LaGi is a jewels and leather company that was started by Gisela Landau about 10 years ago. Their jewellery and leather are of the highest quality.
“What inspired me were my travels to India. I’ve always loved jewellery and fashion and I’ve been told by friends and colleagues that I have a great eye. My jewelry is of the purest quality and is all 925-sterling silver with semi-precious stones. The soul of the designs is contemporary, and the pieces are classic and timeless. The leather garments I design, and import are of the highest quality naplan leather and are also unique in colour and style. Some pieces are just must haves in your wardrobe. A great investment is a classic biker jacket as well as a gorgeous, fitted leather shirt. To accessorize all the above I also import beautiful linen and silk scarves, so there you have it, a one stop shop at LaGi, will see you through winter and summer.
Denim was created to provide a versatile, durable yet stylish alternative to everyday garments and products, targeting the majority of the market. Denim is more than just cotton fabric, it inspires opinion within the hearts of historians, designers, teenagers, movie stars, writers, and reporters. The timeless fabric that never goes out of fashion and everyday wear fabric from workwear to a casual day in the inner city. Denim, styled like luxury cotton or even selvage denim can provide an endless list of products, especially in this era of a wide variety of textures.
With all of the above said and done, denim is still underutilised. Through the centuries, denim has been proven to be appropriate and stylish for any occasion. Our solution as Denim by Zoe is to create a denim fashion and accessory brand that is stylish, elegant, and more versatile than it has ever been.
Denim is an everyday wear fabric and we are about the everyday urban lifestyle, we want to be the denim brand in the country that pushes the denim urban style which we really love. We provide quality fashion garments at affordable prices, with the correct styling, as we always have our finger on the pulse of the latest trends.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Zoe Adams is the owner of Denim by Zoe, a denim clothing and accessories brand that was launched in January 2020.
“I don’t have any design or fashion qualifications, but what I do have, is a great love for denim and believe that its durability and versatility is the key to its everlasting presence. When you make a quality product with quality fabric, it is an investment piece that can be passed down from generation to generation, without it going out of style. All items are locally made in Cape Town and can be couriered nationwide. I only make 50 of each item (excluding the masks), so you are guaranteed to be wearing a limited edition across the country. I’m looking forward to the year ahead focusing on getting my label out there, growing my client base, and making sure to continue providing high-end quality investment pieces at reasonable prices. My focus is on the products and the clients who buy them.
Pink Lava was founded by, Jeannine de Villiers, a free spirited Jozi Girl in 2016 as a South African based crystal jewellery brand. Pink Lava began with an idea and intention to supply unique gemstone jewellery to the “moon child” in each and every one of us. They have grown exponentially since then and are now able to supply gorgeous bohemian style 925 sterling silver and gemstone jewellery to satisfy free-spirited and highly individualised clients.
“Our jewellery is made and sourced with the intention of giving our clients a sense of bliss and harmony, which is why natural gemstones are incorporated in most designs. The healing properties of gemstones are the reason behind each and every jewellery piece. Our jewellery is sourced especially for the free spirits, gypsies and goddesses of today’s society. We work hand in hand with jewellery artisans and silversmiths from around the world to bring you something beautiful. Here at Pink Lava, we believe that you should be able to wear your Bliss each and every day. Whether you need rings, bracelets, or earrings to make you feel fabulous, we’ve got something unique to satisfy your individual style! Embrace your inner Goddess and wear your Bliss! What better way to do this than to adorn yourself with unique silver and gemstone jewellery.
Embrace your inner beauty and strength! Love yourself… love your vibe…WEAR YOUR BLISS!
Stylishly encapsulating South Africa through wearable art, Verus Fine Jewellery brings you a collection of hand-crafted jewellery for men and women, which masterfully captures the essence of our remarkable country. Made with ethically sourced and natural stones, their commitment is a pure one; beautiful jewellery crafted with artisanal talent and integrity as a homage to Africa.
This fine jewellery brand was founded by Candice Ilic and Gill Eerenstein. The collections are designed to encourage you to create your own personal statement and to have the freedom to change the mood of your style from day-to-day. Every item that they create is one that they wear themselves. Verus is a beautiful, personal journey together and they are proud to share it with their customers.
“The words that I live by in life are -conscious awareness, understated, and minimalism. This is what we try to reflect in our jewellery. We keep our metals and stones as organic as possible while being ecologically aware. To this, we add a dash of edgy sensuality with our designs. Candice and I are meticulous in creating handmade pieces that are easy to wear. With the combination of our style, manufacturing skills, and design inspiration we are able to bring you timeless, contemporary, beautiful jewellery,” says Gill.
