Structured jewelry inspired by Roman and Grecian architecture and handmade in LA
by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper
In a city dominated by mass production and fast fashion, it’s always a treat to find a company boasting handmade pieces and limited runs. LA-based designer Morgan Cleary prides herself on just these things. Her line RENVI showcases an array of fine jewelry pieces—inspired by Roman and Grecian architecture—with a contemporary angle. “My goal is to re-invent society’s relationship with fine jewelry," Cleary tells CH.
Cleary creates pieces that can be worn on a daily basis as well as to black tie affairs; the result of using solid gold and the highest quality diamonds to create strong, classic, elegantly simple designs. “I was inspired by classic Roman architecture because it subconsciously resonates with everyone," says Cleary. "On a daily basis we walk by an architectural element or building inspired by a column—be it Doric, Ionic or Corinthian. I decided to translate that stability and strength into luxury pieces that become part of the everyday wardrobe.”
This week, RENVI showcased its newest collection to an intimate group at PASSPORT PHC in West Hollywood, where the 25-year-old designer exemplified her vision for timeless pieces. The trunk show boasted yellow gold, rose gold and white gold pieces; all hand-set with white, black and cognac pavé patterns.
RENVI jewelry is handmade in Los Angeles, using only the finest of gold and ethically sourced diamonds. The entire RENVI collection is available online. RENVI donates a percentage of its sales to Marol Academy, a non-profit organization that works to build an educational system for children and youth in rural South Sudan.
Images courtesy of RENVI