Jennifer Kalled has been designing jewelry since she first learned her craft in Arizona in the mid-70's. Her love of colored stone came out of her Southwestern experience. Back home in NH, Jennifer's skill as a designer grew until, today, her talent is nationally recognized. Her naturally acute sense of color finds expression in the unique and vibrant combinations which are the hallmark of her work.
"There is a pattern as to who are attracted to my work. There are those who love my work but keep a hesitant distance, much like a shy lover... and then there is the confident woman who is comfortable with the beginning of things, with her own voice... the woman who will start the next “trend.” I love these women & men, for without them, where would we artists be? Artists and their patrons share the thread of courage, willing to say what is “good, true & beautiful.’’
"Collectors have described my pieces to be “Klimt-like”. The beautiful ornamentation that graced the models in Klimt’s paintings comes to life in my jewelry, and my customers become the models!"
“Visiting the Kalled Gallery is a retreat. It’s relaxing and fun to just take a few minutes to slow down and enjoy looking at, and sometimes purchasing, pretty things. Gallery is definitely the right word for describing my experience in the store.
Jennifer’s jewelry is simply beautiful and one of a kind. My first piece was a sterling cuff bracelet that is a jaw dropper to this day. I’m constantly stopped and asked where I get my jewelry, and have handed out Jennifer’s cards around the world.
Wearing a Jennifer designed piece, and knowing all about it from the knowledgeable team at the Gallery, is really special. It gives me a super power to feel like I’m lovely, unique and invincible, even if I’m just going out to the grocery store.”
“I have been a lover and purchaser of fine jewelry for many years. I have known Jennifer Kalled for at least 20+ years, and I can honesty say that she is one of the most talented craftsperson/ jeweler in her field. She has custom made several pieces for me and when I was looking for that perfect statement Opal ring (since it is my birthstone), she worked with me to find the perfect stone, as well as the perfect accompanying stones around the opal. It may have taken a couple of months to get it done, but it was worth the wait. It is a stunning ring and I wear it with great pride!
Her use of stones and pearls is second to none, and her creativity in putting them together is simply amazing. Every time I see her work exhibited at a show, I am overwhelmed with the exquisite workmanship and designs that she puts together. If you are lucky enough to purchase one of her pieces, as I have been, you will treasure it for the rest of your life!”
“I have been a customer of Jennifer’s for a number of years, starting my collection with smaller pieces, but leaning to her more colorful and creative pieces in recent years. I love the creativity and beauty Jennifer brings to each piece she creates, and particularly appreciate the bold statement necklaces. I always wanted to have a custom piece, and two years ago, I took that step —and how exciting it was! Jennifer designed a gorgeous necklace around a beautiful red opal that I purchased from Bill. She incorporated some small diamonds that I brought to her, as well as other stones from her collection, and she worked with me to arrive at the final design. The result was an heirloom quality statement piece, “Midnight’s Fire,” a name Jennifer recommended. I love the piece, and never fail to receive complements whenever I wear it. Thank you Jennifer!”
“To look at Jennifer Kalled’s jewelry is to understand why opals inspired legends. Straight from the earth in Queensland, Australia hand carried by explorer-miner husband Bill straight to her singular workbench in Wolfeborough, NH, her opal jewelry is visually and emotionally stunning.Jennifer’s designs reflect her spiritual philosophical soul- just the right balance of stones and gold to give each piece its chance to shine. No one has opals like she does. My advice on wearing her jewelry: Don’t wear it if you don’t want to be noticed.”
“Jennifer's jewelry has brought beauty and joy into my life for over 13 years. I recently asked her to design a pair of earrings for my wedding and it made me feel elegant, interesting and gorgeous wearing them. Her love of the stones is perfectly expressed in the designs of her pieces raising them up to the finest wearable art. Each masterpiece is unique, with its own personality - exuberant expressions of love and life.”
“Jennifer's pieces are heavenly!! I have them going way back.. Her eye is superb and joined with Bill's opals- nothing can touch them!!”
“Jennifer Kalled custom made both a ring and a pendent for me. During the process her creative mind was both brilliant and beautiful. She integrated many pieces of gems into stunning, timeless jewelry that I will pass on to the most special people in my life.”
“I visit Kalled Gallery often because it is a space filled with all mediums of art that replenish my sense of beauty and well being; stunningly beautiful wall art, whimsical pieces that make me smile, unusual clothing and handbags made by artists from all over the country, functional art pieces for mealtime, and much, much more..
And, of course there is jewelry. One-of-a-kind pieces by Jennifer Kalled that dazzle, delight and boggle my mind. Often she highlights her splendid creations with opals mined in Australia by Bill Kasso. Jennifer uses many rare gemstones that glean the magic of nature, combined with the unique talent that is Jennifer’s creative vision, and the fine craftsmanship of her Jeweler, Aubri Keating.
Sarah Beth and her sales staff offer the perfect balance of helpfulness and broad knowledge without hovering. I like to go in and let my eyes meander, fill my senses, and find treasures I missed on my last visit. Or, I'll find new items that are coming into the gallery all year long. The Kalled Gallery offers a wide price point, making it a place to shop for yourself and gift-giving. I give gift certificates so people can feed their own senses...and enjoy the feast that is Kalled Gallery.
I wear a gorgeous necklace, named Life’s Candy, by Jennifer that has been admired by people who have stopped me in airports and pubs. I also string several delicate disks on my neck, silver and gold together, at different lengths, by various artists. On my wrists I wear cuffs by jeweler and designer, Aubri Keating. In my ears....oh my, a collection that gives me a joyful purpose to getting dressed each day! I mix and match my bling with a different assembly every day. I have art from the gallery on my walls, in my closet, and fun handbags on my shoulder. If you are looking for a something special, for yourself or as a gift, visit Kalled Gallery at 33 N. Main, Wolfeboro, NH. You are in for a real treat!”
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