A Sneak Peek into the Mysterious World of Monserat de Lucca

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Have you seen that bafflingly awesome jewelry in our Accessories section? What? You think all the accessories are awesome? Okay, us too. We’ll be more specific; we’re talking that unbelievably cool knight’s helmet ring, that oh-so-creative necklace that looks like a USB key and port, that O’Keeffe-esque deer and antlers creation–and that’s just for starters. Know which accessories we’re talking about now? Good. Well, we were so intoxicated by the brilliance of the Monserat de Lucca group’s lustrous creations, that we set out to find our more about this beguiling brand.

Here’s what we found out…

  • Three Dog Night once sang that one is the loneliest number, and Monserat de Lucca seems to agree; they have several designer groups working on their cool creations. One of them is called DayDefy, and the other is Mafia.
  • Where do these designers find inspiration? They’re galvanized by everything around them–nature, objects, visuals, sounds, and most notably, classic rock ‘n’ roll culture. Even the smallest details make for great inspiration, they report. Guess paying attention pays off!
  • We got down to brass tacks (almost literally) when we asked Monserat de Lucca why they choose designers who work in brass. We found out they chose this metal for its strength, versatility, and beauty. “There are few limitations when using brass,” they said. “It is a strong material that can be easily worked in small or large amounts. Also, the color and texture creates dramatic effects as it ages.”
  • In their spare time, Monserat de Lucca’s masterminds dabble in painting and photography, or just kick back and relax at a bar one of them owns.
  • What’s in store for Monserat de Lucca? “Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.”

What’s your favorite Monserat de Lucca piece?

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5 Responses to A Sneak Peek into the Mysterious World of Monserat de Lucca

  1. B. Felon 08/25/2010 at 4:14 pm #

    adorable jewelry, but the classic rock nerd in me had to comment that it’s three dog night that sings one is the loneliest number and not the beatles! :)

  2. ModCloth 08/25/2010 at 4:54 pm #

    @B. Felon: Ack! Thanks for the catch! :)

  3. Lucy 08/25/2010 at 8:07 pm #

    I love statement jewelry like this! Case closed and under my umbrella are both awesome. I have to start saving my pennies for these!

  4. J. Baker 08/26/2010 at 12:38 pm #

    I have been looking at jewelry since I was old enough to slip a necklace over my head, so when a designer is creative enough to make an accessory out of something I have never imagined my heart skips a beat. Like an adventurer discovering a beautiful new territory. Ring Arthur, MP3 Bracelet and Meteorologist Necklace are the perfect examples.

  5. Bec 09/01/2010 at 12:37 am #

    I’ve been eyeing Ring Arthur, Ducks in a Row and Case Closed, but I can’t get the ring, since I probably can’t keep a size 8 ring on. Curse my tiny fingers!

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