ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Darśana Jewelry

Kathleen’s approach to jewelry design stems from a desire to transcend beyond jewelry as mere adornment, but also as a way to express a soulful state of beauty and being.

Self-taught, she has always trusted her instincts for beauty.  After a decade working in interior design on Chicago’s North Shore, Kathleen was inspired to channel her creative energies into designing fine jewelry, eventually founding Darśana Jewelry with the launch of her capsule collection in 2017.  

Her daughters, Lucy, Sophie and Vivienne, are the inspiration behind Darśana Jewelry - a collection of modern heirlooms meant to be cherished and passed on.

Kathleen, resides north of Chicago with her husband, Stephen, Jack Bauer, their giant baby dog, and two skinny cats, Kevin and Doug.