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Designers Laura & Gracia Create Contemporary Jewelry for Trendsetters

Laura & Gracia Obelisk Choker

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While big baubles, gems and minimalistic pieces are in right now, we have to admit most of them look pretty indistinguishable covered in the same sparkles, colors and multi-strand chains. We want to stand out, be noticed, and a little “oh-my-gosh-where-did-you-get-that” can go a long way in assuring us of our sartorial stylings. Laura & Gracia is a contemporary line that creates raw jewelry with leather and reworked silver. Handcrafted in their Northern California studio, the two designers are committed to creating a line that is unique and rough—focusing more on artistic beauty than trends. One of our favorite pieces is the Obelisk Choker, a necklace that’s made using “an ancient European method of lost wax casting,” natural leather and Deerskin suede. The rest of their unisex collection consists of leather and silver worked into designs that blend caveman and rock’n’roll. And while the natural look works beautifully year round, it’s especially great on bare, tan skin in the summer.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies from San Francisco State University. Previously a beauty editor, Marissa now utilizes her love and passion of luxurious fashion everyday as Fashion Editor of JustLuxe. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Marissa has traveled to various cities across the globe, most recently returning from living abroad...(Read More)

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