KJ Couples: Carolyn and Juan

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We love your love! That is why we have decided to reach out to a few of our amazing Kasia Family members, new and returning, to tell their stories. Love is powerful, beautiful, diverse and worthy of honoring through your unique story. By sharing these openly with you, we intend to spread joy in a time when we need it the most. We understand the privilege it is to be a part of your story, and we hope the sincerity of these couples will reflect the very special relationships we aim to have with everyone who walks through our doors (whether in-person or virtually).

Next up, we have Carolyn & Juan. Two carefree spirits whose love story is one of patience and fate. (Grab your tissues... this is a good one!)

When did you know that your partner was THE ONE?

This is a really hard question for us, because we both agree that there wasn’t one single moment when we decided we were the one for each other. It was a slow burn that happened over multiple years, through gained trust, loving encounters, and intentional conversations. Slowly but surely, we both knew that the other person was someone who was always there, always cared, and always pushed the other to be the best version of themselves.

What is one thing you love about your significant other?

Carolyn’s  favorite thing about my Juan is how patiently loving he is. I have a big personality and big emotions, and not only does he love that side of me and encourage me to show and feel every part of it, but he helps me through it as well. He doesn’t only love me through the ups and the downs, but he loves me because of who I am in the ups and the downs, and I am forever thankful for that.

Juan’s favorite thing about Carolyn is how she can be friends with everyone. Carolyn has a very big heart, and is extremely intentional about being there for everyone she can. When a friend needs something, she’s one of the people who’s able to know before they have to ask, and will go out of her way to be there for them. She’s such a people person and it makes me fall in love with her even more.

What is an activity you love to do together?

Lately, we’ve loved reading together! We both snuggle up with our own books, and spend hours cuddling while experiencing the magic of our own worlds. Whenever we get to a particularly good part in our book, we’ll excitedly tell eachother about it, and share that part with each other. It’s simple, but it’s so fun, and something we both look forward to.

Besides that, we’re both pretty big foodies and love to cook together, or go find trendy restaurants to get good food and drinks together. Nothing beats a good meal, good drinks, and good conversation. <3

How did you two meet? (Give us as many details as you’d like!)

Juan and Carolyn met while working at a video game company called Blizzard. Carolyn would often go into Juan's office to chit-chat. One day she asked Juan if he was going to BlizzCon (the company's yearly gaming convention) that year, and when Juan replied that he might not, she adamantly insisted that he go with her brother, Compton, and their friends. 

That's when the sparks began to fly... between Juan and Compton. While their bromance shined brightly, all Carolyn could think of was how happy she was that Compton was making a new friend. 

Unbeknownst to her, everyone else in the group could tell that Juan was crushing on her during the entire event.

At this point, Juan and Carolyn had been texting constantly since BlizzCon (she was starting to realize she also had a crush on Juan). One day during work, Carolyn realized that one of her favorite bands was having a concert that night in LA. The only problem was that she had no one to go with (yet). She did what any scheming girl with a crush would do: she invited Juan.

One abrupt office visit later, Juan was driving Carolyn through rush hour downtown LA traffic to see a small band he had never heard of. After the concert ended, they decided to get dinner at a diner across the street. After getting seated and ordering food, Juan (being oblivious) didn't realize that the waitress was hitting on him. Meanwhile, Carolyn finally realized, "Oh no, I really like this guy and I don't like that he's being hit on!" So she went to the bathroom and texted her best friend, Haley, that she thinks she was on a date. When asked how the date was going she replied, "It's the best date I've ever been on!!!"

P.S. Juan and the waitress did not live happily ever after - but Carolyn and Juan did.

How did he/she propose?

With plans to visit their friend Sam and his family in Italy, Juan and Carolyn added stops in Greece and Switzerland to their itinerary. Carolyn knew Juan was planning on proposing during the trip, but Juan had been scheming for months so she wouldn't know when and where it would be.

Their trip started in Greece and on the second day, Juan told Carolyn that they were going to dinner on the neighboring island, Paros. They put on their Sunday Best (it actually was a Sunday) and took a ferry that afternoon. When they arrived, Juan told Carolyn that he wanted to scope out a beautiful place to catch the sunset before dinner. He led her to a location overlooking the water, and while she was excitedly taking in the views, he was frantically trying to get the ring out of his pocket.

The next thing she knew, Carolyn turned around to see Juan down on one knee holding the most stunning diamond ring she had ever seen, asking her to be his wife. Now, here's the fun bit. Carolyn had previously asked Juan to write a sentimental speech when proposing. Right after Juan started the speech, Carolyn became a blubbering mess, asked him if he was sure several times, and interrupted his speech with a kiss. He never did get to ask, "Will you marry me?"

After that, Juan introduced Carolyn to the photographer he hired, who captured the moment and surprised her with a photo shoot tour of the island for their engagement photos. The rest of the night was spent with amazing Greek food and wine, celebrating the best day of their lives - so far!

How does Kasia Jewelry fit into your story?

