Karin Rae’s love for jewellery began 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 own.
Drawing inspiration from her diverse South African and German familial heritage, Karin breathed life into her dream and launched Dear Rae in 2010. Her commitment to empowering and employing local South Africans has been a driving force in the business.
Today, 12 years later, we are so grateful for this ongoing adventure. The journey continues with our most recent development - extending our brand offering to a global audience with the launch of DEAR RAE WORLD. Each Dear Rae piece is designed and handcrafted by Karin and her team of manufacturers at their beautiful workshop in Cape Town.
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