Lunar Rain® is a fine jewellery brand designed by Canadian artist Melissa Chen, who founded the brand after a decade of collecting vintage and antique jewellery.
The jewellery brand is inspired by nature with a touch of surrealism, art nouveau and ancient greek and roman aesthetics. Tendrils of seaweed and kelp, tall trees and misty mountains can be found in the dendritic agate that is used in many of the designs. Occasionally, the mineral inclusions in the agate look uncannily like fragments of nature caught in stone or like magical miniature paintings.
Aquamarine, moonstone, amber, malachite and other precious materials are also used in the designs, always surrounded in gold, silver or pearls. Because of the nature of precious and semi-precious gemstones and pearls, all pieces of fine jewellery made with gemstones are unique works of art. Each piece of jewellery is designed to best suit the visual features of each unique stone. Lunar Rain jewellery is made in Canada with imported material.
We currently have 5 collections:
Full Fathom Five – A collection inspired by sunken treasure and the sea.
Earthly Delights – Fantastical jewels inspired by nature, food and other earthly pleasures.
Gothic Romance – Jewellery inspired by gothic art, fashion and literature.
Celestial Dreams – Jewellery inspired by the stars and galaxies above and heavenly deities.
All The Devils Are Here – A darker collection inspired by witchcraft, hell, monsters and memento mori jewellery.
Melissa Chen attended the Royal College of Art in London, England for a Master of Arts in Painting and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for her Bachelor of Fine Arts.
For more about the designer visit – www.melissachen.ca
Instagram – @lunarrainjewellery
Lunar Rain® is a trademarked brand name. All of our designs are copyright registered and protected. Trademark and copyright infringement will result in legal action.
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell.
-The Tempest, Act I, Scene II. William Shakespeare