Renna's mission is simple, to create jewels of exquisite quality for the modern woman. We believe this can be done with minimal impact to the natural world that has inspired Renna's creativity and connection with her mother since childhood.
The DNA of RENNA lies in the emotional power of two coffee bean shells that she and her mother found on Salt Creek Beach in Laguna when she was nine years old. Her mother kept them in her safe deposit box and began making golden shell jewelry from them throughout the 1990's in Southern California. RENNA is the continuation of this tradition, love and heritage reimagined for today's woman.
Renna dedicates her time to creating and curating timeless, elegant and individual pieces. We look forward to contributing to the special moments in your life through the magic of jewelry.
Renna grew up in Pacific Palisades, California. Her creative connection with the natural world began one summer morning after discovering two coffee bean shells with her mother at Salt Creek Beach in Laguna. Her mother created the original pieces of shell jewelry which Renna has treasured for over a decade before embarking on her own.
Renna currently resides in New York. She is a certified Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America and holds her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master’s degree from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
CHARLEY BENSKY - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Born into a family that has been in the jewelry business since the 1930s, Charley has diamonds in her blood. An east coast native with a love affair for travel and the outdoors, Charley graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in International Affairs and French. Annual trips to coastal French towns and collecting vintage jewelry and souvenirs has honed her eye for special and ireplacable objects.
Charley is the Chief Operating Officer at RENNA. A natural fit, Charley thrives in the jewelry industry that has been in her family tree for generations.