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13th Wedding Anniversary Medium Lace Heart Pendant on Chain

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Description

Description

This 13th wedding anniversary lace heart pendant on a chain is perfect for a traditional lace gift for her.

It’s made with Chantilly lace sourced from tone of the most notable lace making houses in Northern France. The textile is embedded by hand in a unique Perspex and resin mix. This is then cut into its heart shape and secured to a delicate sterling silver ball chain necklace to give it a modern edge. This combination offers a fine balance between contemporary and traditional.

The pendant comes in two different colours with the black lace – transparent and blue. The colours derive from pure silk that has been laid under the lace fabric. The result is a light colour hue to each piece. Each of these colours works with informal and formal outfits. For suit wearers, it is the ideal necklace with a white shirt. The small pendant is discreet while the pattern softens the neckline. The chain is designed for a shorter fit although we can provide a longer one if required.

This jewellery comes packaged in our smart black gift box wrapped in a distinctive Lily Gardner ribbon. Because of the rich history of the lace textile in all pieces in this collection, we include a story card and details of the making of the piece with every purchase.

As our jewellery invites comments, you’ll always have a background story to tell which should secure your status as thoughtful!

Lace Story

The Lace We Use

Lily Gardner Lace Jewellery uses a particularly rare black lace still made in Northern France on original 19th century looms.  This super delicate rose patterned lace is based on an original 17th design. Then,  it was made by hand via an intensive sight destroying bobbin technique.

This method changed with introduction of looms brought from Nottingham to Northern France at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Solid British invention met French style and artistry – et voilå! The result was a lace which is now known as Leavers Lace (named after the Leavers looming machine from England).

Today, even though our lace is made on slightly more modern (?) antique looms, miraculously it retains the complex original design with all the detailed shadow effects of the flowers and foliage that make it so unique.

If you look closely too, you will see where the lacemakers have spent hours finishing the fabric by hand with intricate knotting.

Who Makes Our Lace?

Our lace, which is also used by France’s leading couturiers, is made in the small lace making town Caudry. Here, generations of French families have passed down the complex techniques of setting looms (with up to 7000 threads per pattern) and pattern ‘wheels’ – which hold a type of  ‘magic ‘code for each beautiful and perfectly unique design.

The weavers –  not only know how to set up intricate pattern wheels but are so skilled they can detect minor changes in the sound of the loom that indicate a broken thread. No alarms, just a keenly trained ear is needed!

Awe Inspiring Fact: One loom can produce only 60 metres of lace a day, and it can take three people two months to set one up.

Lily Gardner  – Designer’s Note

“I first found this beautiful and very expensive lace in London’s Berwick Street in a shop famous for fabrics chosen by the Royal Ballet. I fell in love with this particular patterned lace but had no idea what I could use it for. Then I discovered the magic of Perspex, a crystal clear tough glass like type of acrylic – and an idea grew of creating a kind of armour for this extremely delicate textile. As if the lace was a fossil preserved for all time in amber.

The Perspex is ultimately modern whereas the lace is the embodiment of history, tradition and all things artisanal. A beautiful marriage. To me, it makes for an intriguing object that can be worn, observed and admired – daily. Which as you know, makes it completely rare. “ – Lily Gardner

Delivery
Delivery Options – UK and Worldwide. 

 
UK
  • Recorded Delivery (3-4 days) – £3.75
  • Next Day Delivery if ordered by 3PM. (No weekend delivery) – £10.00
  • Next Day Saturday Delivery if ordered by 3PM Friday – £12.00
 
EUROPE
  • Recorded Delivery (5 working days via post) – £10.00
  • Next Day Delivery (via DHL) if ordered by 3PM. (No weekend delivery) – £25.00
 
US
  • USA (5-7 working days) – £15.00
  • USA (2-3 working days via DHL – excl. US taxes and duties) – £25.00
 
AUS, NZ
  • AUS, NZ (5-7 working days) – £15.00
  • AUS (5 working days via DHL) – £30.00
  • NZ (5 working days via DHL) – £33.00
 
SOUTH AFRICA
  • 5 working days via DHL – excl. taxes and duties – £28.00
 
REST OF WORLD
  • Please email us to get an accurate idea of delivery times if your order is time sensitive – i.e. you are ordering for a special date – and the delivery cost.
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  1. Rated 5 out of 5
    Something a bit different

    lukewingrave

    My wife absolutely loved this necklace. When I was stuck for an idea for our 13th anniversary and found this I was over the moon. It looks very stylish and my wife loves it. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something special. Delivery was super fast as well.

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    • Lily Gardner

      Hi Luke – Thank you so much for taking time out to review our product and service. We are thrilled your wife loved her gift and you got it in good time. Your heading is just what motivated me to design in the first place! Kind regards Lily

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  2. Rated 4 out of 5
    Happy 13th

    craigandflav

    Beautiful package and more than my wife expected … brownie points for me so thanks Lily.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5
    Lovely

    oliviawilson10

    Such a lovely gift for someone

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  4. Rated 4 out of 5
    13th Wedding Anniversary Medium Lace Heart Pendant On Chain

    daveh2013

    Product was great and delivery was quick. Unfortunately the chain was too short which was my fault

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5
    Lace Heart Pendant

    jasonsim

    Great way to recognise 13th wedding anniversary. Will last and can be worn daily with no real chance of damage or soiling. Brilliant idea.

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5
    Brilliant Idea and looked great

    Russell Cook Alliance Bernstein Limited

    Lace anniversary but try to get wife a gift each year that will last so this was perfect. Wife was delighted with it. Arrived promptly and in perfect condition.

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