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.

Ocean Dream Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,895
Aspen Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 1,495
Mai Lariat Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 680
Shoreline Ring
Diamond & Gold Ring

$ 1,650 - $ 1,780
Geo Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,990
Color Block Pearl Necklace
Gold, Silver, Pearl & Stone Necklace

$ 1,890
Ombre Earrings with Diamond Accents
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 1,850
Twizzle Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 770
Halo Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 880
Starry Night Ring
Diamond & Silver Ring

$ 705
Long Puzzle Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

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

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

$ 1,410 - $ 1,760
Pebble Dangle Earrings
Diamond, Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 1,390
Petite Pebble Ring
Size 7-7.25 Gold & Stone Ring

$ 990
Resolution Ring
Size 5-6 Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 880
Petite Pebble Drop Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 486
Vermont Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

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

$ 1,410
Sandy Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

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

$ 1,240
Midori Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

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

$ 770
Dune Pebble Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 660
Echo Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 550
Moiré Star Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

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

$ 1,385
Loop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 460
Zen Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

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

$ 910
Moiré Kiku Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 995
Swirl Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 530
Double Band Ring
Gold Silver & Stone Ring

$ 835
Moiré Mini Square Studs with Pearl
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 420
Double Circle Pendant
Gold & Stone Pendant

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

$ 680
Moiré Willow Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

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

$ 2,210
Lagos Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

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