Gonz + Ros is a collection of fine jewelry co-founded and designed by Christine Gonzalez and Kimberly Rosario. The pair met while studying Jewelry Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Having returned to school mid-career with a desire to bring their designs to life and a passion to push the confines of conventional jewelry, they quickly became friends and began collaborating ideas with each other.
Their collection combines minimalist design with elegant details and futuristic undertones. Each piece is distinct in that it converges their love for art, architecture, science, and the cosmos. Their focus is on strong, streamlined silhouettes, mixed with graphic explosions of color. Modern representations that appeal to the mind and carries with it a strong sense of spirit.
Kimberly has a background in floral and event design, working with luxury clientele in NYC. Her keen eye for color comes from 15 years of working with flowers, combining the vibrant hues of blooms along with subtler tones. Creating large scale sculptures from flowers, metal and acrylic led her to jewelry design, and the desire to create works that would make a bold statement.
Christine has a background in research & analytics, but she has always held a passion for the arts - often experimenting with different mediums. She's an avid traveler and finds inspiration in nearly everything she encounters along her journeys. She also studied the art of Chasing and Repoussé under world renowned Master Valentin Yotkov. Within this time, she honed her eye for fine detail, design, and surface embellishment.