We are Lumina – light is the metaphor for all that we do: by teaching we radiate light, our inventions are light received, and as we smith a jewel, we forge light into form and shape.
From among the myriad concepts of jewelery, we choose to aim for pieces that are personal, relatable. Born from a spark in our imagination and via the crafting of our fingers, our jewels are corporeal both in origin and in destiny.
Guided equally by intuition and method, our hands shape jewels that exude both sense and sensitivity.
Our creations channel the pulse of culture that surrounds us, the fertile intersects of other realms, the perpetual motion, the tension inherent in the opposite attracting forces and in the seductive, harmonious instability that distinguish our era.
We love synthesizing forms, distilling them to their graphic, almost abstract essence, to metaphors or icons of a more articulated thought. For us, beauty is hidden in the liquid purity of a reflection, in the dynamic trace of a line, in the precarious, unexpected balance of shapes. Sometimes all it takes is an intuition, other times prolonged, patient research. But identifying the essential form is always a small victory, of having created a jewel whose expressiveness far exceeds its dimension. As in a haiku, just a few select syntactic elements are enough to transmit an unending variety of moods. The simple, sinuous lines of ocean waves appear spontaneous and immediate; the perpetual orbit of the stars hold promise of solid certainties; jutting, rebellious volumes are tensed by vital energy; hues of colour may whisper – or shout – all the echoes, sounds and moods of the world.
We are partial to lost wax work which allows us to sculpt our objects, and to fine-tune the tactile finish at will. In wax we can create smooth, enveloping shapes that follow the bodyform, the wearer’s intimate accomplices.