When I started blogging, I wanted to feature local boutiques, designers and artisans. Nashville fashion scene has exploded and it’s been so fun to watch it grow. I’ve strayed from that some over the past couple of months and am excited to feature a local jewelry designer, Christina Kober, in today’s post!
Christina Kober’s jewelry is the perfect balance of understated elegance and playfully whimsy. It can be worn everyday but is also the perfect accent for the big moments of your life.
Each piece of jewelry Christina designs begins as a reflection of her. Whether it begins with a story or a significant moment from her life, you have your own stories and emotions that will connect you to a piece of jewelry, making it your own.
Christina Kober Designs began as a hobby, essentially to help Christina learn about her father’s business. Her father owns JFF Jeweler Supply, a jeweler supply store in Atlanta, Georgia. Christina began working for him when she was 14, she knew nothing about the field; it was just a summer and holiday job to fill her closet with clothes… little did she know it would turn into her passion.
After graduating college, Christina continued working at JFF. She found that she was curious about the process of making jewelry and decided to begin taking classes. She was like a sponge, asking customers and coworkers questions, reading books and experimenting at home. Soon, she found herself recommending what tools to buy and providing her own insights into crafting and fabricating jewelry.
In 2007 armed with a few designs and some business cards, Christina opened her etsy shop and started exhibiting at Art Festivals. She quickly found a connection to her customers through her fortune cookie collection & inspiring messages. After being featured by a prominent blogger, followed by immense (& unexpected) social media attention in 2011, Christina Kober Designs grew exponentially and began partnering with retailers around the nation.
Today, Christina Kober Designs employs 6 talented women, is found in 80 retail locations worldwide (including Anthropologie in Spring of 2016) and continues to exhibit at art festivals & on her etsy shop where it all started.
Christina and her team were kind enough to send me this gorgeous silver cursive G! Christina also has gorgeous necklaces that include conversation hearts, fortune cookie, id plate, mini bar’s, and wishbone. The necklaces come in different lengths, and in sterling silver, gold plated, and rose gold plated.
I haven’t taken my necklace off since I got it. It’s a great layering piece with all of my other jewelry. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it from everyone I see!
In addition to necklaces, Christina Kober has ornaments, rings, earrings, bracelet’s and gifts for men! We’re about to approach a peak in gift-giving with Mother’s Day, graduation, baby showers, weddings, you name it! With her pieces being customizable you could find pieces for Mama or your bridesmaids.
This would be a great gift for new mama’s, a ring or bracelet with their new little one’s name on it!
I hope you love Christina’s pieces as much as I do. If you do, take a look at her website!
This post is in collaboration with Christina Kober. They were kind enough to send me product in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. Thanks for supporting brands who support GretaHollar.com!