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08.30.22
L'OFFICIEL

Yet in the midst of a wardrobe revamp, it's the accessories that are often overlooked. Time and time again jewelry has proven to be the styling hero.This curb chain necklace is designed to blend in while standing out. Featuring an emerald centerpiece, it's minimalist with a twist.

 

BAZAAR

No matter the milestone, from newlyweds celebrating their first year of marriage to those honoring 25+ years together, the best anniversary gifts take particular consideration. Whether you're shopping for an S.O. or buying for a happy couple, personalized presents with an engraving or embroidered detail like a wedding date, vow, or monogram, always show thoughtfulness.

08.15.2022
WHO WHAT WEAR

Have you always dreamed of having a vintage ring with a few modern touches? Then you'll love Kinn Studio. The sustainable fine jewelry brand specializes in vintage-inspired wedding and engagement rings that you can customize.

WHO WHAT WEAR

Their finds cover all of the bases, ranging from trendy, affordable pieces to timeless investment buys. So whether you're in the market for something cool and colorful or an iconic Rolex timepiece, our editors have the exact finds to add to your closet.

Rolling Stone

A subtle yet luxe way to show your support, this bracelet can be made in 14k yellow gold or a sterling silver. Through September 2022, 100% of proceeds from this collection will be donated to Planned Parenthood, which offers comprehensive reproductive healthcare to women across the globe.

teenvogue

Small yet impactful, huggies are meant to fit snugly around your lobe like, yep, a li'l hug for your ear. Their wear-with-anything nature means you can slip ‘em on solo or stack them with other earrings—think stud earrings, petite bars, ear cuffs, or charm-adorned hoops. Their lighter weight also makes them ideal for people with sensitive ears—these small hoop earrings won't cause your piercings to stretch or sag. 

GLAMOUR

This small letter pendant has my daughter's first initial and comes from the L.A.-based brand Kinn, which makes modern heirlooms (ideal if you're looking for first Mother's Day gifts or birthday gifts). You can buy it with or without a chain—so if the new mom in your life already has a jewelry stack she loves, just send over the charm so she can add it to her everyday pieces. 

Only Natural Diamonds
07.21.2022

Jennie Yoon is the CEO and Founder of her L.A.-based jewelry brand, Kinn, which offers upcycling of heirloom diamond jewelry. It’s not the core of her business, but it is an add-on that clients seem to gravitate towards with enthusiasm, eventually warranting a dedicated launch and button on the brand’s Instagram account called, “Repurpose.”

Wallpaper

Kinn riff off classic eternity ring aesthetics in the Ines ring, which dots pleats of ribbed gold with a subtle smattering of diamonds. Pair with their simply drawn wedding bands for an understated and chic take on tradition.

Inc.

The Los Angeles fine jewelry brand Kinn also pledged to donate 15 percent of this week's profits to "organizations fighting to provide women with access to safe reproductive health care." Founder Jennie Yoon also shared that the brand is developing a product that will contribute 100 percent of its proceeds to reproductive rights organizations.

reviewed

Founded by Jennie Yoon, Kinn Studio's jewelry is inspired by women and their unique experiences with modern pieces that are made to last a lifetime. The brand is committed to not only producing fine jewelry at an attainable price but also maintainig high-quality standards for how the pieces are manufactured.

06.29.2022
CNN underscored

A dome ring is one of our favorite pieces of statement jewelry. Not only are they a great way to show off your style, they’re super comfortable and easy to wear. This option from Kinn, one of our favorite jewelry brands, adds a diamond to their fan-favorite Dome Ring I. if you prefer a different precious stone, you also have the option of swapping out the diamond for an emerald, blue sapphire or yellow sapphire.

WHO WHAT WEAR

Tennis bracelets and necklaces (and anklets) are simply too pretty to not stick around, which is good because it's also one of the priciest jewelry trends you can buy. But boy, do they make an impact.

06.28.2022
marie claire

When Jennie Yoon's family home was robbed, the culprits made off with all of her family heirlooms, spurring Yoon to replace the missing pieces by making some of her own. During this time, she realized that the jewelry industry largely lacks transparency in terms of ethics and sustainability practices, so she set out to form her own brand, Kinn Studio, which makes beautiful, responsibly sourced pieces that are bound to be your next family heirlooms.

06.23.2022
The Quality Edit

In a direct-to-consumer space that so often prioritizes immediate gratification and of-the-moment trends, Kinn stands out for its commitment to tradition and timelessness. It’s a brand with soul – and who couldn’t use a little more of that right now? 

VOGUE

A lot of hoop options are dipped or plated, partly to keep price low and to keep the bigger styles light enough not to drag the earlobe down. But these real gold options are all under $500 and designed not to be too heavy.

NBC News

While this list of AAPI-owned companies and products isn’t exhaustive, we aim to actively update this feature to help keep you informed about AAPI-owned companies worth considering.

WHO WHAT WEAR

It's a round-cut ring that seems to be white gold or platinum, and the delicate setting gives it an heirloom quality. We can't wait to see which Chanel wedding dress Qualley wears.

