The Allure of KIR: 10 Jewels That Lift the Spirits

Perusing the numerous new collections from KIR is like taking a mental trip to the South Pacific, where culture, exotic climates, spirituality, and nature collide. And that’s exactly what designer Kirsten Boedecker had in mind. Favoring materials like carved mother of pearl, exotic woods, colored gemstones, and Tahitian pearls, the mostly sterling silver lines feature the very distinctive style of Balinese jewelry-making. Bead work, 18k accents, and sculpted silver designs abound.

KIR carved mother of pearl pendant on model

KIR’s beloved mother of pearl collection features jewelry adorned with the luminescent stone, hand-carved in a range of spiritual and religious figures and symbols such as Buddha, Ganesha, Kuan Yin, the Lotus Flower, the Star of David, and more. The line evokes feelings of peace, strength, empowerment, and beauty, with beautiful, eye-catching work.

KIR Madison carved mother of pearl ring

KIR Ku-De-Ta bracelet

Featuring hand-carved, exotic Balinese woods, the Asmara collection is framed with delicate sterling silver accents, like floral motifs and textured finishes.

KIR Asmara wood bangle bracelets

KIR Asmara wood link earrings



KIR represents the essence of girl power, with its core staff made up of five incredibly talented, passionate women. So yes, girls do run the world. But that doesn’t mean they forget about the men—the men’s collection is incredibly sleek and stylish, with killer cufflinks in carved mother of pearl and sterling, and my personal favorite, a reptilian-textured band.

KIR carved mother of pearl cufflinks

KIR men's collection logo cufflinks

KIR men's John reptile band

Among its vast array of collections, including a few new ones for 2013, are designs that encompass some of the best and most exciting jewelry trends currently out there: blackened metals, snake motifs, and elongated knuckle rings. (Those collections are Noir, Classic, and Chandi, respectively.)

KIR Noir Fleurs ring

KIR Classic Sophia snake earrings

KIR Chandi knuckle ring

So, let’s review: Fashion-forward designs. Spiritual motifs and influences. A kick-butt team of women. A jewelry line you can feel great about selling and your clients will feel even better about wearing. Can we have it all? Yup!

There’s more where that came from. Visit KIR on JCK Marketplace for more of their assorted designs and collections.

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