Lara

Where are you from? I am a born and bred New Yorker. I grew up in Rockland County but now call the Upper West Side home.

What are you doing in NYC? I love New York and consider it to be a huge part of who I am.

What do you love most about working for KT? I love being part of the KT Team and my absolute favorite thing to do is to help customers select the right jewelry for formal events and special occasions. Just bring me pictures of the dress and the sky’s the limit (You can also bring in the dress!). Whether in formal wear or running around in jeans and a t-shirt, you will be your best, most confident self in pieces that make you happy and you are comfortable wearing.

What is your favorite KT piece and why? I am a huge fan of the Seven Way Large Gold Necklace especially the extra long one! It is incredibly versatile and takes any outfit from boring to polished. I am always a fan of the small mixed metal nugget hoops and, of course, our stacking rings.

Kae

Where are you from? Northern Virginia.

What are you doing in NYC? I graduated from a New York college with a degree in theatre performance, and moved to Manhattan to pursue a career in musical theatre. I now call Harlem my home 🙂

What do you love most about working for KT? The store, jewelry, and everyone working at KT is so approachable. Sometimes walking into stores can be a bit intimidating, but from start to finish KT feels like you are just coming to visit and chat with your best friends!

What is your favorite KT piece and why? I own and love the Safety Pin Cuff Bracelet. I have always been into punk subculture, and was very much the kid that ripped their jeans and stuck safety pins in them, so it’s my go-to piece that punks up every outfit, no matter what it is. Additionally we donate to a great charity called Immigrant Families Together for every bracelet purchased, which makes it extra special!

Vicky

Where are you from? Puebla, Mexico

What are you doing in NYC? I have lived here for many years and it is now my home.

What do you love most about working for KT? I love making the jewelry and designing new pieces. Katie and I work well together. She is good at simple and sleek styles, and I love bringing in the details and adding lots of gemstones. We complement each other. Although I spend most of my time in the studio, and not in the store, I still get to see people walking around the neighborhood with our handmade jewelry, and it makes me feel good.

What is your favorite KT piece and why? I love the mini hoops and I like many of our handmade bracelets.

Maria

Where are you from? Leiden, the most beautiful city in the Netherlands. Though I might be a little biased.

What are you doing in NYC? After visiting a few times I knew I wanted to go back to New York and really experience the city and all it has to offer. Because of my internship at Ktcollection I get to work with amazing  and inspiring people as well as live in the Big Apple!

What do you love most about working for KT? I absolutely love the positive environment at Ktcollection! I got welcomed with open arms and my colleagues are the most kind and fun people. Working with KT gives me the opportunity to learn more about jewelry as well as develop my passions for photography & social media.

What is your favorite KT piece and why? Being a big fan of New York (& Gossip Girl), I have to say that I love the New York Collection! Anything from the collection is perfect as a souvenir or something to remember New York by. I also adore the Single Knot Love Ring and the 14K Gold Chain Dangles because they look classy, playful and fashionable all at the same time. Oh, and I also love the Ktcollection candles, they smell divine.

Lillian

Where are you from? Lexington, VA. I’m a small-town country girl at heart, but I love the thrill of NYC!

What are you doing in NYC? I’m an oboist! I moved to NYC a couple years ago after living and playing in the Santiago Philharmonic (Chile) for eight years. I freelance with different ensembles around NYC and I’m also finishing up my doctorate.

What do you love most about working for KT? Everyone who comes into the store is always happy to be there, and the excitement at finding the perfect gift or personal treat is contagious. One of my favorite things is when we successfully pair jewelry with a specific outfit; that feeling is hard to beat.

What is your favorite KT piece and why? The ring(s)…! All the people on our team know that I adore showing off our beautiful ring collection. There’s always a unique piece that speaks to each customer. Come try them on with me!

Angela

Where are you from? Lived in a few places in my life but I call San Diego home. I’m a California girl at heart.

What are you doing in NYC? I landed back here after living in Senegal, West Africa & have been working & taking in all this city has to offer ever since.

What do you love most about working for KT? I have a strong creative side, so you’ll see my design work in both the window and store displays for KT. I love the people, the community we are a part of & supporting a small family business.

What is your favorite KT piece and why? I think I have to say the first handmade piece I bought from KT – my Lotus Flower Gold Necklace. Makes me smile. 🙂