We stand for honoring and uplifting the soul before the sale. Our products are a form of true self-expression, inspired in passion, created with perfection and backed with spiritual commitment and quality.
Katy Briscoe began her career in the jewelry industry in 1980 working part-time for a Fort Worth mom-and-pop shop while studying at Texas Christian University for a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in advertising illustration and design. For several years following, Katy worked in the jewelry department of a major department store and then entered the world of high-dollar jewelry sales upon being hired by the internationally renowned Fred Joaillier of Paris. With her love and extensive knowledge of the industry, she became one of Fred’s top-producers and was groomed for an assistant directorship -- the youngest and only female in that position at the time.
After her success at Fred, Katy was approached by a representative of David Webb of New York in 1985, where she furthered her knowledge of fine jewelry and gained insight into the preferences of the world's wealthiest clients. Five years later Katy realized that she really wanted to create her own designs and left to establish her first home-based atelier called “Chinati the Jeweler”.
Grasping the fundamentals of the jewelry business was a rite of passage neither glamorous nor romantic, but with hard work and an unerring determination she set up her own full-service jewelry company in June of 1994. Katy quickly became a Houston favorite, with loyal customers who fell in love with the look and feel of her jewelry. It's no surprise they did: highly-skilled craftsmen hand-make every piece, and each stone is carefully hand chosen by the designer.
The collection was picked up very early in the line’s creation by Saks Fifth Avenue and through continued demand from her devoted clientele, Katy gave up the name “Chinati” and became “Katy Briscoe, Inc.” in the fall of 1999. In 2011 Katy expanded into other fine jewelry stores nationwide.
Since 2008 Katy has incorporated another of her passions, natural corals and mineral specimens, in Katy Briscoe Home; these are sold for home decorative use at specialty retailers and interior design showrooms.
To her fine jewelry clients, Katy has been known for her mantra: “Go Big…or Go Home”.