sonyarenée jewelry was created in 2002 by Gina Renée & pal Desiree Sonya who combined their middle names to form the entity, sonyarenée L.L.C. In 2004 Gina became sonyarenée’s sole owner.Teency Texas
Gina has been creating jewelry for herself and others since 1995 when she took a class on macramé and started selling hemp jewelry to her high school peers. She continued as an entrepreneur throughout college while getting her Bachelors degree in Public Relations & Marketing from Texas Tech University. While attending Tech initially on a soccer scholarship, Gina maintained a small business and sold jewelry to fellow students and dorm residents.
After graduating from Texas Tech in 2001 Gina entered the business world and still maintained her passion for jewelry as a side business. After working in commercial real estate for several years in Downtown Dallas, she realized her true passion for jewelry design and began to focus more time on expanding her emerging line. In January 2007 Gina participated in her first major trade show. Finding success, she was able to leave the corporate world and devote 100% of her time and passion to sonyarenée Jewelry. Today sonyarenée is sold in over 400 retail outlets across the U.S. and overseas. It is consistenly featured in fashion magazines, featured in tv & cinema, & worn by celebrity fans.
Gina and her husband Chris along with their two dogs Maggie & Willie, live in Dallas. In 2009 they welcomed their first child, a baby girl! Gina feels very fortunate to be lucky enough to own a business doing what she loves the most, creating!
“My favorite feedback from customers is when they tell me … 'I get so many compliments every time I wear this.' To me that is the best, knowing that something I designed made somebody feel good.”