About Us

Founded in 2005, Katharine James creates exquisite luxury jewelry for elegant brides. Based on the idea of everlasting romance, the handcrafted collection subtly blends contemporary jewelry design with a delicate Renaissance look utilizing different techniques of platinum and pavé settings and classic accents. Diamonds, a symbol of purity, anchor the collection of elaborate engagement rings, wedding bands engraved with personalized messages, precious dangle earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

 

Beginning with its first piece, the Sweet Juliet engagement ring, Katharine James has grown to include three signature collections: Juliet’s Love®, Bella’s Love® and Bouquet, each with its own distinct feel and sophistication. Each piece features the finest workmanship, from complex braiding and beading to intricate mountings and milgrain techniques, that is unparalleled in the industry. The designer, a fashion and jewelry veteran, looks for inspiration in everything from Shakespearean literature to the sleeve of a wedding gown or flowers growing on a trellis. Katharine James is particularly inspired by two of the designer’s all-time favorite brides, Jacqueline Kennedy and Grace Kelly, who displayed understated elegance through their personal style. The Katharine James client is a modern-day incarnation of these iconic women, with sophisticated taste and savvy know-how.

 

Named bridal category winner of the prestigious Town & Country Couture Design Award in 2008, Katharine James is on the forefront of innovative design and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. Katharine James designs have been featured in numerous trade and consumer publications, including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Inside Weddings, The Jewelry Book, Los Angeles Weddings, Luxury Las Vegas, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons and Martha Stewart Weddings. The fine jewelry collection is currently available at select upscale retailers throughout the United States.