We are excited to welcome a new jewelry artist to Stowe Craft Gallery- Rene Escobar. We found Rene’s work while at the Winter NY Now show and knew it was something special. His beautiful craftsmanship is easy to see- realized in darkened silver, yellow and rose gold and then sprinkled with diamonds. We picked several bracelets, rings and earrings that we can’t wait for you to see. We are adding his pieces now to our website but in the mean time they are all available in our gallery.
About the Artist
Hailing originally from Nicaragua and now residing in Southern Florida, Rene Escobar has always had jewelry making in his blood. He is a third generation jeweler and learned his craft from watching his father create pieces. His fascination of watching his father, a master craftsman, create intricately beautiful pieces quickly developed into a passion. In the early 1980’s amidst the uncertain social climate of his native Nicaragua, Rene was sent to South Florida to attend college in order to pursue an education unavailable to him in his home country. However, his innate attraction to the art of jewelry making impelled him to seek out a career as a goldsmith.
Jewelry making is in his blood, but his passion is personal, Rene got his first position as a jeweler when he was seventeen. For the next few years, Rene had the good fortune of working alongside some of the most skillful jewelers in South Florida allowing him to refine his craft. In the early 1990’s, Rene formed Rene Escobar Inc., a studio, where for nearly twenty years, he created one-of-a-kind pieces for some of the finest collectors throughout the southeastern United States.
As a private jeweler Rene has always drawn inspiration from keenly observing his clientele, in 2008 motivated by these clients, he created a collection of 18K gold, diamonds and colorful gemstone earrings, that he exhibited for the first time at The Jewelers of America Summer Show in New York City, the collection was a success, since then his collections have been attracting art galleries and select jewelry stores.
7 Reasons We Love Rene Escobar Jewelry
- Rene’s collections are always evolving
- Always hand-made in his South Florida Studio
- He uses recycled precious metals
- His gemstones are responsibly sourced
- Each piece shows a combination of traditional and cutting edge jewelry-making techniques
- All Rene’s work is hand-created by Rene and his life partner
- Each piece is s unique work of art