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.

Jewelry Designer Zurina Ketola wearing mother of pearl hamsa necklace in silver and heart choker in rose gold plate with metallic pewter leather.
Heart Choker + Hamsa Necklace