The Hollywood Reporter

Korean American jewelry designer Jennie Yoon’s vintage-inspired 14-karat yellow gold Eloise ring featuring a marquise-cut diamond.

the Strategist

When we tested the best fine jewelry that you can buy online, we said Kinn Studio was tops for solid-gold pieces for less than you would pay at a typical department store.

05.23.2022
HAPER'S BAZAAR

Floating diamonds can get lost in a tangle of other necklaces, so this stunner deserves front-and-center placement.

BRIDES

"If you have certain priorities with the design, i.e. the use of lab-grown diamonds, a different color band, a unique shape, etc., custom is the best way to accommodate these wants," says Jennie Yoon, CEO and founder of Kinn, a Los Angeles-based fine jewelry brand. 

marie claire

When Jennie Yoon's family home was robbed, the culprits made off with all of her family heirlooms, spurring Yoon to replace the missing pieces by making some of her own. During this time, she realized that the jewelry industry largely lacks transparency in terms of ethics and sustainability practices, so she set out to form her own brand, Kinn Studio, which makes beautiful, responsibly sourced pieces that are bound to be your next family heirlooms. 

05.14.2022
The Quality Edit

"With age, I’ve not only started to become more comfortable with who I am, but I’ve started to recognize that I became who I am because of my past and that’s my power. Now more than ever, I’m honored to have a platform to share my experience and support other AAPI entrepreneurs."

VOGUE

Jennie Yoon, a Korean immigrant, mother, daughter, and wife, founded Kinn to pay tribute to the antique jewelry her family had owned before it was lost during a home robbery. Kinn offers a contemporary take on heirloom-style jewelry, which is meant to be passed down through generations.

Vanity Fair

In honor of those priceless heirlooms, she offers classic pieces that stand the test of time. From subtle pieces like the delicate VI Line ring, consisting of a 1.5mm-thick gold band with six stunning white diamonds, to the statement-making vintage-inspired Solis Ribbed ring II, there’s something for every style. 

GLAMOUR

A jewelry box overflowing with classic pieces is never a bad thing. But when it comes to the styles you’ll never take off, Kinn has the ones you want. The brand’s founder, Jennie Yoon, designs each piece to become an heirloom that’ll stand the test of time.

PURE WOW

Kinn Studio offers luxurious, one-of-a-kind pieces that are timeless. After her parents were robbed of all their antique jewelry, CEO Jennie Yoon decided to create a brand of modern heirlooms that not only add to your style, but also withstood the test of time. Since 2017, Kinn Studio has been doing exactly this, while using recycled metals and stones to create stunning rings, earrings and necklaces, to name a few.

VOGUE

The best minimalist earrings are those that aren’t necessarily the center point of an outfit, but they help tie an entire look together. Whether you’re heading to the office again or attending a wedding soon, there is a myriad of options that fit the bill.

05.05.2022
BRIDES

Los Angeles-based Kinn is a direct-to-consumer jewelry brand specializing in minimalist modern heirloom pieces. The company is committed to using solid, recycled gold as well as conflict-free, fair-trade gemstones that have never been heat-treated or dyed.

PureWow

Kinn is all about designing jewelry that lasts a lifetime. After her parents lost most of their antique jewelry in a home robbery, CEO Jennie Yoon dedicated herself to creating classic, durable pieces made from recycled materials. From mini hoop earrings to pearl huggies to gold and silver stacking rings, these staples can elevate even the most simple outfit.

Sports Illustrated

The only thing better than beautiful jewelry is beautiful jewelry with a sentimental touch. You can personalize this heart-shaped signet ring (the first letter is free), making it ideal for the mom close to your heart. The design is inspired by a traditional Irish Claddagh Ring, which represents love, loyalty and friendship.

The Zoe Report

Give your mom this necklace as a way to remind the wearer of the path that leads home. This necklace from Kinn features a gold north star on an onyx backdrop, bordered by your choice of cubic zirconia or diamond stones.

CNN underscored

The design of this 14-karat gold ring is based on a traditional mother’s ring, a piece of jewelry that symbolizes pride and joy of being a mom. It can be accented with one or more birthstones, representing the woman’s child or children. 

ET

When it comes to gifts for your wife or mom on Mother's Day, you really can't go wrong with a staple gold ring — especially if it's from Kinn. 

refinery 29

A chunky, vintage-inspired signet setting in an East-West orientation modernizes a classic marquise diamond — the perfect durable non-traditional engagement ring.   

brides

While this ring from Kinn Studio features no stones, the matching bands emulate the spirit of toi et moi. If you only want to wear a band, this option is an elevated pick.

GLAMOUR

I'm a first-time mom, so while pregnant I decided to get myself a little keepsake in lieu of a “push present.” This small letter pendant has my daughter's first initial and comes from the L.A.-based brand Kinn, which makes modern heirlooms (ideal if you're looking for first Mother's Day gifts or birthday gifts). You can buy it with or without a chain—so if the new mom in your life already has a jewelry stack she loves, just send over the charm so she can add it to her everyday pieces. —S.S.

VOGUE

This selection of lockets, talismans, and engravable pendants is full of sentiment and versatility—they pair just as well with T-shirts and sweaters as they do breezy dresses.

4.11.2022
coveteur

"When my clothing is all vintage, I like to incorporate my luxury accessories, and I wanted to class it up with this beautiful Kinn Studio diamond ring and Mach & Mach heels.”

Haper's Bazaar

Everyday jewelry is the best for gifting. These gold diamond huggies will serve as a daily reminder to Mom of your love for her.

The Zoe Report

The latter has spurred designers, including Valerie Madison and the LA-based label Kinn, to offer recycling and repurposing programs if it wasn’t already part of their repertoire. 

Forbes

Los-Angeles-based Kinn focuses on fine jewelry of heirloom quality. Rings are thoughtfully stylish and untraditional, with many designs appealing to those who don’t want a predictable engagement ring. The Seven Marquise ring contains a row of natural diamonds that are not dyed or heat treated so no stone is exactly alike, which means every ring is one-of-a-kind (orders have a two- to three-week turnaround time).

4.6.2022
The Zoe Report

LA-based fine jeweler Kinn makes its minimalist pieces from 100% solid and recycled gold, as well as natural stones that have never been heat treated or dyed. The brand also offers a curated line on vintage, pre-loved designs. Plus, you can declutter your jewelry box and recycle the damaged or outworn pieces through Kinn's very own Repurpose program.

the zoe report

Colorful chunky rings, multicolored beads, and waist chains are among the biggest Y2K jewelry trends experiencing a revival. But the vibrant and whimsical aesthetic tends to be more maximalist, not always appealing to those with understated and minimal tastes.

04.04.2022
milk + honey

A piece of heirloom gold jewelry can always be swapped for cash if needed. Plus, it’ll last from generation to generation, increasing in sentimental value. Made from sustainable materials (hello, recycled gold) and sourced from material providers using fair labor practices, this herringbone chain adds timeless shine to any look. 

04.02.2022
Who What Wear

"I've been seeing a lot of ribbed gold pieces, which reminds me of the jewelry my mom wore in the '80s. It's a subtle trendy that doesn't feel overly "trendy".—Allyson Payer, Senior Editor

Entertainment Tonight

When it comes to gifts for your wife or mom on Mother's Day, you really can't go wrong with a staple gold ring — especially if it's from Kinn.

03.28.2022
Harper's BAZAAR

This emerald design is a stunning way to flaunt the stacked look in a single ring.

03.28.2022
Allure

Amanda Gorman wearing our Hampshire House Bracelet in her Allure feature. 

Forbes

Kinn is all about circular jewelry—pieces that are meant to be kept and handed down. With their Repurpose Project, they recycle the metals and stones from your heirloom and inherited jewelry to create entirely new and custom pieces. For everything else, the brand only works with conflict-free and fair trade materials. The prices are extremely transparent as well, starting at $380 for a round diamond bracelet to $5,800 for a signet ring with a marquise diamond.

03.14.2022
PureWow

Why We Love ItAkoya pearls, diamond accents, yellow gold

Not one. Not two. But three freshwater cultured pearls. Of course, you can’t forget the bling, which is why the gold band also has round white diamond accents on either side.

03.11.2022
WHO WHAT WEAR

Kinn is a sustainable fine-jewelry brand that designs modern heirloom pieces that fashion people lose it over. They're equally suited for everyday wear and special occasions. The brand also recently started making unique engagement rings. Fair, transparent pricing is the icing on the cake. 

WHO WHAT WEAR

If you're going to be shopping anyway, it's worth considering these buys before others—helping out women across the globe while you do so.

IN THE KNOW

The guiding principle behind Kinn’s breathtaking designs? Modern heirlooms that last a person a lifetime. Whether you shop the brand’s rings, necklaces or bracelets, you really can’t go wrong.

03.07.2022
People

Jennie Yoon launched her fine jewelry company, Kinn, in 2017. Based out of Los Angeles, she specializes in "modern heirlooms" that are meant to last a lifetime. Kinn's pieces use 100 percent solid, recycled gold and feature certified, conflict-free gemstones.

EVERY GIRL

If anything is considered a classic in fashion, pearls have a permanent spot at the top of the list. They’re an age-old staple that have stood the test of time but have seldom been considered an “it” item—until now. Let us introduce you to your new favorite trend: pearlcore.

02.24.2022
WHO WHAT WEAR

"I wear these earrings all the time. They're the perfect size, and I know that I'll have them forever. Pieces like these are why I think fine jewelry is such a good investment, especially since they don't cost a ton."

Camille Styles

To get the scoop on which styles we’ll be seeing more of in 2022, I spoke with Jennie Yoon, founder of Kinn. Jennie built the jewelry brand to offer timeless pieces that blend sustainable materials with heirloom quality to perfection, making her well-equipped to recommend the most-on-trend styles we’ll see this year.

02.19.2022
WHO WHAT WEAR

Kinn is one of my favorite new discoveries, and I think it's about to be yours too. Scrolling through its stock, I can't find one piece I wouldn't wear, from the dome rings to the pretty chain necklaces.

MARIE CLAIRE

Kinn's minimal lockets are the ultimate modern heirloom. Customize yours with a rolo, box, or Figaro chain. Plus, an engraving, of course. 

