An intimate observer of nature, Kimberlin began at a young age collecting and sketching shapes she found on walks in the woods and along the seashores in Connecticut where she grew up. Inspired by the beauty of flora, fauna and the ocean's seascapes her collections are created by hand in her New York City studio.
During her formal training in fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago she discovered her passion for sculpture. She continued studying in Europe and while traveling in Copenhagen participated in a workshop at Georg Jensen's studio. in Italy she was taught by a master goldsmith. These experiences confirmed that creating on a small scale in precious metals would be her life-long love.
Kimberlin's ethos is creation without destruction. She takes great strides in creating responsibly with beautiful natural resources. She uses recycled and clean mined gold. Working directly with gem mines and gem purveyors assures her stones are ethical, conflict-free, and exceptional in quality and color. Her use of color is distinctive and as varied as a coral reef -using diamonds, the spectrum of sapphires, opals, emeralds, rubies, rainbow moonstones, rutile quartz, tourmaline, and turquoise. She custom cuts many of her stones to capture light enhancing their beauty. Tahitian and Japanese pearls in aubergine, gold and peacock hues are also favorite iridescent centerpieces that need no altering.
Her work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Arts and Design in New York. She has also been published in magazines and the internationally acclaimed Thames and Hudson book 'The New Jewelers' by Olivier Dupon. Featured at fine jewelry stores, boutiques and galleries, her feminine, exotic pieces have also garnered a coterie of private clients including Adele, Helena Christensen, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, Katie Lee, Rachel Ray and Zac Posen - who she created cocktails rings with for his 2009 runway show in NYC. It was an honor for her to make these pieces as it is an honor and privilege making all of her jewelry that brings happiness to the wearer. Her timeless treasures are created thoughtfully with a reverence for natural aesthetics with an attention to the finer details. Her desire is for the jewelry to be worn every day and become cherished heirlooms for future generations.