New Kid on the Block

Colorado-born jeweler Matthew Campbell Laurenza caught the creative bug early on when, inspired by his family's antique collection, he began studying jewelry design. At 17, with no formal training, he created his first major work, a centerpiece of silver dragonflies for his mother. After pursuing a degree in sculpture, Laurenza moved to Thailand to study gemstones and began his eponymous label, M.C.L. Design. On a trip to New York City last year, he met with buyers from Bergdorf Goodman and landed a coveted spot at the luxury retailer. His colorful enamel bangles, earrings and cocktail rings encrusted with gemstones, ranging in...

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