Sunday, June 2, 2013
Friday, April 27, 2012
From the 7 Layers of Love® collection, the sterling silver "Life" Charm features signature Katrina Kelly design elements of intricate beading.
For more sentimental charms and stunning fine fashion jewelry visit www.katrinakellyjewelry.com
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Katrina Kelly's Sage Blossom Jade and Black Diamond Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold-From the Frankincense & Myrrh Collection-Anoint Yourself in Gold :: Featured In INSIDE Weddings
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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7 LAYERS OF LOVE ® JEWELRY COLLECTION by Katrina Kelly :: eternal keepsakes of heartfelt sentiment
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Monday, November 14, 2011
I am finding that the one piece of jewelry from it that I seem to wear every day, is one of my Wisdom Wand pendants-then I find on some days, if I feel as if I need some extra wisdom, I put on 2 or even three, or.... This piece surprised me, as it has become my every day, and all-time favorite piece of jewelry that I have created thus far. I don’t know, if it’s just the sheer simple elegance of the elongated form, or it’s unfussiness with just the right amount of sparkle, or that it just goes with everything. Also, the bail allows for me to easily put it onto almost any chain for variety. And of course, when one professes something as profound and symbolic as a “wisdom wand pendant”, you might start to believe that it will help you with a bit a wisdom-hey, I need all the help I can get. Posting pictures of how I have been wearing them soon. By Katrina Kelly
Monday, October 24, 2011
The Allure of Gold: an homage to gold’s history & my new collection, Frankincense & Myrrh “Anoint Yourself in GOLD by Katrina Kelly ™”
My new collection entitled “Frankincense & Myrrh-anoint yourself in gold” led me towards a sort of inquisition on the history of these prized elements, their origins and associations. So fresh on my mind is not just gold for my jewelry, but its history, allure AND its current price! Since the dawn of dawn, the allure of gold has captured…well, everyone…The bright dazzle of this precious metal has symbolized everything from power and wealth to purity and perfection, as well as love, hope, and happiness—and even the sun. In ancient Egypt, rulers like King Tutankhamun were buried with thousands of objects made of pure gold; for a king who was believed to be the living representation of the god of the sun, only gold could represent his power. Thousands of years later, the French ruler Louis XIV gilded furniture and the interior of the Palace of Versailles in gold to communicate his might as “the sun king.” Gold is so valuable and respected that it is one of the rare objects that is saved and passed down through the generations as art, investments, cherished heirlooms, and gifts of love, divinity & devotion.
One of the most renown stories of giving gold as a gift of honor to another is the
the mystical story of the Magi, also know as the 3 wise men, the 3 kings and the 3 astrologers (the jury is still out on the actual number of Magi). In the Bible, the three Magi journeyed far, far and away to visit baby Jesus and present him with the most valued of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This is the story that inspired my latest collection. Thus it is my grand gesture of honor, to these sacred gifts, accounts, rich and magnificent stories that paved the way to so many almighty ideologies and traditions, old and new.
Magi Stack Rings & Pendants by Katrina Kelly
18k Gold, Gemstones and Diamonds
Magi Stack Rings Layered with Katrina’s 7 Layers of Love® Rings
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Passing by The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently, I noticed an absence of a line of people waiting to get a glimpse of the late and great Alexander McQueen’s sought after work. This summer I was in that line. The MET was honoring the fashion designer Alexander McQueen in an exhibit called Savage Beauty. The exhibit seemed mythical to me with a somber undertone knowing that this was the last of its kind. It featured numerous McQueen’s pieces, ranging from delicate, floating dresses to meticulously well-tailored jackets to leather corsets and kimonos. Each gallery was carefully decorated to create a mood that fit the clothes. Mirrors, floor-to-ceiling shelves and colorful projections enhanced the galleries divided into themes: Romantic Naturalism, Romantic Primitivism, Romantic Exoticism, Romantic Nationalism, Romantic Gothic and Cabinet of Curiosities and, finally, The Romantic Mind.