 

VICE

If you're shopping for someone who likes fancy accessories but doesn't want anything crazy-femme, Kinn has an awesome selection of jewelry with a gender-neutral aesthetic, including this ribbed ring that looks like a men's watchband, or this Cuban bracelet that will glimmer up anyone's wrist. 

VETTED

Kinn is all about circular jewelry—pieces that are meant to be kept and handed down. With their Repurpose Project, they recycle the metals and stones from your heirloom and inherited jewelry to create entirely new and custom pieces. For everything else, the brand only works with conflict-free and fair trade materials. The prices are extremely transparent as well, starting at $380 for a round diamond bracelet to $5,800 for a signet ring with a marquise diamond.

02.03.2022
the Quality Edit

I’ve been on the hunt for a delicate and timeless diamond chain. It’s a classic, keepsake piece that will never go out of style. This Heart Lariat Necklace ($860) leaves me speechless. Founded in 2017 by Korean-American immigrant, Jennie Yoon, the brand Kinn was started to replace the antique jewelry her parents lost when their home was robbed in 2017. In honor of those priceless heirlooms, Kinn creates curated and thoughtful pieces with the intention of being passed down as a keepsake for generations to come.

02.02.2022
JCK

In October, she introduced Vow by Kinn, a sub-brand focused on bespoke engagement and wedding rings, set with natural or lab-grown diamonds, with prices starting around $7,500. We spoke to Yoon about the booming wedding market, the blitz of interest in toi et moi rings, and why her bridal line isn’t only for the getting-married set.

GQ

Kinn makes heirloom engraved rings at friendly prices.

VOGUE

The eye-catching exteriors of both vintage and contemporary lockets make them showstoppers regardless of what they hold inside. And despite their personal nature, one of the wonderful things about lockets is their unique mutability—their stories can change time and again. It makes them the ideal, timeless adornment and perfect jewelry investment (or gift!).

WHO WHAT WEAR

When in doubt, pearl earrings are never a wrong move.

Harper's BAZAAR

Love Letter Necklace II - Here's an initial chain that's minimal, but no less sentimental.

01.27.2022
Fast Company

Declared modern heirlooms, Kinn’s solid gold jewelry suite is designed to be timeless. Every L.A.-made item is classic with a luxe twist, for instance, the Colette Tapered Necklace, a solitaire necklace with a slightly slanted emerald-cut diamond, and the Kennedy Herringbone Chain II, a slightly rounded rendition of the typically flat, woven gold necklace. Kinn’s designs are made with gold certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council and stones that meet Kimberly Process standards.

01.27.2022
FORBES

This chic, vintage-inspired pendant is a subtle showpiece that’ll spend far more time on her neck than hiding out in her jewelry box. It features a gorgeous ruby surrounded by 14-karat gold. As a bonus, you can gift this with a cool chain for the giftee to then add other pieces for a chunkier look or layer it with other necklaces.

PEOPLE

The delicate engraving on the front makes an already personal and meaningful gift that much more special.

THE ZOE REPORT

For a piece that’s truly a one-and-doner, reach for a polo dress in a crisp shade of white. Incorporate a few pieces of gold jewelry layers to complete the look.

REFINERY29

Is there anything more treasure-able than a locket? With a 10K gold chain, solid 14K gold pendant, and traditional oval design, Kinn Studio’s oval locket necklace is truly a modern-day heirloom.

BRIDES

For the sustainable bride, this handcrafted ring is made from recycled 14K gold and features a traditional cigar band design. The width of the ring is 8.4mm in the front and 7mm in the back, making it a great statement piece to pair with a slim engagement ring.

 

 

GLAMOUR

There are a ton of retailers and smaller jewelry designers offering online customization, so you can choose from different styles (like a crossover style or an open ring, a.k.a. a bypass style), settings (think bezel or prongs), and types of wedding band, be it platinum, rose gold, sterling silver, or a 14-karat white gold band. This level of personalization can give an engagement ring all the more meaning

COVETEUR

In year's past, the concept of mixing metals has been challenged but in truth, mixing metals gives you a bit more room for creativity. It's simply so versatile, it can be dressed up or down and bring a personalized touch to any look.

the zing report

Jennie Yoon of Kinn Studio recently told the Zing Report, “We’re seeing more couples…being more open to non-traditional [gemstone] cuts.” And The Knot’s recently released 2021 Jewelry & Engagement Study found that nearly one in four engagement rings in 2021 featured a man-made center stone!

WHO WHAT WEAR

Kinn jewelry is 100% worth the investment.

01.14.2022
Observer

The simple gold ring features a single ruby red heart; she can stack it with her favorite baubles or wear it by itself.

The Zoe Report

Fox’s two-stone ring is part of the Toi et Moi style resurgence. This engagement ring design flourished last year and is currently trending for 2022. Previous stars who have embraced this silhouette include Ariana Grande and Emily Ratajkowski. Grande has a pearl and oval-shaped diamond ring while EmRata’s ring consists of a pear-shape diamond next to a smaller princess cut diamond. The Toi et Moi design is perfect for sentimental individuals, and if you prefer to rock two gems instead of one.

