Over millions of years and through countless accidents and coincidences—beyond all calculation—nature creates beautiful stones. It is because of this ineffable quality that we find so much joy in beholding them?
The stones Karin uses for her rings seem to call out to the person they belong to. Being touched by the stone, and touching the stone – an intimate connection arises. Encased in the form of a ring, the stone becomes something of an alter ego, mirroring and intensifying the light and energy of its wearer.
This year we will present 50 special pieces made by Karin: topaz, turmaline, jade, rock-crystal, moonstone, lapis-lazuli, carnelian, turquoise, agate, morganite, kunzite, malachite, citrin, garnet, fossilized coral and a lot of others.
Karin Kolster-Kelly was born in 1960 in Neumünster, north Germany. After majoring in fine arts and education at the Heidelberg University of Education, she worked for four years as a gallery assistant in Heidelberg before studying jewelry at Schwäbisch Gmünd Institute of Applied Arts and Pforzheim Institute of Applied Arts. Since then she has worked as a goldsmith, specializing in stone rings. Each ring reflects her deep love of stones.