The French lace used in this lace jewellery collection is made in Northern France by one of the country’s oldest lace making houses.
There they use a loom dating back to the 18th century. The complex pattern requires that the lace is lifted from the loom halfway through the process and finished by hand.
This is jewellery that was chosen by the Victoria and Albert Museum Shop to complement a range designed to enhance the Vivienne Westwood exhibition. The crosses were also first taken up by Colette, the famous Paris boutique.
It was also the first lace jewellery collection in Plexiglas. The shaped lace cuff was first featured in Vogue’s must-have pages.
Lily says: “The idea was to meld a new material with traditional items such as lace and jet to create a modern romantic looking jewellery.”
Remember: If you know anyone celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary or their 13th wedding anniversary, it is a ‘lace’ one so lace jewellery is most appropriate!
And in any case, black lace jewellery makes a better alternative to scratchy black lace lingerie!