When Charlotte Lynggaard as little girl watched her grandmother do embroidery on cotton and silk fabrics little she knew that it was going to be the beginning of a lifelong passion. Since then, the jewelery designer is thrilled with the beautiful details of old lace and broderie embroidery. Because every enchanting piece tells its own story about traditions, crafts and quality. Just as exclusive jewelry does.
In the late 1990s Charlotte Lynggaard was living with her family in Paris. The designer found creative inspiration in the aesthetic abundance of the Parisian flea markets. She studied the patterns of selected lace fabrics by putting them on her hands - and the sight of the lace pattern on her skin, the idea came up to transfer this to precious metals. The result was "Lace".
"I feel like Coco Chanel: I see lace as a perfect translation of nature's own beautiful patterns - like swaying branches against the sky or a forest of forget-me-not on a blanket of clear, green leaves. Lace is a modern classic for me - romantic and robust. Each piece of the collection is created with a strength that, at first sight, is known to last for the rest of your life, "says Charlotte Lynggaard.
The collection was released in 2003 and will be reissued with new models in the fall of 2019.
The designer spent several years perfecting the selected flower pattern with its tiny, polished holes. Each piece of the collection is reminiscent of delicate lace, created in 18K yellow or white gold. The hole pattern varies from model to model.