Kate Pollmann Jewelry is a collection of sophisticated, fashion forward, statement jewelry created for the woman who likes to express her individuality. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted from an array of raw materials including gold vermeil, plated metal, brass, semi precious stones, crystals, freshwater pearls and vintage components. Kate draws her inspiration from fashion, art, interiors and the raw materials she finds in her travels.
Jewelry, whether major diamonds, cheap + chic or anything in between, has the power to excite and delight. The Kate Pollmann Jewelry collection is designed to elicit that same response from the women who wear it.
Kate grew up in St. Louis with a passion for fashion. From a very young age she was obsessed with accessories, making jewelry and exploring her creative side. Following high school she left St. Louis, intent on seeing the world. She spent a year living in Spain and traveling Europe before moving to the East Coast to attend college. She spent summers in Spain and in Hong Kong interning for a travel magazine. After receiving her BA in Print Journalism at American University she moved to New York City determined to find a career in fashion.
Kate worked at Deutsch Advertising, Seventeen Magazine as an Assistant Accessories Editor and with an estate jeweler before returning to St. Louis for a marketing position at Brown Shoe Company, working for brands including Carlos by Carlos Santana and Fergie Footwear- All the while she designed accessories for friends, family and private clients on the side- dreaming of a day when she might branch out on her own.
Kate’s diverse background in fashion, marketing and advertising gave her the confidence to indulge her creative pursuits with an understanding of how to build and market a brand. In 2012, Kate took a leap of faith and left the corporate world to launch her own collection and Kate Pollmann Jewelry was born.