All holiday orders
— starting Saturday 12.10 —
will ship with a tiny porcelain dish or porcelain “card” (to which earrings will be affixed).

The dishes — about 1 1/2 inches across are small pinch pots (think orecchiette pasta).
The porcelain plates, similarly, range from 1 to 2 inches.
Either makes for a lovely gift presentation to accompany your jewelry purchase.

While supplies last.

Organizations Close to our Heart

Thanks to your purchases on MLK Day, we were able to donate $733.95 to Color of Change.
Giving back to organizations who are doing important work is integral to our business.
We wanted to highlight some of the causes we’ve supported over the years that remain close to our heart.
So, thank you – in patronizing us, you are supporting our commitment
to give back to these amazing groups.

With love and gratitude,
Team KW

Housing & Homelessness
Joe Torre Safer at Home Foundation
Skid Row Housing Trust
Union Rescue Mission

Direct Relief
Planned Parenthood
The Pablove Foundation
Alzheimers Association
The ALS Association Orange County Chapter
Center for Reproductive Rights
Caring Kind
Orthopedic Institute for Children Foundation
Caring Choices
Cheshire Home

Environment & Disaster Relief 
Wildfire Relief Fund
The 100% Campaign
The Solutions Project

Animal Welfare
Watts Project
The Humane League
Out of the Pits
Mutts in Need

Education, Enrichment & Culture
Regenerative Education
Young Eisner Scholars
Casa Wabi

Social Policy & Racial Justice
Loveland Foundation
Equal Justice Initiative
Color of Change
Every Town
Still We Rise
Survival International
Southern Poverty Law Center
Sanctuary for Families
American Civil Liberties Union
Migrant Offshore Aid Station & Help Refugees
Innocence Project

Food Insecurity 
World Central Kitchen
LA Regional Foodbank
St. Anthony’s Hope Served Daily

Local LA Schools
Neighborhood Nursery School
Friends of Franklin Foundation
Evoke Dance Company
Paradise Canyon Elementary School
Friends of Ivanhoe 
The Oaks School
Larchmont Charter School

MLK Day | 100% of Sale Proceeds to Color of Change

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the federal holiday celebrating the legacy of
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

In recognition of that, 100% of sale proceeds will go to Color of Change,
an organization that campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back,
and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.

With love and gratitude,

Team KW

So Textual

Kathleen Whitaker interview featured in So Textual.

Vote for a Discount

Vote for the world you want to live in.
Make your voice heard in this most important election cycle.

Consult for state and county info for voting early and in person.
Then email or DM us proof you’ve voted — a pic at the ballot box or your “I Voted”  sticker — and we’ll happily send you a discount code to use at through November 6th.

*Discount code cannot be combined with any other online coupons.
Excludes earrings backs and gift cards. Valid through November 6th.

USPS Shipping Delays


Since 2003, we have proudly been shipping all domestic orders via USPS. In recent weeks, we have seen significant delays on all mail and packages. We will continue to support this invaluable institution, however should you need your delivery by a guaranteed date, we encourage you to reach out to us via email at to specify an alternate shipping method.

Together our patronage will keep the important US postal service in operation.

Gift and Give: Mother’s Day Sale

Together we raised close to $1,300 in support of World Central Kitchen’s food relief efforts.
Thank you for your patronage which allows us to give to meaningful organizations that help
bridge the gap for those especially food insecure during this epidemic.⁠


Our Food Drive Campaign successfully resulted in the donation of 500 meals
to those in need through the LA Regional food bank.

School closures, changes in work schedules and social isolation with quarantine
orders are causing many throughout Los Angeles County to miss meals.

Through your patronage you allow us to support the meaningful work the LA Regional
Food Bank is doing to feed those disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus.

We will continue to look for charitable initiates that make a difference.
We are grateful to those of you who partnered with us.


“The starting place is often accidental, or rather organic, allowing inspiration to come in all forms.” Kathleen talks to Marfakind about her daily routine, design process and inspirations. Read the full conversation here.

Photographed by Logan White.

I’m OK Tokyo

One of our long-term retail partners, OK, opens its first store in Tokyo this month. Shop a selection of the Kathleen Whitaker Classic and Stone Collections – as well as expertly selected homewares, objects, gifts and vintage – at their new Daikanyama location, I’m OK.

Paris Market Week

We are showing in Paris this month, and will be accepting
appointments to view the collection for September 26 | 27 | 28.
Contact for more information.

Shop for a Good Cause

Thanks to your patronage, we recently donated 10% of proceeds from our sales in December to 
The California Community Foundation to aid the relief of  California wildfire victims. Thank you for
supporting us and helping us support such a worthy and needed organization. 

