Laura Estrada luxury jewelry is a Latinx-owned accessories brand founded in 2018 by designer Laura Estrada and based in Los Angeles.
Functioning as a multifaceted creative studio, she handcrafts sustainably made luxury jewelry collections with an elegant and contemporary design, it also creates custom, conceptually driven, sculptural adornment for the body. Combining ancient metalsmithing methods with an innovative modern design sensibility, she seeks to create meaningful and timeless wearable modern art heirlooms.
“From a very young age, I have been building little objects with my hands. This obsession manifested itself when I took a metalsmithing class in college.”Estrada explains.
When creating her body-spanning contemporary art and luxury jewelry pieces, the designer’s artistic process is sometimes chaotic, and she initially starts working and modeling with metal. The metal takes on shapes and forms that she pieces together repeatedly until it feels right, then she solders it all together. She works very intuitively and does her best to trust the flow of her creative process.
Estrada’s luxury jewelry evokes a sense of resilience, empowerment, and confidence. The physical and conceptual construction of her pieces merges the innovation and integrity of ancient jewelry design practices with future technologies, and she finds unique methods to harmonize the two.