About

kvl designs' are unique, handcrafted organic and elegant silver jewellery designs.  kvl designs is based in beautiful Stellenbosch in the Western-Cape, South Africa, where all our jewellery is designed and handmade by jewellery designer and artist Karien van Langelaar.

My love for nature, its beauty and intricate detail expressed in all natural forms, shapes and textures, is the source of my inspiration. Circles and solid shapes representing the conceptual aspect of wholeness, and being bound together with nature is expressed and explored throughout my work. We manufacture mostly in silver as it offers various interesting surface finishes and textures.

I have always enjoyed pushing boundaries through various jewellery techniques and mediums, especially through a technique called fly press, smithing metal and wax carvings to create as much volume as possible.

After completing a BA fine art degree in jewellery and metal techniques at Stellenbosch University in 2012, I had the opportunity to complete a further 3 months intensive contemporary jewellery course in Florence, Italy, at Alchamia: Contemporary Jewellery School. During my time at Alchamia I was introduced to techniques to enhance and compliment my technical abilities, which resulted in my work having a more enhanced contemporary feel.

kvl designs was launched in 2015, and although we are growing, my jewellery pieces will always be a part of me as each piece is individually handcrafted with delicate attention to detail, honesty and pure enjoyment. I have come to enjoy working with new clients as well as returning clients, and especially designing individual pieces for them.

 

Products are made to order

All our online purchases are made to order, which means we’ll need roughly 5 working days from the day you pay to process and manufacture your order. Once your piece is complete it will then be shipped. Local South African shipping takes around 2 to 5 days.

We can accommodate emergency orders, please contact us on kvldesigns@gmail.com

Return policy

If you are not satisfied with your order, you can be refunded. kvl designs needs to be notified of any refunds within 3 business days of receiving your order. Refunds can only be made once you have returned the piece to kvl designs in the same way as when received, unworn, undamaged and in its original packaging.

 

Taking care of your jewellery

Silver jewellery will tarnish over time through exposure to air, beauty products and cleaning products. Avoid bringing your jewellery into contact with perfumes, oils and lotions. Try keep your jewellery in an airtight container when not worn to maintain its original look for longer. You can clean your silver jewellery with jewellery cleaner, a soft cotton cloth as well as lukewarm soapy water and a soft toothbrush, rinse well with lukewarm water and dry with a soft cloth. Using the techniques above can reduce the rate at which the silver tarnishes but will not prevent it from happening.