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.
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.
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
14K Gold - 100% recycled
Sterling Silver - 100% recycled
14K Gold-Fill - 85% recycled.
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
Japanese Glass Beads
Lab-Grown Moissanite Gemstones