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KARA ROSS Fine Jewelry and Handbags

BOUTIQUE 655 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 212.755.8100

888.686.KARA www.KaraRossNY.com


KARA ROSS NEW YORK Kara Ross fell in love with the art of jewelry making after a trip to Africa as a teenager where she brought home a native gemstone. Upon returning to her hometown of Philadelphia, her mother took her to Jeweler’s Row where she designed a square cut ring on an 18 karat gold band with diamonds. Kara has said that creating something wholly original at a young age really affected her and has guided her vision as a designer. Following graduation from Georgetown and a short stint in advertising at Harper’s Bazaar, Kara decided to pursue a career in jewelry. Kara became a certified Gemologist and for many years she used diamonds, pearls, and 18kt gold to create one-ofa-kind custom pieces for private clients. Her most famous private client to date is President Obama and the First Lady, for whom she created exclusive gifts made from magnolia wood that originated from the White House lawn. While the initial piece was created for visiting heads of state, the collaboration has continued, and Kara continues to design gifts for esteemed visitors and employees of the White House. Kara launched her eponymous company, Kara Ross New York, in 2003 with the vision to create jewelry that has character and imagination. Kara is inspired by alternative materials like jet, lava, wood as well as precious and semi-precious gemstones in their raw, organic forms.

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The company debuted with a stunning Fine Jewelry Collection, which received rave reviews from editors and clients alike. The line has expanded to include handbags, a sterling silver “Gemstone” collection, belts and the KARA by Kara Ross fashion brand as well as the special 10021 collection for JCPenney’s Bijoux Bar. Recognized as pieces of art, Kara’s fine jewelry can now be seen at museums around the country, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the San Diego Natural History Museum. An special exhibition recently took place at the GIA museum in Carlsbad, California. Kara’s pieces have also been included in Ruth Peltason’s book “Living Jewels – Masterpieces from Nature”. Kara Ross is an award wnning designer. In 2014, she won the GEM Award for Design from the Jewelry Information Center. In 2012, Kara was chosen as one of the International Designers of Distinction by The Silver Promotion service and was also honored with the Women’s Jewelry Association Excellence in Design Award. In 2008, she was honored with Fashion Group International’s “Rising Star” Award for Jewelry Design.

Split Pendant with Raw Rubellite & Smooth Amethyst with Diamonds in 18K Gold Split Pendant with Raw Beryl & Smooth Blue Topaz with Diamonds in 18K Gold 3


THE PETRA COLLECTION Kara Ross returns to her roots with the debut of the Petra Collection. It is the first complete collection of fine jewelry that her luxury accessories company has put out in five years. Petra, the Latin word for “stone,” exemplifies the brands’ close affinity for a multitude of gemstones, stemming from Kara’s training as a GIA certified gemologist. The collection was inspired by the design of the Pangea ring, which is the foundation and centerpiece for the entire collection, and features a wide array of sparkling, colorful gemstones of the highest quality set in 18-karat gold. “I am thrilled to debut this new fine jewelry collection, which represents my passion for raw and polished stones, in their purest forms. Showcasing the most spectacular precious and semi-precious stones, the collection is illustrative of my love for merging unique materials, in an unexpected way, with a harmonious, yet striking result,” -Kara Ross. The Petra Collection brings to mind movement and alludes to the idea of entities drifting and coming together to create a harmonious whole. One of the most compelling elements of the collection is the juxtaposition of smooth and raw stones, which is showcased side-by-side in many of the pieces; resulting in a truly distinctive design. A delicate and jagged row of pave diamonds beautifully fuses together the smooth and rough stones. This diamond accent is seen throughout the collection, oftentimes presented in an innovative and unexpected way, whether merging together stones in a pair of earrings or being utilized as a setting for a cocktail ring. Kara Ross is based in New York and the fine jewelry collection is designed and handcrafted in New York City; the polished and “gritty” design components in the collection also suggests the two sides of the city that co-exist to create the whole destination. Precious stones featured in the Petra Collection include diamond, opal, blue topaz, aqua marine, peridot, fire opal, green beryl, citrine, rubellite, green tourmaline, amethyst, moonstone, rock crystal. Metals used include yellow, white and rose 18-karat gold. The colors and textures of the stones refract the light in remarkable ways, while also creating a vibrant and colorful display of colors ranging from deep blues and vivid pinks, to dazzling purples and a more neutral gold. The Petra Collection presents a variety of designs, including collar and pendant necklaces, drop and post earrings, as well as large, statement and smaller, stackable rings, offering a multitude of luxurious options for the quintessentially stylish woman. A smaller version of the original Pangea Ring is also available in the collection.

