A fascination with the idea that a well-made piece of jewelry may one day become an heirloom inspired Kir Boedecker to design her first piece of jewelry nearly twenty years ago. Sterling silver and 18 karat gold designs adorned with semi-precious stones and pearls are the backbone of the KIR collection. References to exotic cultures, detailed textures, unusual finishes and the finest craftsmanship combine to create a striking and versatile collection. Kirsten’s multi-faceted passions - travel, nature, and music - fuse together to evoke an element of playfulness and adventure for the wearer. KIR invites women to express their personal styles and embrace life’s contradictions.
Formerly Kirsten Moorhead Jewelry, the company was founded in 2001 by Kirsten Boedecker and Jennifer Klein. From 2001-2004, the company built its wholesale distribution to include many exclusive, high end boutiques. In Spring of 2009, the company relaunched nationally as KIR with a new drive and product selection.
KIR is still privately owned by its’ two founders, operating with an all woman team. Design, development, stone sourcing, raw material planning and quality control are overseen by the KIR executive office in scenic Boulder, Colorado.