Getting to Know BEVERLEY K

The Squash Blossom Interviews Morie Knopp, Founder Of Beverly K. Collection

Featured in June 2016’s edition of the Catalogues

“Since 1999, Beverley K. has been dedicated to crafting exquisite jewelry. Each design celebrates a perfect harmony of gems and precious metals. From lacy, vintage filigree to elegant, modern expression, we offer a variety of rich textures and finishes in bridal rings, wedding bands and fashion jewelry.

SB: Was there a turning point in your life that led you to jewelry design?
MK: I had always dreamed about designing jewelry – from when I can first remember. In 1992, I was working for a large jewelry company at the time, and I had a 160 foot fall down the mountain. I then realized I was mortal, and my time on earth was finite. As soon as I recovered from my fall, I felt the urge to follow my passion with more urgency, and my approach to life was more targeted and insightful.

SB: Name 5 things that you could not live without.
My kids
My pets
My colleagues
My imagination
Giving to others

SB: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
MK: Running ultra-marathons and raising money for many worthy charitable causes in the process. It taught me so much about guts and inner strength – not just about myself, but more importantly, for the recipients of the money raised. There is so much that people can and should be doing for the less fortunate, and we should be a lot more introspective, and do our utmost to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

SB: Finish this statement: When I’m not making/designing jewelry, I am…
MK: Pushing life to the limits. I am an adrenaline junkie, and I have already jumped from planes, swam with sharks, ziplined from a mountain top – so really anything that makes me feel alive. I also love watching my youngest daughter ply her sport of mounted horse riding – where she rides on horseback, shooting balloons, where accuracy, dexterity and speed are combined with the love of nature.

SB: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
MK: Running ultra-marathons and raising money for many worthy charitable causes in the process. It taught me so much about guts and inner strength – not just about myself, but more importantly, for the recipients of the money raised. There is so much than people can and should be doing for the less fortunate, and we should be a lot more introspective, and do our utmost to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

SB: Who is a fellow jewelry designer that you admire? Why?
MK: Suvaree Kulkeaw – she is a very under-the-radar designer, but is well known by the connoisseur. She has a great feel for proportion and comfort.

SB: Is there a piece that you sold that you wish you had kept for yourself?
MK: A beautiful sapphire and diamond bracelet that I designed with the intention of giving to my daughter on her 18th birthday. One of our very good clients saw the bracelet, and simply had to have it. He eventually twisted my arm and I sold it to him. Needless to say, I made a more exquisite and elaborate bracelet for my daughters’ birthday.

SB: Name your most treasured possession.
MK: Having my oldest daughter work with me in my business, and see how her very strong design talents are transformed into beautiful jewelry creations.

SB: What is your motto?
MK: As I know that life is short, I have learned to forgive quickly , smile easily , never regret anything , give others more than they expect, and treat others in a manner better than I would like to be treated.

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