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Recently, I was introduced to the most precious jewelry boutique. I would have never known of this store if it weren’t for my good friend, photographer, location scout & stylist, Roswitha Graser.
LUNESSA Designer Jewelry Boutique was opened in 2005 by designer Elise Perelman. Inspired by a dream, Lunessa was born. Designer & owner, Perelman, is an FIT Fashion Design apparel graduate who began her career fresh out of school as a Manhattan street artist. She first set up shop with a folding table at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then later moved downtown to the fashionable Fifth Avenue near Union Square.
Perelman is a self-taught jeweler, first weaving with gems and crystals and later becoming a bench jeweler by apprenticeship to expand her creative possibilities. She is inspired by dreams, nature and the gems themselves. In meeting her, I could immediately see where the ethereal energy of the store was seeded from.
In 2005 while looking for a workshop for her tools, she came across an intriguing ad for a shared retail space in the heart of Soho, New York. The small storefront had a back room occupied by dog groomers. Realizing how amazing this opportunity was, the small designer signed a lease the very next day. Within a year, the groomers had moved out and Lunessa expanded, taking over the space in the back.
Since that time, Lunessa has grown significantlly in it’s signature collections and loyal customers. Not only that, Lunessa has been featured in many top magazines such as New York Magazine, Lucky, The Knot, Real Simple and The New York Times.
Rings (L to R)
14K White, Yellow and Rose Gold or Sterling Silver “Goddess Rings” (available in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond and Black Diamond)
Floating Green Amethyst Orb Ring on 14K Yellow Gold
14K Gold Smooth Labradorite Statement Ring
Stackable Rings (L to R)
14K Gold Dot Rings (available with Champagne Diamonds)
14K Solitaire Diamond Stacking Rings
14K Antique Pave Diamond Infinity Rings
14K Antique Inspired Diamond Bouquet Ring & 14K White Gold Diamond Bud Ring
14K Hammered Stacking Rings
4K Thumbelina Rings; 14K Solitaire Stacking Rings in Emerald Ruby and Sapphire; 14K Precious Pinkie Rings in Sapphire