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KatieKatie

Where are you from? Lexington, VA

What are you doing in NYC? I moved to NYC 10 years ago thinking Zoubir and I would return to France after a couple of years. Well, we’re still here and it doesn’t look like we are going anywhere else. I think I am officially becoming a New Yorker. (Definition: can’t imagine living elsewhere.)

What do you love most about working for KTC? I feel lucky to be able to be creative everyday and to interact with such interesting people. Our collection is such a part of us and when customers appreciate it, we automatically have a connection.  I also love working with my husband Zoubir. We juggle work with taking care of our kids Sophia (5) and Liam (3). It all gets mixed up, but in the end it keeps everyday interesting.  And did I mention that seeking inspiration through travel is part of the job? LOVE that.

What KTC do you wear these days? The mixed metal martini.

Zoubir

Where are you from? The South of France

What are you doing in NYC? Katie and I met while she was studying in France.  I moved here to be with her 10 years ago. It doesn’t hurt that I love this city.

What do you love most about working for KTC? Every day is different.  I really enjoy managing the website and working with the photos.  I like making people happy with our jewelry.  And I love having a family business with my wife and being able to pick up my kids from school.

Lauren L Lauren at bryant

Where are you from? Houston, Texas with stints in Indonesia, China, Malaysia, & England

What are you doing in NYC? I came to New York City with no intention of staying but was supposed to just visit my boyfriend and work at the US Open in the summer of 2011. Before I knew it, I was signing a lease on an apartment. I now work on the website and social media for KTC.

What do you love most about working for KTC? I love the fun approach Katie takes to her business, the KTC “Wine Wednesdays,” and getting to chat with customers, who always have an interesting story to tell.

What KTC do you wear these days? My favorite has to be the beautiful Square of Pavé Diamonds Necklace because it’s an edgy twist on a classic style and the diamond is my birthstone.

Ann Marie

Where are you from? Brooklyn, NY

What are you doing in NYC? Frankly, I don’t think I would ever live elsewhere. Except for Paris maybe….

What do you love most about working for KTC? I am a bar-tender at heart. And in a way, working for KTC isn’t that much different. You get a lot of contact with great people, you are busy all the time, and even better, you get gorgeous jewels! Plus, I can still pick up my daughter Lola from school.

What KTC do you wear these days?  I am crazy about the Byzantine rings. Actually, anytime Katie puts out new rings I usually grab one for myself.

Jamie-Hughes-for-BlongJamie

Where are you from?  From Down South, good ol’ Virginia

What are you doing in NYC? Originally came for school and continuing my education to attain my MBA.

What do you love most about working for KTC? The positive energy surrounding the entire store and the brand. Everyone is so welcoming and always has a positive outlook. Plus I loveee the natural look of the jewelry! It’s the best!

What KTC do you wear these days? Everyday I rock the “layered look” with my KTC Moonstone Necklace, part of the gemstone collection, layered with my noodle necklace. Don’t forget my Citrine Stacking Ring!

Brianna

Where are you from? Manhattan, NY

What are you doing in NYC? Going to college, majoring in advertising and public relations for a career in marketing. Though my home is NYC, my long-time dream is to live in Europe for at least a year after graduating. I’m thinking Barcelona or London.

What do you love most about working for KTC? I enjoy learning about the different metals, stones and symbols in the collection, and seeing how Katie will use them in her designs. It’s fun observing women’s different styles, and helping new and return customers acquire pieces they have their eyes on.

What KTC do you wear these days? My favorites are the Vintage Oval Turquoise Gold Necklace and the Gold Mirror Earrings. They work well together for day or evening looks.

Danidani

Where are you from? Jersey City, NJ.

What are you doing in NYC? Having grown up right across the river, I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in NYC one day. I started working as a full-time nanny a little over 2 years ago on the UWS as a way to pay for college. My eventual goal is to be a child psychologist. Now, between nannying  and working for KTC, I am even closer to graduating!

What do you love most about working for KTC? I love when someone comes to the store or booth excited about the jewelry. It is so fun to feed off of their energy, get to know their preferences, and help them find pieces they may not have thought of for themselves. Also, I love the originality of the collection. You really don’t see pieces like KTC everywhere!

What KTC do you wear these days? I love to wear the lariat. It’s so versatile and different. I’m also obsessed with the gold hoop earrings with the gold nuggets along the bottom!

Evelyn-Meet-the-teamEvelyn

Where are you from? I’m from Highland Park, NJ originally and now I live in Brooklyn.

What are you doing in NYC? I always knew I wanted to live in NYC, right now I’m studying journalism at The New School.

What do you love most about working for KTC? I love the designs and the quality, but I think one of my favorite parts is Katie’s great fan base, and really happy returning customers. It’s nice working in such a positive and upbeat place!

