Designer Theresa Kaz launched her eponymous collection of jewelry in our Spring 2018 New Designer Gallery. We’re thrilled she’s joining us again for our summer show edition, as much for her acerbic sense of humor as for her spectacular jewelry. Like the designer herself, Theresa’s jewelry is unique, vibrant and creative. She enjoys discovering interesting cuts of gemstones and letting them dictate her pieces’ designs. And the energy around her–whether at her booth, in a restaurant or, one imagines, in her own backyard in New Jersey–is always festive and joyous!

JA New York: 5 words that best describe your brand DNA?   

Theresa Kaz: Happy; colorful; optimistic; celestial; feminine

JA New York: What’s your trade show uniform? 

TK: A long bohemian dress, my Levi’s denim jacket and cute shoes for the first hour, then the Birkenstocks come out. 

JA New York: Go-to news source?  

TK: MSNBC

JA New York: Guilty pleasure?   

TK: Investigative Discovery Network 

JA New York: Tech must-have? 

TK: My wireless Beats 

JA New York: Favorite Cities? 

TK: Portland, Maine & Portsmouth, New Hampshire

JA New York: If you had a Super Power it would be….?

TK: An astronomically high metabolism  

JA New York: You have a one-way ticket, you’re going…? 

TK: Paris

JA New York: Won’t leave home without_____?

TK: Mace

JA New York: Dream celebrity client?

TK: Patti Scialfa