Karina Mattei has been a jeweler and designer for over 30 years, creating beautiful pieces of jewelry that capture the essence of the wearer. She specializes in unique engagement ring settings and wedding bands.
Presently a Brookline/Boston based jewelry designer, Karina began as self-taught in a large, artistic family and broadened her training in college in Colorado. "As I reflect on my handmade jewelry over the last few decades, I enjoy seeing the jewelry evolve in style. To me it is journal-like, emulating the expansion of my environment and interests."
Karina enjoys working closely with clients to custom make their own unique pieces of jewelry. She can alter existing designs to suit individual tastes, or can combine elements from several pieces into a brand new jewelry design. "I enjoy working with people in a way that involves the client in the design process, and then making a piece especially for that person. By the end, a sort of intimacy is exchanged between the artist and the wearer."
In past years Karina's work has been exhibited at N.W. Barrett in Portsmouth, NH, Quadrum Gallery in Chestnut Hill, MA, and the Greg Cartmell Gallery in Meridian, MS.