VK Designs is dedicated to using ethically obtained materials in the belief that every person deserves respect and and the chance at a healthy life.

VK Designs Responsible Jewelry was launched by goldsmith Valerie Kasinskas in 2005. The creative duo behind VK Designs are identical twins sisters Valerie and Rachel.

All designs by VK Designs are hand made by Valerie or Rachel in our Portland, OR studio.

Their distinct jewelry is handcrafted from responsibly-sourced materials. They are dedicated to creating unique designs featuring recycled and FAIRMINED™ metals, and ethically sourced gemstones. They create CUSTOM JEWELRY as well as offer a line of READY-TO-WEAR daily jewelry.

VK Designs uses recycled and ethically-sourced metals, as well as certified conflict-free gemstones and diamonds. They donate a portion of profits every year to organizations that support ethical practices in the field of jewelry and mining, including EARTHWORKS, and ETHICAL METALSMITHS.

Their mantra is to make each day better than the one before.


Valerie: metalsmith and artist

Valerie transforms responsibly-sourced precious metals and unexpected cuts of diamonds and sapphires into small monuments of infused symbolism.

She is a traditionally trained goldsmith with years of experience on the bench and designing directly with clients to create eloquent designs that are notably comfortable and enduring.

The forms are modern, sleek, and quietly organic.