Natalia Gomensoro created Metalnat in 1989 after hearing her-self say “I can’t find any jewelry that I’d like to wear”. She went from that phrase to her first ring in a very short time.  She learned the silversmith technique from several Latin American masters in Montevideo, Uruguay, and forged unique pieces that were quickly in demand.

Her architecture studies influence her jewelry design, which is characterized by a keen understanding of spatial relationships as well as the use of traditional industrial materials. The latter - in the form of concrete, magnets and rubber - balance the organic references to buds, corals, and underwater plants. Gomensoro coaxes a distinctive aesthetic from these  contrasting influences that she has made her own. No surprise that her work has been described as both ‘industrial jewelry’ and ‘small sculptures’. Her designs are best appreciated in their final support, the body, where they assume the ideal proportion for which they were created.  Gomensoro lives and works in New York City.