Unique Handmade Jewelry

The natural world, organic architecture, and ancient artifacts have always been a rich source of inspiration for Kirsten’s signature handcrafted artisan jewelry designs. The beauty of organic shapes like shells, flowers, and pods forms the vision for the collection. Explore the full collection of unique handmade jewelry in gold, silver, and yellow bronze.

Kirsten’s Handmade Jewelry

Kirsten Muenster's handcrafted artisan jewelry celebrates diverse influences, from Brutalist architecture to ancient mosaics; folklore to natural oddities. Intuitive artistic expression merges with organic forms, cast in sustainable metals.

Each one-of-a-kind design is an imaginative synthesis of elements, resulting in sculptural pieces that will set you apart, confident in your individuality.

Model wearing Banksia Medallion Earrings by Kirsten Muenster
Hand showing KMJ Mosaic Ring adorning the ring finger

Our Commitment

We challenge the jewelry industry's norms by focusing on sustainable practices that protect the planet and respect the people involved in the process. Our commitment to bespoke craftsmanship and ethical luxury is reflected in the use of 100% recycled precious materials and conflict-free stones.


To care for and clean your artisan handcrafted jewelry, use a soft cloth to gently wipe away dirt and oils before storing. To bring back a little extra shine, wipe the metal with a polishing cloth.

If your KMJ piece needs a deeper clean or repolish, contact Kirsten for a complimentary refresh. Avoid exposing the jewelry to water, harsh chemicals, or extreme temperature changes.

Always remove KMJ pieces featuring delicate materials such as natural stones, organic shells, or gems, before engaging in physical activities. Avoid impact against hard surfaces, which could chip, or scratch the stones. Store each piece separately in a soft pouch or sealed plastic bag to avoid scratches and slow the oxidation process.

With mindful wear and proper care, your handcrafted Kirsten Muenster jewelry will remain a cherished keepsake for generations

Design Philosophy

“I create jewelry that I want to wear, pieces I dream about, that make me feel as if I’ve just discovered and unearthed some rare treasure. Wearing jewelry is such a sensual experience: slipping a smooth metal ring on your finger, wrapping a thickly woven chain around your wrist, or draping a strand of cold stones around your neck - it’s all about the intimacy of touch and becoming one with the jewelry.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Are your designs available in different finishes?

Yes, I offer handmade artisan jewelry in a range of finishes. Choose from high-polished, brushed, textured, or oxidized finishes in gold, sterling silver, brass, and bronze. The unique textures and patinas showcase the organic beauty of each piece and will evolve with wear over time.

Are your pieces made entirely by hand?

Yes, every Kirsten Muenster Jewelry piece is meticulously handcrafted in my San Francisco studio. Pieces are often made to order or completed in small batches, focusing on one-of-a-kind designs and limited edition collections.

From hand-carving the original wax models to hand-finishing each piece, there is a distinctive focus on quality and attention to detail throughout the process.

Do you offer custom or personalized pieces?

Yes, I offer personalization options for unique handmade jewelry. You can also request custom engraving, such as names, dates, or meaningful phrases. I can also work with you to modify existing designs, such as changing the metal type, finish, or stone. Contact the studio directly to discuss personalization options.

Can I request a custom design?

Yes, Kirsten Muenster Jewelry welcomes custom design requests. The process begins with a consultation to discuss your ideas, budget, and timeline.

Custom pieces typically take 4-12 weeks to create, depending on the complexity of the design and Kirsten’s work schedule. Contact directly to inquire about a jewelry design.