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Left tot Right Hemimorphite Pendant set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Raw Hemimorphite Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Split Ring with Raw Blue Opal, Raw Hemimorphite set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds “Pangea” Ring with 18-karat White, Yellow, & Rose Gold. Pave Diamonds, Opal, Peridot and Blue Topaz Blue Topaz and Peridot “Inset” Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Smooth Contour Ring with Sky Blue Topaz set in 18-karat Gold with Pave Diamonds 5


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On Left (Left to Right) Small “Pangea” Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz, Peridot, Opal and Diamonds Small “Pangea” Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Amethyst, Rubellite and Diamonds Small “Pangea” Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz and Diamonds Small “Pangea” Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Ruby, Rubellite, Opal and Diamonds

On Right “Pangea” Ring set in 18-karat White, Yellow and Rose Gold with Pave Diamonds

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On Left Raw Tourmaline “Slice� Necklace with 18-karat Gold Rubellite and Diamonds

On Right (Left to Right) Pave Cage Oval Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Ruby, Amethyst, Orange Moonstone, Rubellite and Diamonds Pave Cage Oval Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Moonstone, Opal and Diamonds Pave Cage Oval Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz, Peridot, Amethyst and Diamonds Open Cage Oval Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Amethyst Pave Open Cage Oval Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz and Diamonds

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On Left (Left to Right) Large Mosaic Earrings set in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz, Amethyst, Peridot, Opal and Diamonds Extra Large Mosaic Link Earrings set in 18-karat Gold with Rainbow Moonstone and Diamonds Small Mosaic Earrings with Rubellite set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds

On Right Small Mosaic Pendant with Rubellite set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain Medium Mosaic Pendant set in 18-karat Gold with Moonstone and Pave Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain Extra Large Mosaic Pendant set in 18-karat Gold with Amethyst, Rubellite, Opal and Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain

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On Left Blue Peruvian Opal Necklace with 18-karat Gold, Peridot, Blue Topaz and Opal Inlay and Diamonds.

On Right Pave Mosaic Drop Earrings set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Gemstone and Pave Mosaic Drop Earrings set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds and Gemstones Small Outline Earrings with Section Pave Diamonds set in 18-karat Gold. Outline Earrings with Full Pave Set Diaomnds set in 18-karat Gold

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On Left Large Mosaic Bracelet on 18-karat Gold Hard Wire with Opal, Fire Opal, Amethyst, Moonstone and Blue Topaz

On Right Raw Amethyst Mosaic Slice Necklace with 18-karat Gold, Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Peridot, Opal and Diamonds

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On Left Contour Triple Drop Earrings set in 18-karat Gold with Moonstone and White Diamonds

On Right (Left to Right) Smooth Contour Ring Set in 18-karat Gold with Citrine, Mother of Pearl and White Diamonds Smooth Contour Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Sky Blue Topaz and Pave White Diamonds Smooth Contour Ring Set in 18-karat Gold with Amethyst, Mother of Pearl and White Diamonds Smooth Contour Ring in 18-karat Gold with Pave White Diamonds Smooth Contour Ring Set in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz, Mother of Pearl and White Diamonds

