The Simply Luxurious Life®: Moonshined Designs – Simplistic Beauty  

January 10, 2011

Moonshined Designs – Simplistic Beauty

Simplicity, beauty, a precise vision and passion.

Moonshined Designs is a jewelry design business created by Cate Rubenstein whose talent will be exhibited in the upcoming London Fashion Week, Copenhagen Fashion Week, as well as Oslo’s Fashion Week.  Italy and Paris have also taken note, as she displayed her gorgeous work at Open Design Italia this past November and is currently in Paris gearing up for Éclat de Mode.

Utopia

With an appreciation for high quality and attention to detail, Rubenstein’s collections are handcrafted with 14, 18 or 20 kt pure gold, 925 sterling silver, as well as gemstones and leather.  With such simple designs, each detail, such as the clasp and every angle a piece of jewelry may be seen from once draped beautifully upon it’s client, is carefully attended to as to ensure that the item is absolutely stunning.

Feminine and delicate or a touch of street ruggedness, all of her designs embody Paris’s street fashion – classic, yet confident. While a native New Yorker, but currently living in Los Angeles, Rubenstein is perpetually inspired by all the intrigue and inspiration Paris has to offer. With the success of her business blossoming, she will be relocating to Paris later this year as to continually be motivated by all that the City of Light has to offer.

“Sun”  - Heliodor and diamond-cut sterling silver piece

When I was first introduced to Moonshined Designs and Rubenstein, I initially was intrigued, but as I began to investigate further into what the premise of her business was, I was overwhelmingly impressed. While believing that only true beauty can come from within, Rubenstein feels that a touch of elegant sparkle can only enhance what already resides within each one of us.

“Philosophy of Aesthetics, or really, the Philosophy of Art, teaches us much about how art and beauty evokes emotion, or fails to. The subject has fascinated me for years. So one day I just started making jewelry—and it seemed to blend all this almost magically.”

With the belief that “beauty is freedom . . .”, her exquisitely simple pieces don’t overpower, but allow for one’s sense of self to shine a bit brighter.

Unity

Her creative intent doesn’t cease with the creation of the jewelry itself, but instead carries over into the description where she shares the qualities of the gemstones as to add a touch of empowerment and knowledge to the item each customer has chosen to wear.

Purple Reign

Customs orders and trunk shows are something Rubenstein is more than willing to accommodate, and she recently announced that the Moonshined Designs’ website is now translatable in 59 languages in order to work with customers worldwide.

With craftsmanship inspired by Old-World/European tradition, a passion for sharing the beauty of life and with her charitable integrity (a portion of all sales benefit Marine Animal Rescue or Breast Cancer Research – each customer’s choice), I am very proud to introduce to The Simply Luxurious Life readers, Moonshined Designs. 

Logo is a combined creative effort between Moonshined Designs & Simply Luxurious and all images are courtesy of Moonshined Designs

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8 Comments:

At January 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous Laura Connell said...

I really like these. I've always loved the use of natural and not necessarily expensive stones in jewellry.

 
At January 10, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have almost the exact 1st pair of earrings!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

 
At January 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Lovely pieces! Stopping in to say hello, Shannon. Hope you had a relaxing, wonderful weekend! xo

 
At January 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Blondie said...

These are gorgeous! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Kori xoxo

 
At January 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM , Anonymous StyleSnob said...

Gorgeous pieces!

 
At January 10, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Anonymous Live, Love, Lavish said...

These pieces are exquisite! Cate Rubenstein has some serious design superpowers, and her website is pure fun.

You have a wonderful blog -- I'll be back soon.

 
At January 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous Shopgal23 said...

Wow, good find! Can I get this at Barney's?

 
At January 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Shopgal23 - I don't believe they are available at Barney's yet, but simply click on her link to be taken to the website and you can purchase her gorgeous jewelry. She is an up and coming designer that I think has a very bright future.

 

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