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Kay's Fine Jewelry: Keeping You Ahead of the Curve at Watches and Wonders 2024

The world of luxury watches never sleeps, nor does Kay's Fine Jewelry! This year, two of our own, Ash and Vish Chugani, set out on a distinguished mission – attending Watches and Wonders 2024 at the hub of watchmaking excellence, Geneva, Switzerland.

For those unfamiliar, Watches and Wonders is a premier event. Consider the wrist equivalent of fashion week. For the first time, the industry's top companies reveal their most recent breakthroughs, boldest designs, and most sought-after watches. 

What's their mission? Kay's Fine Jewelry aims to keep on top of watch trends and build an even more amazing collection for its dedicated customers. Ash and Vish spend their days absorbed in the realm of fine watches. They attentively studied gorgeous watches, had in-depth talks with the creative brains behind the brands we all adore, and learned vital lessons about the future of watchmaking.

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Welcome to Grand Cayman: Your Gateway to Caribbean Paradise!

Welcome to Grand Cayman, where sun-kissed beaches meet blue seas in the middle of the Caribbean. Immerse yourself in a captivating island paradise that has gorgeous beaches, crystal-clear oceans, and a thriving culture. Whether you desire adventure, leisure, or luxury, Grand Cayman offers an unforgettable vacation. Join us on an adventure to discover hidden gems, savor culinary delights, and embrace amazing experiences in this enchanted paradise.

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Meet the leading ladies of Kay's Fine Jewelry: Vandana & Sonia Chugani

Welcome to our exclusive Q&A session, where we will dive into the fascinating lives and experiences of Vandana Chugani (Dan Chugani’s wife) and Sonia Chugani (Raj Chugani’s wife). They are the two amazing ladies who are the heart and soul of Kay's Fine Jewelry (KFJ).

For over three decades, they have played an integral role in making KFJ into a symbol of luxury with a family touch. These incredible women have been the backbone of the family-owned company, supporting their Husbands Dan and Raj in building a luxury jewelry company with family being the reason for it all. Let's explore their insights, passions, and the journey they've shared with Dan and Raj, the visionary owners of KFJ.

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Exploring Aruba: Your Guide to Best Places to Stay, Shop, and Explore!

Welcome to Aruba, The One Happy Island! This Caribbean treasure tempts with powder-white beaches, crystal-clear seas, a vibrant culture, and an endless list of adventures ready to be explored. In this complete guide, we'll not only discover the finest spots to visit and stay, but also delve into the island's gastronomic pleasures, unique activities, and shopping opportunities.

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Discovering St. Thomas: Your Guide to Best Places, Stay, and Explore!

Take an amazing trip to St. Thomas, a Caribbean gem that offers a mix of history, natural beauty, modern attractiveness, and wonderful shopping opportunities. In this travel guide, we'll walk you through must-see sights, ideal accommodations, culinary adventures, aquatic activities, and the ultimate shopping destination, Kay's Fine Jewelry. Dive into the magical world of St. Thomas and uncover the hidden jewels that make it a destination unlike any other.

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Celebrating 35 Years: A Tribute to Our St. Maarten KFJ Family!


As Kay's Fine Jewelry celebrates its 35th anniversary on the Friendly Island of St. Maarten, we reflect not only on the diamond designs and exquisite gemstones that have graced our showcases but also on the extraordinary people who have breathed life into these items and creating lasting memories. Today, we express our deepest gratitude to our outstanding team, the driving force behind KFJ's legacy of trust, excellence, and exceptional service.

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Nassau Bahamas: Your Guide to Best Places, Stay, and Explore!

 

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Tradition to Today: Kay's Fine Jewelry First Advent Calendar

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Sparkle and Shine: Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide from Kay's Fine Jewelry

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Vick Chugani discusses preferred diamond cuts for solitaire rings

The Big Decision:
Over the course of my 16 years working in the family business, we have helped many clients purchase diamond solitaires to celebrate many different milestones in their lives but most specifically anniversaries and engagements. One of the questions a lot of our clients ask us which is the best shape and my response has always been there is no such thing as the best shape but more about finding a diamond that speaks to you. In this article, I will speak about the shapes we sell the most with a brief description of the main characteristics of each one to provide you insight into your next diamond purchase.

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‘ENAMORADO’ Collection

‘ENAMORADO’ Collection - latest and greatest collection of mixed colored diamonds.

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A new Twist on our Classic 5 Stone Diamond Bracelet

Welcome to our ‘KFJ Design World’

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Owner's Collection

 

 

Allow me to introduce myself, Tesh Chugani, G.I.A Certified Graduate and class of 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For those of you who do not know who I am; I am one of the Owner’s sons and reside and manage our Aruba Family Store. I have also taken a strong preference to our Jewelry collections and lead our creativity by design team.

