Christina Kober Designs came to life in 2007 in the kitchen of Christina’s studio apartment in Atlanta, GA. As Christina tells it, because the kitchen was so small, she could either cook or make jewelry, but not both - so some weeks she cooked and other weeks, she made jewelry. Inspired by the idea of telling a story through the jewelry that you wear, Christina set out to design simple but thoughtful pieces, many of which could be customized with an inspiring message. She launched her Etsy shop that year with three pieces: her (now bestselling) fortune cookie necklace, honeycomb ring and horseshoe necklace.
Since 2007, Christina Kober Designs has grown from an Etsy shop to an ecommerce site and by-appointment showroom, and the line can be found in over 90 retail locations worldwide. Christina employs a team of 7 talented women in her studio in Nashville, TN, where each piece of jewelry is handmade from start to finish.
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 (and unexpected) social media attention in 2011, Christina Kober Designs grew exponentially and began partnering with retailers around the nation.
Christina currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband & their two cats. She enjoys pilates, well crafted puns, Instagram, wine & shopping.