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Hi from Kay Welcome to the Christmas Gift Guide for 2020! I hope you will spot something that will make the perfect Christmas Gift for someone special or the perfect treat for yourself! After all, 2020 has been a rollercoaster for everyone! Thank you for supporting Irish Designed Irish Made - a small decision can make a big difference to our communities.

Support Local this Christmas!

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Lots of Love K a y xxx


Enjoy the majestic colours of the Sugarplum range, a celebration of the richness of the festive season. Designed and handcrafted in Ireland with beautifully cut Agate stones, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls- the combination creates a beautiful depth of elegant colour. Give the perfect festive gift to someone special…

LINEAR NECKLACE €54.95 CONE EARRINGS €27.95 CONE EARRINGS LONG €27.95 LINEAR NECKLACE €54.95

PEARL EARRINGS SHORT €27.95

STATEMENT NECKLACE €69.95

LINK BRACELET €29.95 VIBRANT EARRINGS SHORT €34.95

CONE EARRINGS SHORT €27.95

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The Heaven’s Gable range is handcrafted with gorgeous grey gemstones, and combines earthy and celestial tones, with stunning Hematite pieces and chrome coloured Swarovski Crystals. Inspired by Patrick Kavanagh’s famous poem, ‘A Christmas Childhood’: "The light between the ricks of hay and straw Was a hole in Heaven’s gable. An apple tree With its December-glinting fruit we saw – O you, Eve, were the world that tempted me"

LINEAR NECKLACE €49.95

PRECIOUS EARRINGS SHORT €27.95

CERAMIC EARRINGS LONG €27.95

LINEAR EARRINGS SHORT €27.95 STATEMENT EARRINGS €34.95

LINEAR BRACELET €29.95

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Wilde Emeralde brings the most gorgeous tones of our island to the fore captured by gorgeous gemstones and Swarovski Crystals…Agate, Regalite and Aveturine glisten with natural crystals- wear a piece of the Emeralde Isle in your own way……

LINEAR BRACELET €34.95

LINEAR NECKLACE €69.95

CUBOID EARRINGS SHORT €27.95

DROP EARRINGS SHORT €34.95

STATEMENT EARRINGS €44.95 DRAMA EARRINGS SHORT €34.95

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Statement Earrings make the perfect Christmas Gift for your Mother, Sister, Best Friend, Kids teacher - you name it, everyone will love finding some K Kajoux under the tree this Christmas. Even better all wrapped up in our gorgeous Christmas Packaging!

FREE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING AVAILABLE!

FLEUR ROSE EARRINGS LONG €24.95

LE PERLE BLANC LONG EARRINGS €39.95 ATELIER GOLDEN STREAM EARRINGS €44.95

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REFRACTIONS CUBE EARRINGS SHORT €27.95

GOLDSTONE CHALCEDONY EARRINGS LONG €39.95


Give the gift of K Kajoux!

Forgot someone?! Gift Vouchers can be purchased instantly online at www.kkajoux.com, and they're sent straight away to your email address or your recipients email address - so handy! Physical gift vouchers can also be ordered online. Typically all orders are posted within 24 hours of ordering and shipping within Ireland typically takes 2 days.

Don't forget! Last Post for Xmas Delivery to Ireland: 18th Dec 6


FREE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING AVAILABLE!

You can order online at www.kkajoux.com. Typically all orders are posted within 24 hours of ordering and shipping within Ireland typically takes 2 days. Please note we are offering Free P&P in the Republic of Ireland for a limited time. You can now also select a Registered Post option at the checkout - this will ensure a registered next day delivery service for a cost of €9. International delivery is available to any countries that are shipping as normal during the Covid- 19 pandemic. International Delivery costs €5 P&P for the first item and €1.50 for any incremental items All items are wrapped securely and sent in an unmarked mailer (for security) that will fit in a standard post box. You can select either Eco Wrap or Gift Wrap at the checkout for your piece: Eco Wrap: Jewellery is delivered in a signature K Kajoux luxury box with minimal packaging. Gift Wrap: Jewellery is delivered in a signature K Kajoux luxury box, beautifully wrapped, and accompanied by an elegant gift bag.

