Kara Ross

After graduating from Georgetown University and a brief stint in advertising at Harper's Bazaar, Kara became a certified gemologist. For many years, she used diamonds, pearls, and 18K gold to create one-of-a-kind custom pieces for private clients. Her most famous private client to date is President Obama and the First Lady, for whom she created exclusive gifts made from Magnolia wood that originated from the White House lawn. While the initial piece was created for visiting heads of state, the collaboration has continued, and Ross continues to design gifts for esteemed visitors and employees of the White House.  2003 brought Kara's eponymous company,  Kara Ross, which has rapidly grown from its origins in Fine Jewelry and is known for its bold and unique use of exotic skins and gemstones across several jewelry lines, handbags, and belts.