Specializing in custom designs for individuals and organizations since 1988, Maria de la Luz attended the Gemological Institute of America, where she graduated with a degree in Jewelry Arts Manufacturing. Maria also studied ancient jewelry techniques at the Art Institute in New York.
Maria works out of her studio and showroom in Pasadena, CA. Her clients include Paramount Studios, The Recording Academy for The Grammys, Harrod’s in London, Bloomsbury in London, MSIA, Cavalia, University of Southern California, University of Santa Monica, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, The Getty Center, LACMA, The LA Philarmonic Store at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and LA Opera’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, among many other private clients and non-profit organizations.
“My work is a combination of the tangible and the abstract. Nature, in all of its forms, is a great source of inspiration, and to interpret it’s messages is always a childlike experience. A leaf falling from a tree allows the wind to communicate with us. Similarly, a gem created by nature and complemented by shape and form, allows a person to communicate emotions. The anticipation and experience of being a facilitator of such manifestation is always a reward to my spirit.”
-Maria de la Luz