Karin Jacobson

Karin Jacobson Design

"The wonderful thing about art jewelry is the feeling you get when you wear something that is both beautiful and handmade. You feel a little uplifted and inspired, and I do not think we can ever have that feeling too much. "

Jacobson is committed to meticulously crafted jewelry. Each piece is hand fabricated using ethically sourced materials, such as recycled metals and gemstones that are fair-trade, recycled, domestic, or sourced from small artisan mines. Her recent work, inspired by origami and kirigami (origami with cut paper), is created by taking flat shapes and folding them into voluminous 3-D forms.

Jacobson loves the scale and detail of jewelry making. There is a meditative quality to working on something small and making it beautiful. She uses a combination of lost wax casting, fabrication, and hand forming to create her origami collection. She also loves stone setting and employs a wide variety of stone setting techniques, including bezel, tube, flush, and channel setting.

Jacobson's training has been mostly informal. After high school, she apprenticed as a goldsmith while also attending the University of Minnesota (where she did not study jewelry, but liberal arts). She graduated summa cum laude in 1997 with a BA in history. Besides her seven years working as a goldsmith apprentice, she is self-taught, and continues to learn and explore in her Minneapolis studio.

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Petite Hyacinth Fold Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Karin Jacobson
$ 340
Hook Bracelet with Diamond Trio
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Karin Jacobson
$ 424
Torus Ring with One Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Karin Jacobson
$ 156
Torus Ring with 3 Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Karin Jacobson
$ 330
Ruby Hexagon Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Karin Jacobson
$ 464
Torus Bracelet with Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Karin Jacobson
$ 1,252
Twist Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

by Karin Jacobson
$ 90
Torus Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

by Karin Jacobson
$ 168
Torus Double Diamond Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Karin Jacobson
$ 450
Medium Anise Fold Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Karin Jacobson
$ 376
Twist Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Karin Jacobson
$ 90
Double Cloud Long Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Karin Jacobson
$ 296
Double Cloud Necklace with Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Karin Jacobson
$ 626
Medium Cloud Fold Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Karin Jacobson
$ 376
Double Anise Long Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Karin Jacobson
$ 296
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
MN State Arts Board Grant Recipient, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota State Arts Board, 2005
AJDC New Talent Competition, New York, NY, American Jewelry Design Council, 2002
Tahitian and South Sea Pearl Show, New York, NY, Aaron Faber Gallery, 2006
Sapphire Show, New York, NY, Aaron Faber Gallery, 2005
Jewelry Trunk Show, St. Paul, MN, Grand Hand Gallery, 2016