Jewelry designer Diana Kahlenberg works from her gulf front home/studio on Siesta Key, FL, drawing inspiration from this setting of azure water and natural, tropical beauty, once the atelier of author John D MacDonald.
With a professional artistic background in films and photography, she has worked in over 50 countries around the world. Diana now turns her talents to creating unique, artistic gemstone jewelry. She travels extensively to personally select the gems and exceptional objects of beauty she incorporates in her designs.
The exquisite colors, mesmrizing patterns and preternatural beauty of semiprecious stones like turquoise and jade, and the luster and textures of organics like amber, coral, jet and pearls inspire her one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
Born in Indiana, she grew up along the sandy shores of Florida. Diana has been a director of Omni Films, owner/president of Real Esate Showcase, and president of Kahlenberg Properties. Her exhibitions and artistic studies have included the Maine Photographic Workshop, State College of Florida and Hilton Leech Studio. Diana has twice been featured as a juried artist for the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota's Creators and Collectors Tour. Her original designs, under the name Diana K, can be purchased at the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota, the Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, Yarid's, Charleston, WV, SwimCity stores in Florida and other fine shops.