Spotlight on Kirk Kara: Forever Captivating
April 15th, 2020
One of our favorite designers of luxury bridal jewelry, Kirk Kara, handcrafts each of their engagement rings and wedding bands with a particular bride in mind. This bride is one who forgoes cookie cutter designs, opting instead for unique, statement-making jewelry. She is a modern traditionalist who chooses a ring that is both timeless and distinctive. If this vision mirrors your tastes, or the taste of the one you love, Kirk Kara has the perfect collection of bridal jewelry to match.
The Origins of Kirk Kara
The history of designer, Kirk Kara, is a long and storied one. It began in 1890, when the grandfather of Kirk Kara's founder opened a small workshop in Armenia to showcase his exquisite, hand-engraved jewelry. Sadly, he ultimately lost his life in the Armenian Genocide, though his son, Artin, escaped alone and opened a new workshop in Beirut, Lebanon. Here, he honed his extraordinary talents and incredibly sophisticated manufacturing techniques, which, in time, were soon passed to his son, Kirk.
Although Artin's workshop in Beirut would endure hardships as civil war broke out in Lebanon, both him and his son, Kirk, continued their passion for creating unique, fine jewelry. Kirk worked diligently beside his father, learning the intricacies of great jewelry craftsmanship. The family eventually moved to The United States in the 1980's in order to begin anew, while remaining dedicated to the artistry of their work.
Kirk and his wife, Lucy, would go on to have their own children, Angela and Grace, who, much like their father, and his father before him, grew up learning the art of fine jewelry craftsmanship. Together, they bring a modern woman's intuition and perspective to the Kirk Kara brand. Today, Angela and Grace are at the helm of the business and are committed to continuing their family's gracious, generous spirit and relentless pursuit of perfection.
Kirk Kara Bridal Collections
Every Kirk Kara engagement ring and wedding ring is crafted by hand, elevating a ring from just beautiful to simply extraordinary. Their pieces are unique works of art, timeless originals with a nod to antique style, created, not by machines, but by the deft hand of a master jewelry artisan. Their bridal collections each contain modern heirlooms that feature immaculate detailing that is uniquely Kirk Kara.
Their Carmella collection is a glamorous and extraordinary selection of halo engagement rings and matching wedding bands. The collection draws inspiration from European architecture, with sweeping designs that evoke the glamour of decades past. The Carmella collection is the pinnacle of modern heirlooms, ones that can be passed down for generations. Explore this collection for rings that are the true embodiment of opulence, refinement, and grace.
Their Charlotte collection is vibrant and expressive, featuring gemstone accents that have been a staple in Kirk Kara's design since the brand's inception. This boldly sophisticated collection is perfectly suited for the modern, creative bride who adores all things radiant. The inspiration for this collection comes from art deco designs with architectural details such as clean, symmetrical lines. Pair precious gemstones like sapphires or emeralds with white, yellow, or rose gold for a truly unique style that complements you or the one you love..
For the traditional bride with a love for designs that marry the modern with the vintage, consider the Stella collection. Traditional with a twist: that's the ethos of this classically inspired collection. The Stella collection features understated stylings that are entirely elegant, with simple lines and one-of-a-kind details that illustrate its beauty.
There's Plenty More to Love at Gerald Peters
Gerald Peters proudly services the communities of Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York with a vast selection of bridal and fashion jewelry selections. In addition to our stunning Kirk Kara collections, we also carry engagement rings and wedding bands from other world renowned designers such as TACORI, Sylvie, A. Jaffe, and more. We are a family-owned business operated out of our spacious, state-of-the-art showroom in New York. If you'd like to learn more about our jewelry selection or about the expert services we offer, please give us a call at (718) 477-4000.