Our Story

Moonrise Jewelry Designer Meredith Lusk shares the inspiration behind her award-winning line of eco-friendly Fish Leather accessories, all handcrafted in Cape Charles, Virginia.

Moonrise Jewelry is Proudly Handmade in the U.S.A.

Inspired by a full moon rising over the coastal wilderness of Virginia’s Barrier Islands, Moonrise Jewelry Founder & Designer Meredith Lusk envisioned a way to turn her jewelry-making hobby into a sustainable enterprise that would create new opportunities for women in her rural local community and beyond. A self-taught designer, Meredith has grown her company from the ground up since 2002– continually refining her style while aspiring to make a positive impact through her business.

Each piece of Moonrise Jewelry is handmade with pride beside the Chesapeake Bay in our Studio on Virginia's Eastern Shore. By keeping production local, we're able to maintain our high quality standards while offering our clients exceptional customer service and contributing to the economy of our rural community.

Moonrise Jewelry's signature style has evolved into a fun, exotic brand of wearable art inspired by our love of the world's most beautiful coasts, including the one we call home. Using innovative, eco-friendly materials like exotic Fish Leather and Real Orchid Blossoms, our “jewelry with heart” reflects the natural inner beauty of both the women who wear it and those whose hands crafted it. Moonrise Jewelry is now sold in boutiques, galleries, resorts, and jewelry stores throughout the U.S. and around the world, in addition to our retail store in Cape Charles, VA.