meet Kate

Kate Collins is a lifelong artist who pursued opportunities in medicine and public health after questioning whether her deepest passion, painting, was a sustainable career choice. After working as a clinical research nurse, some major life changes — motherhood, divorce, remarriage — brought her back to art. 

Kate began collaborating with women around the world, promoting their economic empowerment by designing pieces that they would then use their own skills to make by hand. The pieces designed by Kate, and crafted by women across the globe, made up our first collections, originally called "Plume Collection" before rebranding to Kate Collins Jewelry in 2023. Designing the jewelry for these collections reawakened the artist in Kate, and led her to a passion for jewelry making she never knew she had.

Kate now channels her lifelong passion for creation into art that is as functional as it is beautiful. She draws inspiration anywhere and everywhere: from an unexpected, one-of-a-kind precious stone; during a walk in nature; from friends and loved ones; during a daydream while cooking dinner.