Highly Recommend is a place to celebrate entrepreneurs, quality products, and, above all, great style. Here, we share some of Argent's favorite fellow fashion brands—ones we turn to when styling our own collection—and the founders behind them.
Modern and sleek, artful and architectural, AGMES is a New York-based jewelry brand that’s been a long-time favorite of Argent. Created by sister duo Morgan Lang and Jaclyn Solomon, the brand was made in dedication to their late friend, Andrew—AGMES is formed from his and Lang’s maiden initials—whose enduring legacy informs the company’s commitment to kindness and equal treatment for all, sustainable practices, and longevity in its designs. It’s for these reasons, and more, that Argent turns to the collection time and again.
AGMES’s bolder creations provide a statement-making accompaniment to a fully suited look (or even a blazer-and-jeans combination). Meanwhile, the more subtle designs in the collection are just as impactful—the kind of jewelry that instantly becomes a personal signature piece to wear day after day, workday to weekend.
Ahead, Lang joined us for a brief discussion to share more about the thoughtfulness that runs deeply through the brand, the importance of customer feedback in her business, and the pieces of AGMES jewelry that’ll become as cherished as any heirloom.
AGMES LAUNCHED IN:
THE ORIGIN STORY OF AGMES IN ABOUT 10 WORDS:
“Minimalist sculptural jewelry, made to last for generations, started in dedication to a great friend.”
MY CURRENT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IS:
“Nature. The complexity, simplicity, and life in the natural world all around us. I am consistently wowed by what nature has to teach us.”
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE I WISH I HAD BEEN GIVEN DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF MY BUSINESS:
“Only you can decide if you’re good enough. Believe in yourself, or no one else will. Challenges are inevitable throughout the journey but staying true to your intention is invaluable in the long term.”
THE BEST PIECE OF CUSTOMER FEEDBACK I'VE EVER RECEIVED:
“Customers always tell us how surprised they are about the lightweight nature of our pieces, and it’s still my favorite thing to hear. A lot of time and intention goes into the comfort and weight of each piece so that the wearer won’t notice that—but when they do, it’s always a plus!”
THE MOST CHALLENGING PART ABOUT THIS CHAPTER OF MY BUSINESS:
“Ensuring we keep up with our growing community's needs, specifically when it comes to our international customers and deliveries. I feel so fortunate that AGMES connects with customers around the world so this is a challenge we welcome.”
AND YET, LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE OF AGMES, I’M EXCITED BECAUSE:
“We’re part of such an incredible community that supports us and I am excited to continue building and fostering these meaningful connections as we grow AGMES. We have many exciting projects coming down the line, but I always really look forward to our monthly Open Studios where I get to meet customers one-on-one.”
"Only you can decide if you’re good enough. Believe in yourself, or no one else will."
MY FAVORITE STYLE IN THE COLLECTION IS:
“I have lots of favorites. One of my current everyday go-tos is the Leona Cuff. This was a labor of love for over three years, as I halted the design process during Covid to work closely on the fit, comfort, and making sure it laid just right on the wrist. Seeing this piece out in the world now brings me so much joy!”
I WEAR IT WITH:
“Everything! I wear the Leona Cuff casually every day and when I get dressed up.”