Our story

S for Sparkle was founded by Kate Cheng in 2015 in San Francisco, California.  She learned the art of jewelry craftsmanship through art school where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree, and at a jewelry design firm where she worked for 9 years.  She became fascinated with gemstones and joined the San Francisco Gem and Mineral society, which has given her the expertise to choose the best gemstones for her pieces.  These experiences helped Kate launch S for Sparkle with $500 and left over jewelry supplies from art school.  Since starting in 2015,  S for Sparkle has grown to sell over 20,000 handmade jewelry pieces in retail stores, at our online shop and at local craft fairs.   As the business has grown, we’ve never lost sight of our core misson:  offering boutique hand-crafted dainty jewelry with personalized customer service.