Welcome to KAYA Jewelry with a Heart - handcrafted gemstone jewelry that contributes to human goodness. We offer the ultimate shopping experience - shopping with a higher purpose and finding that one-of-a-kind jewelry piece you will always cherish.
KAYA Jewelry brings you unique, contemporary yet timeless jewelry pieces, meticulously handcrafted using only high quality materials - hand picked semi precious stones, 14K gold fill, vermeil, sterling silver and Swarovski Crystal.
KAYA Jewelry with a Heart was born back in 2012 following owner and designer Kalina Rumale's curiosity for jewelry making and sustainable fashion. Every piece of jewelry is designed, handcrafted and photographed in our small studio in Cupertino, California.
Since childhood, Kalina has explored different creative paths, however jewelry making has become her true passion. The jewelry she creates includes minimalist, versatile, “all year round beach resort” vibe pieces, often influenced by eastern culture’s aesthetics as well as modern west coast style. The designer's hope is that the contemporary woman can find her own special piece to complete her effortless look and that she will feel the love and positive energy each piece is infused with.
The concept of sustainability and meaningful shopping runs throughout the very core of our small business. It starts with carefully choosing suppliers to make sure that all materials are ethically sourced and the companies we buy from are committed to benefiting our community and their employees. Most of our silver beads and findings for example, are handcrafted by the Thai Karen Hill Tribes - the largest nomadic tribe in Thailand, which survives on silversmithing for generations. Buying jewelry with Karen Hill Tribes silver helps preserve the timeless culture, art, religion, and language of the Karen people, and helps provide a stable economy for them that is based on beauty, instead of illicit drug crops.
Meaningful shopping also reflects our social commitment - a portion of our profit is always dedicated to support a cause, whether it is contributing to non-profit organizations like charity:water or helping out causes who touched our heart.
As a maker and as a consumer the designer supports the Buy Local Movement, purchasing from companies that are committed to honest business practices, offering high quality goods that are "made slow", value building strong relationships with customers, are socially responsible and donate some of their profit to support causes.
Kaya Jewelry with a Heart combines two things we are passionate about - creating something beautiful and giving back. Since the very beginning, a percentage of the profit has been dedicated to humanitarian projects that our customers and we support - such as KIVA, Association for India's development , TakePart and Just Label It - to name a few.
In 2015 we created The Water Drop Collection to raise money entirely for charity:water - a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of The Water Drop Collection benefit charity:water.
Kaya Jewelry with a Heart at sales events for a purpose.
★★★★★ Lightening fast ship and a truly lovely Seller! Excellent communication and fast response to questions. The necklace is incredibly bright and beautiful - I love it! Thank you Kalina for a positive transaction!
★★★★★ We bought several pieces of jewelry from Project Kaya, and were very happy with all our purchases. Each piece has been carefully handcrafted and what is more, comes beautifully packaged! We are definitely going to be on the lookout for more jewelry from this store.
- Radhika S.
★★★★★ A great summer piece of jewelry. Delicate with beautiful workmanship. Kalina is a pleasure to buy from!
- Pamela H.
We will be happy to create something completely customized for you, so please send us a message with any requests for a custom order by clicking the link above.
Thank you for choosing Kaya Jewelry - we hope you enjoy your unique piece of jewelry! Please follow these simple guidelines to make sure your jewelry retains its beauty.