The vision for Kria is an exploration of human adornment inspired by natural orders and cycles and the illusions they create. Jewelry and adornment are the oldest of human traditions, and Kria continues to nurture the kinship found in the mysticism surrounding objects of ritualization.

The most recent collection continues the use of mixed metals—brass, silver, and gold—but extends Kria’s growing vocabulary of natural shapes and systems from skeletal to arboreal and now to mineral in casting stones. These rocks were sourced in the northeastern forests of the U.S. state of Maine and are coupled with an array of different sized spikes created by grinding down small bones and thereby connecting the newest designs to the earliest.

Most importantly, we pride ourselves on Kria’s sustainability as a company. All of the metals are recycled locally by our caster and their suppliers and our packaging is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials printed with soy-based inks. We continue to work with the same artisans we have since the company began and to produce all of our designs entirely in New York City with fair wages. We firmly believe that everyone needs to be responsible in the way they live and consume as well as create.

Kria has been exhibited at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, Holland, and the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. Of Monsters and Men, Rosario Dawson, and Beth Orton are a few of the artists who have worn Kria prominently in concert, film, and television appearances. Some publications which have featured Kria include Another Magazine, Italian Vogue, Purple Magazine, Visionaire, Elle, the New York Times Magazine, Glamour Iceland, and most recently Ginza Japan, and Kria was honored to have been nominated for The Cultural Award of Iceland, the birthplace of designer Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir.