Dear Rae Jewellery's passion for empowering and employing local South Africans has been a driving force in the business since its inception. Each Dear Rae piece is designed and made by Karin and our hand-picked manufacturers at the Cape Town based studio.

Read more about our studio here.


Karin Rae founded Dear Rae jewellery in 2010 in a loft above her parents garage. She has always loved working with her hands to make beautiful and functional objects, she is also passionate about job creation in South Africa. Dear Rae started organically as a space to explore both these passions.

She has a love for designing simple yet elegant pieces that are long lasting and hold stories inspired by nature, connection and joy.

She formalised her jewellery training at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied a BA Fine Art (Jewellery and Metal Techniques).  In 2008, she completed a semester at the Pforzheim Hochschule in Germany, which solidified her decision to start a brand of her once returning home.


Godfrey Mokaeane is a social impact entrepreneur, with a key focus on investing in businesses that can benefit from this. He also runs his own businesses that have strong social impact missions, in areas of Future Cities, Human Mobility, Food Security, Investments & NGO’s. He is Group CEO of Motion Holdings Group. He assists and guides non-profit organisations globally to make the shift to for-profit with a social mission. 



Karin Rae

Designer, Founder and Co-Owner

Godfrey Mokaeane

Financial Director & Co-Owner

Portia Mbedu

Workshop Manager & Manufacturer

Chelsea Berry

Custom Designer

Taylor Fahrenfort

Marketing & Operations Manager

Caryn Fourie

Custom Designer & Accounts Manager

Eddie Shamba

Host & Security

Bronwyn Airey

Head of Custom Designs

Adrian Antonie


Morgan Kama


Thandolwethu Sam

Assistant Manager & Manufacturer

Aisha Rinquest

Retail & Logistics Manager

Holly Muir

Managing Director - Dear Rae World

Brogan Black

Graphic Designer & Content Creator

Beth Greenwood

Retail & Social Media Assistant

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