Forever drawn to mythic and ancient symbolism, Laura Cantu creates unique handmade jewelry that tells a story, every piece imbued with meaning. Laura travels the world in search of inspiration and then comes home, to Mexico, where she works with local artisans to craft each collection. Their attention to detail is on display in everything she creates. Bold centerpieces contrast with delicate, vintage-inspired details. Mixed metals pair with earthly elements left in the raw. Layered in any combination, they make a powerful statement.
Cantu was born and lives in the Mexican city of Monterrey, nestled below the foothills of the Sierra Madre. Surrounded by natural splendor, it is a city both worldly and rich in tradition. As a child Laura discovered her love of poetry, legends and myth—learning everything she could about the saints and ancient symbols of her heritage. She began experimenting with jewelry, translating her affinity for storytelling into something material, something beautiful. Her first store opened in Monterrey in 1999 and she continues to design all of her collections from her sun-filled design studio nearby.