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Female Alchemy and KIL N.Y.C. Launch a Jewelry Collection

Imbued with feminine spirit, the new capsule collection features provocative lip jewels, in sterling silver and 18K gold plate.




Female Alchemy and KIL N.Y.C. Launch a Jewelry Collection

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Lips are a powerful symbol. The image of red lips conjures many things—confidence, sensuality, freedom of speech, playfulness, love or a kiss. The mouth is where words, thoughts and ideas are expressed, and its subtle movements can unlock an array of emotion. Miami-based Ceramicist, Tatiana Cardona, and NYC-based Jewelry Designer and Antiques Dealer, Konstantinos I. Leoussis, have collaborated on the new dynamic Female Alchemy capsule collection, celebrating the art of lips through wearable jewels.

Tatiana Cardona, founder of Female Alchemy, says, “My work started off as an ode to the female artists that paved the way for the rest of us. With time it has since evolved into the embodiment of the fun, creative, lively feminine spirit. Lips carry our words out into the world, and help us articulate the messages we wish to send. My vessels carry their own message of the power in female energy. I wanted that energy to be able to be worn and taken with you everywhere, which is why I decided to collaborate with KIL NYC to bring my ideas to jewelry and make them more accessible for everyone.”

The collection features seven distinct designs which embrace feminine energy. Wearable for everyday glam, each piece is available for order in either sterling silver or 18K gold plate. The Lip Ring is available in sizes 4 through 10, featuring an open mouth with two front teeth for an unapologetically fun statement ring. Lip Hoops feature lips with a wraparound tongue as the hoop, a delightful surprise for those looking closely. For a more understated vibe, the Lip stud earrings offer the Female Alchemy look many have come to love, on a more subtle scale. The Vampira Necklace is the perfect accessory for a late-night rendezvous, smiling and sweet. A standalone statement piece, the Acid Love Necklace features a mouth with a dose that has a heart on it—an ode to the intense trip. Your Favorite Necklace has an open-mouthed lip, recalling the moment before a kiss. The Lip Cuff is the statement cuff every strong woman needs. Powerful, sensual and articulate, each piece in the Female Alchemy jewelry capsule collection is a talisman of feminine spirit.

“It was an honor working alongside Tatiana to bring this collection to life. I am an admirer of her work and the passion she puts into it is palpable. While I am not a ceramics artist, I did sculpt each of the pieces from our collection in wax, pretending as though I was working with clay. I tried to invoke Tatiana’s creative drive and I think the collection really came out amazing. It is all handmade in New York City, and a lot of love goes into it,” says Konstantinos I. Leoussis.

To shop the Female Alchemy Jewelry collection, visit here. To contact KIL N.Y.C, email Sales and Operations Director, India Mankes-Falcon, at, or call/text 718-909-6429.




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