Founded by goldsmith, Kate Ellen, Crown Nine is the designer's showroom and studio, originally located in Oakland — now located in Sebastopol, Ca. We focus on crafting beloved heirlooms sourced with the most responsible and beautiful raw materials, designed with just you in mind. Our aim is to make timeless pieces suitable for generational wear.
Our vision is connect people to wonder, beauty, story.
Our founder | she/her
Kate Ellen, Goldsmith
Raised in the Redwood forests of the Bay Area, founder Kate Ellen grew up playing in creeks and roaming feral in the woods. Today she is the intuitive leader of the Crown Nine team and sole-designer of both our Vow Collection and our label of fine jewelry.
Her education is in public health - she brings her unique background and experience to every level of the company, poising communal good at the heart of everything we do. She lives in Sonoma County with her two young children, husband, and dog Jim.
We design and craft all our designs in our studio, using an array of ancient and modern techniques and tools to ensure the highest integrity of each design. Our studio is home to our beloved vintage hand-tool collection and jewelry benches where we fabricate, wax-carve, mold, solder, saw, and expertly construct our Vow Collection and our label of fine jewelry.
The showroom is about connection- to each other, to expression, meaning, art, and beauty. Designed to be welcoming and relaxing- a place where people can come to explore and just enjoy a moment of peace. The boutique is open for in-person visits by appointment only.