Kao got her start dabbling in making jewelry for herself, friends, family, and
co-workers. The hobby soon took over her side table, dining room table, and
garage. Encouraged by her husband, Wayne, Zina Kao Exclusives was launched in
2004, and now her pieces can be found in hundreds of stores and museums across
Zinaís distinct pieces have clean lines with a light, airy feel and
are made from sterling silver and 23kt gold over silver. In many pieces, she combines
gold and silver to create a striking combination
of simple shapes and metallic colors. Zina created the pieces shown below exclusively for Jewish
Gift Place, incorporating the Star of David into her designs.
Zina Kao Exclusives are handmade in Zinaís studio in Berkeley, California.