Necklace with pearls string, chain and signature grigri in silver
Pearls, chains and our signature bird foot 'Grigri' in layered harmony. The 'Voyages Naturalistes' collection arose from a fascination for the natural world, trying to grasp the everchanging and turn it into a wearable memory. This necklace is handmade in our Antwerp atelier. "Is it a magpie or a crow’s foot? We are not quite sure, and it doesn’t matter, because all birds fascinate us. Their delicate feet can carefully grab a pearl.... or in a less generous mood, sneak a golden necklace off to their nest! Like magpies filling their homes with shiny treasures, we collect trinkets, stories and inspirations in our top floor design studio in Antwerp. When we first talked about making a silver bird foot, we weren’t sure where to begin. How to make a mold of a living bird’s claw? Katrin’s mother overheard us and came back with a box filled with six baby chickens, helpfully suggesting we might kill one and use its feet to be cast for a mold. Bird lovers as we are, we politely declined and went to a taxidermist instead. A Wouters & Hendrix icon, our bird foot adorns necklaces, rings and earrings and delicately holding gemstones. And those six chicks? They still happily roam around Katrin’s backyard in Antwerp."
As the precious materials we love to work with require specific care, we have summarized our best tips in a care guide.
How to take care of your 'Le Rêve en Boîte' jewellery box:
1. Do not place the jewellery box in direct sunlight.
2. Do not place the jewellery box above a heat source.
3. Do not keep the jewellery box in a room with high humidity.
Sumptuous boxes with a black velvet pedestal accompany our jewellery. They are a beautiful way to present and keep every jewellery token of memorable moments safe and sound.
During the checkout process you have the option of selecting ‘wrap as a gift’. We knot a beautiful bow to your precious present. If desired, we also add a personal, handwritten message to your selected jewel.