Millions of people around the country dream of having a patent for something they have created. Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of people who apply for patents, with roughly half of them being awarded one. So when a jewelry designer from South Florida was granted a patent for a customizable necklace system and method, she knew she was onto something special. Her line of handmade jewelry focuses on uplifting messages and natural elements, such as gemstones, crystals, and seashells.

“I’m thrilled to have been granted a patent for my design,” says Catherine “Katia” Rudnick, owner and jewelry designer at Katia Designs. “Not everyone can create something that is unique in such a crowded field, but I’m happy to say that I did.”

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, there were roughly 650,000 people who submitted for a patent in 2020, and 47% of them were turned down. The number of patents awarded varies each year, but there was a record number of them awarded in 2019, when 333,000 were granted. However, getting a patent for a design is more difficult, because there have been so many ideas presented already. Sometimes people go years trying to get a patent and are not able to.

Having a patent granted is important for creators because it gives them exclusive rights to the design for a certain period of time. Katia Designs will have exclusive rights to make, use, and sell the design in the country for a period of 15 years. Her design will revolutionize the necklace industry because the patented clasp allows people to wear the necklace at numerous different lengths. Plus, she was awarded a patent on her first attempt, which is rare.

The patent is for a design where a necklace can be worn different ways using a magnetic clasp. The idea allows people to easily change the look of their necklace. Being that it uses a magnetic it takes just seconds to change the necklace look. Each necklace in the Katia Designs collection is designed with the mission of resonating with the wearer. It includes elements that will be meaningful to the person, as well as an uplifting message that serves as a reminder of a goal, mission, aspiration, or expression that the wearer has.

“Being awarded a patent is special because it is confirmation that what I’ve created truly is unique,” added Rudnick. “People love my designs, and I can’t wait to share more of them going forward. It’s a very exciting time in jewelry design!”

Some of the uplifting messages offered in the Katia Designs lineup include “remember who you are,”“perfectly imperfect,”“just breathe,”“my thoughts create my reality,”“anything is possible,”“fearless,”“I am strong,”“today I welcome miracles,”“what you seek is seeking you,” and many others. The messages focus on being healing, goal-oriented, uplifting, and positive.

Katia Designs offers a full line of handmade spiritual jewelry, including malas, chokers, fusion, danties, and bracelets. With a 33% customer return rate, many people find the jewelry at Katia Designs to be somewhat addictive. To view the Bohemian chic collection and learn more, visit the site at: To see a video on how the necklace has been uniquely designed with the patented clasp, visit the site:

About Katia Designs
Located in South Florida, Katia Designs is owned by Catherine “Katia” Rudnick. Katia Designs is a collection of spiritual jewelry that speaks to the heart and brightens the day. Each piece of jewelry features an uplifting message, as well as other components, such as gemstones, crystals, and more. Katia Designs has been granted a patent for a double-sided magnetic clasp that allows people to wear their necklaces in a variety of ways. To learn more, visit the site at: