It’s me, Fred, the founder and CEO of Luca + Danni.
This week marks our 8-year anniversary and this time of year is always a great way for me to reflect on all that we have accomplished over that short period. Most of you know that I lost my younger brother (Danny) to cancer and his love for our family’s jewelry manufacturing business brought me back to Rhode Island. I started in a small corner of that same factory that my grandfather started in (way back in 1955!) and from there, we’ve grown to a team of over 50 people. We’ve continued my family’s legacy of handcrafting jewelry right here in Rhode Island and we are supported by an amazing eco-system of local craftsmen, vendors and artisans. Keeping our production locally made is one of the foundations of what Luca + Danni is built on and it is one of the things that keeps me going to this very day. For those of you who aren't familiar with my story, it's best captured here in this Forbes article:
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I want to personally thank all of you for supporting my brand and for allowing us to continue to do what we love. It is also a great time for me to reflect on you – the community of people who I draw inspiration from with each new product design we create. Last week, I was on the ferry to Long Island and I ran into a woman wearing several Luca + Danni bracelets. I was able to introduce her to my kids and she shared with me all of the bracelets she’s bought and what those pieces meant to her. It was a reminder to me of why I started the brand – each of us are on our own personal journeys and the jewelry we create allows our community to express what matters the most.
To all of you, thank you for an amazing 8 years and looking forward to what the future brings.
Founder, Luca + Danni
I have really enjoyed your jewelry. I happened to run across by chance. The reason I support Lucc and Dani is that I am a cancer warrior. I am going on my eighth year of this journey. Not to bad for someone who was given tbree-six months at initial diagnosis. I do have one request. I really wish you guys carried an x-large size. There are so many that I love but on certain days, especially right after treatment, that I can’t wear my bracelets. Thank you for all you guys do. Iove supporting something that I know in my heart is a worthy cause. God bless you and your family!
I have bought many pieces for my family members, I have 5 granddaughters and 2 daughter in laws, and they all loved your jewelery. Keep up the great work. Good luck and God Bless.
I loved your story I too have Lung cancer waiting for results on Jan 30 for results to see if I need surgery I had lung cancer 25 years ago I am on the journey again good luck with your business so sooty about your Brother You will always have him in your ❤️
I have alot of your bracelets. I enjoy wearing them. Have gotten a lot of compliments. Also I love your storu
I love your bracelets. I bought the breast cancer 3 bracelet set as a gift to myself after I finished chemo. I wear it often to remind myself of what I have over come. I added the pink ribbon bracelet to my set this year. Your bracelets allow people to share memories and love. I gave my daughter the cardinal bracelet in memory of her grandmother. I have also received the Momma Bear bracelet from my other daughter, since she always calls me Momma Bear. My husband gave me the dog paw in the heart for Christmas, bc I am a passionate dog lover, dog foster and volunteer for our local rescue. Each time I wear one of these bracelets I just smile and think of the love of my family.
Reading your story it is so obvious why your jewelry holds a special meaning for so many.
Thank you and Bless you and your family.
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