Designed by Laura Gallon, AURA Fine Gems pieces are handmade in Los Angeles by experienced master jewelers.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Laura started her career in the fashion industry working for various designers, agencies and publications from Paris to New York. Her great-grandparents were jewelers in France in the 1920s-30s and she always kept the idea of a jewelry career in the back of her mind.
As a GIA-certified Gemologist, Laura personally selects all of the colored stones featured in the jewelry. Her expert eye allows her to pick out vibrant natural gemstones of the finest color and clarity.
Through her creations, Laura invites you to discover different gemstones and to fall in love with their magical beauty.
Gemstones, just like people, are all unique. It’s almost impossible to find two colored stones of the exact same color, clarity, size and quality. They have their own story, they come from different places and you will be drawn to some more than others – they have an AURA.
An AURA is defined as “a distinctive colorful energy that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place”.
it’s the story of how Laura found her true purpose
through the revival of her great-grandparents jewelry legacy.
We strongly believe that the modern woman deserves quality jewelry pieces that match her lifestyle and will stand the test of time without tarnishing or deteriorating. For this reason, we only work with solid 14-karat or 18-karat gold. Solid gold is a precious metal that does not oxidize or discolor because it is the least reactive metal. We use 14-karat gold for our READY-TO-WEAR collection because of its resistance to scratches and damages, making it the best option for every day-worn pieces. We use 18-karat gold for our HAUTE COLOR collection because of its higher percentage of pure gold which gives it a beautiful and subtle hue. It represents the perfect balance between durability and purity for special occasion pieces.
DIAMONDSAll of the diamonds in our pieces are natural diamonds - they come from the Earth and not from a lab. We work with suppliers who abide by the Kimberley Process, so we only work with conflict-free materials. We are committed to ethical practices throughout our business, starting with where our stones and materials come from. Diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances found on Earth (10/10 on Moh's Scale of Hardness) so they are a great choice for every day-worn jewelry pieces.
GEMSTONESAll of our colored gemstones are personally hand-selected by Laura, our Founder and Designer who is a GIA-certified Gemologist. Her expert eye allows her to pick out vibrant natural gemstones of the finest color and quality. Laura either sources gemstones from miners herself or from someone that has worked directly with miners for many years. Laura strongly believes that each colored gemstone tells its own story, speaks to different people and has its own magical AURA, which is where our company name comes from!