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Kiki McDonough

Founder & Creative Director

Kiki McDonough Ltd

London, UK

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Kiki McDonough’s Biography

Kiki’s father and grandfather were both jewellers, igniting in her a passion for designing timeless, feminine jewellery and an enduring love of working with the finest gemstones and diamonds. “I have always loved coloured gemstones and thought they were underrated and undervalued. I knew they should be enjoyed and incorporated into beautiful designs.”

Kiki established her eponymous brand in 1985, opening her flagship store in Chelsea, and just two years later, her very first pair of earrings went on show in the V&A’s modern jewellery collection. With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Kiki’s own lifestyle and passions have always influenced her collections, from travel and flowers to the ballet and Liverpool Football Club.

Kiki McDonough has become the destination for colourful earrings. Kiki herself gravitates towards light and warmth and this is showcased in wearable jewellery imbued with colour and vivacity. “I have never met a woman who doesn’t look better when wearing a touch of colour on her ears or hands; every piece I design should light up the face and make her feel altogether more positive.”

Kiki McDonough has always created confident, contemporary designs of the highest quality that can stand the test of time – the jewellery can be worn by all generations of the same family. With strong British roots – a loyal local of London’s Sloane Square for three decades and worn by the Royal Family – Kiki McDonough has grown rapidly over the past decade and is now also known and appreciated on a global stage.

Kiki McDonough’s Newsfeed

How fine jewellery buying has changed since the pandemic

Kiki McDonough, a Chelsea-based brand regularly worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, told Tatler, ‘I have been delighted to see a number of clients who previously came to the shop and visited our stockists embracing our online and digital services.'

Harper's Bazaar
My new normal: Kiki McDonough

Jewellery designer, Kiki McDonough, on teamwork, tiaras and taking inspiration from the Queen

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Kiki McDonough’s Background

Kiki McDonough Ltd
Founder & Creative Director
Jun 1985 - Present
London, UK
Kiki began designing in 1985 after recognising an opportunity to offer beautifully designed, timeless jewellery using precious gemstones that broke the conventions of traditional antique jewellery. The brand offers accessible luxury and Kiki designs with every woman in mind, regardless of age or situation.

Kiki McDonough’s Gallery

Other Business Interests

The Prince's Trust
Business Mentor
Jun 2016 - Present
London, UK
The Prince's Trust believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities so they help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Their free programmes give young people the practical & financial support they need to stabilise their lives, helping them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation.
Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Jan 2016 - Present
London, UK
The mission of the RSA is to enrich society through ideas and action. They believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment.
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Kiki McDonough’s Education

Queen's Gate School
A levels in English and French

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