I wanted to create a focused collection that was crafted with the highest quality gold and diamonds and for each item to have a special meaning and reason. It is with great excitement that I launch the first item in what I termed the "Owner's Collection". Most of you treat us like family and vice versa and we are part of a large community of mutual trust and respect. I hope these unique pieces continue to inspire and share the good energy we have in store and when you visit our Caribbean Islands.

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KFJ Color of the Year is …….. PURPLE!

I get the question often, “Which colored diamond, or gemstone is IN right now?” Typically my answer is always generic and something along the lines of “Yellow is trending and has good investment value and Blue is always popular since it is tropical toned” However, since the start of 2020 I have seen an increase in popularity in anything and everything PURPLE.

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Why Jewelry is such an important purchase?

I started working in our family jewelry store after graduating from Providence College in 1999. Being a people person, I could not have dreamt of a better job out of college. I got to talk to people for a living, learn valuable life lessons, and make meaningful life relationships (and hopefully they bought a piece of jewelry from me!) I always felt jewelry was an important purchase as it marked a special occasion and life moment such as Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas (termed the ABC gift).

It was not until the birth of my daughter in 2010 that my perspective of why jewelry is such an important purchase changed. Patek Phillipe’s tag line is “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation” and I never understood that until I saw my mom going through her jewelry and saying this is for my granddaughter. It then hit me that everything my Dad had bought for her over the years, 50th birthday, 25th anniversary was for her to pass on to the next generation someday. These pieces were their story and their continued legacy.

  

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The Timeless Beauty of the Earring

Dangle, Hoop, Stud: Whatever your preference is, it works!

A few days ago, I was asked a question that truly had me speechless. For those of you who know me well, you know that is no easy task (well to my defense it was no more than 10 seconds). This question was posed to me on a Designer conference call that I have attended weekly during our COVID break from KFJ – What is your favorite class of jewelry and why? Not as easy as one would think.

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Caribbean Jewelry Design Inspiration

From my Heart to your Family Collection!

First and foremost, I hope you, your family, loved ones and communities are staying safe in these unique world times. I am thankful that many of you have kept in touch and shared your stories, family pictures, and how you are all staying busy, and most importantly safe. The 4 letters of ZOOM will forever stay with us :-)

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From Diamond Rings To All Our Favorite Custom Things

Dan and Raj Chugani moved halfway around the world to open the first Kay's Fine Jewelry in St. Maarten in 1989. They did it all for the love of their family. Three decades later Kay's Fine Jewelry is celebrating 30 years as a leading Caribbean jeweler.

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This Alex & Ani Jewelry Will Make You Feel Hot, Hot, Hot

What is it about summer vacations in the Caribbean that make for such special and unforgettable memories? Is it the turquoise blue water and the blonde beaches? The endless blue skies and dazzling sunshine? The lazy days and sizzling nightlife? If you ask us, it is a combination of all these things, and it varies from person to person. For some, the ideal summer getaway includes exploring new shores and discovering new slices of paradise. For others, the perfect summer moment is as simple as sipping piña coladas poolside while working to bronze away tan lines.

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Kay's Fine Jewelry Brings Fun Flamingos to Life

Aruba's beautiful beaches and dramatic landscapes attract visitors from around the world. The Happy Island dazzles with its secluded shores, windswept deserts and colorful waterfronts. Cuisine here is world class and renown far across the globe. And its locals embody the ideal of authentic Caribbean hospitality.

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30 Inspiring Years of Kay’s Fine Jewelry

Kay's Fine Jewelry began with a dream to provide for a growing family while growing a family business. Dan and Raj Chugani came to the Caribbean three decades ago, using these goals as their guiding force. Together, they started a business: Kay’s Fine Jewelry. The rest is history. The Chugani brothers opened their first store in 1989 on the island of St. Maarten. Since then, Kay’s Fine Jewelry has become one of the leading Caribbean jewelers. Today, we are known for crafting and selling exquisite pieces across the Caribbean. Kay's Fine Jewelry has stores in St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Nassau, and Aruba, and our reputation precedes us around the globe. High-quality gems and masterful craftsmanship are two of our core pillars. That said, one of the key things that places us a cut above the competition is the Kay’s Fine Jewelry experience. When you shop at Kay’s Fine Jewelry, you become part of our family. Our personalized customer service stems from the Chugani brothers' strong family values. They know their customer's names, birthdays and even preferences. It is dedication on a higher level, and it has earned us the loyalty of customers from around the world.

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