About Katie Dean
Hi, I’m Katie
I’m a midwest girl with a love for style. I create handmade, dainty jewels to inspire women to try something new, embrace their femininity, and feel beautiful while still feeling like themselves.
The jewels at Katie Dean Jewelry are fun, modern and effortlessly beautiful. But looking good is just one part of the equation.
We’re in the Business of Creating Beautiful Lives, Not Just Beautiful Jewels
At Katie Dean Jewelry we go beyond just making jewelry. We want to inspire you to live and create a beautiful life. That’s why I personally spend time planning and art directing our photo shoots, planning out our Instagram and writing blog posts that mix style and life.
I know how big of a change one piece of jewelry or one inspiring style post can make. It can completely change your outlook on your day and put that pep back in your step. We want you to leave our website or our social media feeling rejuvenated and excited.
Nothing makes me happier than making gorgeous, dainty jewelry for you to shamelessly take a selfie in (even if that's a nail-selfie)!
My passion for creating timeless dainty jewelry is as alive as ever. I still love creating new pieces that come into the line.
My inspiration comes from many things. Traveling, architecture, people, cities, shapes, and so much more. I’m inspired by how those things make me feel. I love looking at art from the past with a special eye on the shapes that are used and how I could make it into a new piece.
Quality is also something I am adamant about and stand behind. We offer a 1 year free repair policy which you can read more about here and I wrote a blog explaining what our pieces are made of which you can read here. In addition to creating affordable dainty gold jewelry I am passionate about continuing to create jobs within the United States to help our local economy. When you’re buying from us, you’re supporting a Made in America company.
I'm happy and proud to share that our customers feel the love that we put into every piece when receiving and wearing their dainty pieces. We set up a dedicated page so you can read through our glowing reviews and see for yourself what people are saying. ✨
Dainty, Delicate Jewels
The reason I create dainty, delicate jewels is because it’s feminine, classic and timeless. You can dress up our jewels with red carpet looks, wear them day-to-day at work, to a cafe with friends or on a date night. I believe fashion should be affordable but also that artists and entrepreneurs should be justly paid for their work. We strive to keep our prices at an affordable price while continuing to provide jobs for our community.
I would love to stay in touch with you whether that's through our email newsletter or our social media. We strive to inspire you to create a beautiful life with our jewelry and in many other ways.
Find us in the Press
Our jewels have been adored by the likes of People Mag, Star, Cosmopolitan, E!, Refinery29 and many more.
We’ve been fortunate to have our team’s hard work acknowledged by some of the biggest magazine & influencers in the industry. We believe that’s because every piece is touched by human hands, and isn’t about how it makes you look. Our jewels shine brighter because of how they make you feel.
Paying it forward
I've had the pleasure of being interviewed on some amazing podcasts where I share stories about how I started Katie Dean Jewelry, the mistakes I made and how I've learned from them plus lots of helpful tips for anyone thinking of starting their own business. I'm passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and small businesses, my main motto being, "community over competition".
Here's a list of podcast interviews I've done that you can tune into:
Before I end off, it's worth noting that I'm no longer based in Los Angeles. I made the move to Oakland with my husband right before we got married in 2018 and we recently relocated to sunny Florida! We're loving life on the beach. It's been wonderful getting involved with local events and meeting other business owners and artists here.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and what Katie Dean Jewelry is all about.
Thanks for reading and for all your support. 💛