About The Store // Curating Pretty Little Things To Keep


Crown Nine is the flagship boutique of Oakland based jewelry designer KATE ELLEN METALS, named Best of San Francisco 2010 by 7×7 Magazine. The boutique houses KATE ELLEN’S work alongside the work of over 20 talented independent jewelry designers who make their work entirely by hand, as well as a selection of finely curated art, accessories, and fragrances.

We believe that objects made by hand make the world a better place for everyone.

We also believe that jewelry is the most personal storytelling tool we carry with us.


About Kate Ellen

KATE ELLEN’S work is entirely handcrafted in her humble studio at THE HIVE in Jack London Square. She focuses on marrying the industrial with the natural and uses a mixture of ancient techniques to craft her unique work. Her design philosophy centers around simplicity, timelessness, and “things I want to wear myself,” says the artist.

KATE ELLEN intentionally crafts her work to look and feel handmade, each piece made lovingly at her workbench with attention to detail while maintaining the very ‘touched’ look her work is known for.

Hours and Location

Come visit us in our unique and hidden away space, in the charming and walkable Old Oakland neighborhood. Remember that we are in an alley, tucked off the beaten path.


WED 12-6
THU 12-6
FRI 12-6
SAT 12-4

OPEN LATE every First Friday for art opening and reception.