What is the January Birthstone?

I hope you had a happy, safe and healthy holiday season!

As we finally close the doors on 2020, it’s time to celebrate those January babies out there!

The birthstone for January is garnet, a gemstone that has enjoyed a rich history in jewelry. 

Before we get into the details of this popular gemstone, let’s get to know a little more about our friends born in January. 

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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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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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Zurina Ketola Designs handmade bohemain jewelry for Spring 2018

NEW! The Jewelry Box Series: Featuring Bohemian Jewelry for Spring 2018

Introducing: The Jewelry Box

There are some changes coming down the pipeline over here at Zurina Ketola Designs, and one of those changes is my goal to write more and have a more active blog.  I’ve been busy brainstorming regular topics since the beginning of the year, and have some fun new regular feature posts coming down the line. My favorite thing about this? The inspiration came from you, my very own customers! I love chatting with people, and have been thinking back to common customer inquiries that I could try and answer or expand upon. With that in mind, say hello to my new Jewelry Box series!

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Zurina Ketola Designs handcrafted gray leather bracelet duo

Celebrate Our Launch with 20% Off Your Order!

The summer is winding down, and while I definitely had a few setbacks which delayed the website, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’ve finally launched. And just in time for the fall season, no less! If you’re in Chicago, it’s hard not to feel like we’re in the middle of summer right now, but don’t let that fool you! We’re fast approaching the busiest season of the year for us small batch brands and independent makers. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Continue reading “Celebrate Our Launch with 20% Off Your Order!”

December Schedule 2016!


Zurina Ketola Designs Holiday 2016 Show/Market Schedule


I can hardly believe it but it’s that time of year again! Christmas may be coming fast, but don’t worry because I’ve got you covered.

I have quite a few markets booked for you to hit before the season ends! Each one is a little different as far as size and offerings, so I thought it would be a helpful guide to showcase the highlights of each one so you can organize your shopping needs. I’ve also noted the neighborhoods for in case that’s a factor for you.

Happy Holidays and happy shopping! 😘🎄🛍

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NEW! Silicone Backs from ZKD Now Available at Andersonville Galleria

Since I’ve bee at the Galleria, I have been fielding inquiries from customers regarding silicone earrings backs. In general, most that you will find are hard silicone or PVC. I’ve never really been a fan. Because these are so stiff, they can be really difficult to work with, and sometimes even bend or damage the earrings you are trying to protect! I’ve been in the lookout for a good source of better options, and recently found a two great varieties of high quality, soft backs that I’m selling at my Andersonville Galleria shop! Continue reading “NEW! Silicone Backs from ZKD Now Available at Andersonville Galleria”