About

In 2019, Kria opened its first store at 801 Main Street in Margaretville, NY in the historic Galli-Curci Theatre. It features a curated selection of Kria jewelry from a decades-worth of collections and some one-of-kind pieces surrounded by sustainable creativity that inspires them. Open Wednesday 11am - 3pm, Thursday 11am - 5pm, Friday and Saturday 11am - 6pm, and Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

Icelandic designer Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir was born and raised in Reykjavík before emigrating alone 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.

A cyclic journey inspired by natural orders, cycles and the illusions they create, Kria sustainably uses only reclaimed gold, silver and brass sourced locally with packaging made from 100% post-consumer materials.

Relocating to the Catskill Mountains from Brooklyn in 2018, Methúsalemsdóttir and her partner, Paul Weil, converted a small barn into a studio next to their home on the edge of the Catskill Forest 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 and the support of small businesses.

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 available with stockists internationally and has been sold in Helmut Lang in Berlin, London and New York.