CLASSIC AND STONE COLLECTIONS
Founded in 2003, the Kathleen Whitaker jewelry brand has become synonymous with the simple, geometric 14-karat designs
of the Classic Collection, most notably the original “staple” and “sequin” studs.
In March of 2016 Whitaker launched 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.
Building on the success of the initial release of the Stone Collection – which was worn by First Lady Michelle Obama and picked up by Barneys New York –
the second release of the Stone Collection launched in April 2017.
Kathleen Whitaker jewelry has been 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, The New York Times and the Financial Times.
The Stone Collection was available for a limited time in the fine jewelry department of Barneys New York. The Classic Collection is
sold at domestic US and international 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.
The Objects Collection includes hollow, porcelain-cast beach rocks made in Los Angeles by local artist Remy Jaffe (1928 – 2017). 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. However, on touch the light and hollow stones rattle,
disclosing the fact that they are art pieces. These one-of-a-kind stones are 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.