Kinn Studios is a brand suited for the more high-end shopper with a (forgive the pun) heart of gold.

Not only are the accessories aesthetically pleasing, but they are made with responsibly crafted and feature ethically mined stones, lab-grown diamonds, and recycled metals. 

From minimalistic hoop earrings to classic gold chains to diamond rings of the bridal and everyday variety, available in gold and silver, every piece on the site feels like a modern-day heritage piece, and for good reason.  

The jewelry brand’s founder, Jennie Yoon, explained, “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 can pass your Kinn jewelry on as an heirloom.”  

Some of the more heart-touching pieces on the brand’s site include the Heritage Ribbed Name Ring ($1,980) or the Dear Kaia Nameplate Necklace ($520)

Both options are 14k, solid gold, allowing the wearer’s name to be written out in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Thai characters. 

Like Yoon and her family members, many immigrants moving to the US felt the pressure to change their names to a more “Americanized” version. So when they moved to Los Angeles from South Korea and Yoon and her brother took on new monikers, 혜정 (Hye-Jung) became Jennie and 영준 (Young-Jun) became Kevin.

Pieces like these are a beautiful reminder of embracing your heritage and pay tribute to the challenges immigrant families overcame to build a life in a new country.

So whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, you can’t go wrong with the gift of a future heirloom piece.