Luka is an independent Australian jewellery label. At the heart of Luka’s philosophy is a belief in quality, handcrafted jewellery made from sustainable materials and semi-precious beads collected from all over Australia and the world.
Luka’s one-of-a-kind designs are sumptuous and evocative, quality pieces that are unlike anything else.
Owner/designer Kristen gets a lot of her inspiration from the ocean. She holds a PhD in Coral Ecology, and is a commercial diver and dive master. Having spent thousands of hours under water with her camera, Kirsten often comes back from a dive or snorkel and walks straight into her studio to sketch ideas for Luka jewellery designs.
How did Kirsten take the leap from science to design? From 1997 to 2005, Kirsten worked with her partner Andreas in award winning design and multi-media companies, which shaped her acute sense, understanding and love of good design aesthetics. After working on designs for other people for over a decade, Kirsten felt a lot of satisfaction taking her marine design inspiration and transforming it into bold and eclectic jewellery for Luka.