What 'Small Batch' Means to Luna Norte
What does ‘small batch’ mean to us, you ask? Generally, small batch goods are made in limited quantities often by a means of traditional or artisanal methods. As makers, the small batch movement is uplifting, challenging, and rewarding. It reminds us that there is still room for a keen eye and a skilled hand in business. Also, it gives us more confidence in the products we share because we know that they were made with attention to detail and craftsmanship.
Because we choose to design with rare gemstones and handmade components, many of our styles are exclusive to us and are available for a limited time. These items are often made in a traditional ‘small batch’ way. This makes all of our pieces special and memorable to us. Often, once a piece is sold out, it’s gone for good. This gives room for new and innovative designs that resemble what we as artists believe is beautiful and what type of products our customers want to see from us.
There are many reasons we have designed ‘small batch’ pieces for both our Artist Palette and In Bloom collections. When we encounter extraordinary stones that we cannot source in larger quantities, we set aside just enough to share with others who might appreciate such uncommon stones. Because these stones cannot be sourced in bulk, they are not typically used by larger fashion brands. Larger fashion houses generally offer materials which are consistent in shape, size and color; overlooking the natural beauty in less uniform stones.
For us, the excitement of working with gemstones lies in the inconsistencies — the variety of natural crystal structures, inclusions and lusters. We challenge ourselves to be creative and to rediscover forms and colors that may have been overlooked in the past. We hope you enjoy our ‘small batch’ pieces, thoughtfully designed, crafted, and packaged with love by a rare and unique ‘bunch’ in San Diego, California.