Katerina is the founder of the luxury jewellery brand "Virtuti" established in 2010. With a decade of experience working with renowned international jewellery brands like Van Cleef and Arpels and Bulgari, Katerina's passion for art history and her admiration for the Hermitage Old Master portraits collection inspired her to create her own jewellery designs. Her desire to express her creativity found an outlet when she began designing overnight, with most of her design ideas coming to her in her dreams.
To prepare for creating her own collections, Katerina studied at the London Gemmological Institute of America to become both a Designer and a Gemmologist. She also learned jewellery making from the internationally recognized jeweler Manuel Carrera in Madrid. With her education and passion aligned, Katerina's "Virtuti" brand specializes in bespoke and high-end jewellery pieces that embody the best qualities and virtues in one personality.