McQueen’s career spanned almost two decades but the worlds he created through his clothing knew no bounds. He didn’t hesitate to let his imagination take him anywhere. And his sources of inspiration were endless; they stretched across thousands of years and spanned the globe. I loved seeing how he was inspired by some of history’s greatest and most fascinating women, including Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette and even Joan of Arc. He was able to tap into these women’s strengths, allure and power and bring them to life through lavish fabrics, patterns and textures. In the end, he did more than just create clothes; he used them as a way to express his notions about art, culture, nature, and identity. And he had an exceptional perspective on the way in which clothes shape a woman. He didn’t want his clothes to make women look “naïve” In fact, he said, “I want to empower women.” He wanted women wearing his clothes to look powerful. He was just as inspired by nature as the opulence of history, royalty and tradition. I think that creativity that strives to bring the past into the present is most successful in creating adornments for the future.
Alexander McQueen, you inspire me to take my imagination anywhere and to know no bounds. Thank you.
Blog by Katrina Kelly
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Couture Diamond Collection
Antique Fleur-de-Lis Necklace
Glimmer Vault Rings
18k White Gold & Platinum
By::Katrina Kelly Jewelry
Friday, June 17, 2011
I had such an amazing time at the Couture Jewelry Show in Las Vegas. Delighted with the response from my new Frankincense & Myrrh Jewelry Collection that's so hot off the press I do not even have all the photography in, so stay tuned for more jewels! KK
Friday, May 6, 2011
ABOUT AUGUSTINA’S:: Augustina Leathers has been located in beautiful downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, California for over 26 years.We currently have two stores in Carmel. Whether you’re looking for special occasion dresses, sportswear, jewelry, buckles, boots or hats, if it’s trendy and hip, you’ll find it at Augustina Leathers. We also feature wonderfully diverse jewelry collections to compliment every woman’s wardrobe, whether being worn for a special evening out or with a pair of jeans. Stunning diamond jewelry collections, in both 18k yellow and white gold.
Katrina Kelly Jewelry Trunk Show
between San Carlos and Mission
Carmel Ca 93921
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
What are the 7 Layers of Love® you might ask? According to Katrina Kelly Jewelry they are Luck, Light, Laughter, Love, Loyalty, Life, and Lover.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
Author: Rahel Dawit
What are the 7 layers of love® you might ask? According to Katrina Kelly Jewelry they are Luck, Light, Laughter, Love, Loyalty, Life, and Lover. Katrina Kelly translates each layer of love into beautifully crafted pieces of fine jewelry. With each piece enscribed with a layer of love, you’re sure not to forget the heartfelt sentiments. The collection consist of rings, and charms in gold or white gold, diamonds and sparkling beading!
Monday, April 4, 2011
International jewelry designer Katrina Kelly recently launched the follow-up series to her 7 Layers of Love® rings with a collection of charm necklaces that will surely make blingthusiasts’ hearts beat quite a bit faster!
The designs, say Kelly, “Are a personal expression of love’s many meanings and forms…” The series features a lucky seven pieces symbolizing: Luck, Light,Laughter, Love, Loyalty, Life and Lover. A fitting 10 percent of the collection’sLife charm proceeds is slated to benefit: Step Up Women’s Network—a charity dedicated to advancing women and girls through mentoring and networking. www.katrinakellyjewelry.com
Kelly’s Life charm (pictured below) is presented in a symbolic circular disc of 18kt yellow gold. Seven, precious gems: two emeralds, two sapphires, two aquamarines and one diamond halo the iconic Tree of Life. by BLIGISTA
A specially chosen vintage link chain completes the piece, so each necklace is truly unique—like the life of the individual who wears it (for purchase information see our shopping guide).
Monday, March 21, 2011
Last night I attended the opening night of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, Broadways interpretation of the Aussie cult classic film. Priscilla and Muriel's Wedding were a pre-requisite to my college extra circular films. It was a star studded filled audience; Bette Midler, Christie Brinkley, Guy Pearce, Renee Zellweger, Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Daryl Roth, Bruce Vilanch and of course many drag queens and performers; Flotilla DeBarge, Bianca Del Rio, Sherry Vine, Logan Hardcore, and the adorable Charlotte Rae from Facts of Life sat 2 rows in front of me. The Broadway version lost some of the dark humor and interest of the film. It seems to be adapted for a more American stage flavor that leaves nothing for the imagination. Nonetheless, the campy music was as infectious as Mama Mia, and all the drag queen glitter costumes & levitating divas uplifted my spirits. Most importantly it succeeded in whisking me off to a wondrous fantasia dreamy world for a couple of hours-Katrina Kelly Jewelry Blog