Actress Kali Hawk's jewelry brand H.CROWNE has garnered the ever-loyal celebrity following. Endorsements have come from Serena Williams, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and more. Her latest collection "Fit for a King" makes some nods to European royalty like King Louis XVI of France or King Henry VIII of England, melding it with contemporary urban styles.
When asked by Forbes about her love of jewelry, Hawk said, "Jewelry is one of the main fashion accessories you can wear daily as a treasured symbol of your personal style. It can reflect your values and ideals. It can immortalize a sacred milestone. It can turn a memory into a conversation piece, and keep a love story alive forever. Whether it’s the deep yellow glow of gold, or the precise twinkle of a well-cut stone, I love the way jewelry can add the right amount of sparkle to your day. And I love seeing the joy it brings to people."
"There’s a modern day, museum-quality aesthetic that’s always defined H.CROWNE from the beginning," said Hawk about her brand. "The jewelry that was great a thousand years ago, that's still great today, that's the kind of stuff I wanted to make. But more than anything, I want it all to feel accessible and fun. When I put on all my jewelry, I feel like Henry VIII on a Saturday. Relaxed, yet regal. That’s the vibe. Casual luxury."
The first official H.CROWNE piece was The Kali Crowne," said Hawk about the first piece she ever designed. "At the time, I was obsessed with the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of crowns and royal artifacts. I wanted things like that for myself, and produced a whole collection with that in mind. My friend Balthazar Getty started deejaying right around that time, and I’d show up to his gigs in Hollywood wearing a giant crown and crystallized chandelier chest piece. The people loved it, and wanted to try on everything I had. It was like a scene out of ‘Coming To America’. I thought, “This is it. This is what I want the brand to be. Crown jewels for the people!” Kylie Jenner later wore The Kali Crowne on her first calendar cover, and the rest is history."
Information originally sourced from Forbes.