Founded by Lenny Trines and Juan Munoz, LeJu grew from the jewellery Lenny designed whilst travelling across the ever changing landscapes of South America, inspired by the elements and contrasting colours of nature. Lenny spent 8 weeks in the Amazonian rain forest, exploring and visiting indigenous villages, and it was here she discovered her true passion: to create jewellery using natural materials, echoing the colours, shapes and energy of the rain forest.
Juan Munoz is the business side of LeJu and is responsible for the global management of the company. He works with LeJu’s ever-growing list of worldwide buyers, manages the accounts, and carefully selects which trade shows LeJu will participate in. Juan came to England in 1990, and earned a degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Westminster. He worked as a telecoms engineer for 4 years and then set off to rediscover his home continent of South America in search for unique products that he could take back to Europe.
LeJu has always sought to combine the best in contemporary jewellery design with sustainable components taken from nature, as well as ideas and manufacturing techniques garnered from South America fusing them with European fashion to create designs that are unique and full of colour.