Who is Kimberly McDonald
Kimberly McDonald’s signature #ilikerocks represents a lifelong passion. A passion expressed in her namesake collections of fine jewelry and home accessories, which center on a deep appreciation of the melding of the raw and the fine. Kimberly McDonald launched in 2007 in New York City, following Kimberly’s career as a curator of private clients’ fine jewelry collections. Composing collections left a mark on her, sparking the creation of a brand where every one-of-a-kind piece carries a story and invites connection. Connection is a hallmark of the Kimberly McDonald brand: connection between the owner and a piece, between Kimberly McDonald and trusted suppliers, between the company and the planet. Kimberly’s love of all things natural is more than a foundation for her work as a designer; sustainability is integral to the brand’s existence. Creation without destruction is just how we operate. We seek out the finest natural materials, reclaimed gold, and recycled diamonds to handcraft the collection in the United States with sustainability in mind. Kimberly’s design aesthetic has always focused on letting the natural speak for itself, so these environmentally respectful practices evolved organically. “I’m proud that I have such strong relationships with every level of the process—from miners to craftsmen. Each piece is made with care and respect, values we stand for.” The Kimberly McDonald collection has received overwhelming support and recognition from editors, stylists and celebrities alike. To count First Lady Michelle Obama, Joan Burstein, Cindy Crawford and Cameron Diaz as loyalists is a privilege. While we’re thrilled to see Kimberly McDonald’s following grow, it’s even more exciting to know that it isn’t made up of followers. Instead it consists of those who revel in going against the grain and, like Kimberly McDonald, they appreciate that beauty can be radically different.