This is the fun part. Carolyn had grown up seeing her mom’s beautiful wedding band - a simple round diamond solitaire, with symmetrical stacks on either side. Carolyn knew she wanted something similar, and spent months and months searching, hand drawing designs, and trying to find the perfect stack to complement her engagement ring.

After giving up and realizing that she’ll probably have to custom design her wedding band stack, her best friend randomly sent her Kiasia’s instagram page. They knew immediately that they had struck gold. After Carolyn stalked the entire website looking at every single option, Juan set up an appointment for them to go look at the rings in person.

We knew that we wanted something like Mika, Ang, Aimee, or Liv, so we went into the shop with a mission to find the perfect combination. Sara was so sweet, fun, and helpful in finding different pairings for us to try! She helped us understand how the different bands played off each other from a design standpoint, and made narrowing down our decision so much easier. We ended up going between Rachel+Yana or Mika+Ulla, but ultimately went with the Mika+Ulla pairing. I was absolutely in love, relieved, and could not wait to wear them!!! Now every time I see my wedding stack, I think about how I found a perfect modern stack that fits my fun 20something style now, but I can also see it when I’m old and wrinkly with the love of my life. Kasia brought my dream ring to life and I’m forever thankful!!!

Photography by Rowan Noelle

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September Birthstone, Sapphire!

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September babies (and gemstone admirers everywhere), did you know that the famously blue Sapphire can also be found in vibrant colors of violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, and even gray and black? Sapphires can be found in nearly every color besides Ruby red! Additionally, Sapphires can show two or more colors at once, which are referred to as “Parti Sapphires.” This is just one aspect of the stone that makes them so truly fascinating to us! Just take a look at this range of sapphire tones from our Colored Gemstone collection. 

Rating a 9/10 on Mohs Hardness scale, Sapphires are a wonderful option for everyday wear. Perhaps one of the most famous engagement rings to ever have been, Princess Diana and now Kate Middleton wear a stunning oval Sapphire ring that has given the stone a forever royal feeling. 

Historically, the most coveted Sapphires are found in the region of Kashmir, located in the Sumjam village (a province controlled by India). They are famous for their near-perfect qualities and deep, cornflower blue color. Australia is host to many Parti Sapphires as mentioned above, which typically range from yellow to green to blue. Montana Sapphires (mined right here in Montana, US) can range in color from deep teal to more pale or pastel blue/green hues, making them one of our favorite varieties.

If you wish to incorporate this diverse and captivating gemstone into your jewelry story, we’ve got you covered! Pictured below is our Micah necklace, Pasha ring, Neomi ring, Rahi ring, Joss ring, Kira band, Eternity Rainbow band, and our Tika band. Which vibrant Sapphire beauty is your favorite?

Shop ALL Sapphire pieces here!

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KJ Couples: Aubrie and Jordan

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We love your love! That is why we have decided to reach out to a few of our amazing Kasia Family members, new and returning, to tell their stories. Love is powerful, beautiful, diverse and worthy of honoring through your unique story. By sharing these openly with you, we intend to spread joy in a time when we need it the most. We understand the privilege it is to be a part of your story, and we hope the sincerity of these couples will reflect the very special relationships we aim to have with everyone who walks through our doors (whether in-person or virtually).

Next up, we have Aubrie & Jordan. Two adventurous spirits whose story of love and reconnection is sure to inspire! 


When did you know that your partner was THE ONE?

When we decided to rekindle our flame after not speaking for nearly two years; I knew he was the one. We had been through so many ups and downs that I knew if we could make it through all that, then we could make it through anything together. 

What is one thing you love about your significant other?

He is the most trustworthy person I know! Trust is so essential in a relationship and I just know that I can always count on him. He has been there for me time and time again.

What is an activity you love to do together?

We are big adventure buffs! We love snowboarding together in the winter and camping in the summer. Our love of getting outside often takes us to some incredible places. 

How did you two meet? (Give us as many details as you’d like!)

We went to high school together oddly enough and had lots of mutual friends. At age 19, in our first years of college, we started dating. We were on and off for many years as we grew up. After college Jordan took a job in Arizona and I started a restaurant in our hometown in New Jersey. There was continual heartbreak over those years, but in 2019 Jordan was faced with a decision. He could either marry his Australian girlfriend so she could stay in the USA or let her leave. The ultimatum allowed him to realize that our love story was not over yet. In 2020 I moved to Arizona, we bought a home, adopted a dog and started our life together! 

How did he/she propose?

We went on a trip with my family to the island of Holbox in Mexico. It was gorgeous and we decided to watch the sunset and get some photos. While we were walking into the water he popped the question and we had the most amazing sunset, and popped champagne of course! The rest of the trip was pure bliss. 

How does Kasia Jewelry fit into your story?

I wanted a wedding band that went perfectly with the amazing engagement set that Jordan proposed with. When I found the Kasia Cara band, it was the perfect compliment- something modern but still timeless! I have always loved fashion so I knew I wanted diamonds that were trend-focused, but that I would still love for a lifetime. 