We are thrilled to have K Kajoux Jewels stocked in beautiful stores around the country. For a full list of stockists, check out www.kkajoux.com/where-to-buy/ 5 7


CHECK OUT THE RECENT INTERVIEW KAY DID WITH EVA WALL OF EXTRA.IE ON HOW SHE HAS ADAPTED HER BUSINESS IN THESE COVID TIMES For many Irish businesses, the four months since the COVID-19 pandemic began have brought unprecedented challenges as lockdown restrictions enforced closures and traditional markets were decimated. Designers and those involved in the creative industry in particular have had to adapt their businesses in order to survive the public health crisis as the tourism industry and other small, independent retailers on which they typically rely faced significant downturns. Forging opportunity out of adversity, many creatives have recalibrated their businesses to adjust to the new normal, diversifying their range of products and transitioning to e-commerce platforms.

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One such business is K Kajoux Jewels, a handcrafted jewellery label based in Co Kilkenny encompassing everyday, wedding and formal pieces made of striking and vibrant gemstones. The brand is run by Kay Lyng, who designs and crafts each piece by hand. Speaking to Extra.ie, Kay explained the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her business, saying: ‘The impact of COVID-19 was immediate. Prior to St Patrick’s Day, virtually all of my stockists were closed, and it was difficult to predict when it would be safe for them to open. A lot of my stockists’ customers are tourist, and it was apparent that the 2020 tourist season was unlikely to proceed as normal.


From my perspective and my stockists’ perspective, the timing was particularly difficult as we would have placed and fulfilled orders to meet demand for a busy tourist season.' As she worked to adapt to the challenges presented by the public health crisis, Kay was supported by her local enterprise office in developing her website as a retail platform, integrating a ‘chat function’ and linking in social media feeds to drive site traffic. As well as expanding her e-commerce platform, Kay has marketed her wholesale businesses, broadening the scope of potential stockists for her unique and stylish creations. Speaking about the developments made to K Kajoux Jewels since March, Kay stated: ‘I was fortunate in the sense that I already had an online platform but then the challenge was to create enough traffic through the website for my business to survive. ‘Initially I was able to facilitate sending pieces for customers to their friends and families to mark special occasions — making the delivery special with beautiful wrapping and personalised notes from their loved ones. This is a a service I am continuing with today, together with free postage in the Republic of Ireland — it’s a small gesture to my customers who have given me so much support and encouragement. Kay added: ‘Having predominantly online orders as opposed to a mix with wholesale is a logistical challenge but one I was happy to meet. It required some changes to the studio to make sure that the process could work smoothly but we had plenty of time over lockdown to think it out and get it done. I managed to get the whole family involved!’

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Kay went on to speak about the surprising benefits she has experiences over the last few months, stating: ‘I’ve had a lot of time to think about how I do things and make changes, try things out and plan for the future. I’ve been availing of supports offered by the Local Enterprise Office and the Design Crafts Council of Ireland both in terms of grants and mentoring. ‘The silver lining of the COVID-19 cloud is that there has been time to work on my business instead of the daily grind of always working in it with the ultimate goal being to come out of 2020 with a stronger business.’ One of the positive outcomes of the public health crisis for Irish business owners is a widespread renewed emphasis on the importance of shopping mindfully and supporting local enterprise. As Kay explained: ‘I think Irish consumers are very mindful to support Irish when and where they can, which is why I think the Champion Green campaign is so important — we need to highlight what is Irish designed, Irish made and the shops that facilitate that. ‘Irish brands are very good at communicating the stories behind their brands and how they are made, so it’s great to build a platform of connection that will serve to strengthen Irish employment, community and creation.’ Kay’s stunning creations are available to shop on the K Kajoux website.


K Kajoux Atelier Getting married in 2021 or know someone who is? We can create the Bridal Jewellery of your dreams Contact us now and let us bring your vision to life!

Some of your FAQs Who makes the jewellery? All the jewellery is made by me (Kay) in my studio in Co. Kilkenny. Each piece is an original design, inspired by my travels, nature, my family and the world around me. Are the metals hypoallergenic? All the metals are hypoallergenic, lead and nickel free. This is really important to me as I wouldn’t like to expose my own skin to anything harmful.I use very high quality silver and gold plated earring hooks and clasps all of which are certified lead and nickel free. Do you do clip-on’s? We certainly do. If you are ordering a pair of earrings through the website, then simply add a note at checkout to say that you need clip-on’s.If you are buying a pair in one of the stockists, then they will make the arrangements and we will get it back to you asap.

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