Kelly founded Cimber Designs in 2008, combining her interests with natural earth elements, unique rocks and gemstones with her keen sense of fashion and beautiful things. As a lifelong artist, Kelly first discovered her love for handcrafting jewelry while growing up in Connecticut. Her early studies in metal smithing provided the background she needed to win the Silver Key Award for metal sculpture at the Connecticut State Art Fair.
In honor of our new series, Women Crush Wednesdays, we want to introduce to you another hard working lady in the industry: Kelly Cimber of Cimber Designs.
Multifaceted, Cimber earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership from the US Coast Guard Academy and an Associates of Residential Planning from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. As a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard, Kelly Cimber lives in Miami Beach Florida and inbetween coordinating search and rescue and law enforcement cases, she is also living her dream of pursuing a career in the arts.
Cimber (pronounced Sim bur) Designs in Jewelry was created with the trendy high fashion woman in mind. Discouraged by the ‘cheap’ and tarnishable quality of costume jewelry, Kelly was inspired to produce bold fashion-forward statement jewelry made of high quality materials, yet at affordable prices. Each piece is handcrafted using 14kt gold filled or sterling silver precious metals, as well as semi-precious stones that are hand selected for their distinctive features and qualities.
Influenced by her earlier years of collecting rocks, Cimber designs many of her pieces using stones in their natural raw form. The collections of Cimber are ever changing with the current trends in fashion, but remain fresh, sophisticated, glamorous, and contemporary. Cimber’s most defined signature pieces are her brilliant one of kind necklaces with large semi precious stones in their natural, genuine state or colorful agate slices.
Kelly's designs are available in boutiques all across the US, including Lee and Birch! Come in and see all of the fantastic handmade necklaces and bracelets in store before they're gone.