New York City
Since she was a young girl, Kimberlin has been entranced by nature. As a child, she spent hours walking through the woods and along the seashore of Connecticut, where she grew up. She would take home the twigs, leaves and seashells she collected and use them as the inspiration for drawings and other artistic projects.
Today, her love of flora, fauna and the ocean's seascapes are reflected in her jewelry collection, which is made by hand in her New York City studio.
Kimberlin studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned a BFA in Fine Art with an emphasis on sculpture. She also completed a workshop at famed silversmith Georg Jensen's studio in Copenhagen. She then studied with Italian goldsmiths in Tuscany, where she learned ancient and modern goldsmithing techniques that inform her work today.
Casting in 18-karat gold from hand-carved wax and natural elements is the first step in her jewerly making process; setting with specially selected gems brings them to life.
The collection features a dazzling spectrum of stones as colorful as a coral reef including diamonds; the rainbow of sapphires, from deepest blue to pale pink; emeralds; rubies; opals; rainbow moonstones; freshwater Japanese pearls in golden hues and Tahitian pearls in aubergine and peacock tones.
"Creation without destruction" is a motto Kimberlin takes very seriously. She takes great steps to ensure her gemstones, diamonds, and gold are conflict free, mined responsibly and meet the highest ethical standards.
Her desire is for her jewelry to be worn every day and become cherished heirlooms for future generations.