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Keiko Mita

K. Mita design

"I am happiest when I can help people create memories through my jewelry."

Keiko Mita creates lasting modern designs through themes based on the spectacular scenery and beautiful wildflowers on the often stormy and isolated island where she was born. Her Japanese heritage and extensive travels are also strong influences. Working primarily in gold and mixed metals, she combines metal textures and complex shapes with diamonds, pearls, and other precious and semi-precious stones. Her pieces range from geometric to organic and focus on movement, texture, and color.

Mita combines traditional metalsmithing techniques with new technology. While she is very good at drawing and painting by hand, more recently she has used computer illustration to make more realistic images for customers. The method she uses to create her jewelry depends on the design. To create her core "Sand Dune" line, she carves organic forms in wax and casts them in gold and/or silver before soldiering them together. Among the many techniques she uses are sawing, hammering, piercing, forming, carving and laser welding/engraving. Her pieces are finished by applying texture and polishing.

Mita discovered metal work while studying fine arts at Hokkaido University of Education, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Later she earned an Associate Degree with a major in jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Initially she produced large embossed works, but eventually she turned her attention to sculpture, objects of art and ultimately jewelry. In 1995, her first jewelry collections were produced for the Japanese market by a high-end jewelry company based in Osaka, Japan that specialized in 18k gold, platinum, diamonds, and precious stones. In 2002, she moved to New York City and founded K.Mita Design.

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Noire Scarletta Ring
Gold & Stone Ring, Size 5.5-7

$ 3,550
$ 2,840
Shoreline Fringe Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 1,890
$ 1,512
Rebecca Ring
Gold & Stone Ring, Size 5.5-7

$ 4,170
$ 3,336
Shoreline Cuff
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 1,760
$ 1,408
Ocean Dream Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,895
$ 1,516
Shoreline Ring
Diamond & Gold Ring

$ 1,650 - $ 1,780
$ 1,320 - $ 1,424
Mai Lariat Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 680
$ 544
Geo Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,990
$ 2,392
Ombre Earrings with Diamond Accents
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 1,850
$ 1,480
Color Block Pearl Necklace
Gold, Silver, Pearl & Stone Necklace

$ 1,890
$ 1,512
Twizzle Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 770
$ 616
Interlock Twisted Loop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 815
$ 652
Starry Night Ring
Diamond & Silver Ring

$ 705
$ 564
Halo Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 880
$ 704
Long Puzzle Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,825
$ 1,460
Round Pendant with Brown Diamond
Gold & Stone Pendant

$ 1,585 - $ 1,630
$ 1,268 - $ 1,304
Small Puzzle Square Pearl Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,410 - $ 1,760
$ 1,128 - $ 1,408
Petite Pebble Ring
Size 7-7.25 Gold & Stone Ring

$ 990
$ 792
Pebble Dangle Earrings
Diamond, Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 1,390
$ 1,112
Petite Pebble Drop Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 486
$ 388.80
Resolution Ring
Size 5-6 Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 880
$ 704
Vermont Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 1,495
$ 1,196
Starry Moon Ring
Size 9-10 Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 1,410
$ 1,128
Sandy Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,010 - $ 1,210
$ 808 - $ 968
Moiré Teardrop Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,240
$ 992
Moiré Love Heart Pendant
Jewelry Necklaces

$ 710
$ 568
Midori Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,935
$ 1,548
Open Pebble Stud Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 770
$ 616
Dune Pebble Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 660
$ 528
Echo Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 550
$ 440
Moiré Star Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 490
$ 392
Asymmetrical Earrings
Gold, Silver, Palladium &Stone Earrings

$ 1,385
$ 1,108
Loop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 460
$ 368
Zen Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 595
$ 476
Moiré Kiku Pendant
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace

$ 910
$ 728
Moiré Kiku Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 995
$ 796
Double Band Ring
Gold Silver & Stone Ring

$ 835
$ 668
Swirl Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 530
$ 424
Moiré Mini Square Studs with Pearl
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 420
$ 336
Moiré Marque-Shaped Link Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 1,490
$ 1,192
Double Circle Pendant
Gold & Stone Pendant

$ 2,850
$ 2,280
Moiré Mini Flower Necklace
Gold & Silver Jewelry

$ 680
$ 544
Moiré Willow Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 1,410
$ 1,128
Moiré Interlock Square Brooch
Gold & Silver Brooch

$ 2,210
$ 1,768
Aspen Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2019