JCK Asks…Katey Brunini



She dines on air and designs with antlers: A chat with the colored-stone mix master If there were a Cosmopolitan-style "Fun Fearless Female" award for the jewelry industry, Katey Brunini would get our vote. Brunini—who in August was named Fine Jewelry Designer of the Year by the Women's ­Jewelry Association—will work with just about any ­material, from the most precious colorless diamonds to shimmering Australian Jundah opal to bone, moose ­antler, fossilized walrus tusk, cocobolo wood… She designs for science geeks (her twisty, double helix–­structured DNA pieces), arachnophiles (even Miss Muffet would have loved her diamond- and pearl-filled Spider Web jewels!), nature girls (her Twig line, which ranges from fashion to bridal), and warrior princesses (her Body Armor collection includes a silver shin guard). The San Diego–based Brunini isn't afraid to mix it up, which we s
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