Katherine Aberle has chosen to channel her varied creative interests into form and materials that are both precious and enduring. After receiving a BA from the University of California in Fine Arts, Katherine became a staff member at the highly prestigious Gemological Institute of America. During her 10 years at GIA, she taught design and developed new classes for the permanent curriculum.
Katherine’s most recent inspiration has been the patterns from various Celtic, Greek and native American cultures, which she has integrated into her “intaglio” wedding bands. The basic symbols and shapes originate from many cultures and ages, and were gathered from items as diverse as fabric borders, book ornamentation and ancient armor.
“I find the design and creation of jewelry to be a very satisfying outlet for my creativity. Jewelry is an important symbol in celebrating life’s rites of passage, such as marriage, anniversaries, or the birth of a child. It is a precious and lasting possession that can be handed down to future generations to maintain the special memories we all cherish. It is a privilege for me to be involved in this process.”
– Katherine Aberle