01.07.2022
REFINERY29

 All of Jennie Yoon’s heirloom creations are fair trade and conflict-free, utilizing recycled materials wherever possible and drawing inspiration from vintage designs. Many pieces, including the award-winning signet ring I'm currently sporting on my pinky while I type, can be easily engraved for an even deeper level of personalized meaning. Although the price point is nothing to bat an eyelash at, I second Yoon's sentiment that these pieces are crafted "to last a lifetime—not to end up in a landfill."

REFINERY29

Pairing the notion of a fashion trend with something as long-lasting as an engagement ring can seem counterintuitive — the latter is equated with timelessness while the former is usually thought of as fleeting. But in reality, everyone’s personal taste varies and what’s classic to one individual is out-of-date for another, which is why brushing up on the most anticipated engagement ring trends of 2022 feels like a worthy undertaking if you’re currently shopping around. 

The Zoe Report

Like antique furniture and second-hand clothing, nostalgic and vintage jewelry pieces retain a sense of character and allure that feels rare, sometimes even dignified. Such adornments are an accessory lover’s go-to for distinctive style, particularly when the goal is a one-of-a-kind look, including engagement rings. And because trends continuously cycle through the decades, coming back in various waves suiting the current moment, there’s always a nuanced approach in one regard or another, like lockets, for a fresh feel.

FASHIONISTA

While shopping for your loved ones this holiday season, a great way to put your purchasing power to good use is to support and uplift brands and makers from historically marginalized communities.

12.20.2021
L'OFFICIEL

When Jennie Yoon founded Kinn in 2017, she initially wanted to replace the family heirlooms that her parents had lost in a home robbery. Today, she creates minimalist jewelry in her Los Angeles studio that shoppers can pass down to their family members. Most pieces are made with recycled 14-karat gold or other metals that are then melted down and refined for a high-quality feel, and every gem is ethically sourced and handpicked by Noon. Through Kinn’s Repurpose Project, Yoon and her team also refurbish or recycle old jewelry pieces into new, custom designs.

TOWN&COUNTRY

Dome rings are having a moment. Encourage her to play with metal mixing by adding an elegant silver bauble to her collection. 

 

The Zoe Report

The latest designer collections have propelled the chunky shoe into this year’s trending top slot, taking it from an inclement-weather standby to one of the most coveted, wear-everywhere items for 2022. The fashion crowd is already illustrating how to wear combat boots with absolutely everything this season.

WHO WHAT WEAR

Whether you wear one as a solo statement piece, mix and match with daintier styles, or stack 'em all together, there's a little something for everyone. 

CNN underscored

A dome ring is one of our favorite pieces of statement jewelry. Not only are they a great way to show off your style, they’re super comfortable and easy to wear. This option from Kinn, one of our favorite jewelry brands, adds a diamond to their fan-favorite Dome Ring I. if you prefer a different precious stone, you also have the option of swapping out the diamond for an emerald, blue sapphire or yellow sapphire.

WHO WHAT WEAR

The key to choosing jewelry in the winter is to stick to relatively substantial pieces that can stand up to sweaters and coats. 

THE ZOE REPORT

As a fine jewelry designer, Yoon finds that the most impactful component to selecting a timeless heirloom for yourself is the emotional significance and sentimentality of it, in addition to its beauty. “Fine jewelry, while an investment, can also be used to tell your story,” she says. “The most timeless pieces are those that have sentimental value, whether it marks a milestone like an anniversary or is a gift from a beloved, these pieces represent your many moments lived.”

11.16.2021
teenVOGUE

"Both young actors had little athletic experience when they took on the challenge of playing sports superstars. But it’s their dedication to portraying the full, nuanced humanity of these real-life figures that shines onscreen."

 

Women's Health

Even if you think you've got holiday shopping covered, these gifts will totally work if you want to go the extra mile for this year's annual couple Christmas gift exchange. When you surprise her with one of these picks, she'll truly feel how much thought, time, and energy you put into finding the perfect gift.

11.01.2021
WHO WHAT WEAR

Not everyone is lucky enough to have heirlooms passed down from their family, but founder Jennie is looking to change that with Kinn. Founded in 2017, the demi-fine and fine jewelry brand specializes in sustainable recycled metal that is meant to live beyond any trend cycle.

WHO WHAT WEAR

Kinn's Solis Ribbed IV Anniversary Bracelet. The celeb-loved ring now comes in bracelet form.

GLAMOUR

This small letter pendant has my daughter's first initial and comes from the L.A.-based brand Kinn, which makes modern heirlooms (ideal if you're looking for Mother's Day gifts or birthday gifts). You can buy it with or without a chain—so if the new mom in your life already has a jewelry stack she loves, just send over the charm so she can add it to her everyday pieces.

WWD

In the jewelry department, trending gifts for women this season include glimmering gold necklaces á la the ’80s and the ’90s. Instead of a paperclip or snake chain design, which she likely already owns, how about a distinctive herringbone silhouette? The curved oval shape of this herringbone chain takes inspiration from late ’40s designs and tastefully masters the bold gold look.