“What we choose in life defines us. It is about so much more than pretty things. Joining Gill, a kindred spirit has given me the opportunity to co-create beautiful, ethical, artisanal jewellery, My own jewellery, above anything else that I select to wear, is personal and meaningful to me and I take pride in our collections which gives our customers the same opportunity. In addition, I love working with our small, skilled team. I adore the perfect and delicate pieces we create, and I am continually excited to share the adventure with you! Our strength as a team lies in our appreciation of one another individual ideas, together with our deep and aligned principles. Verus represents our love of understated, authentic, and ethically conscious design. We like to keep things simple, but exceptional. Every item that we create is one that we wear ourselves. Verus is a beautiful, personal journey together and we are proud to share it with our customers,” says Candice.
WHAT VERUS SAYS ABOUT THEIR JEWELLERY:
We offer 9k and 18k gold, and where possible, we now offer 14k gold. What’s the difference? Each contains more pure gold as the K weight increases. 9K is comprised of 37,5 percent pure gold, 14k contains 58.3 percent, and our most expensive option 18k contains 75 percent (the balance of the yellow gold value is made up of silver and for rose gold, we add a mix of silver and copper). The reason we don’t design with 24k is due to its softness, making it unsuitable to work with. We create primarily in rose and yellow gold, and on request, make up pieces in white gold. White gold is pricier than yellow and rose gold and needs to be rhodium plated to achieve a brighter appearance.
Sterling silver in South Africa is 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent other metals and we comply with this regulation.
Verus Fine Jewellery offers rose gold plating for certain silver pieces (a popular accepted standard is 1.5micrometres thick using 10k gold). We plate our sterling silver with 3 to 5 microns thick using 18k gold. Plating is non-permanent (it’s a thin layer of metal coating the sterling silver) and so be aware that it does wear off over time, affected by care and frequency of wear. This can be further influenced by chemicals such as chlorine, detergents, perfumes, and body lotions as well as sunscreens. Plating can also be influenced by skin acidity which shortens the lifespan of the coating. Once the gold plating wears off, the piece will return to a silver hue, but it can be re-plated. We offer one free re-plating service and further plating for a nominal fee.
A piece of blackened or oxidized silver is true sterling silver, but its surface has been intentionally darkened by introducing it to a chemical process. A layer of silver sulphide forms on the exterior of the metal giving it a blackened look. We use a chemical compound such as liver of sulphur (potassium sulphide) to create the matt gunmetal black surface on silver jewellery. Like other patinas, oxidized silver is just a surface treatment and does not change the internal colour or properties of the metal. Therefore, only the top layer of metal particles has been given that blackened colour, and over time, depending on the amount of wear and how you care for your pieces, the oxidized finish will polish off and the true colour of the silver will shine through. This means your piece will evolve.
To care for it properly, remove your oxidized silver jewellery before aggressive contact, and also when showering or washing your hands so that you prolong the dark colour. In general, oxidized silver jewellery should not be cleaned with jewellery cleaning dips or heavily polished so that will strip off the blackened surface. If cleaning is necessary, use mild dish detergent and a soft toothbrush with as little rubbing as possible.
The oxidized finish of jewellery can be restored at any time. We offer one free treatment and thereafter we can treat it for a nominal fee.
Treasure Beach was born out of Donna Kincade’s love of fashion and her hometown – The Bluff in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The brand was also established to created stylish, affordable fashion for all females running homes, businesses, and “let’s be honest – the world”.
“All things I personally “treasure”. Growing up I loved dressing and styling my friends. It gives me so much joy when someone feels good because they look good. It is this joy that sparked the flame that brought this passion to life in Treasure Beach the Brand! I am creative at heart and it has always been my dream to build a brand of my own that reflects both my passions and my values.
I am committed to supporting small, local businesses and with the help of local manufacturers, mostly from the South of Durban, using my own designs inspired by international trends. We are able to offer beautiful, high-quality products at an affordable price. We aim to be led by inspiration and so will not only add new designs seasonally but also whenever my fancy strikes,” says Donna.
OZBOB was created by Robin Osrin who is a top wardrobe stylist based in Cape Town. Robin, or rather Bob as her friends call her, started OZBOB as a passion project on the floor of her studio apartment during the lockdown.
As a wardrobe stylist, she has made a few headpieces and other bits for jobs she has done in the past and she always has leftover “stuff”.
“So, during the lockdown, with so much time on my hands, the big sort-out began. I found myself going through my accessory boxes and pulling out all the bits that were broken or that I would no longer use. I found bits of leather, feathers, “blingy” offcuts, etc, and so it began. I started with a few headpieces and the sunglasses came later. This lockdown has been a whole new creative journey for me, and I am so grateful for the time I have had in order to produce these beautiful pieces. I hope you love them as much as I do!“ says Robin.