Made to wear

Kara Yoo is a design and manufacturing studio located in Vancouver, Canada. We design and make almost everything in-house. We have a strong focus on simple, yet striking designs, with nuanced proportions and silhouettes. Each piece is designed and constructed with our central creed - that it is made to wear.

about kara

With a background in commerce and metalsmithing, Kara takes a pragmatic approach to design, working with materials in their physical form to create designs with a keen sense of modularity. Ease and playfulness are the key foundations of each collection.

We are Asian and woman-owned; we work with and support other Asian, POC and women-owned businesses.

Sustainability matters

We use responsibly sourced and sustainable materials. We have an extensive sourcing program, sourcing all materials in-house from local and global partners.


All metals are nickel-free, hypoallergenic and are selected to meet the needs of the individual designs to maintain quality over the life of the item.

Materials We Use

Recycled Metals

14K Gold - 100% recycled
Sterling Silver - 100% recycled
14K Gold-Fill - 85% recycled.

Plated Metals

Gold Vermeil - Sterling silver base with heavy 2.5 microns of gold plating.

Heavy Gold Plated - Nickle-free brass base with 2.5 microns of plating.

Gold Plated - Nickle-free brass base with 1 micron of plating.

Pearls + Gems

Freshwater Cultured Pearls from the South China Sea

Natural Gemstones

Japanese Glass Beads

Lab-Grown Moissanite Gemstones

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