Drawing inspiration from Matisse and her many world travels, Paula Gaete jewelry is an expression of her joy and zest for life.
Paula Gaete graduated from University of Massachusetts with a degree in Anthropology/Sociology. Paula Gaete studied Art History, Jewelry Making and Weaving. She worked as a silversmith in Cambridge, Massachusetts shortly after college.
Working a full-time job and raising a son, Paula Gaete worked in many aspects of the jewelry business, from sales at Bloomingdale’s 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, Massachusetts. 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.