I grew up in colorful household filled with art history books, canvases and brushes. Being the daughter of a struggling artist, I sought refuge in the pursuit of a stable career in law.
After studying law, I started working as a legal aide in Brazil´s Senate and the federal government in Brasilia, Brazil´s capital.
After years of exposure to heavy state bureaucracy, I realized that my heart was not where my work was and strived to find other employment opportunities where I could satisfy my creative desires.
A friend of mine introduced me to the jewelry world and it was love at first sight. I initially started drawing and designing after I would return home from work… Shortly after those designs became my first few pieces… and now it has become a fulltime labor of love.
I began designing fulltime towards the end of 2018. In early 2019 I started working on my “dream collection” and finally found the courage to post some of my works on Instagram. These posts changed my life. Shortly after, I received invites to participate in several jewelry exhibits after which I decided to show my collection at the Brazil Jewelry Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The feedback I received was so positive that it only reinforced my decision to design fulltime. That was when Larissa Moraes Jewelry was born!
Courage breeds courage! I decided to participate in the A' Design Award and Competition in March 2020 and won gold prize! Later in the same year, I won MJSA Vision Awards First and Second Place in the Professional Excellence, 1-3 Years in Business category and Honorable Mention for Colored Stone Distinction,
The sensation I felt in knowing that people could truly appreciate the love that I poured into my work was unmeasurable.
I could finally say, “My work is my love, my love is my work”