CLASSIC AND STONE COLLECTIONS
Kathleen Whitaker’s jewelry line, which launched in 2003,
has become synonymous with simple, geometric 14-karat designs,
most notably the original “staple” and “sequin” studs.
Since its launch, the brand has expanded to include The Stone Collection – one-of-a-kind and limited-edition designs,
which combine semi-precious gemstones with the simple geometric forms of the original collection.
Handmade, refined gold components contrast with the organic, elemental stones while adhering to a balance of form and proportion.
The result is the creation of singular, elevated, wearable pieces – hallmarks of the Kathleen Whitaker brand.
The jewelry has been photographed on First Lady Michelle Obama and worn by Julia Louis Dreyfus, Rosetta Getty,
Frances McDormand, Jessica Alba and Kendall Jenner. It has appeared in publications including W Magazine,
Paris Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Elle and the Financial Times and sold at retailers such as La Garconne,
The Line, Totokaelo, Mohawk General Store, Broken English and Mouki Mou.
The collections are designed and made in downtown Los Angeles.
The Objects Collection builds on Kathleen Whitaker’s jewelry lines with one-of-a-kind and limited edition items
that embody the pillars of the brand. In an analogous continuation of her work with semi-precious gemstones, the new collection features
small porcelain rock sculptures alongside malachite gemstone boxes, which are ideal for storing jewelry.
The Objects Collection includes hollow, porcelain-cast beach rocks made in Los Angeles by local artist Remy Jaffe. The beach rocks are
subject to a singular artisanal process – cast in porcelain then burnished to create a smooth surface before being sagger fired in a beach bonfire.
The porcelain is fired with a mixture of organic materials, which creates surface variations, resulting in a likeness to the actual rocks
from which they were made, both in appearance and perceived weight. However, on touch the light and hollow stones rattle,
disclosing the fact that they are art pieces. These one-of-a-kind stones are made sporadically, making them extremely limited and rare.
Also included in the Objects Collection is a series of malachite and lapis gemstone boxes, which dovetail with Whitaker’s hallmark collections,
serving as beautiful vessels and storage for jewelry.