from subtle enhancements to bold and bright adornment.

Mother.ly

What better way to honor and recognize her than with a piece of jewelry she's guaranteed to treasure? A gorgeous Mama necklace is always a slam-dunk gift. We've rounded up some favorites here, including this heirloom solid gold version from Kinn.

07.25.2021
Who What Wear

Shopping inspiration, anyone? Well, nobody asked, but we're certainly delivering anyways. With a dizzying number of new pieces hitting the market, it can be downright intimidating to peruse what's out there in the hopes of making a little wardrobe update. 

JCK Online

“Through Kinn Vintage, the brand aims to support a circular economy where invited guests are able to consign with Kinn to sell vintage, pre-loved jewelry and consumers may shop previously owned pieces." 

06.16.2021
Who What Wear

Kinn is one of the few jewelry brands that I can say—without hesitation—that I'd wear every single piece it makes. Kinn manages to subtly acknowledge current trends while keeping its pieces timeless. It's a great brand to shop if you love modern gold pieces that can be mixed and matched and dressed up and down. In other words, it's perfect.

Who What Wear

When it comes to early aughts trends making a major comeback this season (we're looking at you, platform flip-flops), anklets rank among the easiest to incorporate into your wardrobe, no matter your style.

06.01.2021
CNN Underscored

This heart-shaped signet ring is made from 14-karat solid gold, and is inspired by a Claddagh ring — a traditional Irish ring that represents love, loyalty and friendship.

NBC News

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and after, these AAPI-owned businesses are worth knowing and cover food, fitness, fashion and more.

ELLE

Fine jewelry doesn't have to feel inaccessible, according to Kinn founder Jennie Yoon. She started her brand with the aim of replacing her family's beloved heirlooms. The result are classic, solid gold pieces to last you a lifetime.

The Strategist

When we tested the best fine jewelry that you can buy online, we said Kinn Studio was tops for solid-gold pieces for less than you would pay at a typical department store.

05.28.2021
The Zoe Report

I wanted to look back on my wedding photos and feel like I looked like me, so the thing I considered most when choosing looks for my rehearsal dinner, after-party, and post-wedding brunch was longevity. Would I wear the dresses I procured once my wedding weekend concluded? The quick answer: yes. And I’m not alone in this desire according to designers and bridal experts.

05.25.2021
The Zoe Report

Whether you have a defined sweatpants style, are currently seeking out inspiration, or both, keep scrolling for 16 stylish outfits spotted on Instagram, from super laid-back to unexpectedly polished. Plus, find an edit of similar sweats and extras to shop now so you can recreate each look on your own.

Forbes

Kinn was founded by Jennie Yoon who founded the fine jewelry company in 2017. Pieces are made from 14k solid, recycled gold and are inspired by the founder’s ancestors’ personal stories.

Glamour

Gold jewelry has been dominating our feeds for what seems like forever, and if you haven’t hopped on the trend yet, now’s the time to do so. A chunky chain or bracelet can help you feel put-together on a first date, while a cute ear cuff is a subtle way to make a statement if you don’t have any piercings.

Forbes

Kinn Studio was founded by Korean immigrant, Jennie Yoon, who came to the States in early adolescence and founded the fine jewelry company in 2017. Inspired by Yoon’s ancestors’ stories and crafted using 14k solid, recycled gold, Kinn’s range of beautiful designs are made with sustainability and tradition in mind. The Solis Ribbed Ring II with the diamond center stone is a stylish and retro take on modern heirloom.

Oh Joy!

Says found Jennie Yoon: “I started Kinn to replace the antique jewelry my parents lost when their home was robbed. In honor of those priceless heirlooms, we design classic pieces at Kinn that stand the test of time. After a lifetime of wear, you’ll be able to pass your Kinn jewelry on as an heirloom.”

05.01.2021
Glamour

Kinn Studio is an L.A.-based fine jewelry brand founded by Jennie Yoon. You’ll find everything from delicate huggies to stackable rings and modern heirlooms to last a lifetime—all crafted from solid 14k gold. For the month of March, the brand is donating 10% of its proceeds to AAPI Women Lead and Stop AAPI Hate.

Brides

Super romantic and sweetly old-fashioned, giving your girlfriend a lover’s locket is pretty darn charming. This one’s made of gold and can be monogrammed with an initial for a gift that will keep you close to her heart!

04.27.2021
Vogue

"An item that can take me through the winter and summer, or is sustainable/ethical in some way. While I do indulge from time to time, my closet is now filled with classic staples and tailored pieces rather than looking like an absolute mess!"

