Satomi Kawakita is a New York City-based jewelry designer and a former professional diamond setter who 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. Her work combines an unusual organic sense of beauty with impeccable craftsmanship.