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A New York Love Story

Third Crown Launches The Prizm Collection

Artists derive inspiration from different aspects of life. For some it is derived from experiences they went through and they use their art to tell their stories.

For Kristin and Kofi Essel the inspiration behind their art started from their childhood. Kristin Essel, Co-Designer says, “We grew up in the era where Jay-Z and Biggie were rocking shiny thick Cuban link chains and every girl in New York had doorknocker hoops hanging from her earlobes. So much of that aesthetic was influenced by the history and shapes found in the city. Presently, those designs are influencing the luxury fashion world so it is only fitting that those designs and influence are seeping into our work. It feels natural to take that aesthetic and give it more delicate edges and then put it back out into the world.”

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Third Crown is a jewelry brand created by Kristin and Kofi Essel. The couple met and fell in love in New York City and have spent the better part of their lives living in Harlem. The brand officially launched its website on November 22, 2017 and it is the latest addition to the story of their love, the architecture surrounding them, those that inspire them, the places they have traveled to and aesthetics

The campaign for their latest collection  “A New York Love Story”, celebrates the power of the pair in the city that doesn’t sleep. The Prizm collection, which like the new campaign, is influenced by the grit and spirit of New York City. Both is a vision of their love, their history, their city personified and the embodiment of THIRD CROWN.

Credit: Third Crown / Instagram

Kristin and Kofi have created pieces in geometric shapes curated for men and women season after season.

The 13 piece collection is inspired by faceted building façade. The prism shape designed by Kristin and Kofi is the foundation of all the pieces in the collection. It is a clear vision of a New York girl with an elegant edge.

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In such a short time the brand has caught the eye of well-known personalities. Some of these personalities are Cardi B and sisters Solange and Beyonce Knowles.

Log onto their website and get to shop this beautiful, edgy collection.


  • Georgina Giathi

    The richness in their crafted prism earrings fascinates me the most!

    • Completely agree. There’s a sense of elegance and sophistication oozing out of them!

  • Jeniffer Anyango

    Beautiful collection… I love their work

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  • wangari wairenge

    Hoop gang all the way

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