Here is a jewelry designer a reader turned me on to (wherever you are: thank you!). Chan Luu was born and raised in Vietnam and moved to LA to follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer. She enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and earned a degree in Fashion Design. Her company started with four employees producing her first jewelry collection using precious metals, semi-precious stones and pearls.

Today, she owns a flagship store in LA and is also sold at major retailers around the world. While she has a ready-to-wear collection, her online shop sells her unique, dainty jewelry designs. They also have a one of a kind section, where they donate 50% of the
proceeds to a charity you can pick. Here is my pick, this Freshwater pearl and gold vermeil wrap bracelet, $195, which can also be worn as a necklace.

To see more of her designs, read more