About Us

We create treasures that connect and inspire people

Our range of services includes custom design, jewelry restyling, appraisals, repairs, and hand engraving. We also offer unique ready to wear collections for men, women and children for all your gifting needs. We are gem specialists with over 30 years experience in procuring the finest in diamonds and colored stones and educating our clients in making investment and value based purchases. At the gallery, we exhibit the works of extraordinary fine artists who are creating work with a fresh perspective. Join us for an opening night event featuring new and established artists Call us for an appointment to view our latest art showing or to inquire on our fine art consultation service.

Jewelry designer Tammy Kohl is a pioneer in Chicago's West Loop when she opened Takohl - A Gallery of Exceptional Jewels - in 1987. Since then she has been showcasing her award winning unique collections of silver, gold and platinum jewels to clients locally and around the world. Our goal is to create affordable pieces with sentimental value for our customers. For appointments, personal assistance or to answer any questions you may have, please call 312-961-8397.

Who We Are

Tammy Kohl

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.

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.

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. She strives to create beauty in the lives of others. Her amazing jewelry will continue to delight, inspire and capture the hearts of generations to come.

Photo by Marc Hauser

Nadja Aller

Takohl'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.

Jocelyn Ingram

Takohl's Gallery Assistant comes with a diverse background in television and event production. Having previously assisted dedicated entrepreneurs and creative teams, Jocelyn makes it her duty to be an asset to Tammy and Nadja whenever needed. This includes social media management, email correspondence, party and event coordination, general business administration and day to day duties. Her goal is to continue to bring in new clients and grow an organic online presence for Takohl.

Testimonials from Our Clients

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.

Terri

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.

Gloria

I got my ring and I absolutely love it!! Thank you so much for creating such a special ring, I am so thankful! I have passed on Takohl's information to my friends husbands for interesting gift ideas!

Leslie

I enjoyed working with Tammy, the designer of Takohl, and was actually surprised It was heartwarming to know my ring was designed by such a sweet and caring person. Wow, so talented and personable.

Christine

Thank you so much for this beautiful, power, selenite and peace infused water amulet! I think it's time to buy another one because I can't bring myself to wrestle it away from my 11 year old! He swears it's the only thing that helps when he is feeling scared or anxious. Thankfully he's feeling no fear tonight so Mama gets to wear it!

Dr. Laure Berman

I received the beautiful bracelet today. It looks wonderful and I'm very happy with the final product. It fits well and the clasp handle is comfortable. Thanks for collaborating with me on this special piece.

Lorri

I LOVE MY RING and have had so many compliments and have passed Takohl' s information on to everyone who has asked (even those who have not asked). I am so happy with my ring and the sentiments it carries. I will always have my grandchildren with me.

Glenda

Tammy is the only person I trust to replicate my late father's ring. She did an incredible job. It turned out better than I ever imagined.

Marc