Kimberlin began collecting and sketching natural elements as a child along the seashores in Connecticut. 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 and her love for working with precious metals. 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 making jewelry 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 gold and is a founding member of the Gold Collective, partnering with clean mining practices in Alaska. 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, emeralds, rubies, opals, rainbow moonstones, imperial topaz, rutile quartz, tourmaline, and turquoise. She custom cuts many of her stones to capture light and 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. She creates timeless treasures and future heirlooms, responsibly and thoughtfully from her studio in New York City.