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Kiki McDonough

Founder & Creative Director

Kiki McDonough Ltd

London, UK

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Kiki McDonough’s Biography

Kiki McDonough is a leading British jewellery designer, renowned for her unique gemstone and diamond creations.

Both Kiki’s grandfather and father were jewellers, nurturing a desire in her to create ageless, delicate jewellery and igniting an enduring passion for working with the finest diamonds and gems. “I have always loved coloured gemstones and thought they were underrated and undervalued. I knew they should be enjoyed and incorporated into beautiful designs.”

Her world-renowned brand was established in 1985 when she opened her flagship Kiki McDonough store in Chelsea. Just two years later, a pair of her earrings was displayed in the V&A’s modern jewellery collection. With several decades of experience, Kiki’s own interests and lifestyle inspire her collections, from botany and travel to the ballet and Liverpool FC.

Kiki McDonough is the ultimate source for earrings in a multitude of colours. The jeweller herself is pulled towards warmth and brightness, which is reflected in comfortable pieces filled with vitality and colour. “I have never met a woman who does not 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 assertive, fashionable designs of supreme quality that stand the test of time, ensuring that they can be worn by multiple generations of the same family. With a strong British foundation – it is worn by the Royal Family and has been a devoted local of London’s Sloane Square for almost four decades – the brand has grown swiftly and is known and appreciated globally.

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Country Life
My Favourite Painting: Kiki McDonough

For her favourite painting, jewellery designer Kiki McDonough selects an image of London painted by Claude Monet.

Luxury London
Beautiful jewellery for brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests

Kiki McDonough has more than thirty years of designing jewellery, and her designs strike just the right balance for a bride on her wedding day – understated, modern and stylish.

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Kiki McDonough’s Background

Kiki McDonough Ltd
Founder & Creative Director
Jun 1985 - Present
London, UK
Kiki started designing jewellery in 1985 when she saw an opportunity to create beautifully crafted, timeless jewellery that defied standard antique jewellery conventions. Renowned for using coloured gemstones in her designs, Kiki McDonough offers affordable luxury for all women, regardless of age or circumstance.

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Current Board Positions

English National Ballet School
Development Board member
Jan 2001 - Jan 2007
London, UK
English National Ballet School is a centre of excellence for young dancers, providing intensive ballet training in preparation for students to enter a professional career.

Philanthropy

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Fellow
Jan 2016 - Present
London, UK
The RSA's aim is to improve society through action and ideas. The society believes that all people have creative capabilities that, when recognised and supported, can be used to bring about enlightenment in the twenty-first century.
London Children's Ballet
Sponsor
May 2014 - Present
London, UK
Created in 1994, the London Children’s Ballet is a charity that offers children from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to dance in a full-length ballet. Their outreach programme takes ballet into care homes, special needs centres and schools in the London area.

Memberships

The Goldsmiths' Company
Member
Jun 1995 - Present
London, UK
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, more commonly known as the Goldsmiths' Company, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and received its first royal charter in 1327.

Charitable Interests

The October Club
Supporter & Fundraiser
Jan 1990 - Present
London, UK
For over three decades The October Club has been raising money to help fledgling charities. The Club has raised over £10 million to date, transforming the charities they support by kick-starting groundbreaking research, raising profiles and enabling expansion plans.
The Royal Opera House
Donor and Sponsor
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
London, UK
The Royal Opera House is a major performing arts venue in central London. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
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Mentoring

The Prince's Trust
Business Mentor
Jun 2016 - Present
London, UK
Founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales, the Prince’s Trust is a UK charity whose mission is to help struggling or unemployed young people transform their lives. Their free programmes provide practical support and financial assistance, and help young people develop skills while boosting confidence and motivation.

Kiki McDonough’s Education

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Queen's Gate School
A levels in English and French

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