Meet Jewelry Designer Zurina Ketola
Hi there! I’m Zurina. I’ve always been drawn to the artistic side of life, so it’s no surprise that I came into this field. While my educational background is in the biological sciences, I’ve had a lifelong fascination with creative endeavors, including music, dance, photography, fashion, and of course, jewelry. My interest in fashion and accessories began as a kid. I’d sneak off into my mom’s closet, dig into her jewelry box and play dress up when no one was watching.
Inspired by those secret little adventures in fashion, I became enamored by the idea of making things that could be worn. Around 2002, I started learning about the art and essentials of jewelry design.
As my work became sought after beyond friends and family, Zurina Ketola Designs officially launched in 2004.
Armed with a rebellious spirit and equally fanciful sensibilities, I scour the world to source luxurious materials with surprising and intricate details to showcase in my jewelry. Rooted in timeless versatility, my work combines grace and simplicity with a refined feminine edge.
Each piece in the collection is meticulously crafted by hand in my studio in Chicago, IL.