Rena Koopman


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RENA KOOPMAN
Bracelet

Bracelet in 11 sections of formed 18k yellow gold rock- textured and sandblasted with overlays of married metals: 18k yellow god, 22k yellow god and shakudo.


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RENA KOOPMANRENA KOOPMAN
Bracelet

Bracelet in 11 sections of formed 18k yellow gold rock- textured and sandblasted with overlays of married metals: 18k yellow god, 22k yellow god and shakudo.


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (long)Brooch (long)

18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (long)

18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (long) (back)

18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (round)

Ovoid with 18K yellow and green, 22K yellow, shakudo


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (round) (back)

Ovoid with 18K yellow and green, 22K yellow, shakudo


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (square)

18k yellow gold, 22k yellow gold, white and green, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (square) (back)

18k yellow gold, 22k yellow gold, white and green, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Earrings

22k, 18k green and yellow gold, opal, shakudo, hand- fabricated and sand blasted


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Earrings (from side)

22k, 18k green and yellow gold, opal, shakudo, hand- fabricated and sand blasted


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RENA KOOPMAN
Earrings

18k white, red and yellow gold, hand-fabricated and sand blasted


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RENA KOOPMAN
Earrings

18k, 22k green and yellow gold, hand-fabricated and sand blasted


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RENA KOOPMAN
Earrings (back)

18k, 22k green and yellow gold, hand-fabricated and sand blasted


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RENA KOOPMAN
Earrings

18k white and 18k green with married metals, 18k white, green, yellow, 22k yellow gold


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RENA KOOPMAN
Earrings

18k white and 18k green with married metals, 18k white, green, yellow, 22k yellow gold


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RENA KOOPMAN
Necklace

Chain of 18K white, yellow and pink gold; 14k white, yellow and pink gold; 22k yellow gold


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RENA KOOPMAN
Necklace (detail)

Chain of 18K white, yellow and pink gold; 14k white, yellow and pink gold; 22k yellow goldChain of 18K white, yellow and pink gold; 14k white, yellow and pink gold; 22k yellow gold


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RENA KOOPMAN
Necklace (detail)

Chain of 18K white, yellow and pink gold; 14k white, yellow and pink gold; 22k yellow gold


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RENA KOOPMAN
Necklace (detail)

Chain of 18K white, yellow and pink gold; 14k white, yellow and pink gold; 22k yellow gold


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Ring (yellow stones)

Carved black onyx (carved by Dieter Lorenz, German), 18k yellow and 22k yellow gold


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Ring

Carved black onyx (carved by Dieter Lorenz, German) with two yellow sapphires, 18k yellow and 22k yellow gold


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    RENA KOOPMAN
    Bracelet

    Bracelet in 11 sections of formed 18k yellow gold rock- textured and sandblasted with overlays of married metals: 18k yellow god, 22k yellow god and shakudo.

    l 7” x w 2 1/2” x d 1/8”

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    RENA KOOPMANRENA KOOPMAN
    Bracelet

    Bracelet in 11 sections of formed 18k yellow gold rock- textured and sandblasted with overlays of married metals: 18k yellow god, 22k yellow god and shakudo.

    l 7” x w 2 1/2” x d 1/8”

    Inquire

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    Brooch (long)Brooch (long)

    18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back

    h 5/8” x w 4”

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    RENA KOOPMAN
    Brooch (long)

    18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back

    h 5/8” x w 4”

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    Brooch (long) (back)

    18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back

    h 5/8” x w 4”

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    Brooch (round)

    Ovoid with 18K yellow and green, 22K yellow, shakudo

    h 1 7/8” x w 2 1/8” x d 1/8”

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    RENA KOOPMAN
    Brooch (round) (back)

    Ovoid with 18K yellow and green, 22K yellow, shakudo

    h 1 7/8” x w 2 1/8” x d 1/8”

    Inquire


RENA KOOPMAN
Bracelet

Bracelet in 11 sections of formed 18k yellow gold rock- textured and sandblasted with overlays of married metals: 18k yellow god, 22k yellow god and shakudo.


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RENA KOOPMANRENA KOOPMAN
Bracelet

Bracelet in 11 sections of formed 18k yellow gold rock- textured and sandblasted with overlays of married metals: 18k yellow god, 22k yellow god and shakudo.


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (long)Brooch (long)

18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (long)

18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (long) (back)

18k yellow with 22k yellow gold, 18k green and white gold, double pin back


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (round)

Ovoid with 18K yellow and green, 22K yellow, shakudo


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RENA KOOPMAN
Brooch (round) (back)

Ovoid with 18K yellow and green, 22K yellow, shakudo


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“When I work, I consider the tactile connection, the relationship that will exist between object and boy,” says jewelry artist Rena Koopman. “Only on a body, only in context, will the jewelry finally come to life.” Koopman’s brooches, necklaces, earrings and bracelets in exotic metals combine technique and design in pieces that are geometric yet soft, the lines blunted by the overlay of jewels, etched metals and forms drawn from nature.

Educated as an art historian at Vassar College, Koopman visited Japan in the early 1970s to learn metalworking techniques. Koopman was dazzled both by the workmanship she observed and by the Japanese design aesthetic, which has since been the dominant influence on her work.

Koopman shared her passion for Asian culture with her late husband Rad Smith, a Japanese sword enthusiast. “I see his influence in subtle things,” says Koopman, “like the shape of a necklace, which looks like the stones in our Japanese garden, and the swing of some of my earrings, which are like miniature swords.”

Koopman creates works of beauty and serenity that will endure. “Satisfaction comes to me from the way shapes fit together visually and technically,” says the artist, “from colors of gold meeting and overlapping from lines and gestures that reflect light on the surface of the metal.”

— Rebecca Robinson

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