About Us

Karen Van Der Hout, Founder of Van Der Hour JewelryKaren Van Der Hout has earned her stripes in fine jewelry as a second generation industry veteran. In creating Van Der Hout Jewelry, Karen is excited to offer beautiful and affordable gold and diamond pieces to the community. Karen has an incredible eye for curating collections of modern pieces and she is heavily immersed in every aspect of product development and design.

Van Der Hout Jewelry was founded with three key principles in mind: attention to detail, excellence in craftsmanship and authenticity. With exclusive sourcing, a refined vision, and firm connections in the heart of Manhattan's 47th St. diamond district, Karen Van Der Hout is able to offer genuine value in each unique jewelry piece. Her chic selection of rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces are coveted by international trendsetters and classic fashionistas alike.

In her hometown of New York City, Karen supervised retail accounts for major jewelry wholesalers for 15 years, helping generate tens of millions of dollars in annual sales via partnerships with major global accessories chains and upscale department stores. Now based in Toronto, Karen has worn many hats during her career, from analysis and sales to public relations to inventory management, demonstrating a rare familiarity with every facet of the jewelry world.

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