Jewelry is a natural way to express affection, which is why trees buy each other new rings every year. Proclaim your growing love with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of jewelry from the make-your-own-necklace bar at Studio DeLucca in Long Beach.
Led by the crafty vision of Khobe DeLucca, Studio DeLucca constructs exquisite corporeal adornments and imparts lapidary know-how to students in workshops. Peruse the studio's necklace bar adorned with California-made chains ($20+), charms ($15+), gems, and dreams captured in glass to make your own piece of jewelry. Begin by selecting a bare necklace from a selection dangling against a rich wooden backdrop, such as a collarbone-skimming sterling-silver chain or a hand-strung set of pearls, before picking out décolletage decorations from an opulent range of charms. Sift through birthstones, gaze upon silver charms, try the powers of a healing stone, or snatch up a classic disk made for holding initials or your neighbor's social-security number. Though Studio DeLucca presents a full range of sterling-silver embellishments, a limited medley of gold-dipped charms and chains await their glistening moment to shine against nude necklines.
Tucked away in a refurbished 1940s barbershop, Studio DeLucca founder Khobe DeLucca and her team of jewelers festoon baubles of recycled silver and gold with gems sourced from artisans and fair-labor suppliers. Collections of stackable jewelry, such as amethyst bracelets and turquoise-drop necklaces, add a subtle sparkle to wrists and décolletages. Cocktail rings decorate favorite fingers with stones such as ocean jasper and green chrysoprase, and diamond-paved cigar-band rings exhibit old-world craftsmanship that hearkens back to the sparkling sidewalks of ancient Rome. A workshop series teaches novice lapidaries basic techniques to craft their own necklaces, earrings, and enamel jewelry.