Kate V Hemphill
Kate Hemphill is a private jeweler and aesthetic consultant based out of New York City with a combined 13 years of experience in the jewelry industry. Her expertise ranges from retail to wholesale to antique acquisitions and contemporary design, celebrity styling and collection evaluations.
“My love affair with jewelry began as a little girl when the first thing I would do when I arrived at my grandparents house was to dig into my grandmothers jewelry box and pile on as many bracelets and necklaces as I could manage. To this day, I am rarely seen without a few sparkling pieces on.
For me, jewelry is one of the most important avenues of expressing your personal style. Everyone should have a few signature pieces that define their style. For me its my collection of big 1940’s gold bracelets. Whatever yours may be it should be timeless and unique. I always advise my clients to invest in one or two important, precious pieces of jewelry rather than collect bits and pieces of costume jewelry that are trendy and you may only wear a few times. Those purchases do add up and before you know it you could have had a pair of beautiful diamond hoop earrings for all those impulse accessory purchases.”
Living in New York City we are surrounded by inspiration…from the storied jewelers of Fifth avenue to the fashion houses and style icons who represent them. Everywhere you look you can find art and architecture to admire. “What I love about jewelry is that it incorporates all of those elements and it always has a story to tell.”
At KVH, our goal is to help each of our clients define his or her style through jewelry. If a piece is not being worn, let’s re-design it or sell it and invest in something you want and love to wear everyday. If you are looking for a special piece to celebrate a birthday or anniversary we can help you express your affection and sentiment with an antique charm bracelet or a custom designed diamond ring.