The Knot

Not to be confused with an emerald-cut diamond shape, an Asscher-cut diamond has a square shape with deep, trimmed edges that resemble cropped corners. This particular style (otherwise known as a step-cut shape) creates a distinct, geometric look thanks to its parallel facets. "The Asscher's facets are arranged in an octagonal shape like a square," explains Jennie Yoon, founder of Kinn. The shape generally comes in three styles: royal, classic and modern. While royal cuts tend to be wider than modern cuts, which skew more square, all three have a vintage, Art Deco-esque look.

The Strategist

Another easy item to personalize: jewelry. While somewhat expected, a nameplate necklace from one of our editor-tested fine-jewelry brands will be a nice touch to any outfit.

Byrdie

Dermatologist-approved tips for irritation-free accessorizing.

The Knot

Since the 45th wedding anniversary gemstone is sapphire, what better way to ring in the celebrations than with a gorgeous blue sparkler? This elegant emerald-cut sapphire stone is a timeless piece that'll serve as a beautiful accompaniment to any wedding band or engagement ring.

The Zing Report

Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Jennie Yoon, founder of Kinn Studio, folded several of-the-moment elements into her first-ever engagement collection, Vow by Kinn. Here at the start of  engagement season, we caught up with the designer to chat about what her brides and grooms are asking for, and how she thinks the wedding ring consumer is evolving.

09.30.2021
BYRDIE

If you were to browse through Instagram, TikTok, or the editorials of your favorite publications,  you’ll find plenty of folks whose accessorizing skills seem far more advanced than simply wearing one necklace at a time. Instead, they’ve employed the playful neckline stack: A combination of two or more necklaces in coordinating (sometimes clashing) lengths, materials, weights, and colors, to create a final look that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

The Zoe Report

Los Angeles-based jewelry atelier Kinn was founded on the core ethos of design, quality, and sustainability. The brand offers both traditional and alternative engagement rings with colored gemstones like sapphires and emeralds. Recently, Kinn also launched Vow — a collection of bespoke engagement and wedding rings made to stand the test of time.

Vogue

Let’s not forget about the dainty necklace; barely-there chains and pint-sized pendants—a minimalist approach can go a long way. While a chunky chain or colorful beaded necklace can add a lot to a look, sometimes, all an outfit needs is a simple jewel to top it off. They are small but mighty, and the loveliness of dainty necklaces cannot be denied.

BRIDES

For the old-school romantic types, the Kinn Studio Maison Gold Oval Locket Necklace will make her swoon and give you a place to secret away a photo of yourself for her to keep close to her heart.

Glamour

AAPI-owned brand Kinn is all about bringing you the classics. Those everyday, heirloom-inspired herringbone chains and signet rings look decades old—and you might keep them for that long too. We’re especially into the brand’s anklet as a subtle nod to the ’90s moment.

GLAMOUR

This vintage-inspired ring looks like it was passed down across generations—and that's because it's meant to be. Inspired by the designer's mother, who immigrated from South Korea in the ’90s, this pleated ring was designed to represent strength and energy. It’s a rare design you'll enjoy for years to come—or can use as inspiration for your own custom design with Kinn's new bespoke bridal collection, Vow.

09.07.2021
Who What Wear UK

Despite the fact that we're about to experience a heatwave in September, I'm only thinking about autumn and what to wear this coming season. I decided to hit up some of the coolest women on Instagram, whose style I often look to for inspiration. They're mostly quite minimalist dressers but with a twist, which is how I like it. Not only did these five women all give me great outfit ideas, but they also picked some interesting pieces, some of which I never would have thought of. 

BRIDES

It's easy to see the appeal of a vintage engagement ring. With this nostalgic piece of jewelry comes an innate sense of history and a strong feeling of romance. Eschew the traditional diamond center stone and go for a sapphire cut in a unique marquise silhouette. Combined with tiny diamonds and a gold band, it makes for the perfect vintage moment.

Who What Wear

"Fine jewelry that's cool and modern and doesn't cost a million dollars is one of my favorite things to come out of the past decade. The epitome of this is Kinn. Everything is 14k gold, and its designs are unique and trend-forward without being too trendy. It's also one of the few jewelry brands I can actually say that I'd wear every single piece from."

08.27.2021
Who What Wear

Ayesha Curry and Hailey Bieber are just two of the celebs in the know about Kinn. The brand makes classic versions of all the trends. So if you buy a Kinn piece, you can rest assured that you're investing in a forever piece.

The Zoe Report

Shopping for antique and recycled engagement rings on Instagram is the latest purchasing trend on the rise, both in stories and the grid posts populating your feed. Meaning? Daily indulgences just got a lot tougher to resist if you’re partial to rare adornment. Though in terms of convenience, it’s pretty sweet and a more sustainable way to consume.

The Quality Edit

Kinn’s Love Letter Charm Pendant is one of those classic designs that every woman should have in her jewelry box. It’s the modern interpretation of love letters in the classic Allegro Script font and offers a touch of personalization without being over-the-top; it still feels elegant.

08.11.2021
Who What Wear

Here in the U.S., accessory trends currently lean heavily toward throwback '90s and Y2K styles. Parisian women don't seem to be taking those trends quite so literally, but they are dabbling in them a bit. Scroll on to find out which accessory trends they're very much on board with (according to my unrelenting Instagram scrolling) and those they're skipping for now.

