Luana Coonen Jewelry

About Luana

Luana was born and raised in Hawaii, where she lived a simple and creative life, always close to nature. Upon moving to the Bay Area to earn her BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, she quickly noticed the dramatic contrast of a densely populated city to the lush, unhurried pace of tropical Hawaii. Realizing her strong affiliation with nature and organic growth patterns, she now finds even the smallest flower or blade of grass more precious than ever. She expresses her deep and abiding love of nature’s tiniest wonders through her artwork, finding ways within her work as a jeweler to amplify the beauty of simple natural objects and to bring attention to our emotions. This is reinforced by her passion to use found objects and renewable materials. Luana currently enjoys hiking, teaching goldsmithing & business workshops, traveling internationally, and spending time in her jewelry studio in Sebastopol creating new designs. 

Green Jewelry

Luana Coonen is committed to creating jewelry which is socially responsible and minimizes impact to the earth, bringing attention back to the natural environment which it originally came from.  She chooses natural specimens, rather than semi-precious or precious stones, in order to minimize the gemstone mining and the negative impact associated with mining process. When choosing to design with stones, she focuses on post-consumer diamonds (I.e., reclaimed, antique, recycled, or 'harmony' diamonds), traceable gemstones, or fair-mined stones from the USA. Green and eco-friendly products and techniques are utilized in the jewelry studio, with an emphasis on low environmental impact. 

All the organic specimens you see in the work are collected in their natural state, as to not disturb the environment. No insects or animals are harmed, killed, or injured to create this jewelry, everything is found and collected as-is. Utmost care is taken to not distress any living creature. The plastics seen in the jewelry are either acrylic or polycarbonate, both highly recyclable materials. All the jewelry is handmade by Luana Coonen and assistants in the USA, with no international outsourcing of parts or labor. Green and eco-friendly products and techniques are utilized in the jewelry studio, with an emphasis on low environmental impact. Every detail, including packaging, focuses on sustainability, recyclability, and overall impact. 

Gold Leaf Encasement Hoop Earrings
Gold Leaf Encasement Hoop Earrings
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Gold Leaf Encasement Hoop Earrings

From $310.00

Luna Moth Encasement Hoop Earrings
Luna Moth Encasement Hoop Earrings
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Luna Moth Encasement Hoop Earrings

$265.00

Morpho Encasement Hoop Earrings
Morpho Encasement Hoop Earrings
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Morpho Encasement Hoop Earrings

From $240.00

Leaf Encasement Hoop Earrings
Leaf Encasement Hoop Earrings
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Leaf Encasement Hoop Earrings

$310.00

Small Leaf Marquis Dangle Earrings
Small Leaf Marquis Dangle Earrings
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Small Leaf Marquis Dangle Earrings

$279.00

Small Gold Flake Marquis Dangle Earrings
Small Gold Flake Marquis Dangle Earrings
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Small Gold Flake Marquis Dangle Earrings

$319.00

Large Gold Flake Marquis Necklace
Large Gold Flake Marquis Necklace
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Large Gold Flake Marquis Necklace

$220.00

Eye Encasement Necklace In Gold
Eye Encasement Necklace In Gold
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Eye Encasement Necklace In Gold

$540.00

Small Hanging Heart Earrings In Sterling Silver & 14k Gold
Small Hanging Heart Earrings In Sterling Silver & 14k Gold
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Small Hanging Heart Earrings In Sterling Silver & 14k Gold

$220.00

Large Branch Studs In 14k Gold
Large Branch Studs In 14k Gold
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Large Branch Studs In 14k Gold

$220.00

Asymmetrical Mixed Metals Heart & Key Studs
Asymmetrical Mixed Metals Heart & Key Studs
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Asymmetrical Mixed Metals Heart & Key Studs

$135.00

Fallen Acorn Earrings In 14k Gold
Fallen Acorn Earrings In 14k Gold
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Fallen Acorn Earrings In 14k Gold

$630.00

Tiny Heart & Key Necklace In Silver & 14k Gold
Tiny Heart & Key Necklace In Silver & 14k Gold
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Tiny Heart & Key Necklace In Silver & 14k Gold

$202.00

Mixed Metals Celestial Star Necklace
Mixed Metals Celestial Star Necklace
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Mixed Metals Celestial Star Necklace

$382.00

Mixed Metals Hanging Antler Necklace
Mixed Metals Hanging Antler Necklace
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Mixed Metals Hanging Antler Necklace

$222.00

Mixed Metals Fallen Acorn Necklace
Mixed Metals Fallen Acorn Necklace
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Mixed Metals Fallen Acorn Necklace

$320.00

14k Gold Simple "V" Chain Necklace
14k Gold Simple
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14k Gold Simple "V" Chain Necklace

$180.00

Black Diamond Winged Ring In Silver & 18k Gold
Black Diamond Winged Ring In Silver & 18k Gold
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Black Diamond Winged Ring In Silver & 18k Gold

$338.00

Mixed Metals Big Sur Ring In 18k Gold & Silver With Diamonds
Mixed Metals Big Sur Ring In 18k Gold & Silver With Diamonds
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Mixed Metals Big Sur Ring In 18k Gold & Silver With Diamonds

$406.00

Starry Valley Ring In 14k Gold With Black Diamonds
Starry Valley Ring In 14k Gold With Black Diamonds
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Starry Valley Ring In 14k Gold With Black Diamonds

$406.00

Small Celestial Black Diamond Ring With 14k Gold
Small Celestial Black Diamond Ring With 14k Gold
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Small Celestial Black Diamond Ring With 14k Gold

$466.00

North Coast Crown Ring In 14k Gold With Diamonds
North Coast Crown Ring In 14k Gold With Diamonds
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North Coast Crown Ring In 14k Gold With Diamonds

$1,316.00