Here at Takohl – we design, create and manufacture innovative, patented jewelry. We have a showroom in the West Loop of Chicago that features award winning designer Tammy Kohl's jewelry collections, as well as fine art gallery exhibiting emerging and established artists. In this innovative and ever changing setting, Tammy entertains her clients, turns their dreams into reality with her precise and well-crafted jewels. Customers come in all ages, men and women, with different wants and desires , but they all seek something unique that they won't find anywhere else.
Who We Are
Tammy Kohl is a visionary, artist, inventor and entrepreneur. Her work is based on the premise that life should be filled with art, gratitude, positive energy. She strives to create beauty in the lives of others.
Her true gift is her intuitive ability to collaborate with clients and create pieces that are tailored to the individual and their sense of style. She is inspired by the connections she makes with her clients, empowering them to participate in the design process and helping them to bring their love, celebrations and personal milestones to life with the perfect jewels. As a visionary artist who is always updating her craft, Tammy is skilled at combining her love of sculpture with her expertise in gems and diamonds. Her artistic talents combined with an extensive knowledge of the history and construction of fine jewelry enables her to design pieces in any style, from antiquity to ultra-modern and everything in between.
"Drawing and creating what a client has always wanted brings me great joy," she says. "Creating treasures that inspire and connect people is what Takohl is all about.".
She is well known in the industry and has won many awards for her fresh take on interpreting art and design. With an enticing signature aesthetic, Tammy's styling and creative direction have given her industry recognition worldwide. Tammy has also earned several patents, most notably for Takohl Treasure Ring and the Takohl Love Amulet.Her reputation has allowed her to transform Takohl Gallery into an art house creating original concept collections for a variety of corporations and political campaigns. Two of Chicago's mayors wear her city skyline cufflinks, former mayor Richard M. Daley, and current mayor Rahm Emanuel. She has also created for Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. Kohl's eclectic and unique designs are sought after by everyone from Hollywood celebrities to sport legends to royalty, with notable clients including Renee Zellweger, Tim Allen, Steven Tyler, Helen Hunt, Terri Hatcher, Ellen DeGeneres, Carson Daly, James Gandolfini, Michael Jordan and John Elway. Her work has been featured in many publications including In Style Magazine, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Harpers Bazaar, Chicago Social, Michigan Avenue and Brides Magazine and has been featured on numerous TV shows including E! Entertainment.
Tammy's sensitivity to her clients, her passion for design and jewelry-making talents are showcased in every single piece she delivers. Her amazing jewelry will continue to delight, inspire and capture the hearts of generations to come.
Nadja AllerTakohl's Gallery Manager joins us with a long history in luxury retail, jewelry, wholesale and business management. Her duties include buying metals, gems and materials for production, overseeing the custom design process and working with our partner jewelers to keep our orders flowing all while maintaining the gracious one on one service that Takohl is known for. Long term objectives include expanding marketing and the companies online presence to keep Takohl at the forefront of the industry.
Testimonials from Our Customers
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my ring!!! My husband brought down the ring to Florida and gave it to me at dinner – very special. Tammy created the most perfect Regemeration for me! I really love having the gold from my original band on the new ring so I feel like I still have my keepsake. I'm so glad you invited us into the gallery. It's an adventure and a memory I will have forever. Everyone notices my ring and comments on its beauty.
I love my new Custom ring! I am astounded by the difference in the look. The main diamond (a Marquis cut) was turned sideways and a ring of diamonds now surrounds it. It looks like it went from one to two carats. I have had compliments galore. I could not be more pleased. Thanks to Takohl for taking my allergic-causing platinum ring and turning it into something I can wear and enjoy.