Our story begins long before we ever made our first bracelet and doesn’t have as much to do with jewelry as it does with the way we were brought up.
We grew up traveling back and forth between Houston and Medellin. Every summer we would pack our bags and fly to Colombia. The experiences we had there were invaluable and the love we felt with each visit was never ending. As a traditional Colombian family, we were closely knit, raised not only by our parents but also by grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Our grandfather Gabriel passed away in 2007 and our uncle Luis Carlos followed only 4 years later. Although deeply saddening, their passing revealed the undeniable impact they left not only in our lives but in the lives of so many others that gathered to say their goodbyes. Many were strangers to us, but they were eager to share their stories about our Grandfather and Uncle. We soon noticed a commonality to these experiences; No matter how brief the encounter, Gabriel and Luis Carlos’ selflessness, kindness and integrity was remarkable and clearly unforgettable.
It was a first glimpse of how much of an impact a single person can have in the world, and continues motivating us to show up as our best selves every day and create something that matters.
In 2014 Luca Love was brought into existence with the purpose of uplifting others to experience what they are capable of and to inspire like those before us.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Remembering the stories of those who came before us can give us the identity, strength, and pride we need to survive whatever comes our way.