Kathleen Whitaker founded her fine jewelry line in 2003, and it has become synonymous with the simple, geometric 14-karat designs of the classic collection, most notably the original "staple" and "sequin" studs. Kathleen Whitaker jewelry has been worn by prominent individuals from Michelle Obama to Kendall Jenner, and has appeared in publications including W Magazine, Paris Vogue, and The New York Times. The collections are designed and made in downtown Los Angeles. Our personal favorite is the asymmetrical pairing of the 14k gold strand stud on one ear, and the smallest 14k gold sequin stud on the other. Shop Kathleen Whitaker.