Kara Ross’ jewelry design started at the age of 13, with a trip to Africa and a piece of native tourmaline. She created a square cut ring from the stone and surrounded it with diamonds set on an 18k gold band.
Now a Gemological Institute of America certified gemologist, Ross has spent five years designing elegant pieces with character and imagination. Prompted by a need for uniqueness and inspired by alternative materials such as marcasite, lava and chalcedony, Ross creates the types of pieces you would expect to find at a bazaar- with the luxury of a master jeweler.
With a minimalist vibe and architectural look, her cuffs, earrings, necklaces and rings showcase vibrantly-colored stones and sharp angles to produce a jewelry version of a Pucci scarf. The pieces exhibit a modern Italian look with their elongated gems, simple forms and sleek, curved gold accents.
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