Marie Claire

Swap your little black dresses for floaty white numbers, your indigo denim for bleached, and your khaki trenches for cream. Accessorize with neutral pieces like white-rimmed sunglasses, leather handbags, and pearlescent jewelry. All in all, the combo will make for an ultra clean and crisp ensemble.

Vogue.com

The best minimalist earrings can help punctuate an outfit. Whether you consider yourself a modern day minimalist or prefer more maximalist details, simple and sophisticated earrings help add a layer of elegance to one’s ensemble.

Forbes

As my company began to grow, I learned that startups have their own growing pains on their way to adulthood — just with better skin. 

07.19.2021
The Zoe Report

It’s cut for an oversize fit with exaggerated cuffs and gold-tone stud buttons for added polish — they’re subtle but like built-in jewelry to dress up the otherwise simple design.

PopSugar

Shop if you're a minimalist who loves everyday jewelry that can still be appreciated for architectural details.

The Strategist

Another easy item to personalize: jewelry. While somewhat expected, a nameplate necklace from one of our editor-tested fine-jewelry brands will be a nice touch to any outfit.

07.08.2021
The Zoe Report

Still, there’s one area of coordination you may not have tried yet: monochromatic jewelry. It’s a celebrity and street style-loved trend that’s on the rise, ranging from subtle enhancements to bold and bright adornment.

Mother.ly

What better way to honor and recognize her than with a piece of jewelry she's guaranteed to treasure? A gorgeous Mama necklace is always a slam-dunk gift. We've rounded up some favorites here, including this heirloom solid gold version from Kinn.

07.25.2021
Who What Wear

Shopping inspiration, anyone? Well, nobody asked, but we're certainly delivering anyways. With a dizzying number of new pieces hitting the market, it can be downright intimidating to peruse what's out there in the hopes of making a little wardrobe update. 

JCK Online

“Through Kinn Vintage, the brand aims to support a circular economy where invited guests are able to consign with Kinn to sell vintage, pre-loved jewelry and consumers may shop previously owned pieces." 

06.16.2021
Who What Wear

Kinn is one of the few jewelry brands that I can say—without hesitation—that I'd wear every single piece it makes. Kinn manages to subtly acknowledge current trends while keeping its pieces timeless. It's a great brand to shop if you love modern gold pieces that can be mixed and matched and dressed up and down. In other words, it's perfect.

Who What Wear

When it comes to early aughts trends making a major comeback this season (we're looking at you, platform flip-flops), anklets rank among the easiest to incorporate into your wardrobe, no matter your style.

06.01.2021
CNN Underscored

This heart-shaped signet ring is made from 14-karat solid gold, and is inspired by a Claddagh ring — a traditional Irish ring that represents love, loyalty and friendship.

NBC News

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and after, these AAPI-owned businesses are worth knowing and cover food, fitness, fashion and more.

ELLE

Fine jewelry doesn't have to feel inaccessible, according to Kinn founder Jennie Yoon. She started her brand with the aim of replacing her family's beloved heirlooms. The result are classic, solid gold pieces to last you a lifetime.

The Strategist

When we tested the best fine jewelry that you can buy online, we said Kinn Studio was tops for solid-gold pieces for less than you would pay at a typical department store.

05.28.2021
The Zoe Report

I wanted to look back on my wedding photos and feel like I looked like me, so the thing I considered most when choosing looks for my rehearsal dinner, after-party, and post-wedding brunch was longevity. Would I wear the dresses I procured once my wedding weekend concluded? The quick answer: yes. And I’m not alone in this desire according to designers and bridal experts.

05.25.2021
The Zoe Report

Whether you have a defined sweatpants style, are currently seeking out inspiration, or both, keep scrolling for 16 stylish outfits spotted on Instagram, from super laid-back to unexpectedly polished. Plus, find an edit of similar sweats and extras to shop now so you can recreate each look on your own.

Forbes

Kinn was founded by Jennie Yoon who founded the fine jewelry company in 2017. Pieces are made from 14k solid, recycled gold and are inspired by the founder’s ancestors’ personal stories.

Glamour

Gold jewelry has been dominating our feeds for what seems like forever, and if you haven’t hopped on the trend yet, now’s the time to do so. A chunky chain or bracelet can help you feel put-together on a first date, while a cute ear cuff is a subtle way to make a statement if you don’t have any piercings.

Forbes

Kinn Studio was founded by Korean immigrant, Jennie Yoon, who came to the States in early adolescence and founded the fine jewelry company in 2017. Inspired by Yoon’s ancestors’ stories and crafted using 14k solid, recycled gold, Kinn’s range of beautiful designs are made with sustainability and tradition in mind. The Solis Ribbed Ring II with the diamond center stone is a stylish and retro take on modern heirloom.

Oh Joy!

Says found Jennie Yoon: “I started Kinn to replace the antique jewelry my parents lost when their home was robbed. In honor of those priceless heirlooms, we design classic pieces at Kinn that stand the test of time. After a lifetime of wear, you’ll be able to pass your Kinn jewelry on as an heirloom.”

