The romance of lace-patterned jewels
For centuries, lace has been desired for its fragile and delicate nature. Both feminine and flirtatious, it suggests romance and mystery. Highly precious because of its delicacy, this unique theadwork provides a multitude of historical, geographical, and aesthetic references. During the Renaissance period, French, Venetian and Flemish lace rose to worldwide acclaim. Over time, lace may have ceased to be a prerogative of royalty and aristocracy, but it has remained a symbol of luxury, sensuality, and femininity.
In jewellery, the effects and patterns of lace can be achieved in several ways. Traditionally made by the smallest and most nimble of fingers, the intricate pattern is immortalised in spectacular pieces set with diamonds, rubies, and other gemstones.