In this article, I document my second visit to the gemstone mines of Sri Lanka and some cutting factories. In a recent article, which you can read here, I wrote about my first visit...
Over the past couple of years I have developed an interest in gemstone mining and artisanal (hand) mining in particular.
I’m interested in whether…
It can truly act as a vehicle to lift communities out...
I'd like to introduce you to BOB.
* Hi BOB ??
* BOB is a brand new collection of silver and Perspex interchangeable jewellery.
* Read on for info on where to try and buy BOB. Some dates for your diaries.
For more info, click on the image to be taken to our new wedding rings page!
We have been working hard over the past few months creating bespoke pieces for valued customers as well as developing our ready to wear collections. Here is a link to our latest ddddiamond ring designs,
lilymccallin is 10!
Come and celebrate with us at the Stour Space May Bank Holiday Weekender
* Try your hand at silver necklace making.
* Learn about how we work at our 'Live Studio' event.
* Bag a...
As we've been eagerly awaiting for spring to bloomin sprung we've been having a studio spring clean. We've found lots of delicious samples and were ready for you to try them for size TOMORROW!
We would like to introduce you to lilymccallin’s Ancient Awe collection.
These designs are inspired by some of the first pieces of jewellery ever made. We have taken inspiration from the materials and colours used by our ancestors, focusing specifically on texture and gemstones.
We have developed and perfected a ‘hand – hammered’ finish, which creates a light reflecting textured surface that twinkles.
We have chosen to combine this classic aesthetic with gemstones often used in ancient Egyptian jewellery. Lots of lapis lazuli and turquoise, and for a flash of red we have introduced fire opal.
These pieces are hand made originally by Lily. The pieces are then duplicated in small batches by London specialists, ensuring exclusivity, quality and strength.
Recently at lilymccallin our customers are asking more and more discerning questions about our supply chain, they are asking for ethically sourced gemstones and Fairtrade gold.
So we have decided to write some blog posts covering some of the most common questions that we get asked.
Let’s start at the very beginning…