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    Melissa Chen: Meet Our Designer

    Melissa Chen: Meet Our Designer by George Collins

    Melissa Chen is a Canadian artist and designer who creates art inspired by the natural world. Melissa immigrated to British Columbia, Canada at the age of two. She attended the Royal College of Art in London, England for her Master of Arts in Painting. She previously studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2018, she founded LUNAR RAIN, her own fine jewellery brand.

    fish rings Lunar Rain Melissa Chen herring puffer angel fish rings
    Angel Fish, Herring Fish and Puffer Fish rings made of 18k gold, dendritic agate and diamonds from our Full Fathom Five Collection. These designs can also be custom ordered as pendants, necklaces or brooches with your choice of dendritic agate.
    Pink and Orange Banded Thin Seahorse Ring Lunar Rain Melissa Chen
    The Pink and Orange Thin Seahorse Ring in 18k gold with enamel and rubies. From our Full Fathom Five Collection.

    Melissa Chen started collecting vintage and antique jewellery when she was fifteen years old. When she was seventeen, she began designing jewellery after taking a jewellery-making class in high school. She then went on to art school, where she focused on fine art and filmmaking. After obtaining her master’s degree, she embarked on a career in jewellery.

    Lunar Rain Melissa Chen Herring Chain fish Necklace 10073
    Herring Fish Pendant Necklace in 18k gold with dendritic agate. From our Full Fathom Five Collection.
    Lunar Rain Melissa Chen Herring Chain fish Necklace 10071 c
    Herring Fish Pendant Necklace in 18k gold with dendritic agate. From our Full Fathom Five Collection.

    EDUCATION

    2016 – 2018          The Royal College of Art, London, UK. MA in Painting

    2010 – 2014          School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. Bachelor of Fine Arts

     

    For more information about Melissa, please her website at MelissaChen.ca

    Unicorn Tapestry jewellery The Unicorn in Captivity
    The Unicorn in Captivity
    Lunar Rain Melissa Chen Unicorn Tapestry jewellery Unicorn Garden Heart Necklace 18k 10168 e
    Unicorn Garden Heart Necklace in 18k solid gold, sterling silver and enamel. From our Gothic Romance Collection.

    Our Unicorn Tapestry jewellery is a part of our Gothic Romance Collection. Unicorn tapestry photos are from metmuseum.org

     

    Lunar Rain is a Canadian jewellery brand based in Vancouver, Canada. We ship worldwide and specialize in making fine jewellery inspired by nature.

     

    Shop our work at LunarRain.com

     

    We currently have 5 collections:
    Full Fathom Five – A collection inspired by sunken treasure and the sea.
    Earthly Delights – Fantastical jewels inspired by nature, food and other earthly pleasures.
    Gothic Romance – Jewellery inspired by gothic art, fashion and literature.
    Celestial Dreams – Jewellery inspired by the stars and galaxies above and heavenly deities.
    All The Devils Are Here – A darker collection inspired by witchcraft, hell, monsters and memento mori jewellery.

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