Born and raised in Toronto Canada, Jennifer Shigetomi - the creative force behind Matsu- initially pursued an education in fine arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Although the four years at OCAD fuelled her artistic drive, she realized she had a technical side that needed an outlet. After exploring evening courses in wax carving for jewellery, Jennifer discovered that she had found a medium which balanced her interests in both artistry and technique. She enrolled in the three year goldsmith program at George Brown College in Toronto.
Alongside business partner and sister, Lisa, Matsu Jewellery set up their first studio/showroom in 1996. High demand and space issues prompted the sister team to relocate their working studio to their Toronto storefront location where they have operated Matsu since October 2004.
Sterling Silver Twisted Disc Earrings
Twisted Disc on post.
Metal: Sterling silver
Size: 28mmL x 26mmW
Sterling Silver Three Tiered Shimmer Earrings
Sterling Silver Ridged Rondelle Necklace
Handmade Segmented necklace by Matsu made of short and long ridged rondelle beads.
Sterling Silver Long Leaf Earrings
Long leaf earrings. Sterling silver
Sterling Silver Fancy Half Luna Earrings
Organic wavy half discs on teardrop wires.
Metal: Sterling SilverSize: 27mmW x 60mmLFinish: Satin with polished accents
Sterling Silver Twisted Disc Drop Earrings
Twisted Disc Earring on Matsu designed Snapback locking hook.
Metal: Sterling silver Size: 26.5mmW X 49.5mmH
Sterling Silver Peacock Disc Earrings
Sterling silver disc earrings by Matsu
DetailsMetal: Sterling SilverFinish: Satin with polished edges
Sterling Silver Medium Organic Hoops
Medium organic flattened hoop
Metal: Sterling Silver
Size: Approx. 41mmW x 41mmH