Kathy Kelehan


A Natural Edge

When I moved from New York to California I started to see and appreciate nature in a whole new way – suddenly it became an incredible source of inspiration to me with its dynamic forms and meticulous patterns. I was driven to create something with the special elements I found.

I began studying the organic and exquisite details of earth and sea. I dove into traditional metalsmithing, the lost wax casting process, and modern, digital design methods. I reflected on my metropolitan sensibilities and clean aesthetic. And I created K KELEHAN – a jewelry brand for women who love signature pieces with style, strength, and a natural edge.



Born in the City. Inspired by Nature.

K KELEHAN brings together my minimalist, city style with unique details and patterns found in nature. In all my designs, I believe in simple impact and allowing the forms to speak for themselves. Nothing fussy or overwrought, I strive for a balance between elegance, femininity, and strength.

While I work primarily in sterling silver – with select pieces in heavy bronze, 18K gold vermeil, and gray rhodium – the collection also includes precious gemstones and, more and more, I’m incorporating leather. I love how the combination of textures creates distinctive, heirloom quality pieces that are simultaneously supple and strong, warm and cool, down-to-earth and sophisticated.

As my aesthetic continues to evolve, I ultimately find inspiration in imagining the special pieces that allow the woman wearing them to express her passionate, beautiful self naturally.

The entire collection is designed and crafted in my adopted home of Los Angeles.

Purchases of K KELEHAN jewelry support organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and our environment.