Kristin Moore started designing jewelry at age 18, developing an organic style that formal training made very successful. In 2007, Kristin was included in Jewelers of America's Best Designers. Kristin was Women's Jewelry Association's Designer of the Year in 1986. Jewelers of America selected Kristin as Designer of the Year in New Design in 1979.
Kristin formally trained as a sculptor, an art form of line and balance, which is reflected in her wearable works of art. She studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Craftsmen and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The Cooper Union. Kristin gained technical expertise and inspiration working with experienced craftspersons in Vermont and New York City.
Kristin began crafting her own 14 kt. gold jewelry in Manhattan's jewelry district. Working with gold wire, Kristin created an earring that curled upward and back suggesting a lock of hair. Handmade designs with simple, graceful curves that reference nature and enhance the wearer's personal beauty have earned Kristin design awards, editorial recognition, and special exhibits. As each piece complements and embraces the features of the wearer, it appears to become a unique piece, idiosyncratic, designed just for her.
Kristin's skillfully balanced designs are available in 14 kt. gold and sterling silver and interact with freshwater pearls and gemstones such as lapis, rose quartz, opal, black onyx and amethyst.