The designs from MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza stand as works of art showcasing superb traditional craftsmanship with the finest materials. Matthew’s intensive, and most often lengthy, design process ensures exceptional quality that rivals top-tier luxury labels.
Design inspiration and its intricacies are derived from the art, architecture, culture and history Matthew immerses himself in, on his continual travels around the globe.
"Travel has one of the most profound impacts on my work; my understanding of color has most certainly been influenced through my extensive travels in Asia."
The first stage of design takes place in Matthew’s sketchbook, where he translates his inspirations into preliminary drawings. The designs are tweaked to perfection, before actual prototypes are executed; no computer-generated images are used in the creation of MCL fine jewelry.
Every stage of MCL Design jewelry production is art: the carving of the wax, the placement of stones, the use of color and texture, the profile... All of these elements conspire, to create a miniature sculpture, to be worn and become part of someone’s daily life and a powerful expression of their personal style.
Quality and production measures are extremely stringent for each piece Matthew designs and creates. For MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza jewelry, colorful natural stones are sourced, selected and combined, from around the world, for each design. All rough stones are chosen by certified staff and shaped by the finest stone-cutters, to ensure optimum clarity and beauty. The provenance of stones offers nuance in each design, whether in surface texture or color gradient, to provide a unique identity. Matthew takes great care in choosing each stone to perfectly match the desired aesthetic for the placement in each piece.
MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza strictly forbids the use of adhesive products to glue stones in place, and only implements hand-setting. This labor-intensive technique not only provides secure setting for every stone, but also results in better texture and more vibrant sparkle.
All custom-designed and hand-made, the difference in appearance between two MCL Design pieces of the same style does not indicate production defects, but rather is a reflection of the uniqueness of every natural stone and component, as well as the individual diligence applied in producing each wearable one-of-a-kind work of art.