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At Kate Maller Jewelry we believe in protecting people and the planet. We also believe in good design. That's why we do things a little differently.
A longstanding passion for environmental and social justice has shaped our commitment to sustainability. While Kate's architectural background has afforded her an eye for detail, an affinity for experimentation, and a sensibility for craftsmanship. Each and every piece is handcrafted in Kate's studio in sunny Denver, CO.
Kate's love for the environment extends into her design practice. Her work is organic in its process and aesthetic, as she is continuously inspired by the world around her. Reflecting and taking cues from the imperfections found in nature, her work aims to reveal the allure of organic forms and textures. The curious formations she creates are a translation and celebration of the raw beauty she sees and admires in the landscape.
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 she discovered. After several years working in the field of architecture, she decided to expand her metalsmithing training with over 500 hours of full-time, hands-on training at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, TX.
Sustainability is our core guiding principle at Kate Maller Jewelry. All pieces are handcrafted from high quality 18/22k recycled gold and recycled argentium silver. We source conflict free and fair trade diamonds. Additionally, all of our diamond melee (small accent diamonds) is 100% reclaimed.
In addition to sustainable material sourcing we are committed to implementing business practices that reduce harmful impacts to the environment.
Kate Maller Jewelry is proud to support, and be a member of Ethical Metalsmiths.
We are always looking for ways to improve our sustainable business practices. Currently we employ the following initiatives:
Recycled Argentium silver
Recycled and/or Fair mined gold
100% conflict free + fair trade diamonds
100% Reclaimed diamond melee
Materials sourced from local + US owned businesses
Recycled + recyclable packaging
Eco-friendly printing practices
Non-toxic studio chemicals, whenever possible
Recycling + composting at our studio