ABOUT SEA PONY COUTURE
BASED OUT of Oakland, California, Sea Pony Couture IS A fine JEWELRY COLLECTION known for it's elegant yet edgy style. combining ethically sourced precious metals with in-house stonework, sea pony couture is #JEWELRYFORBADASSES
Fati GENESE grew up in the redwoods of Humboldt County, discovering her passion for jewelry and sculpture during high school. she continued her studies at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, moving to San Francisco in 1999 to attend the sf Academy of Art. encouraged by her mother—an African jewelry and accessories importer and seller—Fati created sea pony couture in 2008.
initially inspired by the california old west and historic San Francisco, sea pony couture started as a bold refashioning of older vintage pieces into glamorous jewelry.
FROM 2012-2015, FATI APPRENTICED UNDER A bay area GOLDSMITH, learning to fABRICATe HIGH-END engagement JEWELRY and deepen her fascination with precious metals, such as sterling silver and gold.
in the winter of 2015, fati joined a jewelry intensive in abiquiu, new Mexico, learning advanced lapidary and stone inlay inspired by traditional northern new mexican design and methods.
in 2016-17, fati was a resident artist at the popular art gallery, Warehouse 416. her showroom was open to the public during business hours and the First Friday art walk.
fati's pieces include rings and necklaces perfect for everyday wear, custom engagement rings and other original pieces. her work has been featured in Vogue Italia and other publications.
she current lives in oakland, california
DESIGNER & OWNER