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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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Infinite Style: How to Style and Wear ZKD's Silk Infinity Necklace / Bracelet

NEW! ZKD Style Tips: How to Style the Infinity Silk Necklace / Bracelet Video

I introduced the Infinity Collection in Fall / Winter 2019 season, and have gotten a lot of questions about how it works and why the designs are so unique.

It got me thinking… It seemed like the best way to tell you was to show you! 

I’m using the Silk Necklace in Teal for the video. Take a look!

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ZKD Jewelry Gift Guide: Holiday 2019

To make your life a little easier during this crazy time of year, I’ve put together a festive Holiday Gift Guide featuring a mix of my best sellers and customer gift giving favorites just for you!

This list is made to cover all those jewelry lovers in your life and on your list. Check out ZKD’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide now!

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Aquamarine Specimen. On Display at Munich Gem Show

Designer Life: Munich Gem Show 2019

Minerals and crystals and beads, oh my! I had my first experiences with gem shows at the Tucson Gem Show, which is the largest in the world. Not a bad place to start, am I right? 😉 Now that I’m in based in Germany, it seemed like the perfect time to venture out and explore Europe’s largest gem show. Find out more about my adventures at the Munich Gem Show 2019!

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Zurina Ketola Designs Hoops

Rose Gold Jewelry: Details + Care

La Vie En Rose has been humming in my mind all day, which is a perfect compliment to today’s blog post! I’m continuing this week with part two of my series about the metals I use in my designs. On Monday I shared some information about the type of gold I use in my jewelry, and today I’m going to focus on the type of rose gold you’ll find in my work.

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Where ever you go, there you are.

Designer Life: Road Trip, European Style

There’s quite a few things I love about living in Berlin. The city itself is a rich tapestry of art, culture, and history, but even the most mundane activities have a special kind of charm for me. Everything is still so new and different. I love walking along the cobblestone roads lined and tree lined canals, and now that the dust has finally settled from the move and my studio is set up, it seemed like a great time to take advantage of the summer by taking a little vacation!

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