‘I began at a young age collecting and sketching the flora and fauna found on walks in the woods and along the seashores in Connecticut where I grew up. During my formal training in fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago I discovered my passion for sculpture and working with precious metals. I continued studying in Europe. While traveling in Copenhagen I participated in a workshop at Georg Jensen’s studio. Years later I was very fortunate to become friends with and be taught by artist and master goldsmith Manfred Bischoff. These experiences confirmed making jewelry would be my lifelong love.
Remote destinations, off the beaten path, is where I find inspiration for new collections. When I submerse myself in the culture and natural beauty of an exceptional place –wether it be traveling to otherworldly Iceland or discovering a hidden beach on the Côte d’Azur to being mesmerized by teeny golden treasures at The MET– I return to my studio budding with ideas. Once the ideas take form colorful gems and pearls bring them to life.’
Kimberlin’s Iceland’ ring was juried into the permanent collection of The Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. Her sea inspired pieces have helped bring awareness to a cause important to her — coral conservation.
Diversity and Responsibility
The exceptional gems Kimberlin acquires from around the world are ethically sourced. They are as varied in color as a coral reef. These include diamonds; the spectrum of sapphires; tourmalines; opals; labradorite and rainbow moonstones; imperial topaz; rutile quartz and Persian turquoise. Stones for her ‘Sea Anemone’ and ‘Coral’ collections are custom cut to maximize their flash and capture light. This enhances their natural beauty. Tahitian and Japanese pearls in aubergine, gold and peacock hues are favorite iridescent center pieces as well.
Representation & Exposure
Kimberlin Brown Jewelry is featured at fine jewelry stores, boutiques and galleries. Her feminine, exotic pieces have garnered a coterie of private clients including Adele, Helena Christensen, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, Katie Lee and Rachel Ray. Great moments have been working with Zac Posen creating cocktails rings for his 2009 runway show in NYC. She made over 30 pieces of jewelry with Iconic artist George Lois using favril glass gems from his collection of antiquities for his wife Rosie. She created a ring for renowned designer Karim Rashid’s wife using stones in his favorite color pink. It was an honor for her to make these pieces as it is an honor and privilege making all of her jewelry that brings happiness to the wearer. She creates timeless treasures and future heirlooms, responsibly and thoughtfully, from her studio in New York City.
Find Kimberlin Brown jewelry sold Anazao Galleries and website along with other lines of handmade jewelry.