The role is a promotion for the executive, who is stepping up from her previous role as chief operating officer of the diamond brand.
The jewlery brand has created charms in collaboration with Nick Cave.
The label will test big-retail waters with a monthlong trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman.
The designer has a new larger location and charts the next phase of her brand.
The duo will host its second annual jewelry awards on Jan. 24 in New York City.
At Friday evening’s Gem Awards, the jewelry industry was divided when asked about the controversial new material.
Kristina Buckley Kayel has previously held roles with Van Cleef & Arpels and Ferragamo.
In 2019, the cultivated stone industry will continue to gain ground — but not at the expense of natural diamonds’ popularity.