The gem and jewelry industry is filled with creative careers, and industry professionals give glimpses into some of the more interesting ones.
Katey Brunini launched her jewelry design company, K Brunini Jewels, in 1997. Brunini is known for her signature collections influenced by nature’s beauty. This award-winning San Diego-based designer travels the world seeking inspiration for her exceptional pieces, featuring gold and sterling silver paired with diamonds, pearls, gems and unique organic elements such as wood, bone and antler, and nuts. Her creative jewelry designs are sought by celebrities, collectors and world leaders.
Before starting her own company, Brunini gained industry and design experience as an apprentice with master jewelers followed by four years as the custom designer for J. Jessops and Sons. Throughout her career, she has received dozens of industry awards. Brunini is inspired by the bridge created between prehistoric and modern man via design.