Work with Kate Ellen, Goldsmith

"It's a honor to design such intimate objects- and I love the creative reciprocity we generate."

in 5 simple steps

We craft heirlooms rooted in love.

Your story is unique, your ring should be too. We specialize in creating profoundly personal designs with only you in mind.

1. Begin the journey

Bespoke and custom design

Every aspect of our well thought-out and exquisitely engineered rings within the Vow Collection can be adjusted for a custom result- we call this Bespoke because it is crafted with only you in mind. Bespoke options for personalization are almost limitless: we will guide you through options for modifying stones, metals, band style, all the way down to the nuanced accent details. We also take on a limit number of one-of-a-kind custom designs each year. 

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2. Conjure your vision

Gather inspiration

Before your virtual consultation, spend a little time with your muses. Explore textures, colors, shapes, numbers, and places that are significant to your story. You can even incorporate heirloom materials.

Consider creating a vision board with your favorite designs from our Vow Collection, exploring our Instagram, and drawing upon any other visual inspirations from your life. 

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3. Virtual consultation

Unearth your vision

Once you have gathered your inspiration we will consult and assist you in discovering themes, drawing connections, and ultimately defining your final concept. We'll balance this vision with expert insight on tailoring the design to fit your lifestyle so it is designed to last.

All our consultations are done virtually, by phone and email, along with a personalized keepsake consultation video comparing details side by side that you can view as many times as you like.

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4. Mindful sourcing & production

Anticipation is the soul of enjoyment

Goldsmith and designer, Kate Ellen, and her team craft all projects in the Oakland studio. She has mastered sourcing the finest raw materials from responsible and ethical partners which frees her to put all her attention in design.

Calling upon a decade of experience, she blends a legacy of traditional techniques with modern tools to create heirlooms of the highest quality, built to stand the test of time in both aesthetic and construction.

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5. Completion

Meet your heirloom

The journey comes to completion when we pass the ring to you. 

Keep your ring safeguarded with the protection of our warranty, optional insurance, and detailed information about caring for your design. As a member of our Crown Nine Circle, you will automatically receive reminders for complimentary routine maintenance and cleanings to keep your piece looking as beautiful as the day you bring it home. 

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"We believe sustainable design must center around timelessness and transcend trend."

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Gracious words

"Kate and her team did an amazing job of working with me to create the exact ring I wanted: size, shape, texture and finish. We were able to do it all virtually and I am thrilled with every aspect of my ring." - Lucas S.

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We love to hear from you

Share your vision or ask us a question.

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