Kristen Noel Crawley defies categorization. A wife, mother of two lovely boys, jewelry designer, and Elle columnist, the glam Los Angeles resident, is making her mark on several different industries in a reinvigorating and creative way.
Kristen started fine jewelry brand KDIA three years ago, after she hunted for whimsical and playful jewelry of lasting quality and came up empty. What began with Kristen experimenting with her own pieces of jewelry has evolved into a full-fledged, luxe brand.
Her “100” emoji necklaces, studded with glittering rubies, adorn the most stylish necks (as seen in our recent feature on Katie Nehra) with a cheeky, literal twist on digital street culture. You can find KDIA pieces online or at top stockists around the globe, such as Browns, Colette, and Alchemist. The most impressive part? KDIA’s rise has been organic, with influencers and editors alike nurturing the brand with an authentic love of its beauty and mission.
Crawley has also entered the beauty game with the recent launch of KNC Beauty. No doubt you’ve seen her all-natural collagen infused lip-masks on the likes of Kim K’s Snapchat or trending in your Instagram feed. Cue hashtag #lipmaskandchill!
With Midwestern manners (she’s a Chicago native) and an inviting mix of urban elegance and cool, Kristen personifies the quality of women we seek to celebrate. On a recent summer morning, Kristen opened the doors to her breezy, art-filled Los Angeles home for green juice, diamonds, and entrepreneur real talk. -Jenna Fain for The Stone Set
I’m in my favorite pair of jeans. I’ve worn them so much over the years that the tag has fallen off. And a top from one of my favorite basics lines, ALIX. I’m also wearing Frederic Malle Carnal Flower perfume.
I am at my home in Los Angeles! I love to drink cold-pressed juice. This green juice, 50 Shades of Green from Kreation, is one of my faves.
I’m wearing two Cartier LOVE bracelets. The yellow gold one was a gift after my first baby and the rose gold was a wedding gift. I am in love with my new two-tone Rolex watch. It has the signature green face and diamond bezel. This was a push present for my second baby.
Next, I have my Solange Azagury-Partridge Hotlips ring. I just love everything she does. I think she’s amazing and I’m happy to own one of her pieces.
On my other hand I have my KDIA Balloon ring from my latest collection. It is definitely my favorite ring I have created, along with the Heart and Arrow ring. And of course, my diamond pave wedding band.
Lastly, I have my new KDIA Carabiner earring based on key chains. I am really obsessed with this whole collection featuring pave and plain yellow gold and white gold earrings and several interchangeable charms. –Kristen Noel Crawley
Photography by Emerald Carroll for The Stone Set