A native of Los Angeles, California, Stephanie has always had a passion for jewelry, design, and fashion. Her family has been part of the historic Los Angeles Jewelry District for over 30 years. After pursuing a career as a pharmacist, Stephanie decided to explore her artistic side.
What initially started as a way to help her family’s business, soon blossomed into an unanticipated spark of creativity and passion for jewelry design. Drawing inspiration from her environment, nature, and California’s minimalistic sense of style, the first collection for Stephanie Karen Jewels was born. Her design aesthetics mixes the juxtaposition of geometrical shapes and playful soft lines that transcend into modern effortless jewelry.
After each piece is personally designed and finalized by Stephanie, raw materials are sourced from specialty purveyors both within Los Angeles and abroad. The pieces are then handcrafted by independent artisans located in the heart of the Los Angeles Jewelry District. In order to ensure the highest quality throughout all her pieces, Stephanie personally oversees each stage of the process.
Designer and founder Stephanie has focused on creating versatile modern fine jewelry using solid gold, precious and semi-precious stones. Each piece can be worn on its own or can be layered with multiple pieces to fit the style and personality of today’s multifaceted women. Bold and subtle, timeless and edgy, feminine and strong, Stephanie Karen's designs blend these qualities as fearlessly as the women who wear them.