Story by Kranz & Ziegler Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

story-by-kranz-ziegler-spring-summer-2014-coverKeeping up with all the releases for the upcoming season is simply exhausting, but I’m very excited to be presenting a preview of the Story by Kranz & Ziegler Spring/Summer 2014 Collection today!  Story has been one of the brands that has captured my attention early on and I’m always excited to see how they evolve their product line.  The big news for this release is the introduction of rose gold finish charms and the addition of the watch faces for the US market.  Story by Kranz & Ziegler typically doesn’t subscribed to “official” launch dates and I’ve already seen that retailers have received some of the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.  This is a rather long post but it includes all the charms and bracelets so buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!

This brand is known for their trademark leather bracelets but this season they will be experimenting with silk lined bracelets, which still have the same diameter as their original bracelets so all the charms are compatible.  I have confirmed that the material is fabric and it has a brighter almost metallic sheen.  These will be great for the upcoming warmer temperatures but I would imagine that they’ll be harder to maintain.  I am absolutely in love with the bright jewel tones, especially the lime green ;), so I can’t wait to review that one!  There will also be two thicker gemstone bracelets, that may be double wrap instead of triple in hematite and quartz.

Denmark premiered the watch faces last season for their Fall/Winter 2013 Collection but the US won’t be getting it until this release.  There will be a variety of shapes and finishes, and I already have my eye on the silver floral CZ pattern one.  They are perfectly sized to the width of the bracelet so I can’t wait to see if the effect is just as stunning in person as they are in these photos.  I’m have been so intrigued with these and because I was disappointed with the Timebeads on the silver bracelets I really hope they’re as functional as they seem.

Story by Kranz & Ziegler is known for their edgy glamorous style and this is certainly reflected in their charm offerings this season.  I am most excited for the additions to the Tube Charms – if you remember they were one of my favorite purchases from last season, and the floral designs too of course.  The introduction of rose gold finish as an option for these pieces brings a feminine and romantic touch that has been wildly popular in the fashion industry recently.  This can be seen with the rose gold link bracelet and the rose gold finish watch faces, and also a selection of charms and dangles.  These aren’t named so I’ve just categorized them by finish for this preview.

There is much more that Story will be including in this release, such as spectacular necklaces, rings, and earrings but I’m going to be focusing on the charms and bracelets aspects of the collection.  I hope I’ll be able to offer a number of features on these products soon, and also a review on the link bracelet that came out last year.  What do you think?  Are you as excited as I am for this brand?

  • Melinda Deyhle

    i have a question. are the silk bracelets made of solid silk? or are they leather bracelets covered in a silk material?

    • Leann

      I believe it’s silk overlaid on top of a nylon core, similar to their leather bracelets but silk instead of leather :). I just hope it’s durable, so we’ll see! Some of the charms are really tight and I’ve managed to damage my first leather bracelet somewhat trying to twist the buttons on :/.

      • Melinda Deyhle

        good to know, thank you 🙂

  • Faye

    I love the swirly tube, oooh la la, and many of the new buttons! That one button that’s almost a tube, with scallop type edges really appeals to me.

    I’m not a fan of the silk or the watches though, they’re not my thing.

    • Leann

      I luuuuuuuvrreeee the tube charms, they’re awesome!! I totally recommend them and will definitely be adding this new design to my collection :D. I’m interested to try the silks, and you know me and green ;).

  • Joy

    This is my favorite line! I love the rose gold!!

    • Leann

      I am so excited for this release too! The rose gold is fabulous, it’s going to add a lot of great contrast to the bracelets. 🙂

  • FairObjective

    Love the link bracelets, Leann; looking forward to your review on them. Take care…Kim

    • Leann

      Thanks, Kim! I’ve had some trouble sourcing them :/. But hopefully in the next few weeks!

  • Tanya

    I like this line but it is sooo expensive! I would definitely start collecting if it was about half the price it is. Too bad cause it really is lovely jewelry. Is there a site you know of that sells it discounted?

    • Leann

      I loooove this line too. It is very pricey, but I think of it this way – the leather bracelets are very high quality and usually the starter bracelets (which come with a charm) are very reasonable, and then you only need a couple charms to fill it up. I end up buying 20-25 charms to fill up my Pandora so it’s less expensive by bracelet, I think. Unfortunately, there’s no discount site although they do run promos sometimes, which I’ve mentioned on the blog. 🙂

    • Marsha Taylor Pope

      Really Tanya how insulting it is to ask a jeweler (who’s trying to make a honest living) if they know someone who sells it cheaper.