After island-hopping between St. Maarten and St. Barth’s, I came home with wild ideas and exciting inspirations. I found that jewelry was my place to start and slowly began the journey of creating a brand. My vision mirrors my own personal style – a little prep & a little bohemian – as well as my love of the ocean and travel. Stella Kate is a lifestyle brand for like-minded daydreamers.

     I believe in using quality materials and precious metals. Seashells, gemstones, and wood are natural elements that I love to incorporate into my designs. The materials are sourced from all over the world, as are my inspirations. Precious metals and basic supplies are purchased from US companies. Some elements are only available from other countries, such as native wooden beads from the Philippines and Hill Tribe silver from Thailand. Each piece is designed, made, and packaged by me in my home studio. I'm a believer in the importance of details, so I take great care in each piece and presentation.

     Never overdone and constantly evolving, I strive to set my jewelry apart from the crowd. Each design has a luxurious, timeless feel that is meant to flow seamlessly from season to season. Tell your own story with our custom-stamped pieces and layers of free-spirited details.

     My husband is a Marine, and we are currently stationed in California. He is my advice-giver, display builder, support, and a lot more. I'm originally from Virginia, and he's from Michigan, but we have both spent many years in the Carolinas. Stella Kate was founded in Surf City, NC and its a very special place to me.

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〰️ ♥ Dana