TOBY | THE INSPIRATION
The Kait and Toby collection is inspired by my close friend Katie (nicknamed Toby). In 2012, Katie’s boyfriend, Will, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After unsuccessful rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, he fortunately had a successful stem-cell transplant. When Will reached his post-surgery 100-day post-transplant milestone, he proposed to Katie. To honor their journey, Katie added two peridots, the green gem to support awareness of lymphoma, as accent stones to her diamond wedding band. I thought this was a beautiful way for her to honor her husband and all that they had been through together. From this concept, the Kait and Toby brand was born, based on a single Significant Stone that is set with diamonds creating a unique and personalized piece of jewelry.