Cross Country Travelogue

With summertime wanderlust brewing, we share highlights from a recent Los Angeles-New York City
cross-country road trip.

Frank Lloyd Wright rules the theme during an overnight in Phoenix and Scottsdale, first with a visit to his incomparable Taliesin West, which still operates as an architectural school. The Biltmore Waldorf Astoria in Phoenix, is a rambling property with buildings designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, and boasts a storied and rich history.

Drive through the beautiful Tonto National Park en route from Arizona to New Mexico. Once in Albuquerque, check in to Los Poblanos, home to a bucolic lavender farm clustered with charming buildings designed by John Gaw Meem from 1932. Enjoy a rosé champagne before dinner at the chef’s table at their delicious new restaurant Campo, housed in the former milking barns.

A quick stop in Dallas’ sister city Fort Worth is worth it for the impeccable Kimbell Art Museum whose artworks are housed in adjacent buildings designed by Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano. In Dallas, stroll the arts district which is home to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Moody Performance Hall, followed by a casual dinner at Americano.

From Dallas, turn your car towards Tennessee stopping first at the iconic Graceland, a well-loved, singular home for a well-loved, singular legend. Further on in Nashville, we recommend dinner at City House before checking into the newly opened Hotel Noelle. The rooms and public spaces alike are exceptionally appointed and the lobby houses a Barista Parlor.

Head northeast through the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. On the outskirts of breathtaking Shenandoah National Park is the tiny town of Little Washington, Virginia established around 1749 by George himself. The Inn at Little Washington, a Relais & Châteaux property, is an exceptional lodging experience with a Michelin-starred restaurant headed by Patrick O’Connell.

From Virginia, hug the coast through the Mid-Atlantic states eventually arriving in New York City. Pictured
above is Forest Hills, a picturesque neighborhood 8 miles from midtown Manhattan. Make a picnic dinner
from the great selection at Mr Vino Cucina before checking out any number of stellar bands lined up to
play at the historic Forest Hills Stadium this summer.

English Countryside Travelogue

With the holiday season upon us, our thoughts turn to travel. The English countryside is always at the top of our winter destination list, so we thought we’d share some of our favorite places to visit.
Set in the grounds of stately manor Bretton Hall, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open air art park featuring work from iconic artists including Barbara Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Ai Weiwei.
Gravetye Manor is the quintessential English country retreat. This charming wood-paneled hotel dates from Elizabethan times and features log fires, tasteful chintz and stunning gardens, created by William Robinson, the father of the English natural garden.
One of the finest historical sites in Northern Europe, The Roman Baths, in the City of Bath, consist of the preserved remains of an original Roman spa. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site, flooding the baths with natural hot water.
Charleston, in East Sussex, was the country retreat of the infamous Bloomsbury Group, whose members included Virginia Woolf. Now maintained as a museum, it’s decorated interiors are worth the trip alone.
The Fat Duck is a three star Michelin restaurant run by pioneering British chef Heston Blumenthal. Known for its innovative take on modern British cuisine, book in advance for its fourteen-course tasting menu, which features dishes such as nitro scrambled egg and bacon ice cream.
Set in the beautiful English countryside, Hauser & Wirth brings its world-class gallery to the wilds of Somerset.

Stone Collection III Launches

We are excited to announce the launch of the Kathleen Whitaker Stone Collection III. Continuing to work with unusual stones and unexpected materials, with this release we unveil a number of new styles using pietersite, vintage glass, tourmaline, chrysoprase, and grey opal. The collection also sees the introduction of vegetable ivory, a sustainable organic material harvested from the nut of a palm tree. The range has also expanded to include bracelets and necklaces for the first time, alongside second and third editions of select, favorite designs. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Shop now


Kathleen Whitaker Red Venetian Glass Earrings (left) and Pyrite Pendant Necklace (right).

Kathleen Whitaker for Ulla Johnson Spring 2018

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with designer Ulla Johnson for the second time, creating a bespoke jewelry collection for her Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week show. Featuring pink muscle shell, white and gold mother of pearl shell, and moonstones, all set in sterling silver, the twenty new styles will be available exclusively at the Ulla Johnson store in New York next spring.

Kathleen Whitaker In Conversation with Ravelin

“My background in ceramics is where I explored for the first time… how to make something sculpturally compelling but also functionally effective, and how to hone efficient, spare design.” Kathleen talks to Ravelin about her design inspirations and path to making jewelry. Read the full conversation here.




London Travelogue

We share some of our favorite places from a recent trip to London.


A beautiful space with wonderful aromas,
Marylebone concept store Perfumer H creates bespoke seasonal fragrances.

In the heart of Saint James, Cafe Murano offers authentic Northern Italian
flavors from Michelin-starred Angela Hartnett.


