Guest Designer in the Shop: Karen Kertesz Jewelry

Our in-store Guest Designer Series continues in May with Karen Kertesz-Sklar. Currently based in NYC, Karen’s organic designs are influenced by her childhood growing up in a woodsy Connecticut town. Inspired by nature’s forms, from flowers to birds of flight, she combines hand-carved metalwork details with unique precious gemstones to create styles that are both intricate and bold.

As she describes it, “The pieces are meant to be sketches of nature. Rather than literal translations, they are organic, gestural and whimsical. I hope to engage the wearer through color and form and evoke a sense of nostalgia from one’s personal experience with the natural environment.”

We love that Karen’s stacking rings encourage mixing and matching different colors of metal and varying gem colors, to create a stack that’s completely unique!

Sophie Hughes