Lina Shatara Designs is a Berkeley, CA based jewelry design brand with a focus on minimalist contemporary jewelry with a subtle and undeniable edge. Visit us in person at our retail kiosk at the Fourth Street Shopping District in Berkeley. Click here to find us.
My inspiration stems from travel, art, culture and nature. I see jewelry as an expression of beauty that can be treasured and worn every day. My minimalist approach to design lends itself to creating pieces that are thoughtful, contemporary and loved.
Lina Shatara’s passion for jewelry began at thirteen years old when she began creating pieces for family and friends. After graduating from UC Berkley and working for San Francisco brands like Levi’s and Gap, she accepted an unforeseen offer bringing her to New York City. There she would immerse herself in her love of jewelry through formal training at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) while also receiving a certificate in Sustainable Design.
In New York, Lina worked behind the scenes on New York Fashion Week, Fashion's Night Out and fashion shows for brands like Oscar de la Renta, Jeremy Scott, and Cushnie et Ochs before joining the design department at House of Waris.
Lina’s love of travel inspired the launch of her namesake brand. Her collection is saturated with a wealth of visuals (geometric patterns, organic shapes and calligraphy) that boldly influence her designs. Turning sharp yet simplistic pieces into edgy contemporary jewelry has become the DNA of the brand. Every season is about challenging herself creatively. Her use of mixed materials, oxidized metals and matte finishes add elements of surprise to her pieces.
Each piece is hand crafted in Lina’s Bay Area based studio. Lina is committed to localized and sustainable production, creating every piece domestically.