After an unusual career path from investment banker to luxury retailer, Lauren has found her passion designing exquisite 18K gold jewelry and collaborating with renowned Italian artisans who handcraft each piece.
Over the past twenty years, Lauren and her husband have traveled extensively throughout Italy for his luxury home accessory business. “We understand and appreciate the centuries-old craftsmanship that can be found only in Italy, where techniques are handed down from generation to generation. We also know how to develop product that will translate well to fit the style and needs of the American market,” Lauren explains, “I wanted to apply this successful formula to create a modern line of fine Italian gold jewelry.”
Working with artisans whose family goldsmithing dates back hundreds of years, Lauren is truly inspired by the history of their artistry and feels privileged to have such refined skills as the source of her creations. She has chosen to work exclusively with gold, as it has always been the material of choice for Italian jewelry, from its beginnings in 700 BC with the Etruscan civilization, continuing through the Roman Empire and Renaissance period to today.
“The fact that I can bring my designs to life by working side-by-side in an Italian workshop or conversing by Skype and reviewing 3D images while paying homage to that extraordinary historical timeline and furthermore helping to keep this type of work alive into the future is very important to me. I am continually impressed with the dedication to detail and quality that is consistent in the meticulous production of my jewelry” she says.
Lauren has always subscribed to the theory that less is more, in everything from interior design to women’s fashion, and has applied this philosophy to her jewelry designs. With a focus on timeless and elegant design, she often updates traditional Italian designs with her own contemporary style. “The collection pieces emphasize the lustrous, hand-worked 18K gold first and foremost,” she says. “Sophisticated, clean and classic, my jewelry is ideal for today’s busy woman to wear and enjoy on all occasions as her own trademark look.”
L. Klein jewelry stands out with a signature “L” on every piece, a personal stamp signifying a brand that represents the pure beauty of gold.
L. Klein will be exhibiting in booth #24137 in the Design Center at JCK Las Vegas, May 31 - June 3, 2019. To learn more about her line visit www.LKleinJewelry.com.