Auren was founded in 2015 by English Photographer and Art Director Kate Rodgers. Through her interest in photography, art, design and fashion, she launched Auren to create fashion items that are informed by art, have personal value yet are playful and vivacious.
With an emphasis on colour, we design gemstone jewellery with a distinguished aesthetic that reinterprets classic design for modern women of all ages.
“I believe that art & fashion are exciting platforms revealing the creativity and complexity of the human spirit.”
Now based in Milan, Kate has always been inspired by the culture and history that surrounds Jewellery. Kate studied Fine Art at Central St. Martin’s School of Art in London. She graduated to work as a Photographer & later a Creative Director with some of the worlds most recognized brands & publications including Vogue, GQ, V Magazine, Burberry & Vivienne Westwood.
Seeing up close the craftsmanship and creativity involved in garment making at some of the most revered ateliers’ ultimately inspired the launch of her own Jewellery label.
We are a team of people making jewellery with the purpose to inspire the chameleon in you. We love colour, thinking about how to add that personal touch of self- expression. In a fast paced changing world where we are often redefining ourselves, we say, have some fun with it whatever your age, whenever you can.
We believe in nurturing talent and
traditional handmade craftsmanship.
With a focus on custom developed gemstone shapes, cut by hand and set into precious metals, our jewellery is entirely handmade, and therefore one of a kind.
Ethical standards are at the forefront of our work and we source our gemstones from conflict free mines. Close working relationships are the backbone of our business and we are a team of people who share a love and passion for jewellery craftsmanship.
To our excitement, In 2015 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London recognized our work with a commission of bespoke 18 carat gold jewellery which was exhibited from October 2015 until January 2016.
‘Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication’
– Leonardo da Vinci
This is our design ethos. We hand select each gemstone and carefully consider the shapes and colours to develop the palette and structure of each piece. The results are paired back, simplistic designs featuring our signature geometric shapes in exuberant colours.
“Its important to us that each piece is
comfortable, wearable yet stands apart.”