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About Kassi Grunder

Kassi Grunder is an artist, a spiritual cartographer, and world peace enthusiast. She has always loved creating both tiny, beautiful objects, and transformative experiences. Through jewelry, she seeks to do both. 

Kassi is an Alaskan through and through, but has lived all over the place, and currently resides in San Diego, California. She studied art in undergrad, where she primarily hung out in the printmaking studio making huge prints, and in the bookbinding room making tiny books. This was also when she first made jewelry (that wasn't a friendship bracelet). 

In addition to her passion for making beautiful things, Kassi is passionate about social justice and holds a master's degree in Peace and Justice and a graduate certificate in Global Peace Education. She is a veteran facilitator, and loves bringing people together to learn from each other. 

Brand philosophy

Have you ever found yourself with a pocket full of stones? Maybe they were stones you picked out of the surf on a visit to the beach, wanting to have a piece of beautiful, tangible treasure to remind you of the intangible magic of that moment. Or maybe they were semi precious stones that you came across and felt an instant connection with. Or maybe it was a stone you were given by someone who cares for you. 

Everything has an energetic vibration, and stones have vibrations that draw many of us in. Different stones have different gifts to offer us. Rose quartz has the vibration of love, heart opening, and healing. Black tourmaline is like a shield, protecting us and keeping negativity at bay. Lapis lazuli helps you to go inward to connect with the divine and to reconnect with your personal power. The pieces in this jewelry line are designed not only to be beautiful, but to allow you to carry the magic of stones with you wherever you go, without having your pockets weighed down. 

Each piece is made by hand, infused with intention, and is created with the hope that it becomes personally meaningful for you. 

Have a custom order in mind? Need five of the same earrings for your bridesmaids, but only three pairs are listed? Let us know! We love custom orders, and if it's something that we're able to do for you, we're happy to make some magic happen!

 

What people are saying

I've been coming through one of the most profound moments of my life. This is the most magical pair of earrings I've ever bought and it makes me feel so good that they're coming from you... I just went through a month-long break-up, and I could tell you in nine million words why these earrings are significant, but I don't need to. Your soul gets it. This is amazing.

       A.J., Emporia, Kansas

 

I'm convinced that Kassi's jewelry chooses you more than you choose it. There has been more than one occasion now where I have picked up a piece of her jewelry to examine it more closely, and then couldn't put it back down because I knew from that moment on that I couldn't bear to be without it. There is certainly some kind of good magic involved.

S.H., Girdwood, Alaska

 

Kassi is so knowledgeable about all of the stones she uses. I love feeling that my earrings are more than just a pair of jewelry—they are not only a reflection of me and my mood, but are also a powerful way to heal/ground myself. It also helps that they make me feel instantly elegant! I cannot speak highly enough for her products!

S.F., Anchorage, Alaska

 

I purchased an infinity bracelet for a dear family friend whose mother had just passed away to remind her that a mother's love is endless regardless of whether she is here with us physically. Kassi not only made sure to package and ship the bracelet in quick order, she included a personalized note on my behalf and had the crazy intuition to choose lapis (which happened to be the receiver's favorite stone). The arrival of the bracelet brought (joyful!) tears and "a sense of peace" for the recipient (her words).

C.S., Seoul, South Korea

 

These earrings are my go-to. The only way I'll wear a different pair is if these absolutely do not go with what I'm wearing. They're lightweight, elegant, don't irritate my ears, and I am constantly getting compliments on them!

A.W., Anchorage, Alaska

 

Kassi's pieces are not only eye-catching, but they're crafted with such heartfelt care. I've watched Kassi move between all the realms of her venture from brainstorming to creating to selling and I feel great buying her products because I've seen the passion and effort that she puts into her work at every step of the process. I've given bracelets to friends and acquired more than a few beautiful pieces for myself! 

M.K., San Diego, California

 

Fabulous craftsmanship and amazing natural crystals and other high frequency materials. I feel so fantastic wearing my jewelry made by Kassi. Thank you! 

K.S., Homer, Alaska

 

Such a pretty and well made necklace. I didn't expect the beads by the clasp, but it was such a nice touch! I love the natural beads.

R.E, Anchorage, Alaska

 

I adore this painting. It sits near my bathroom mirror. It brightens my day, adds beauty to my living space, and helps me to remember that everybody, including me, is sacred.

T.S., Anchorage, Alaska

 

The earrings I have from Kassi are garnet and gold. I don't normally wear jewelry, but I wear these all the time. Simple, yet fancy. They go perfectly with red dresses, and I wear them every Christmas for the Nutcracker. I think I need a necklace to match. I also have amethyst earrings I purchased for my mother that are gorgeous. I'm giving her those for Christmas. If you love jewelry and you're looking for good quality beautiful stuff, I would 100% recommend Kassi's work. 

.K.S., Willow, Alaska

 

I had been searching for the perfect mala for months. I looked at tons of websites and at many festivals. It was Kassi's that called my name! Her designs are so delicate and they radiate the perfect combination of compassion and strength. I can't wait to grow my collection of Kassi pieces!

B.B., Anchorage, Alaska


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