January 26, 2012 De Moda: Luby & Lemerald – By Reyes Martínez – – Laura Ponte always had the creative spark. Her career as a model, working with names like Valentino, Lagerfeld, and Versace, and taking her everywhere from Croatia to California, only turned that spark into a fire, imbuing in her a honed sense of the best and the brightest of global aesthetics. In 2010 she channeled that creativity , uniting with friend Luis Feliú de la Peña (shown below with Ponte) to create the jewelry line Luby & Lemerald, and decreed that the duo’s manifestó would be to simply follow their imaginations and inspirations, without hewing to a particular business plan or pattern. – – Idealistic in thought and practice, their pieces are crafted in jade, red jasper, tiger’s eye, onyx, white and yellow gold, and brilliant-cut diamonds. This plethora of options generates both matte and shiny finish combinations, complimenting the signature architectural tube design and the purity of the materials. – – After only a year of business, Luby & Lemerald has already been snapped up by retailing powerhouse Colette, generating a cult following as much for the spirit of their fearless company as the brilliance of their designs. – – Vote for your favorite fashion sites in the Bloglovin’ Awards (one of the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ Nominees’ is oddly familiar). – – Follow us on Bloglovin’ Email About the Author Reyes Martinez Previous articleTrue and Tried Traditionalists: Ermenegildo Zegna Next articleA Guy’s View: Chunky Knits You may also like November 26, 2015 Olivia’s Obsession: Jimmy Choo Lockett Petite Bag November 24, 2015 Olivia’s Must Have: Zara’s Floral and Pearl Motif Necklace November 23, 2015 Lines We Love: MayraFedane November 20, 2015 Who What Wear’s Celebrity Street Style Star of the Year!