Katherine Parr Jewelry Embodies Ethical Luxury

Style, Substance, and Sustainability

Katherine Parr Jewelry is a luxury artisan jewelry brand with a philosophy of the preservation of culture, art, and history.

 Through the leadership of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we are advancing our longstanding commitment to reducing poverty, economic growth, human rights, partnerships, and diversity and inclusion to help ensure equal opportunities for everyone.

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A Sense of Purpose

It is our sense of purpose and culture of values that enable us to share with you the highest quality standards in all that we do: from the materials, the artisans, to your jewelry. We aim to have an impact by bringing pleasure and inspiration through luxury to our customers and prosperity to our artisans. It comes to you in each beautiful design and you can feel good knowing you are wearing a purposeful and sustainable luxury product with a positive impact.

Responsible Sourcing

We believe beautiful and meaningful jewelry starts with responsibly sourcing high-quality materials and continues through the creation of the final piece of jewelry. Our team sources our stones from vendors we know with locality as a primary focus whenever possible. We are devoted to better understanding the social and economic impact of the sourcing and processing of stones and metals so that we can create positive change along the supply chain as much as we can know.

Our Materials

We are committed to sourcing only high-quality raw materials with integrity. Precious and semiprecious stones and high quality metals of high values are rare and uncommon. We value traceability. That’s why, to start with, our stones are sourced from countries through high standards. One of our partners is Turquoise Mountain, a renown non-governmental organization dedicated to transparency and artisan community support. We source quality local materials whenever possible, and work with artisans and organizations we trust. We build long-term relationships across the supply chain to create stability and success for all. We also strongly believe in investing in the local communities in which we operate through local hiring and sponsorship of scholarships for girls.

Charitable Giving

We believe that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. We are proud of our actions toward supporting nonprofit organizations in regions where we have worked, including Turquoise Mountain in Kabul, Afghanistan. We sponsor scholarships for girls in the primary school in Kabul, Afghanistan through the leadership of Turquoise Mountain. 

Our Supply Chain

Our business model benefits artisans and their families. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of all those involved in making our jewelry through the responsible management of our supply chain. Through our partnership with Turquoise Mountain, a renown in transparent trade, we work with trusted artisans to source quality stones under high standards of human rights. We have pure, ethical trade practices, which, in turn, directly help artisans provide for their families and improve their communities. 

Our Team

Our company is only as strong as our team, and we prioritize building and nurturing a culture of excellence across our operations. From the artisans who handle the production of Katherine's designs,  the small business artisans of our partner Turquoise Mountain, who provide the first quality control at the Turquoise Mountain facility in Kabul, to our team of craftspeople in New York City's Diamond District and our intern, we are proud of our team and know that they share our collective values of respect, inclusiveness, excellence and responsibility. 

We value diversity and inclusion because we believe each of our employees can make a unique contribution to our company and the Katherine Parr brand.