“Yours is the light by which my spirit is born: You are my sun, my moon and all my stars.” E.E. Cummings
LA LUNE, means ‘The Moon’ in French, is a collection of wearable treasures, inspired by the hidden forces of the moon, power of the sky, and our positive connection to the natural world.
LA LUNE was born from a passion for jewelry making, a love of design, and clear focus on creating less waste in the world while dreaming up thoughtful gifts for loved ones.
Each piece is handcrafted using vintage diamond beads, recycled materials and exclusively using dead-stock natural stones & upcycled components. No two designs are identical.
“LA LUNE is a passion project which allows for pure creativity and slow fashion design. My personal aesthetic is founded in the ‘Arts & Crafts Movement’, and there is a fine art quality to these La Lune pieces, as each is handcrafted with intention and connection to the natural world.
I love jewelry! It has the power to transform your mood and remind one of a special experience, person, or favorite memory. Anything that sparkles also reminds me of my own power, potential and connection to the natural world. Natural stones have so many variations that no two pieces of jewelry will ever be identical, thus creating a unique and special memento for each design.” Martine Ilana
For over 20 years Martine Ilana has worked hands-on in the design and manufacturing industry spanning fashion to buildings & interiors. Her sustainable design firm, TEMESCAL CREATIVE has many products featured in global publications and retailers.
With a circular design certification from TU Delft University, a Healthy Building Materials Certification from Parsons and currently enrolled at Pratt in its ‘Sustainable Design Certificate Program’, sustainable design is a true passion of hers.