About Us

Since 1890, the Kirk Kara artists and artisans have handcrafted rings and fine jewelry. Each exquisite piece is designed to be forever captivating.

blue sapphire engagement ring

Add a Pop of Color with Vibrant Gemstones

From Princess Diana’s legendary diamond-encircled sapphire ring to Jackie Kennedy’s emerald-and-diamond statement engagement ring, gemstones have an iconic history among the world’s leading ladies.

In the 1970s, Kirk Kara met and fell in love with his future wife, Lucy. During their courtship, he created a breathtaking sapphire pendant for her, and ever since, our design collections have been sparkling with sapphire-studded designs.

Sapphires aren’t just beautiful, they symbolize luck, fidelity, sincerity and a strong bond between the couple. While the gemstone rings from the Stella Collection feature subtle pops of color amid striking, classical design, the Carmella Collection incorporates pink and blue sapphires into bold, glamorous designs.

Our Deco-inspired Collection, Charlotte, exudes almost every vibrant color imaginable in architecturally spellbinding, highly detailed pieces. The Dahlia Collection features floral-inspired shapes and like Charlotte, boasts endless combinations of color.

Our love of vintage-inspired, vibrant gemstones extends far beyond sapphires! Amethysts represent spirituality, cleverness and wisdom in striking purple accents, and romantically feminine pink sapphires share meaning with their blue counterparts.

Rubies and emeralds have been worn for centuries by powerful, confident women, and are popular accents to the necklaces and crowns of queens. Take a note from Liz Taylor and Queen Elizabeth and consider a design accented with rubies to symbolize eternity and strength. Cleopatra was famously obsessed with emeralds, which were also Aphrodite’s symbol of love.

Briliant gemstones are not only vibrant and expressive, they’re truly inspired by classical meaning and vintage design. At Kirk Kara, our gemstones are individually chosen for high-quality color and clarity, then cut by hand for each breathtaking design. Choosing a gemstone and diamond ring is a beautifully captivating way to add symbolism and briliant color to the ring of your dreams.