Claus is a handmade jewelry line based in Kingston, NY. Focused on thoughtful design with emphasis on quality and craft, Claus seeks to create personal and enduring pieces. All pieces are crafted from recycled metal, fair-mined gold, and conflict-free stones.
After going to school for Metalsmithing at SUNY New Paltz, and working for a number of NYC based jewelry designers, I found myself designing and making pieces for myself. As my voice grew and my pieces became more cohesive I realized that I was creating something worth sharing which led me to launch my collection in 2014.
Claus has turned out to be very much a reflection of myself. Quiet and understated, I’ve always been an introspective and sensitive person. You’ll likely find me at home curled up with a book, knitting a sweater, or spending one on one time with a friend than anywhere else.