Our Commitment: Handcrafted + Sustainably Sourced
We design and craft fine jewelry that celebrates the imperfections found in nature. Organic forms and rich textures inspire collections of rings, necklaces, bands, and earrings that appeal to your sense of style and desire for authenticity. We aspire to create jewelry you’ll love.
Every piece of Kate Maller jewelry is made entirely by hand in our studio in Denver, Colorado. We adhere to the highest standards for sustainability in jewelry making, and use only reclaimed metals and reclaimed or fair-trade diamonds and gemstones.
THE RADIANCE COLLECTION
Inspired by ancient treasures, and the lightness + satisfaction that endless sunshine + travels bring
Radiance Collection Launch
Kate looked to the natural world for inspiration in designing this latest collection, and found fullness, the magic of sunlight, and the happiness that comes with travel.
KMJ Turns 2!
Picture a birthday cake with enough candles to celebrate twenty-five store locations, two new people, our first piece worn and then purchased by a celebrity (thank you, Rachael Ray), and a new studio—that’s a lot of candles!
Rachael Ray Wears KMJ
The Martie Necklace was worn by Rachael, on her daytime television show, a number of times throughout the fall season. While the necklace was originally sent as part of a press loan, Rach loved it so much she purchased it for herself - what an honor!!
Erin Kerns Joins KMJ
Getting into more stores combined with the overwhelming success enjoyed at high-end retail art shows made it abundantly clear that Kate needed help to continue to grow. Erin joined KMJ to assist with prep + production work, and order fulfillment. Kate would continue to design all collections and OOAK pieces, and still be hands on in most of the production.
Aspen Collection Launch
Inspired by the color and majesty of the aspen in autumn. Featuring signature bark texture, gold, and reclaimed diamonds (more than in any KMJ collection, ever).
First High End Art Fair
Kate Maller Jewelry debuted for the first time in a retail setting at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO. With fewer than 10% of applicants accepted into this highly competitive juried art show, it was an honor to be invited. The work enjoyed a phenomenal reception!
Shine On Collection Launch
The Shine On Collection was inspired by a trip to The Denver Art Museum. In particular, abstract impressionist paintings, and the way the artists would splatter the paint across the canvas to create dynamism and a sense of depth captivated Kate’s attention.
Debut at NY Now
Kate exhibited at her first wholesale trade show. We now exhibit twice annually.
"NY NOW, held twice a year, is the leading market for home and lifestyle products. NY NOW features three collections—HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE — that extend throughout the Javits Convention Center in New York City. It’s the premier market for all that’s new and on trend in specialty retail."
Black Moon Collection Launch
The fall/winter 2017 line: The Black Moon Collection debuted. Inspired by the total solar eclipse that spanned the entire United States in 2017.
Debut Collection Launch
After about a year of gaining additional technical training, coupled with design, planning, and making Kate launched her eponymous jewelry line with The Terra Collection. Appropriately inspired directly by the beauty + tactility of the landscape she so admires.
Dreams of KMJ
After metalsmithing for a number of years 'on the side', while practicing architecture full-time, Kate quit her full-time job to pursue her passion + follow her dreams. She has never looked back, and considers this decision one of the best leaps of faith she has ever made.
Bit By The Bug
This is the very beginning! After years of pursuing dual masters degrees, Kate was in the homestretch of graduation, where she would finish top of her class + win a national ASLA award for her Landscape Architecture work. Despite this, Kate felt restless + asked her boyfriend (now husband) for metalsmithing classes for her birthday. The moment she sat at her first jewelry bench she knew that she had discovered something very special. It was instant magic. She had been 'bit by the bug!'
Owner, Designer, Maker
Kate is trained as a designer, and a metalsmith. Holding masters degrees in architecture and landscape architecture, she attributes her design sensibilities and passion for the environment to her formal training.
Kate began metalsmithing while in graduate school, and instantly fell in love with the tactile process of making jewelry. After working for several years in the field of architecture, Kate enrolled at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, TX, where she received more than 500 hours of full-time, hands-on training in the art and craft of metalsmithing.
Originally from Connecticut, Kate has lived in Colorado since 2007. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, Scott Maller, and their beloved Australian Shepherds, Takoda Winklematten Maller + Gwindel Bear Maller.
Holding multiple degrees, Erin received a Bachelor of Science at Miami University, a graduate degree in elements education at CSU San Marcos, and a license in Nutrition at NTI, Denver.
Erin has always loved using her hands and dabbling in creative hobbies. She used to make all of her own clothes, and still sews. Additionally, she makes mobiles, hats, and enjoys embroidery. Erin has always loved jewery. She attended the Boulder School of Metals, and has been assisting Kate in production since 2018.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Erin moved to Colorado in 2003. She lived in Boulder for 13 years, and now resides in Denver with her boyfriend, Jarett Mason, a bluegrass musician, and her two dogs Mack Daddy and Libby Style.
Rachael Ray Show, New York, NY
One word I can say about Kate’s pieces – OBSESSED! I work with Rachael Ray on her television show and am always looking for fun new jewels to put on her. Every once and while I will find a designer that makes such cool, beautiful and unique pieces; Kate is definitely one of those designers! She is my go to whenever we need a great piece to put on Rach for a show and she always looks oh so fabulous in anything we put on her from KMJ. I mean, have you seen her cuffs?! Total heart eyes.
Fort Collins, CO
I discovered Kate's beautiful pieces by chance in a Colorado jewelry store. They caught my eye immediately because of the way she combines oxidized silver with gold dust to create handcrafted items of unique and interesting design. The added bonus is her commitment to sustainable and ethical business practices. I currently own several of Kate's rings and bracelets and look forward to purchasing more from her collections.
Kate worked with my husband to update and upgrade my wedding bands while expertly including stones from some heirloom jewelry into two custom rings. I never really received any comments, let alone compliments on my rings but now I have strangers asking me about these unique and beautiful pieces. They are a reflection of me, my marriage, and how we have evolved together over the last decade. I can't wait to add to my Kate Maller collection in the future!
Kansas City, MO
I met Kate at a local art show. She worked with me to create custom pieces that are perfect! I can’t say enough good things about Kate, the work, the process, etc. Pick something out, you won’t be sorry!
Gales Ferry, CT
I love most how absolutely wearable the pieces are - even though a piece might look heavy I find it surprisingly light...the inside of the rings are also incredibly soft on the skin. My KMJ pieces are definitely my favorites in my jewelry collection.
I simply love Kate’s designs and workmanship! Her pieces are beautiful!