My Life in French Kande

French Kande has quickly become my favorite jewelry because of the modern, bold statement it makes. I wear them every day and never fail to get asked about them. They’re striking and can easily transform a simple T-shirt and jeans into a polished look.

Each piece of French Kande jewelry is handmade in their Los Angeles studio by Califonia artisans. They are outstanding on their own and magnificent layered.

The first necklace I bought was this 29 ” sandblasted Black Jasper necklace with a Cuvee Royal Medallion. The Fleur De Lis bezel has jet cabochons which compliment the black jasper.

Sandblasted black jasper French Kande Necklace

It was love at first wear. This necklace went with everything in my wardrobe. The length was perfect over so many things I found myself wearing it all the time.

French Kande bracelet and necklace

Since the black necklace was such a terrific hit, I figured a white piece would be just as versatile so several months later I treated myself to this Triple Strand White Turquoise bracelet with the Ministry medallion.

French Kande white turquoise triple strand bracelet

I’d been unfamiliar with turquoise in a color other than the traditional turquoise and loved this white one so much I decided to add this Triple Strand Sea Mist Jade bracelet with Un Demi Medallion.

triple strand Sea Mist Jade French Kande braceletI love to wear one bracelet on each wrist with just earrings. The dramatic look never fails to get compliments.

The next piece I bought is perhaps my favorite because I wear it more than any other. It is this 17″ Double Strand Labradorite with Black Canard medallion necklace. 

double strand Labradorite with Canard medallion necklace

The Labradorite is a color in my eyes so flatters everything I wear and the black medallion is stunning. It fits perfectly into the neckline of blouses and jackets so is easy to wear all the time…which I do.

I wanted to experiment with layering these necklaces so my next one was this 34″ Sandblasted Indigo Jasper with a Centennial Heart Stack medallion.

34" sandblaster blue Jasper French Kande necklace

In fact, this necklace is long enough to double which I have done many times. All of the medallions are interchangeable with each other but I’ve never switched them out. I prefer them just as designed!

This Bee was a hugely popular icon during the court of Napolean. He ensured that the Bee was widely adopted in his court on clothing, draperies, carpets and furniture all across France. He also had over 300 golden jewels styled in the image of a Bee affixed to his coronation robe.


French Kande necklaces

French Kande is designed by Kande Hall, who happened upon some crusty French medallions while wandering the back streets of Paris in 2009. She was captivated by these stylish little medallions and has turned them into a truly inspiring collection for all of us.

Check out the new Madeleine collection ( I have been), which is full of pearls, Swarovski crystal, special stones, and unique medallions.

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  1. Karen
    May 11, 2017 / 5:27 am

    These pieces are beautiful on you Jennifor.. I have noticed many bloggers wearing Kande jewelry as well. I have been wondering about the weight of the medallions as the pieces look very heavy, and I prefer lighter weight jewelry. What’s your take on this?

    • Jennifer
      May 11, 2017 / 8:17 am

      They are very lightweight! I’m not a fan of heavy jewelry either but these are very easy to wear. You almost don’t feel them.

  2. May 11, 2017 / 7:32 am

    FRENCH KANDE and JENNIFER A MATCH has been MADE!Let’s see how many compliments YOU get on MONDAY!

    • Jennifer
      May 11, 2017 / 8:19 am

      Looking forward to seeing you!!

  3. Lisa
    May 11, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my French Kande pieces. You wear them so well.

    And as I live near Vancouver, and they are not available here — all of mine are ordered online. And they come just as they look online — only more beautiful in reality!

    • Jennifer
      May 11, 2017 / 10:23 am

      They are more beautiful in person, Lisa! I’m so glad you discovered them.

  4. Joanna
    May 11, 2017 / 10:11 am

    They’re beautiful! Do they ship to Canada?

    • Jennifer
      May 11, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Hi Joanna! Yes, they do ship to Canada! Enjoy.

  5. renee
    May 11, 2017 / 11:53 am

    i had first seen your necklaces and then another fashion blogger also wearing french kande a lot , i took a chance and in my little town is a boutique carrying some french kande , i have since sent my husband to get christmas and birthday gifts , they are vey nice ….

    • Jennifer
      May 11, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      I’m glad you are enjoying them!!

  6. Marie-Thérèse
    May 11, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    These are gorgeous pieces of jewelry and are even lovelier on you. Yes, indeed, Napoleon adopted the Bee as a symbol. If you look closely at the engravings on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, you will see bees.

    • Jennifer
      May 11, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks, they’re special pieces.

  7. Judy Bollman
    May 17, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    What lipstick and shade are you wearing?

  8. Pat
    June 1, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Love this post, Jennifer. It inspired to make my first French Kande purchase today using your link. After looking at your pieces and creating a wish list on the site, I decided to get the 29″ sandblased Black Jasper necklace for my first purchase like you did. It seems very striking and I am excited to receive it. I’m sure this won’t be my last purchase. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

    • Jennifer
      June 1, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      That is a perfect necklace to start your collection, Pat! I adore that necklace. It goes with everything and is striking. Thank you for being here:)

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