Londoners are abuzz about the new wing of the Tate Modern, but it’s the Tate Britain, one of the UK’s oldest and most illustrious museums, that resonates most. It’s a quiet classic that never disappoints.


With multiple locations across central London, Fernandez & Wells is the perfect spot for a quick coffee, hearty sandwich or an excellent charcuterie plate.


London has an abundance of beautiful public parks  but Saint James  is a particular
favorite for its lakes and lush greenery.

Apiece Apart Pre-Fall 17 Lookbook

As friends and fans of Apiece Apart, we were excited to collaborate with them on their beautiful Pre-Fall 2017 lookbook. Our Sequin Ring pairs perfectly with their effortless and minimal designs.


With summer on the horizon, our thoughts are turning to vacation destinations. Here we share some of our Paris essentials.


La Cave Du Septime, a wine bar housed in a converted shoe repair shop,
is perfect for small plates and an afternoon glass of wine.


The recently reopened Picasso Museum features over 5000 works of art,
including pieces from Picasso’s own personal collection.


A chateau-turned-hotel in the middle of the city, Saint James Paris boasts everything from stunning interiors to an award-winning restaurant and lush private gardens and spa.


When in Paris, make time to visit Au Passage, which offers beautiful bites and cocktails.
Ask for the Fever Tree Tonic and Maidenii Vermouth with lemon twist.


As huge fans of Solange, we were honored to see the boundary-pushing musician, artist and activist wearing the Kathleen Whitaker Stone Collection to an event for Coachella.

Solange wears the Kathleen Whitaker Chalcedony Earrings.

Tokyo Travelogue

Spring is here. With cherry blossom season underway, we wanted to share some of our favorite spots in Tokyo.


Yaeca has a number of beautiful lifestyle stores in Tokyo, each worth a visit. Our favorite is the Yaeca Home Store, for its expertly curated mix of furniture and homewares.

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Enjoy authentic Kaiseki cuisine at Kuroiwa, a beautiful and tranquil restaurant that offers a welcome respite from the bustle of the city.

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Tucked in the backstreets of Ebisu station, Wine Stand Waltz is a must for a relaxed evening drink. A bijou wine bar, it has space for 10 patrons only, and serves natural wines from Europe and Japan in Baccarat glasses.


Situated in Meguro, south of Shibuya, Claska is one of our favorite hotels in Tokyo. A modern, minimal yet comfortable space, each of its 20 rooms is uniquely designed. The hotel also features a restaurant, lifestyle shop and an adjacent art gallery. A popular spot with discerning travelers, booking early is advised.


Ginza West is an old school Japanese tea room established in 1947. With it’s pristine white table cloths and silver service, it’s the perfect place for afternoon tea and cake.

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Arts & Science stores are dotted throughout Tokyo, selling a well-edited selection of clothing, accessories and homewares. Highlights include vintage workwear and handcrafted textiles.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Kathleen Whitaker for Apiece Apart


We have long admired Maggie Gyllenhaal for her bold acting roles and her activisim. We were honored to see her wearing Kathleen Whitaker jewelry for her recent interview with Apiece Apart, where she discusses balancing
family with work, and how to be an outspoken yet thoughtful advocate for rights that matter.


Maggie wears the Kathleen Whitaker Large Gold Fan Earrings.

New York Travelogue

To help you plan your next trip to New York, a round-up of some of our favorite spots in the city that never sleeps.


Neue Galerie is a museum that specialises in early 20th century German and Austrian art and design. The building itself is as exquisite as the collection, designed by the same architects as the New York Public Library.


Named after Neue Galerie co-founder Serge Sabarsky, Café Sabarsky evokes Viennese cafés at the turn of the 19th century, from the vintage furniture to the light fixtures.

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The Greenwich Hotel is a Tribeca landmark and a modern New York classic.


The Frick Collection houses a distinguished collection of Old Master paintings and European sculpture and decorative arts. It’s also worth visiting for the building, one of New York’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions.


Open in various forms since the 1920s, The Waverly Inn in Greenwich Village is a neighborhood favorite.


The Met’s new contemporary art outpost, The Met Breuer, opened it’s doors in the former Whitney Museum space earlier this year, giving new life to one of New York’s oldest art institutions.

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The Carlyle Hotel is a New York classic, and has been charming visitors with its elegant, Art Deco interiors since the 1930s.

Kathleen Whitaker for Ulla Johnson, Spring 17

We were happy to partner with Ulla Johnson for both her Spring 17 New York Fashion Week show and her Spring 17 lookbook. Our Chalcedony and Large Gold Fan Earrings are the perfect accompaniment to Ulla’s feminine designs.