While fans of six-year-old Larkspur & Hawk’s Georgian-era, foil-backed jewelry are multiplying, the New York City jeweler is banking on brides to give its newbie firm a boost through a collection made just for them.
The Larkspur & Hawk Bridal Jewelry collection features necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and hair combs with white topaz set over specially colored (chambray, sancerre, fawn, and frost), guilloche-like texture foils for depth. The metal, meanwhile, is 22k yellow- and rose-gold-washed silver (chambray and sancerre foil is paired with yellow; fawn and frost are available with rose). Additionally, an engravable shield-shape charm hangs delicately from the clasp of the rivières and bracelets. Small and large tortoiseshell resin hair-comb ornaments with an en tremblant circa–18th century silhouette (used to create movement of the jewels in the hair) and engravable high-polish, shield-shape cufflinks are also available.
“Clients were already coming to us for special occasions, such as weddings, so this is a very organic next step for us,” designer Emily Satloff told the press upon release of the collection this summer. “We hope these pieces become sentimental heirlooms to be passed down for generations.”
Bonus: Artist Happy Menocal, who has worked with brands such as Oscar de la Renta and Aerin Lauder, is creating illustrations for Larkspurandhawk.com, including the new bridal section, both of which will debut this fall. In fact, Menocal’s artwork inspired the shield design in the new bridal collection, and on special request, the bridal jewelry will be sold in keepsake boxes with her hand-painted decorations, including the couple’s initials and wedding date.
The collection’s pieces will range in price from $450 to $8,000, and pieces ship this fall. To date, no retailers have picked up the bridal jewelry collection, though other Larkspur & Hawk pieces are available on Net-a-porter.com and through retailer Elyse Walker in Pacific Palisades, Calif., among others. Wholesale inquires can be made through LuxeIntelligence in New York City.
Annabel Riviére necklace in 22k rose gold–washed silver with white topaz and frost-color foil, $8,000
Large Olivia hair comb in 22k yellow gold–washed silver and tortoiseshell resin with white topaz and sancerre-color foil, $1,800
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