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On Left (Left to Right) Contour Narrow Stacking Bands in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Contour Narrow Stacking Bands in 18-karat Gold with Full Pave Diamonds Contour Narrow Stacking Bands in 18-karat Gold with Blue Topaz and Diamonds

On Right Contour Pave Triple Drop Earrings in 18-karat Gold with White Diamonds

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On Left Rock Crystal Pendant with 18-karat Rose, White and Yellow Gold and Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain Contour Narrow Stacking Bands in 18-karat Gold with Full Pave Diamonds

On Right Zig Zag Accent Stud Earrings in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Contour Hoop Earrings in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Contour Thin Stacking Bangle in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds

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Left to Right Split Ring with Raw and Smooth 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Split Ring with Raw and Smooth Citrine set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Split Ring with Raw and Smooth Amethyst set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Split Ring with Raw and Smooth Rubellite set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Split Ring with Raw Blue Opal and Raw Hemimorphite set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds 22


Left to Right Split Ring with Raw and Smooth Amethyst set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Split Ring with Raw and Smooth Rubellite set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Split Pendant with Raw Rubellite and Smooth Amethyst with 18-karat Gold with Diamonds

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Left to Right Split Pendant with Raw and Smooth Aquamarine with18-karat Gold and Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain Raw Earrings in White Quartz with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds 24


Middle Raw Uvarite Earrings in 18-karat Gold and Pave Set Diamonds Left to Right Raw Earrings in Hemimorphite and Opal with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Raw Hemimorphite Pendant with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain 25


On Left Raw White Quartz Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds

On Right Raw White Quartz Drop Earrings with 18-karat Gold and White Diamonds Raw White Quartz Drop Earrings with 18-karat Gold and White Diamond Accents

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On Left Raw Pyrite Bib Necklace with 18-karat Gold and Diamond Accent

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Left to Right Split Ring with Raw and Smooth Pyrite set in 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Raw Pyrite Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Raw Pyrite Ring with Contour Corner set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds 29


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On Left Inset Ring with Moonstone and Angel Skin Coral set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Inset Ring with Amethyst and Fire Opalset in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Inset Ring with Rock Crystal and Chroprase set in 18-karat Gold and Diamonds On Right Inset Ring with Amethyst and Blue Topaz set in 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Inset Ring with Blue Topaz and Peridot set in 18-karat Gold and Diamonds

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On Left 18-karat Gold Inset Ring with Amethyst with 4 Diamond Accents 18-karat Gold Inset Ring with Citrine with 4 Diamond Accents 18-karat Gold Inset Ring with Blue Topaz with 4 Diamond Accents On Right 18-karat Gold Inset Gemstone Pendant with 4 Diamond Accents on 18-karat Gold Chain

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On Left Open Link Earrings in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Mother of Pearl Gemstone Link Earrings with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds On Right (Left to Right) Amethyst Gemstone Link Earrings with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Blue Agate Gemstone Link Earrings with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Citrine Gemstone Link Earrings with 18-karat Gold and Diamonds

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Left to Right Rock Crystal Pendant with 18-karat Rose, White and Yellow Gold and Diamonds on 18-karat Gold Chain Wide Split Cuff with Raw and Smooth 18-karat Gold and Diamonds Contour Narrow Stacking Bands in 18-karat Gold with Citrine and Full Pave Diamonds Contour Narrow Stacking Bands in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds Raw White Quartz Ring set in 18-karat Gold with Diamonds “Pangea� Ring set in 18-karat White, Yellow and Rose Gold with Pave Diamonds 36


Petra Open Link Necklace in 18-karat Gold 37


KARA ROSS Fine Jewelry and Handbags

Boutique 655 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 212-755-8100 Headquarters 225 West 37th Street 15th Floor New York, NY 10018 888.686.KARA 212-223-7272 KaraRossNY.com info@KaraRossNY.com


Kara Ross New York Fine Jewelry