Each of our creations is designed in our San Francisco studio. Master craftsmen using centuries old technique of sand casting create the original mould and skilled artisans hand create every piece, with pride, in our family owned factory.  Since all pieces are handmade, imperfections on the highly polished surface are a familiar characteristic. They should not be mistaken for defects and rather be considered as bringing character. We think they add to the artisanal beauty of the piece.


Polished Aluminum Collection

Formed of a unique alloy developed by Lunares, each piece is sand cast and highly polished giving our signature shapes a sensuous quality and unique luster. Extremely friendly in use, the metal does not chip, peel, crack, break, and it will not tarnish unless exposed to chemical detergents or acids for extended periods of time. It is food safe for hot and cold foods,  durable, and easy to maintain. 

  • Food Safe. Freezer and Oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • First thoroughly wash your piece with mild dish soap and water, and towel dry.
  • Do not use abrasives or clean in automatic dishwashers as that will affect its luster . As with any metal, Lunares items will scratch if not handled properly.
  • Food should be removed soon after serving. As with any metal, leaving food for extended periods may result in discoloration – especially highly acidic or salty foods such as salad dressings, vinegars, tomatoes, or other fruits.
  • If using Lunares containers for fresh flowers, coat the inside of the piece with heavy household shortening to protect the surface from chemicals in the soil and water.

Note: These items can be engraved - on polished aluminum surface only. We don't offer engraving as a service, but we have many customers who have ordered frames, platters, etc., and had them engraved for special occasions. It makes a great gift option.


Black Nickel, or Bronze Finish

Our exclusive colored alloys are proprietary finishes developed by Lunares’s Research and Design Studios. They combine the sensuousness of our signature style with a range of unique, lustrous finishes. Since all pieces are handmade, imperfections on the finish are a familiar characteristic.

  • The colored alloy plated finishes are a decorative finish and they will scratch if not handled properly.
  • Hand wash with non abrasive soap & water and towel dry. Frequent washing will dull the finish.   
  • Items with enamel interiors are perfect to serve hot and cold foods. 
  • Freezer friendly. 
  • Do not put enamel interior items in the oven. 

Gold Finish Items

Our gold finish items are made with gold plating on an aluminum alloy base. The finish on these items has a beautiful shine and has the unmistakable gleam of a true precious metal.

  • The gold plate is a decorative finish and it will scratch if not handled properly.
  • Hand wash with non abrasive soap & water and towel dry. Frequent washing will dull the finish.
  • May be used to serve dry fruits, bread, nuts and other dry foods .  Do not use for acidic foods.
  • Items with enamel interiors are perfect to serve hot and cold foods. 
  • Freezer friendly. 
  • Do not put Products with enamel finish in the oven.
Enamel Collection

The enamel collection is a proprietary finish developed by Lunares’ Research and Design Studios that has become an industry benchmark. Designed to combine the fragile beauty of porcelain with the hardiness of metal, it creates an indestructible piece . It will not break or scratch, making it very friendly and hardy for use.  

    • Food Safe for hot and cold foods
    • Freezer friendly
    • Hand Wash your piece with mild dish soap and water, and towel dry.
    • Do not use abrasives or clean in automatic dishwashers as that will affect its luster.

Note: These items can be engraved - on the silver surface only. We don't offer engraving as a service, but we have many customers who have had them engraved for special occasions. It makes a great gift option.