About Karel Jewelry Design
With an eye for combining the classic with current fashions, Karel McGuirt, founder and designer at Karel Jewelry, designs and handcrafts each and every piece of jewelry she offers. She is committed to finding and utilizing unique and valuable materials to keep her designs fresh and innovative. And as a working mother, she understands the importance of offering her beautiful pieces at affordable prices.
Everyone deserves to feel unique and beautiful. It was always important to me to express my individuality through fashion, but I often found it difficult to find unique, quality pieces of jewelry that I could afford. That's how this company was born...I thought, if I can't find it, I'll make it myself.
It was at the school of Fine Arts at the University of Texas in Austin that Karel developed her passion for ornamentation in Costume Design, and it was through the pursuit of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama that she truly matured as an artist. After graduation, Karel spent eight years honing her business skills in the corporate world, then she began designing and fabricating bridesmaid's and flower girl's apparel - and in 1999, she made the decision to begin offering her jewelry designs through Karel Jewelry.
I am currently pursuing a career in the medical field, but am still utilizing jewelry design as a creative outlet. I still believe handcrafted quality gemstone jewelry can be affordable. So, if you are interested in handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry, you have come to the right place!
Karel Jewelry Design LLC is a former member of The American Gem Trade Association and The Jewelers Board of Trade.
Each design is special - some reflect colorful characters in my life, others are inspired by the magnificent colors I've seen in nature, some through wonderful travels, others just outside my backdoor. Life and the experiences that come with it can be the most incredible motivators.
It is through Him that I give credit to His magnificent creations - Gemstones! I believe we see only a glimpse of His splendor here on earth and what is to come is even more tremendous. (Rev. 21:19-21: "The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, 2nd sapphire, 3rd chalcedony, 4th emerald, 5th sardonyx, 6th carnelian, 7th chrysolite, 8th beryl, 9th topaz, 10th chrysoprase, 11th jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.")