OUR STORY

KAT GEE – Founder and Creative Director

Jewellery has always been Kat’s first love and passion. From designing and selling jewellery in the playground at age 7 to then starting her first jewellery company at just 24 a career in jewellery seemed inevitable. Kat first showed her jewellery at New Zealand Fashion Week 2007 to rave reviews and was quick to sell out of the first collections. The business has grown organically since then and Kat is now mum to 2 gorgeous young children and lives by the beach in Christchurch.

Citing her grandma’s style and savvy approach to accessorising as her single greatest inspiration, Kat’s designs are both timeless and contemporary and designed for the modern women. Kat combines silver and steel with precious gemstones and pearls to create jewellery that is collectable, stackable and uniquely wearable. Kat’s simple uncluttered style and precision craftsmanship is evident in all of her limited edition designs.

Growing up in Christchurch, New Zealand Kat recalls weekend visits to Birdlings Flat beach with her Grandparents to hunt for precious gems and pebbles along the waters edge. Now Kat travels the world to source the stunning gemstones and pearls to include in her designs and works with a highly talented team of jewellers to handcraft her concepts in reality.

She recalls the story of the pearl necklace that her Grandma hid in her undergarments when in a Japanese concentration camp WWII – this necklace is still in Kat’s family today. To Kat and her passionate Kat Gee team, jewellery represents much more than just metals and gems.

We hope you find as much enjoyment from Kat Gee’s designs as much as she has in creating them for you.

 

Kat Gee is honoured to partner with Child Cancer Foundation to create exclusive charity collaborations.
Kat’s entrepreneurial skills have been recognized through Deloitte’s Fast 50, EY Entrepreneur of the year and Global Woman network.