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What is Demi-Fine Jewelry?

You’ve likely heard of fine jewelry before, and I’d be willing to bet that you’ve heard of costume jewelry – but what about demi-fine jewelry?

It’s a term that’s popped up in the last few years and has gained popularity only recently, so now seemed like the perfect time to demystify the subject. 

To understand what demi-fine jewelry is, it’s helpful to understand the difference between fine jewelry and costume jewelry. Let’s take a look!

 

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Work in Progress | Coral Necklace

ZKD Upcycling Spotlight: Annika’s Coral Necklace

Did you know that I’ve been upcycling since I started my business over fifteen years ago? 

Back then, I would have referred to it as customization, or making alterations, but the underlying goal is still the same – reusing old materials and creating something new!

The process has stayed the same over the years, and I’d love to tell you all about a recent project for Annika, a sustainable fashion designer here in Berlin. Let’s take a look!

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Summer Vacay + Anniversary Roadtrip

This was a big year personally – my husband Tom and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary!

Such an occasion calls for a celebration  – even during a pandemic.  While we were a bit weary to get on a plane,  we were more than happy to hit the road and head north to Ostsee, otherwise known as the the Baltic Sea.

 I’m so happy to finally share some memories with you – take a look!

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Zurina Ketola Designs Howlite Necklace and Alta Gracia Berlin Sparkle T-shirt.

ZKD Updates: Live, Learn + Save 20% in Store!

During the early stages of lock down in March, I moved back to my home studio to help curb the spread of COVID-19. It was a practical decision, but it worked out so well, I’m moving out of my shop space next Monday.

It was a great experience and I learned a lot about my creative process. It only makes sense to let you enjoy some perks too, right?

Starting Wednesday, all of my jewelry at Studio Hertzberg will be 20% off!

 

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ZKD Moss Aquamarine Infinity Necklace / Bracelet

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is coming on Sunday, May 10th, and this year those little things are going to be more meaningful than ever. Showing your gratitude during these times will bring a smile to her face. Whether you’re under the same roof or sending your gift from afar, a sparkling gift to remind her how much you care is sure to brighten her day.

I’ve listed the top picks from the online shop to make your mom feel special this year. Even better? You can save 10% on your purchase with code: MOTHERSDAY2020

 

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You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make. -Jane Goodall quote

What’s New in 2020: Environmental + Ethical Transparency

Zurina Ketola Designs was established in 2004, and from the start, I strongly believed that environmental sustainability and ethical conduct were important parts of running a business.

Over the last ten years, it’s become clear to me that there is always room for improvement, and transparency is an important element. With that in mind, here’s a look at what I’ve been up to, and my plans for the future.

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