A unique shatter pattern of 23k yellow gold is set between two layers of polycarbonate and held with handmade rivets. Lightweight polycarbonate, 23k yellow gold leaf, 22k yellow gold rivets and 18k gold ear wires. Handmade in Northern California with sustainable materials. Drop length ~1 3/4", Width at widest part ~1 1/2"
23k Gold Leaf Encased Earrings
Luana was born and raised in Hawaii, where she lived a simple and creative life, always close to nature. Upon moving to the Bay Area to earn her BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, she quickly noticed the dramatic contrast of a densely populated city to the lush, unhurried pace of tropical Hawaii. Realizing her strong affiliation with nature and organic growth patterns, she now finds even the smallest flower or blade of grass more precious than ever. She expresses her deep and abiding love of nature’s tiniest wonders through her artwork, finding ways within her work as a jeweler to amplify the beauty of simple natural objects and to bring attention to our emotions. This is reinforced by her passion to use found objects and renewable materials.