Rene Escobar is a proud third-generation jeweler. His company, Rene Escobar Jewelry, is based in South Florida. Rene’s team is committed to authenticity, originality, and the endurance to the beautiful art of hand-made jewelry. Rene’s love affair with the world of jewelry began at an early age. The 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, he 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 1990s, 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, his pieces are always evolving, always hand-made in his South Florida Studio using recycled precious metals, set with responsibly sourced gemstones, and employing traditional, as well as cutting edge jewelry-making techniques. He has trained each one of his artisans to make jewelry in the same way his father taught him. His clientele embraces Rene’s belief that each individual piece of jewelry is in its own essence a work of art.