Behind the Scenes with Kirk Kara
With a longstanding family history spanning 127 years, Kirk Kara is the very definition of timeless. The brand’s story begins in 1890, with Kirk Kara’s grandfather crafting distinctive platinum jewelry featuring intricate engravings in a modest workshop, paving the way for what would become a fabled legacy of meticulous design. The grandfather’s talent for jewelry has been passed down four generations, and today, Kirk and his two daughters are the creative soul behind the award-winning brand: Kirk Kara has made history as the first brand to win the prestigious Jewelers’ Choice Award ten years in a row. 2017 marks the company’s 10th consecutive win in Best Bridal Design, a distinction that no other designer can claim.
Platinum represents forever, and the company has long preferred the metal for use in its highly detailed designs. Kirk’s grandfather was known to set his creations in platinum, and his father also chose to create and present a platinum ring to his mother on their wedding day. This platinum ring still remains as white and beautiful as the day it was conceived in 1934, a true testament to platinum’s enduring timelessness.
Considered the purest, rarest, and heaviest precious metal, platinum has a sense of permanence that perfectly befits wedding bands and engagement rings. It also provides the most durable canvas for the hand-engraved artistry Kirk Kara is known for – engraving, milgrain, and filigree detail.
With such an enduring heritage of excellence, Kirk Kara truly embodies its Forever Captivating™ promise. Get to know the faces behind the name and see why platinum is always the metal of choice for their exquisite designs.
Jewelry design is a true labor of love, and it’s a blessing to share this gift with my family –Kirk Kara