About Us

Our Mission

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

    Tammy Kohl is a visionary, artist, inventor and entrepreneur. Tammy's 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.

    What sets her apart is her ability to discover what works for her diverse clientele by creating designs that fit their dreams and lifestyles. She is capable of interpreting a broad array of styles, creating designs ranging from antiquity to ultra-modern and everything in between.

    As a visionary artist who is always updating her craft, Tammy is skilled at combining her love of sculpture with her expertise in gems. She is inspired by the connections she makes with her clients, helping them express their love, commemorate milestones and celebrate their lives with the perfect jewels to match their aesthetics and desires.

    She has an honest and down to earth sensibility and is known in the industry for her fresh ways of interpreting art and design. She has won many awards and has three patents on her most famous invention called the Takohl Treasure Ring. She empowers others to also be the designer and helps them to bring their ideas to life!

    With an enticing and recognizable aesthetic, Tammy's styling, creative direction and design have transformed the Takohl studio 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 and Brides Magazine. She has won many design awards and has been featured on numerous TV shows including E! Entertainment.

    Tammy's sensitivity to her clients, her passion for creation and and jewelry-making talents are showcased in every single design that she delivers. Her amazing jewelry will continue to delight, inspire and capture the hearts of discerning customers.

  • Christina Mooney

    Christina's role is to communicate with clients and the production teams, and in doing so to help Tammy craft her vision. Her goal is to inspire both men and women to take it to the next level when it comes to style with her mantra "When you look good, you feel good" at the forefront. She has a fascination with both contemporary and bygone fashion, décor, destinations and tastemakers and has long been inspired by the classic, the eccentric and the visionary. She brings her insights and inspirations and collaborative style to Takohl.
  • JoAnn Auster

    Takohl's accounting whiz, she plays a vital role in keeping finances on track so Tammy can focus on her thoughtful jewelry designs. She is a consultant, Controller/Operations Manager, with over 20 years' experience in improving accountancy practices and streamlining operations in small businesses to medium size businesses. JoAnn also manages the IT integration, policy development and problem resolution.

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.


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