Renna grew up in Pacific Palisades, California. Her creative connection with the natural world began one summer morning after discovering two coffee bean shells with her mother at Salt Creek Beach in Laguna. Her mother created the original pieces of shell jewelry which Renna has treasured for over a decade before embarking on her own. Renna currently resides in New York. She is a certified Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America and holds her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master’s degree from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.