As Earth transitions from the 2,000-year cycle of the Piscean Age to the Aquarian, Kria continues its cyclic journey with designs inspired by natural orders, cycles and the illusions they create while sustainably using recycled gold, silver & brass sourced locally with packaging made from 100% post-consumer materials.

Relocating to the Catskills Mountains from Brooklyn in 2018, Icelandic designer Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir and partner Paul Weil converted their small barn into their new studio overlooking the Denver-Vega Valley on the edge of the Catskills Preserve. All Kria designs are produced between their studio and New York City’s jewelry district where they work with the same artisans since the line was founded in 2007 ensuring fair wages.

Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland before emigrating to New York City as a teenager at the end of the 1980’s. That era of the city and its cultural dynamism, nightlife, art and fashion since have informed her unique aesthetic and that of Kria from its inception.

Kria has been nominated for the Icelandic Cultural Award, included in the Nordic Fashion Biennale, shown in museums internationally over the past five years as part of “The Weather Diaries” exhibition, featured in multiple seasons of the hit television show “Search Party,” worn by English musician Beth Orton on television and in concert, and covered by press including Elle, Visionaire, InStyle, The New York Times, Purple, and Another Magazine. Kria is also availble with stockists internationally and has been sold in Helmut Lang in Berlin, London and New York.