Paula Gaete Jewelry Artist
Drawing inspiration from Matisse and her many world travels, Paula Gaete’s jewelry is an expression of her joy and zest for life.
A graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Anthropology/Sociology, Paula also studied Art History, Jewelry Making and Weaving, and first started working as a silversmith in Cambridge, MA shortly after college.
Working a full-time job and raising a son, Paula has also been employed in many aspects of the jewelry business, from sales at Bloomingdales to production work, finally establishing her own jewelry company 12 years ago.
“I have been very fortunate to travel to many parts of the world and have been greatly influenced by what I absorbed in the wonderful museums and the different cultures I have visited. I have a great love for ethnic jewelry and find much of my inspiration comes from the designs from Africa, Egypt, China and the American Southwest.”
Paula lives in Watertown, MA. Her 21-year-old son is currently living and studying in Vina del Mar, Chile. She is an avid salsa dancer and also enjoys the ocean and outdoors, sports and photography.