Friday, April 13, 2018

Cat Modern: Jewelry For Contemporary Cat Ladies

Some of my favorite things to feature on this blog are fabulous finds for cat ladies. When it comes to cat-related items for my home, or clothing and jewelry to flaunt my cat lady pride, I admit that I just can't get my paws on enough.


Earlier this year I received an email from Perrin Lam, the creative director of Cat Modern, introducing his contemporary designs to us as “an online oasis of artful, witty and intellectually astute jewelry designs for the discerning cat lover - and the people seeking gifts for them. Cat-forward, meet fashion-forward.”. I was incredibly impressed by his necklaces, pendants and earrings but I couldn't help thinking that this jewelry wasn't really "me". You're unlikely to ever find me wearing anything other than jeans and t-shirt so these pieces felt a bit "out of my league".

Then I realized that was just silly thinking. As a sophisticated, modern cat lady I can rock fine jewelry, no matter what I'm wearing! And the more I looked at the jewelry, the more I fell in love with it.


I eagerly awaited the box containing samples of Cat Modern jewelry, which coincidentally arrived on Valentine's Day! My first impression is that this jewelry, with its intricate detail and ultra-modern shapes, is the epitome of "cat lady chic", a somewhat neglected niche in a world of mass-produced novelty items. Not that there's anything wrong with such jewelry - I wear them on a daily basis right alongside the personalized pieces that hold an extra special place in my heart. It's just that for some occasions you want to wear something a bit unique, something that makes a statement. And that's exactly what Cat Modern does.

Here's what Perrin had to tell us about his designs -
With Cat Modern jewelry, you’ll find all manner of contemporary cats behaving catly. You'll see the steadfast cat waiting at a doorway, the acrobat cat jumping from platform to platform, the pooped-out puss curled up in a kitty cup. Oh look, there’s a cat in the window, waiting for its owner and dinner. There are even cats in and out of bags, cats in one ear and out the other, and cats just being indescribably adorable. 

I think what makes this jewelry so special is that it depicts cats behaving in typical cat-like behavior which just brings a smile to your face, yet the look is timeless. Each piece is painstakingly photo-etched out of a surgical-grade stainless steel sheet, then electropolished or gold-plated by a small crew of Bay Area artisans. All pieces in the collection are available in stainless steel or gold plate, with earrings ranging from $50 to $70 and necklaces and pendants from $90 to $220.

My favorite piece is the necklace at the top of this post, titled "Cat's Play" because it reminds me of Mudpie's adorable antics. The necklace itself is visually stunning, its size impressive, and it puts the finishing touch on anything I'm wearing. I'm so honored to have it as a part of my jewelry collection.


Mother's Day is one month from today and the cat mom (or cat-loving mom) in your life deserves something just as special and one of a kind as she is, wouldn't you agree? I can guarantee that these pieces are unlike anything else she has in her jewelry box!

Giveaway

Since I don't have pierced ears, I have TWO pairs of 23k gold-plated earrings, “Masked Face Cat” (oval hoops) and the “Kitty Cup” (round hoops), to give away. Our winner this time around can choose which pair they prefer, and around Christmastime we'll be giving away the second pair. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below. (US entries only, please.)

And for free shipping on your purchase at Cat Modern, enter coupon code "MOCHA" at checkout!

This post is sponsored by Cat Modern. I am being compensated for featuring this content but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Cat Modern is not responsible for the content of this article. 

31 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Oh, these are really nice! My human HAD pierced ears, but they grew back together when she stopped wearing earrings for a while. One of these days she will get them pierced again (when she gets up the nerve, MOL!), so we'll have to leave this giveaway for the others.

Lone Star Cats said...

What cool jewelry! Momma likes da midcentury cat earrings.

Mickey's Musings said...

That jewelry is pretty cool!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Roby Sweet said...

These designs are so cool! I think you can totally rock beautiful jewelry with a T-shirt and jeans. My favorites are the Deco face earrings. :)

Patricia T said...

The necklaces are impressive. I rarely wear jewelry but would certainly notice this cat jewelry on someone.

Robin Coxon said...

I really love the Cat's Play necklace and the Peek A Boo earrings. As a cat lover I would love to sport either earring to celebrate being a cat owner. Mommy to Romeo Luigi and Grandmother to Ralphie Lee.

Autumn Trapani said...

I love the "in one ear and out the other" earrings! Really wonderful pieces. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing this website!

The Menagerie Mom said...

These are all such stunning pieces! It is so hard to choose, but I think I am most in love with the "cat in the window" necklace. And I think rocking fine jewelry like this with a t-shirt and jeans is the way to do it. Playing dress-up is not my thing either, and so any nice jewelry I have is essentially only worn with casual clothes.

Three Chatty Cats said...

That is quite the necklace! I don't wear jewelry, but these are beautiful!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are lovely items ! We love the earrings ! Good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

Anonymous said...

Oh Those are bootyful. Mommy really likes that cats at play necklace and the cat whiskers. Fanks fur the oppurrtunity to win somethin'. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Eastside Cats said...

It's hard to find fashionable cat jewelry, so I LURV this! Thanks!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I don't wear much jewelry either ... and when I do, it's pieces that I can wear for days instead of take off at the end of the day. Cat's Play is amazing!

Calvin F. said...

They are all adorable... I like “Feel better soon” cat earrings

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those are all beautiful pieces.

Dianne Casey said...

I really like the Peek-A-Boo cat necklace. Great variety and designs!

The Island Cats said...

This jewelry is definitely unique and one of a kind! The Peek a Boo necklace is really cool!

Cathy Keisha said...

No pierced ears here. Long story on that. I'm not amused by the piece with the cat wearing the cone of shame but the rest are nice.

Mickey's Musings said...

Given how this Winter and Spring have gone so far, we are not surprised that you are getting snow.
Mum has not put her winter boots away yet and still uses her gloves.
Happy Friday the 13th.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

nickieisis3 said...

i like the "Patience" cat pendant and chain

biggie55 said...

Earrings are the ones for me! Any pair will do as long as they are kitties of course.

Jennifer Long said...

I like the cat earrings with the hearts on them!

Bethany Cook said...

I love love love all the cat earings!

Carolyn said...

I think the masked face cat earrings are really cute

evie said...

i like the “Peek-a-boo" stainless steel oval hoop earrings

Kayla Klontz said...

I most like the "Peek-a-boo cat ’n’ kitten" oval hoop cat earrings!

World Purrs said...

Very cool jewelry!!! I want everything.

lula ruger said...

Cat's Face Every Place cat necklace is one of my favorites I love all of it

Alice Minx said...

I love the cat's play necklace. Very unique

Cassandra D. said...

My favorite piece of jewelry from Cat Modern would be the "Cat's Whiskers" cat necklace.

lkw1974 said...

I like the Peek a boo hoop earrings