We are a private, custom jewelry concierge.

We meet by appointment with each client in the comfort of their own home, the convenience of their own office, in our Austin office, or in one of our available offices worldwide.

Our services and knowledge of gems and jewelry is unparalleled and always growing. We have an incredible network of sources that allow us access to some of the worlds most rare and unique treasures, giving us the ability to procure one of a kind diamonds and colored gemstones.


our story…

In 1980 Kirk Root resolved to learn the craft of bench jewelry. He immediately set out, opening C. Kirk Root Designs and making a name for himself through innovation and deep client relationships. Setting many "firsts" over the course of 30 years, he sadly succumbed to cancer in 2014.

His passion lives on through his sons who grew up in the business with the same desire as their father. They founded Kirk Root Designs with a very subtle change to the name, but a vibrant vision for how you should interact with jewelry. The current generation Kirk Root Designs is a relationship focused company that provides a genuinely unmatched luxury experience.

Here at Kirk Root Designs, we connect you to the perfect piece of jewelry without taking shortcuts. Your needs are satisfied using an extensive and impressive network of diamond and gemstone sources. Due to our specialization in extraordinary and unique gemstones, we deal in articles of fine luxury and exceptional rarity.

Our ideology behind Kirk Root Designs is a direct legacy of Kirk Root himself. The signature designs, original techniques, and approach to customer service is Kirk Root’s life work in action. As Kirk once said,

“We’re in the jewelry business because it’s our passion. Everybody is good at one thing and some people are really good. I want to be really good at one thing: jewelry.”

American Gem Society
Consumer Protection, Education

American Gem Trade Association
Ethics, Transparency

Gemological Institute of America

We are an AGS Member Firm.

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

What does this mean for you?

We adhere to the highest standards of business practices and ethics so that you can buy with confidence from a jeweler you can trust. AGS Standards not only comply with governing laws, but go beyond that to ensure that you are buying from a jeweler who has the knowledge and skill to help you make the most informed buying decision.