What KTC do you wear these days? I love layering simple pieces together, the noodle necklace is an everyday favorite, because you can wear it alone or pair it with something. It always looks classy.

Emily-Mitnik-for-BLOGEmily

Where are you from? Born and raised in New Jersey. I went to college at the University of Wisconsin and I am now am back on the East Coast!

What are you doing in NYC? I have been living in NY for the past 5 years, currently living in Brooklyn. I work for Stylus Media Group and spend all my free time trying new restaurants and taking photographs.

What do you love most about working for KTC? Aside from the amazing KT team and beautiful jewelry…I love that I can jump on any subway in NY and see someone wearing one of our pieces!

What KTC do you wear these days? Medium Gold Teardrop Hoops! Wear them every day, they go with EVERYTHING!

Helen

Where are you from? Pasadena, CA

What are you doing in NYC? I spent two summers in college working for KTCollection on weekends while interning in the city.  After graduating in 2009,  I moved to New York  right in time for the holiday markets.

What do you love most about working for KTC? Watching people discover the line, helping return customers find a new piece to add to their collection and wearing the jewelry of course!

What KTC do you wear these days?   The long gold Ganesh necklace.

Jenn-for-Meet-the-TeamJenn

Where are you from? Miami, Florida and Southern California. The sunshine states claim me, and I love it!

What are you doing in NYC?  I came to NYC in 2009 for an Internship, fell in love with the city and moved back in 2011. Now I’m enjoying the beauty of this city and learning all I can one day at a time.

What do you love most about working for KTC? Being surrounded by beautiful pieces of jewelry all day is definitely a perk.

What KTC do you wear these days? Gold Teardrop Hoop Earrings and Gold Vermeil Adjustable Ring both timeless and great on everyone.

Erin meet the teamErin

Where are you from? Vashon Island, WA.

What are you doing in NYC? I am pursuing a career in education.

What do you love most about working for KTC? I love meeting the customers and working with interesting and talented people.

What KTC do you wear these days? I like the turquoise bullet necklace.

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Areta

Where are you from? Queens, NY

What are you doing in NYC? Attending college, majoring in advertising and public relations where I hope to someday work for non-profit organizations.

What do you love most about working for KTC? Apart from the amazing jewelry? I love learning about the designing process, what inspired Katie with the different designs, styles and textures. It’s truly inspiring.

What KTC do you wear these days? My favorite is the Silver Virgo Zodiac Star Sign Necklace. Astrology fascinates me, I see it as a symbol of language and this necklace speaks for itself.

Jessica

Where are you from? New Jersey, with stints in Singapore & England.

What are you doing in NYC? I work in Fashion Design as an assistant designer.

What do you love most about working for KTC? We have fun together! And we work at all the street fairs and the Holiday Markets in the city which allows us to be outside and connect with customers on a different level. It has also brought us this brilliant grassroots following. I love when people come into the popup shop and say,  “Oh I saw you guys at the winter market this year!” It shows that we did something right and made enough of a personal connection that they sought us out!

What KTC do you wear these days? The Gold Large Link Necklace and the Silver Small Link Necklace – not only can you wear them a million ways, but they also look amazing paired together!

1003535_10151876462198649_1183646670_nSabrina

Where are you from? I am from Nimes, a little Roman village in the south of France.

What are you doing in NYC? I am here to study English. In my free time, I am enjoying helping out at KTcollection as an intern. I love being in New York City and discovering the fashion trends which usually come to us 2 years later.

What do you love most about working for KTC? We don’t have jewelry like KTcollection in France and I am enjoying learning about the quality products they use like gold-filled jewelry. It is a fantastic substitute for gold and doesn’t exist in France. I also like KTcollection’s fun and warm approach to sales. It is a great place to practice English and meet nice people.

What KTC do you wear these days? I love to layer the large brushed circle necklace with the long faceted ruby necklace.  I plan on bringing the layered style of Ktcollection back to the south of France. C’est tres chic!

IMG_2022Maureen, KTcollection’s Jewelry Photographer

Where are you from? Michigan originally, and I just moved to NY this past summer from Chicago.

What are you doing in NYC? Exploring the city and trying new things! I’m currently doing photography, retouching, photo assisting, and working on a small clothing collection with a friend.

What do you love most about working for KTC? I love learning about the collection and inspiration for Katie’s designs.

What KTC do you wear these days? My favorite piece is the tube necklace, I love how delicate it is and I think it looks beautiful on everyone

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  1. Sally Hutchison #

    I LOVE my sterling silver adjustable ring!!! I get a lot of compliments on it every time I wear it. I had seen it at a street fair and then most recently at the Union Square Holiday Market last winter during a visit to the city to visit my son who lives there. Imagine my surprise when I received it as a gift from my son at Christmas~ It is one of my most favorite pieces of jewelry. Thank you so much for designing it!

    August 18, 2011

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