Born in the Midwest, Kathryn developed a passion for gems and jewelry at a young age of eight. Both her mother, Ann, and father, Daniel, acted as a conduit into the vast realm of mineralogy, introducing her to different aspects of the field.
Kathryn and her father would collect stones and rocks during weekend hikes. Afterwards, they would identify their properties using an old gem book. Her grandfather would even tumble the stones for her. When Kathryn wasn’t hiking with her father, she would travel with her mother to Arts and Craft shows. The two of them would scour the booths searching for unique designs and one-of-a-kind pieces. Even at an early age, Kathryn displayed a keen eye for craftsmanship and quality. This attention to detail is reflected in her own work, with every piece being meticulously designed and constructed.
After receiving a…
- Joined July 10, 2009