Catherine has always had an attraction to jewelry and an innate love of working with her hands. She studied jewelry making and classical metalsmithing and later worked under several US designers, but it wasn’t until Catherine and husband and co-creator Scott Diamond returned from a five-year adventure around the globe that she would be ready to start her signature line of handmade jewelry.
Catherine drew inspiration from the places they visited and the people they met on their extensive travels, as well as from immersive apprenticeships with traditional artisans in small villages and far-flung locales. After they returned to the States in 2000, she launched Catherine Weitzman Jewelry in San Francisco. The company grew organically and in 2004, Catherine and Scott moved to Hawaii and built a studio where all the jewelry is still handmade today.
Nature is more than an inspiration for Catherine; it influences who she is and how she sees the world, the decisions she makes and how she runs her business, including the use of found objects, recycled metals and responsible suppliers. Craftsmanship is an integral part of the business as well. Not only does Catherine Weitzman Jewelry go from design to production under one roof, it’s made by a gifted team of people who care about the pieces and love what they do.
The designs are an integration of Catherine’s experiences: they are deeply informed by her travels, her childhood in the city, her love of nature and water, and the way a single piece of jewelry connects the designer, the hands that made it, and the person who sees it, wears it and makes it her own.