Zurina has always been drawn to the artistic side of life, so it’s no surprise that she came into this field. While her educational background is in the biological sciences, she’s had a lifelong fascination with creative endeavors, including music, dance, photography, fashion, and of course, jewelry. Her interest in fashion and accessories began as a kid. She’d sneak off into her 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, she became enamored by the idea of making things that could be worn. Around 2002, she started learning about the art and essentials of jewelry design.As her work became sought after beyond friends and family, Zurina Ketola Designs officially launched in 2004.
Armed with a rebellious spirit and equally fanciful sensibilities, she scours the world to source luxurious materials with surprising and intricate details to showcase in her jewelry. Rooted in timeless versatility, her work combines grace and simplicity with a refined feminine edge.
Each piece in the collection is meticulously crafted by hand in her studio in Chicago, IL.