Katherine Jetter was born in Melbourne, Australia to a Greek-Australian mother and German father.
Remaining Australian at heart, she spent most of her youth in England, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, hence speaks fluent German, French, and Italian in addition to beautifully Australian accented English.
Exhibiting creativity at an early age, Katherine was awarded the top International Baccalaureate Art Prize for the Northern Hemisphere in 2001 while attending SevenOaks School in Kent, UK. Her parents applauded her accomplishment with a petite, beautiful blue opal for which Katherine created a simple elegant ring setting. This pretty little stone enhanced her appreciation for the stone of her homeland; the Australian Opal. Inspired to pursue a future working with stones Katherine still went on to acquire a Bachelors Degree in Clinical Psychology from University College of London and followed that with a solid foundation in finance by securing a position at JP Morgan.
Even with her vast education and experience, Katherine never lost her passion for her design, stones, and fine jewelry – as well, as her love for her homeland. At this juncture, she attended the globally renowned Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and became certified as a Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Designer. Katherine ran with this new knowledge and began putting her expertise to use by working for various international, high-end designer jewelers including De Beers.
Settling in New York City, Katherine created her eponymous company; Katherine Jetter Ltd. Meeting her husband and greatest fan in NYC, she was married and this international jet-setting, big city couple moved their lives and work to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Katherine enjoys the creative vibe of the city as well as the expansive and endless vistas of the New Mexico landscape creating an inspiring and positive influence on her collection and one of a kind commissions.
Katherine and her husband are active philanthropists with a key focus on furthering education for young people and have formed a foundation to support these efforts.
In addition, Katherine is an avid chef, entertainer, deep-sea diver, and accomplished mountain climber having scaled the heights of Machu Picchu and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Katherine Jetter Ltd. collections are featured in numerous retailers worldwide from Moscow to China including several Neiman Marcus stores and high profile independent jewelers in the U.S.