Welcome to the enchanting world of Corina Lunita, where timeless craftsmanship and nature's treasures intertwine to create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry. I am Corinne Mooney, the creative force behind this jewelry venture. Rooted in a family of artists, my journey has been shaped by a deep appreciation for artistic expression in its myriad forms.
As Corina Lunita, I specialize in crafting jewelry that seamlessly melds precious metals with the allure of natural gemstones. My focus centers on these exceptional gemstones, transforming them into one-of-a-kind pieces celebrated for their heirloom-quality craftsmanship. I'm a certified Applied Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a testament to my unceasing fascination with the world of gemology.
Inspiration for my creations is drawn from the world around me, the joy of experimentation, and the stones themselves. My favorite stones include opals, included and interesting sapphires and diamonds, and Australian Variscite, each with its unique charm. Every piece of jewelry I craft narrates a tale of beauty and artistry, carefully selected gemstones reflecting their singular character.
Devoted to preserving traditional jewelry techniques, I employ methods like fabrication, casting, granulation, and stone setting, primarily working with precious metals such as silver and high-carat gold. At Corina Lunita, we take pride in alloying our own gold in-house, ensuring every piece is a labor of love from inception. The selection of each gemstone undergoes a rigorous vetting process, making every piece more than a mere accessory—it becomes a work of art resonating with the extraordinary.
I ardently pursue a 'zero-waste' lifestyle, applying the same principles to my jewelry as I do to my life. I insist on using solid sterling silver and gold, avoiding plated metals, and source all materials ethically, from recycled silver and gold to stones from small business owners and skilled stone cutters. My goal is to create jewelry that lasts a lifetime and can be cherished as an heirloom, just as enduring and timeless as the moon itself.
Join me on this artistic journey, where every piece of jewelry tells a story, and let's explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world together!