In her creations, Rosy Sambwa is attracted to beautiful details and their underlying stories. For this banker’s daughter who made it one of Zaire’s first news presentators and was raised by a Belgian family, the concept of “cultural interweaving” is not a vague concept but a way of life in which she continues to grow. That is what her work clearly shows us.
Before settling in Brussels and starting work for a Belgian jewelry designer, Rosy Samba went to Florence to study contemporary jewelry. That is where her interest grew in embroidery.
From the study of contemporary jewelry in Florence she switched to the design of jewelry for a Belgian brand, and then, in collaboration with artisans from Kinshasa, to draw a first collection in gold and silver in an open-air atelier in a botanical garden at the Congolese capital.
She exhibited her jewelry in various Brussel’s art galleries, in the shop of the Lanchelevici Museum, in Paris, in Accra, and during the Vogue Fashion week at the time of Carla Sozzani. While creating, she tirelessly builds on her ideal world: fresh, rich, hopeful, cheerful, colorful and full of textures.
Her jewels are created for free women who are not afraid to go against current ideologies and are proud of their hint of folly. She also addresses dandy women who cherish beauty, and women who dare to be bravely and madly in love. She designs unique pieces or small series. Her works come from the imagination of a handyman who is passionate about art, architecture and fashion.
The Kinses jewels are available at
Le Boudoir Clandestin
Egide Van Ophemstraat 16 in Uccle
rue de la Casquette 4 in Liège.
Rosy Sambwa also makes custom jewellery. Prices on request.