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The Latest La LOOPs

28 Oct

La LOOPs are the most useful pieces of fine jewelry one could invest in. They are both fashionable and functional, ensuring that frames are close at hand when not on the face.   Patented for utility and design, the 360-degree hinges on either side of the loop keep your glasses in place.  The hinges allow the loop to lay flat and the necklace part to move independently; and, gravity will keep the glasses securely in the loop.

The most recent La LOOPs to arrive at Josephson Opticians  feature natural materials in a palette of muted and subtle tones and matted finishes. The masculine dog tag  style loop  in a  satin silver finish  is now paired with an Italian  leather cord dyed navy blue.   New to the collection is a fine strand of  multi-coloured quartz beads paired with a silver plated loop.

Also new are strands of substantial autumn hued jasper quartz beads paired with a satin gold loop and a  glossy strand of smaller quartz  beads  paired with an antiqued finished silver loop.

The classic and hefty silver plated Clifton loop is now available with a camel coloured braided leather cord.  A more delicate option is a silver plated loop paired with a refined strand of  ivory coloured quartz beads.

These exceptional additions to our selection of La LOOPs will be available soon at Josephson Opticians locations throughout Toronto.

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The Latest La LOOPS

22 Oct

Conceived out of necessity by Elizabeth Faraut, La LOOP is a coveted and functional eyewear accessory.  So much more than a necklace, her  patented design features a double-hinged sterling silver loop that stays flat. This feature ensures that one’s glasses will not twist and turn or fall out.

Current styles feature a sophisticated range of textures and finishes. A rose gold loop paired with red agate and rose pyrite is one exceptional addition to the collection. Classic models, such as the Clifton, are now available in a pairing of a satin gold loop with metallic gold dyed Italian leather.

Rugged and timeless, the braided version is now offered in a combination of camel coloured leather and gold plated silver.

Simple, modern and authentic, la LOOPs are available at all Josephson Optician locations throughout Toronto.

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My most gratifying experience while attending  North America’s premier optical trade show last spring was my encounter with Elizabeth Faraut, Creative Director and CEO of La LOOP.

Our meeting was her first appointment booked  at the event and she graciously  acquainted  me with new designs, twenty of which are typically released each season.

Elizabeth’s unwavering  passion for the unique item she developed in 1999 was expressed through her description of it’s production and in the  manor she physically handled the luxurious and essential accessory.  Its creation was born of necessity.

Having misplaced too many pairs of glasses, herself, Elizabeth created a stylish and  functional line of jewelry from which eyewear can be suspended.  A La LOOP retains the integrity of a frame’s adjustment as it hangs without compromising the wearer’s style.

Patented for utility and design, the 360-degree hinges on either side of the loop keep  glasses secure and in place without bending, twisting, or falling out. When the glasses hang, the necklace moves independently of the loop leaving the frame laying flat and stable against the wearer.

The first necklace for eyewear, La LOOP has been recognized worldwide as an invention by countless museums including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Elizabeth personally oversees the production of the hand-made  pieces and ensures that the  materials incorporated are sustainably sourced from local suppliers within  their countries of origin. These adornments include fresh water pearls, pyrite, agate, quarts, wood and shell.

Most loops are sterling silver, while others are plated in gold vermeil, antiqued and satin finishes. The leathers used in the necklaces come from a fifth-generation mill in Northern Italy. Gemstone and beaded La LOOPS are strung on nylon thread for added durability and finished with a matte French wire.

We stock an extensive selection of La LOOPS and a variety of hand-made eyewear leashes. We invite you to all Josephson locations in order to appreciate Elizabeth’s innovations.


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