KATKIM is a blend of design, quality and sustainability that is fused in every piece. Sustainability is one of the core pillars upon which the brand was founded. It’s a crucial guideline for the design and development of our pieces, which are created with respect for the communities and environment that surrounds us. Every piece of KATKIM is handmade in Los Angeles, California where the entire production process is overshadowed from start to finished product. In a world of mass production, each of our pieces are handmade by artisans and we are dedicated to supporting our local community businesses. All of our diamonds are conflict free that adhere to The Kimberly Process and we use recycled gold whenever possible. We are committed to remain transparent in our processes and selections as we seek to continually improve our overall impact on our planet.
Katherine Kim is a Los Angeles based designer. She presents a fine jewelry collection comprised of clean lines with unexpected silhouettes. The purity and sparkle of gold are the essence of the canvas upon which she works. Linear or curved, rounded or sharp, the foundation of her work is the eternal radiance of the world's most romantic metal. Sustainability and global responsibility are also her founding pillars. Katherine also spends her time with private client's to create special one of a kind bespoke pieces.
She was trained at Central Saint Martin College of Design in London and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She was nominated by FGI (Fashion Group International) for the Rising Star Award and was a finalist in the Accessories Category in 2012. Her designs are regularly featured in leading publications such as Vogue Paris, Elle, W, Harpers Bazaar and Coveteur and has been worn on celebrities including Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Leandra Cohen (Manrepeller), Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Taraji Henson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.