Photography by @jennyreneephoto

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Why Kasia Jewelry?

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Welcome to Kasia Jewelry! No matter where you are in your jewelry journey, we’re glad we've crossed paths. Ahead of you awaits timeless elegance, unmatched attention to detail, and the coolest team of styling experts you’ll find on this side of the Mississippi (if you ask us). We understand that in a world filled with fine jewelry brands, it can be daunting finding the one that best fits into your story. Rest assured - helping you "Create Your Own Story" is what we're known for, therefore allow us to explain one step further - the "why so".

Unique Designs: Letting Individuality Shine

Here at KJ, we believe in celebrating uniqueness by “Creating Your Own Story”. In our collection you’ll find an unparalleled selection of one-of-a-kind pieces, meant for the bride or jewelry lover seeking something unlike any other. From intricately designed necklaces and bracelets to unique let it be modern, contemporary or vintage inspired engagement rings and wedding bands - each piece is carefully crafted to showcase the natural wonders that lie within, echoing its composition. We believe in effortless style, comfort and individuality bringing to life enough pieces where each story can be suitable for each and all.

Aside from a wide range of style selections, we’re proud to offer several price options to suit any budget in our Ready-To-Ship collection, because we believe luxury should be accessible to everyone. Whether you’re searching for a special gift or an investment piece, we ensure that you can find a piece which resonates with you - without ever compromising on quality or beauty. 

If your vision stretches beyond our collection, we still have you covered! Book a Design Consultation and work one-on-one with Kasia herself, where you’ll be a part of the entire creation process - from stone selections all the way to final design, all while collaborating with the visionary who started it all. Either way, wearing a Kasia Jewelry piece, you embrace a distinct style that sets you apart from the rest.

Nurturing Your Jewelry Journey

We take pride in providing our clients with exceptional customer care, always!  From purchase to pick up and years beyond, our team is always available to guide you through your jewelry journey. It begins with expert styling and attention to detail from the moment you walk through our oceanfront doors. Our team of stylists is carefully trained to cater to any aesthetic, lifestyle and budget to help you find your perfect addition. 

It doesn’t end there though; we’re in it for the long haul! With an emphasis on finding practical styles and establishing your care routine, our team will educate you on proper maintenance from home to ensure the longevity of your special pieces for years to come. With any purchase, we’ll send you home with your own jewelry care instructions and some goodies to help maintain your treasures. Additionally, we invite our clients to come back every 6-months or so for complimentary "oil changes" or tune-ups. With exceptional attention to detail, our team carefully inspects and deeply cleans your jewelry - have peace of mind knowing your jewelry is in good hands while you explore the showroom for your next addition! In addition, we offer a limited 1 year in house warranty and offer insurance recommendations if you wish to further protect your fine jewelry.


All Eyes on YOU

Offering our showroom styling sessions and viewings on by appointment basis, we’ve had the pleasure of sharing some incredibly special, intimate moments with individuals and couples alike throughout the years. If there’s one thing we believe in, it’s that our clients are family; so we make it a point to get to know your story, personal likings, and even fur baby names (yes, we remember!) because each unique story makes up the whole of Kasia Jewelry. Thanks to these one-on-one sessions, we put all the focus and attention on YOU removing all the fine jewelry try on stigma all while enabling better understanding of your preferences and what comes with this - personalized styling suggestions. Unable to schedule an appointment? It's worth mentioning that we accommodate whenever possible, so next time you are in our seaside town, ring the doorbell - don’t be shy. 

Once you’re a part of our Kasia Jewelry family, the relationship with us expands beyond these 110+ year old walls and a 40 minute appointment. We’ll keep up with your special occasions and maintain a profile of your wishlist items (making dropping hints for those moments way too easy) over the years, because your milestones matter to us! You may even find a piece named after you or a loved one at some point...


Cozy Up in our Oceanfront Showroom 

Maintaining its centurion charm through all things organic and raw, our showroom inside the historic Guild building is truly meant to create a relaxed, intimate space for you and loved ones to explore your next special addition. Settle in with your choice of rotational champagne, local beers or Kasia’s signature family recipe of Polish Vodka as you let your eyes wander the space and become immersed in all things beautiful. 

After a personal session exploring the collection, we invite you to take in the serene ambiance of our near the water location, just a short three-minute walk from the breathtaking Pacific Ocean! Our showroom is nestled in the heart of Cardiff-by-the-Sea with eateries and drinks located within just minutes walking distance of the KJ home base. Explore and fall in love with the small town charm tucked away in what feels like our own special little corner of San Diego.

As you embark on your jewelry journey, we hope you choose Kasia Jewelry — a brand that embodies exceptional craftsmanship, unique experiences, and a commitment to nurturing lifelong relationships. From one-of-a-kind designs, flexible price ranges and custom work options to exceptional customer service and our serene oceanfront location, we aim to elevate your jewelry experience to a whole new level. So whether we’ve met or have yet to welcome you into our diamond playground, we look forward to helping Create Your Own Story through the years!

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