ABOUT GEMMA + FILO
Translation from Italian: gemma (ˈdʒɛmma) gem and filo (ˈfeelo) thread.
Gemma + Filo was founded with the intent of creating unique accessories and clothing for little girls – pieces that are one-part sweet and one-part funky. Gemma + Filo strives for dreamy and feminine, with a constant hint of whimsy.
Gem. The jewelry collection mixes colors and textures, old and new elements – from antique chandelier crystals, vintage buttons, and freshwater pearls, to handmade pompoms, tassels, African sea glass beads, feathers and chains. All of the jewelry is handmade in Austin, Texas.
Thread. Our debut clothing collection came to life in the form of Resort Wear for little girls. Dreamy yet fashionable kimonos and coverups are perfect for hot summer days at the pool or a tropical destination. All the pieces are manufactured in Los Angeles, CA.
Katerina is the creative mind behind the brand. She has been gradually moving toward Gemma + Filo since she began sewing clothes and leather handbags for her Barbie dolls as an 11 year-old. Her love for jewelry can be credited to her grandfather, a trained goldsmith, and the many days spent under his workbench waiting to collect fallen shards of precious gems.
Katerina is a graduate of Duke University and Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. She now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two kids, Dean and Adele.