Born to a seamstress in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Matthew “Mateo” Harris moved to the United States to study when he was 16. The Big Apple stole his heart and unlocked his passion for the art of jewelry and fashion design. Inspired by his adopted city, and architects and artists such as Normand Foster and Grace Jones, Mateo also draws upon childhood memories in Jamaica. But, he credits his mother as his true muse. His jewelry presents a minimalistic, modern aesthetic with lines and structural forms that dance together with purity and precision. Sleek, never simple, and always visually arresting.