The Zoe Report

These are the core for any necklace stack, your jewelry bread and butter if you will. I have a few thinner styles that I rotate, and then I have a thick belcher t-bar beauty (a 2020 survival gift from myself, to myself). A chain will never, ever go out of style, and they look just as gorgeous layered all together as they do alone. If you want to dip your toes into the fine jewelry pool, this is the perfect place to start.

04.26.2021
StarStyle

Hailey Bieber Instagram Story April 2021

Who What Wear

Fashion girls have embraced this silhouette in past seasons and will probably continue in the future given the chic and statement-making nature of the style. To showcase how people have styled silver heels, we scrolled through the feeds of some of our favorite follows to uncover primo inspo. 

Daily Mail UK

Yet this did not quell Stacey Dooley's desire to bling up her ring finger as she shared a duo of snaps on Instagram on Wednesday showing two dazzling pieces of jewellery on the specific digit, alongside a number of other rings. 

Mother.ly

Kinn's heirloom pieces are obsession-worthy splurges—and this is one of our favorites. It's made from solid gold, which means you could be handing it down to your own daughter one day.

Vogue

This selection of lockets, talismans, and engravable pendants are full of sentiment and versatility—they pair just as well with T-shirts and sweaters as they do breezy dresses.

04.16.2021
Glamour

“Many assume that AAPI don’t need the help, mainly because most people think we’re fine or they’re just learning about the many years of hurt that have gone unsaid,” Jennie Yoon, founder of jewelry brand Kinn, tells Glamour. “However, a large percentage of AAPI individuals are living below the poverty line and suffer in silence.”

04.16.2021
Who What Wear

I still feel the same need to adorn myself with all manner of hoops, bangles, and pendants. The only difference is that my approach to accessorizing these days is to buy and wear pieces my future granddaughter would be excited to inherit.

PopSugar

A very actionable step we can take during APIA Heritage Month is to harness the power of consumerism as a form of activism by shopping AAPI-owned businesses. To that end, we compiled a list of our favorite fashion brands, from established designers to contemporary up-and-comers, that you can amplify, share, and, most importantly, shop, both this month and year-round.

The Zoe Report

The hallmark of any worthwhile piece of clothing, in my opinion, is versatility. A chameleon quality that allows a wardrobe layer to reinvent itself depending on the way it's styled is something that shoots any potential purchase to the top of my must-have list. 

Fatherly

Give her a letter that has meaning behind it, made of 14 karat gold, in allegro script font. It's one of those gifts that will always be close to her heart, literally and figuratively.

04.12.2021
Vogue

Jennie Yoon, a Korean immigrant, mother, daughter, and wife, founded Kinn to pay tribute to the antique jewelry her family had owned before it was lost during a home robbery. Kinn offers a contemporary take on heirloom-style jewelry, which is meant to be passed down through generations. Until April 15, 10% of Kinn’s proceeds will support AAPI Women Lead and Stop AAPI Hate.

CNN

But when you’re looking for a truly timeless, luxurious piece, nothing comes close to solid gold. Kinn designs 14-karat solid gold pieces that the brand describes as modern heirlooms — something that’s deeply tied to Kinn founder and CEO Jennie Yoon’s own life. 

Refinery29

Motherhood is a very personal experience and I don’t want to claim that all of these products are going to work for everyone. But, if there’s a new mom on your Mother’s Day gift list this year and you’re stumped about what’s going to make her happy, you might find a few helpful suggestions ahead. 

Glamour

I'm a first-time mom, so while pregnant I decided to get myself a little keepsake in lieu of a “push present.” This small letter pendant has my daughter's first initial and comes from the L.A.-based brand Kinn, which makes modern heirlooms. You can buy it with or without a chain—so if the new mom in your life already has a jewelry stack she loves, just send over the charm so she can add it to her everyday pieces. —S.S. 

The Zoe Report

A popular first token to signify love is the promise ring, a trend currently buzzing on TikTok with more than 265 million views. But this piece of jewelry representing a couple’s commitment is hardly new. 

The Strategist

Until April 15, Kinn Studio — one of our favorite start-up jewelry brands — will be donating 10 percent of proceeds to AAPI Women Lead and Stop AAPI Hate. These earrings would make an excellent gift, too, if you’re not looking to treat yourself right now.

04.01.2021
The Knot

We've rounded up everything you need to know here. Consider this your go-to guide for creating a stacked wedding ring set you'll never want to take off.