Katrina Steel and Renata Dorfman came together serendipitously, both working ardently toward a career in fashion at Intermix Madison Avenue. Katrina, a jewelry designer and recent transplant to New York from Chicago, quickly discovered in Renata what her already burgeoning costume jewelry line she started back home had been missing: a partner who shared her passion.
After many inspiring meetings of the minds and pouring over ideas of creating a high-end but wearable fine jewelry line, the Rendor & Steel label was officially launched in early 2014. From Katrina watching her glamorous grandmother drape herself in elegant, classic fabrics and gems, to Renata’s decade-long position as a trusted personal stylist to high-wattage clientele, Rendor & Steel represents the thoughtful, streamlined and smart aesthetic so deeply engrained within its founders. Each piece, made to be layered and mixed-and-matched, incorporates high quality materials that are personally sourced by Katrina and Renata, including white and black diamonds, the signature stones of Rendor & Steel. With platinum gold as well as rubies, emeralds, sapphires and champagne diamonds, the extensive range of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more are interchangeable, at once both subtle and strong. Whether a knuckle ring or an ear cuff, Rendor & Steel’s pieces are extensions of their creators’ modus operandi–life lived with ease, an evolving, curious sense of self and a strikingly unique style laced with just the right amount of edge.