Lauren Ruicci launched her megawatt jewelry collection in Spring 2009. Designed specifically for high-fashion editorial and international runway, Laruicci quickly gained attention from top magazines like Numero, Bogue Italia and Elle, as well as celebrities like Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Milla Jovovich, Jennifer Lopez and Chloe Sevigny. Laruicci is compromised of temping and glamorous necklaces, extravagant rings, and "try me if you dare" bangles and earrings. Lauren Ruicci, the designer, gained her love of embellishment and adornment during the years she spent in Italy, where she studied Fashion Design and Art History at Accademia Italiana. She later received her Masters degree from Polimoda in Florence. Upon her return to New York, Lauren began assisting Italian Vogue contributing editor and legendary stylist Patti Wilson. This exposure inspired Lauren to create her own collection of fasten-your-seatbelt statement jewelry under the name Laruicci.