Katrina Kelly - aspired to create and capture an all encompassing design that defines an alluring, auspicious and sentimental statement that perpetuates profundity, while embracing beauty aesthetically, spiritually and poeticall
Katrina Kelly is a jewelry designer of divine heirloom jewelry that crosses cultures reaching women's multifaceted intricate femininity and strengths. Her jewelry not only helps us shine physically but evokes an inner beauty as well, through the inherent meaning behind each creation.
Katrina Kelly was captivated by jewelry’s intrinsic and symbolic attributes. After earning a Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Katrina sought additional training, studying jewelry with masters in Florence, Italy. She then received hands-on experience at a fine Turkish jewelry company and worked as a bench jeweler under the tutelage of several designers.
In 2008, with her diverse education and experience, Katrina introduced her own collection. The Katrina Kelly Jewelry Collection is a unique style and look that fuses cultures and combines fine intricate Italian mastery with the exotic look of Turkish design. Katrina takes cues and inspiration from her incessant travels, her curiosity about other cultures, and her awe of divinity. The line also reflects her zealous fascination of French Baroque, Middle Eastern and Art Nouveau styles.
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What inspired you to create your 7 Layers of Love® Collection?
I was inspired by seven expressions of love that have affected my own life in positive way;
Luck - since chance often plays a role in finding that special someone
Light - because love created a feeling of enlightenment and delight
Laughter - what relationship can survive without some humor?
Lover - intimacy and passion ignites romantic love, and becoming one is sacred
Loyalty - hopelessly devoted; trust cannot exist without it
Love - pure true love is not definable, but you whole heartily know and feel it
and Life - true love lasts a lifetime and gives your life renewed significance
These elements are not only poetic, but reach out to all women on so many layers. They embody an all-encompassing love that includes self-love, love for family, romantic love and friendship. This line is my personal homage to the elements of love that aided my own personal journey and enriched my life. The most challenging part of designing this collection was how to convey such profound symbolic gestures into tangible aesthetically pleasing fashion, while staying true to my design style. I am so pleased at the end result and of all the lovely accolades that this collection is receiving. In bringing the collection to the public, it is my wish that all women will have the strength to find themselves and truly shine.