Kathleen Sleigh’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.
Kathleen is self-taught and has always trusted her instincts for beauty. After a decade working in interior design on Chicago’s North Shore, she was inspired to channel her creative energies into designing fine jewelry, eventually founding Darśana Jewelry with the launch of her capsule collection in 2017.
Kathleen's daughters, Lucy, Sophie and Vivienne, are her inspiration for 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 rarely seen cats, Kevin and Doug.
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Photography by Sophie Sleigh and Kathleen Sleigh