Meet The Maker
Just outside of Los Angeles, nestled up against the Sierra Pelona Mountains,
in an area called the Enchanted Hills, you’ll find jewelry designer and
metalsmith, Kiara Boughner of Wade + Willow Jewelry.
Growing up, Kiara Boughner was fortunate to live in a very creative home.
From an early age, her father, who worked in the special effects industry, would set her up in the studio with tools and materials and encourage her to create. When her father wasn’t creating movie magic, he was planning the next rockhounding adventure. He instilled in Kiara an undeniable passion for the earths treasures and the freedom to create.
In an industry that is built on mass produced and commonplace designs, Kiara Boughner combines her metalsmithing skills and original style to create one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces designed to be handed down through generations. A full-time, female entrepreneur, Kiara's artistic eye finds rare and unique stones & frames each hand chosen piece using earth’s precious metals to create jewelry that speaks volumes in elegance and individuality. But she does not take earth's treasures for granted. All of her stones are ethically sourced, if not sourced by Kiara herself, and she is committed to recycling all the metal she uses. Which makes Wade + Willow a fully ethical and sustainable brand.
Kiara's jewelry clearly represents a collaboration between her own intuitive
design and her love for mother earth.
Kiara's designs have been widely recognized for her intricate artistry. Her work has been seen in Billboard, 2019 EMMYS worn by Comedy Centrals Dulcé Sloan and on "Lights Out" with David Spade. Kiara has been interviewed and published in articles by the high fashion luxury brand 11 Honoré and LA artists elite magazine, LA Voyage.