Rosario Garcia is a second-generation metalsmith, born in Havana, Cuba, into a family with a strong artistic tradition who influenced her career. She began her work doing small metal sculptures, using repousse and fabrication technique, much of which would be marketed by the government to foreign visitors to Havana. After a while, fellow artists introduced her to the craft of making jewelry, which became her passion, as it involved fashioning small sculptures.
She came to the United States in 1994 where she met and married Enrique García, a jeweler known for his technical excellence and together they founded Rosario García Designs.
Motivated by the strong artistic influence of European Goldsmiths, they decided to travel and attend the Art Studio FUJI, School of Design and fashion in Florence Italy, where they had the honor to be certified by one of the best art institutions in Europe affiliated to FEDE (European federation of school) and a new world of possibilities and opportunities opened up.
In the last ten years Rosario García Designs have had the honor of being awarded with different prestigious awards, among them, the Saul Bell Award and The Vision award.
Her statement today is to create a type of jewelry that personalizes the wearer and which in turn is used as a form of artistic expression. My technique is a composition of ancient and modern elements and I work with sheets of gold, cutting, sawing, forging and soldering, my materials are 18 kt,22 kt gold and natural stones.