Satomi Kawakita is a New York City-based jewelry designer and professional diamond setter. She was born and raised in Japan. While growing up, she was strongly influenced by her dress-maker mother, who made most of Satomi's clothes when she was a little girl. Satomi was fascinated not only by designing, but also by actually creating things herself. This passion led her to Saga Art College in Kyoto, Japan, where she studied wood, metal, clay and textile design/creation.
In 2008, she launched her own jewelry line, "Satomi Kawakita Jewelry." Her work combines an unusual organic sense of beauty with impeccable craftmanship, resulting in jewelry true to her style and vision. She appreciates and finds a mystique and unlimited beauty in natural gems, minerals and metals, and she always aspires to turn these materials into wearable jewelry using her own unique approach.