Every week, Of a Kind brings you a new limited edition piece from a brilliant up-and-coming designer. This week, meet Blanca Monros Gomez, a jewelry mastermind who has a flare for feminine pieces with a modern twist. Pick up a pair of her black diamond studs (the perfect holiday gift, no?) and learn her trade secret for keeping hands in good shape despite wrestling with precious metals all day.
Of a Kind Designer Blanca Monros Gomez’s Hand Saver
Among the biggest complaints of designers who work with their hands all day: gnarled cuticles, rough patches, and all sorts of battle scars from sewing machines, torches, or other tools of the trade.
Blanca Monros Gomez — who creates some of the prettiest, most delicate fine jewelry we’ve ever seen (including black diamond earrings for Of a Kind!) — combats the damage with a hearty hand cream, which she always has, er, on hand. “I first heard about Jurlique through a friend about five years ago, and I’ve been using it ever since,” explains the designer, who’s a stickler about natural ingredients. “The Jurlique Rose Hand Cream has the softest scent, and it doesn’t leave my hands greasy — so I can get back to work right after applying it.” It also keeps her paws in good shape for snuggling her twins, who are quickly approaching the two-year mark.
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