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Judith Kinghorn

Judith Kinghorn is a Minneapolis jewelry designer who works primarily in high karat gold, sterling silver, and precious stones. Multi-layered and intricately textured, Judith’s pieces are comprised of heavy layers of sterling silver and 24 karat yellow gold fused together and embossed with hand-etched plates. Her designs are typically die formed, fused, and granulated in 22kt gold, and are frequently accented with gemstones.

“I am drawn to forms and shapes arising from both the natural and man-made worlds, and I seem to store them as an internal inventory… My work is about transforming these visual impressions into objects of beauty in gold, silver, and precious gemstones.”

Judith is the recipient of many honors, including juried ‘Excellence in Jewelry’ awards at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the Smithsonian Craft Show, and the American Craft Council Show. Most recently, she won best of show at the Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show. She has been awarded commissions for commemorative pieces to mark the opening of the Frank Gehry designed Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis and recognition pieces for the National Association of Women Judges.

Current Work

Tropical Flower with Garnets
Brooch/pendant in sterling silver, 22k gold, 24k gold, and purple garnet beads. Approximately 3 x 3 1/4 x 3/4". 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2015 


Granulated Pod 
Brooch/pendant in sterling silver, 24k gold & 22K gold. 3 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1/2". 


Chinese Turquoise Granulated Brooch/Pendant 
Brooch/Pendant in sterling silver, 22 karat gold, and Chinese turquoise. 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/6.". 


Mum Bud Earrings 
Earrings in sterling silver, 24 karat gold, 22 karat gold, 18 karat gold wires. 1 7/8 x 3/8 x 3/8". 

Past Work


Small Chrysanthemum 
Brooch/Pendant in sterling silver and 24k gold. 2 1/8" diameter x 1/2" deep. 


Fossil Ivory Twig and Leaf 
Brooch/pendant in sterling silver, 24 karat gold, 22 karat gold, 18 karat gold, diamond, and fossil ivory. 2 1/4 x ` 1 7/8 x 5/16".