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13th Wedding Anniversary Square Lace and Silver Ring

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Description

Description

If you’re looking for a ring that exudes glamour, and is subtle enough to be worn even at work, then this is a ring.

It’s an adjustable, sterling silver ring, with a square tablet of lace encased in acrylic inside its silver bezel. The tablet is slightly faceted so has the quality of polished stone. It’s an every occasion ring that it is so easy to wear you won’t want to take it off. The lace has been meticulously hand-crafted in France, using looms dating from the 19th century, and designs dating from the 16th.

It comes with its own story card, detailing how the lace, and the whole item, was created. This makes it a great gift – and we’ll even wrap it for it, just let us know at check out.

If you are entranced by this piece, then take a look at some of the others we have below, like our silver tablet bracelet. They work well with each other!

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
    Perfect 13th Wedding anniversary present and superb customer service

    Anonymous

    I bought this ring for my wife to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.
    The shop had initially sold out and I had left it a little late! However, Lily and the staff were so great. They were open and honest and quick to respond and they amazingly managed to get a new ring made in time. They get me informed throughout the process and showed really great customer service throughout. A great customer experience
    Most importantly my wife loved the ring as it is so unique and special.
    She will definitely remember our 13th anniversary!

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    • Lily Gardner

      Hi

      Just going through our reviews for July and noticed your nice note.
      So pleased that the ring is loved by your wife. You should have received a voucher
      if you responded to our review email. Looks like you may have had problems with our link and reviewed straight to the page?
      I will check this out and send you one ( it is a discount on a future purchase). It may be handy for a birthday or Christmas
      if you see something on our site?
      KR Poppy – Customercare – Lily Gardner

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Admin GAZZ.D

    Bought as wedding anniversary gift. Arrived quicker than expected. Glad I purchased as ring is well designed and certainly unique!
    (Original review appeared on our Lace Jewellery page – https://www.lilygardner.com/product/square-lace-ring/ )

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