05.01.2021
Glamour

Kinn Studio is an L.A.-based fine jewelry brand founded by Jennie Yoon. You’ll find everything from delicate huggies to stackable rings and modern heirlooms to last a lifetime—all crafted from solid 14k gold. For the month of March, the brand is donating 10% of its proceeds to AAPI Women Lead and Stop AAPI Hate.

Brides

Super romantic and sweetly old-fashioned, giving your girlfriend a lover’s locket is pretty darn charming. This one’s made of gold and can be monogrammed with an initial for a gift that will keep you close to her heart!

04.27.2021
Vogue

"An item that can take me through the winter and summer, or is sustainable/ethical in some way. While I do indulge from time to time, my closet is now filled with classic staples and tailored pieces rather than looking like an absolute mess!"

The Zoe Report

These are the core for any necklace stack, your jewelry bread and butter if you will. I have a few thinner styles that I rotate, and then I have a thick belcher t-bar beauty (a 2020 survival gift from myself, to myself). A chain will never, ever go out of style, and they look just as gorgeous layered all together as they do alone. If you want to dip your toes into the fine jewelry pool, this is the perfect place to start.

04.26.2021
StarStyle

Hailey Bieber Instagram Story April 2021

Who What Wear

Fashion girls have embraced this silhouette in past seasons and will probably continue in the future given the chic and statement-making nature of the style. To showcase how people have styled silver heels, we scrolled through the feeds of some of our favorite follows to uncover primo inspo. 

Daily Mail UK

Yet this did not quell Stacey Dooley's desire to bling up her ring finger as she shared a duo of snaps on Instagram on Wednesday showing two dazzling pieces of jewellery on the specific digit, alongside a number of other rings. 

Mother.ly

Kinn's heirloom pieces are obsession-worthy splurges—and this is one of our favorites. It's made from solid gold, which means you could be handing it down to your own daughter one day.

Vogue

This selection of lockets, talismans, and engravable pendants are full of sentiment and versatility—they pair just as well with T-shirts and sweaters as they do breezy dresses.

04.16.2021
Glamour

“Many assume that AAPI don’t need the help, mainly because most people think we’re fine or they’re just learning about the many years of hurt that have gone unsaid,” Jennie Yoon, founder of jewelry brand Kinn, tells Glamour. “However, a large percentage of AAPI individuals are living below the poverty line and suffer in silence.”

04.16.2021
Who What Wear

I still feel the same need to adorn myself with all manner of hoops, bangles, and pendants. The only difference is that my approach to accessorizing these days is to buy and wear pieces my future granddaughter would be excited to inherit.

PopSugar

A very actionable step we can take during APIA Heritage Month is to harness the power of consumerism as a form of activism by shopping AAPI-owned businesses. To that end, we compiled a list of our favorite fashion brands, from established designers to contemporary up-and-comers, that you can amplify, share, and, most importantly, shop, both this month and year-round.

The Zoe Report

The hallmark of any worthwhile piece of clothing, in my opinion, is versatility. A chameleon quality that allows a wardrobe layer to reinvent itself depending on the way it's styled is something that shoots any potential purchase to the top of my must-have list. 

Fatherly

Give her a letter that has meaning behind it, made of 14 karat gold, in allegro script font. It's one of those gifts that will always be close to her heart, literally and figuratively.

04.12.2021
Vogue

Jennie Yoon, a Korean immigrant, mother, daughter, and wife, founded Kinn to pay tribute to the antique jewelry her family had owned before it was lost during a home robbery. Kinn offers a contemporary take on heirloom-style jewelry, which is meant to be passed down through generations. Until April 15, 10% of Kinn’s proceeds will support AAPI Women Lead and Stop AAPI Hate.

CNN

But when you’re looking for a truly timeless, luxurious piece, nothing comes close to solid gold. Kinn designs 14-karat solid gold pieces that the brand describes as modern heirlooms — something that’s deeply tied to Kinn founder and CEO Jennie Yoon’s own life. 

Refinery29

Motherhood is a very personal experience and I don’t want to claim that all of these products are going to work for everyone. But, if there’s a new mom on your Mother’s Day gift list this year and you’re stumped about what’s going to make her happy, you might find a few helpful suggestions ahead. 

Glamour

I'm a first-time mom, so while pregnant I decided to get myself a little keepsake in lieu of a “push present.” This small letter pendant has my daughter's first initial and comes from the L.A.-based brand Kinn, which makes modern heirlooms. You can buy it with or without a chain—so if the new mom in your life already has a jewelry stack she loves, just send over the charm so she can add it to her everyday pieces. —S.S. 

The Zoe Report

A popular first token to signify love is the promise ring, a trend currently buzzing on TikTok with more than 265 million views. But this piece of jewelry representing a couple’s commitment is hardly new. 

The Strategist

Until April 15, Kinn Studio — one of our favorite start-up jewelry brands — will be donating 10 percent of proceeds to AAPI Women Lead and Stop AAPI Hate. These earrings would make an excellent gift, too, if you’re not looking to treat yourself right now.

04.01.2021
The Knot

We've rounded up everything you need to know here. Consider this your go-to guide for creating a stacked wedding ring set you'll never want to take off.