Friday, September 13, 2013

Meet LHN Jewelry

I'm super excited to now have Brooklyn Based LHN Jewelry in the shop. The Tribal look and thoughtful placement of subtle stone makes this a shop favorite off the bat. 

"British-born Lewis Williams studied Jewelry at Central Saint Martins and The London Guildhall, he then moved to New York City to work as a jeweler for the prestigious jewelry designer - Philip Crangi. Following 5 years working at Philip Crangi, Lewis left to start his own label – LHN Jewelry.

Lewis's grandfathers were interesting gentlemen - Henry was a boxer and Captain in the British Army and Nicholas was a cobbler and as a nod to these two men, the names of his grandfathers accompany his, in the jewelry label: LHN stands for Lewis Henry Nicholas.

Lewis is primarily influenced by classical antiquity from the Roman era, through Byzantine and Victorian times. His current work is inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics and Greek pottery from the Met Museum in New York.

From his Brooklyn studio Lewis creates the unique hand crafted jewelry. When making work, he likes to use ancient processes like carving into wax and casting into brass, silver and gold. This is coupled with fabricating the jewelry by hand- sawing, engraving, hammering, and soldering the metals. This results in hand made eclectic jewelry, which is aesthetically beautiful and feels like old treasure."