How do we manage to encase the most traditional and delicate textile inside one of the most contemporary? It’s not easy!
It’s taken over ten years to perfect a complex process which turns the world’s most delicate lace into a wearable heirloom.
The exquisite black lace is still made today in Northern France on the original 19th century looms.
To create it, skilled weavers set up thousands of threads on these industrial age machines and watch and listen to their ‘running’ sound to ensure perfection. It’s a rare skill passed down the generations – as is the hand knotting required to finish it.
From France, the lace travels to our London studios.
Here we begin the time-consuming journey of transforming it into our iconic jewellery.
The lace is laminated and encased in Perspex, laser cut, bent, engraved, smoothed and polished.
And from there to Hatton Garden, the city’s oldest jewellery quarter, our silver pieces arrive for finishing and hallmarking.
“A must have” – Vogue