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Straight Lace Cuff

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Description

Description

This straight lace cuff contains beautiful black lace embedded inside Perspex.

It’s very intriguing. The delicate lace pattern looks very dramatic on bare skin. Wear the lace cuff with your favourite weekend outfits – a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or try it with a formal suit for work or for dressing up with a little black dress.

The coloured lace cuffs add a twist to the traditional look and work well with colour block ensembles. You can choose from blue or black and select one of three different wrist sizes. We put silk under the lace to make a beautiful soft colour.

This is also our best-selling item if you’re searching for a modern 8th wedding anniversary gift or a traditional 13th wedding anniversary gift. It’s a plain light band and lets the lace do the talking. All lace cuffs bear the Lily Gardner logo and a story card is inside every order. This tells the story of the origin of the piece.

If you’re buying it as a gift, then we’ll wrap it on your behalf – just let us know when you check out. If you are looking for something to make up a set, see our suggestions below.

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
    BEAUTIFUL BRACELET

    Admin domdew

    I bought this for my wife for our 13th wedding anniversary, and it was immediately loved. When I originally placed the order, I foolishly forgot to fill in the boxes about size and colour. I called the information number and was very pleased to get through to someone in the shop, who not only corrected my order but also emailed me photos of the options so that I could be sure that I was ordering the right thing. I couldn’t hope for better service, and the cuff arrived in less than 2 days.
    (This review originally appeared for this product on 13th Wedding Anniversary category- See  https://www.lilygardner.com/product/straight-lace-cuff-2/)

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Cuff Fit Guide

We know it is difficult guessing the right size of anyone’s wrist without measuring it. Even then the shape of their wrist and forearm can change the fit. We suggest if you can measure the length of one of their bracelets or bangles, if possible. These will give you a rough indication.

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