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 Ridged Rondelle Necklace
Segmented necklace made of short and long ridged rondelle beads.
Sterling Silver Large Trapezoid Earrings
Sterling Silver Three Tiered Shimmer Earrings
Sterling Silver Small Spiral Hoop Earrings
Sterling Silver CZ Twinkling Wrapped Leaf Ring
Sterling Silver Ridged Rondelle Bracelet
Length: 7.5 inches
Sterling Silver Smooth Wavy Medium Bangle
Solid 4 mm smooth wire bangle with wavy body.
Sterling Silver Trio Circlet Gravelle Necklace
Trio circlets on handmade gravelle chain
Sterling Silver Coil Ring
There is a soft ribbon like coil to the subtle sculptural elements of this wide band, accentuated by its satin finish and high polished detail. Sterling silver.
Sterling Silver Nailhead Ring
Sterling Silver Knot Bar Necklace
Our Bar/Knot Necklace features curved satin finished bars interspersed with silver "knots". This necklace is meant to sit high on the collarbone so that the necklace fans out and organic bars form...