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A chat with Lustre of London

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Lustre of London is a family-run jewelry brand that has been at the forefront of handmade jewelry trade in recent years. The brand is spurred on by its two true passions, jewelry and the Art Deco period. Founders Lesley Cole and Raymond Carver, alongside designer Elle Hasbani, were inspired to create precious pieces which incorporated that timeless Art Deco appeal.

The brand’s diverse collection is an emblem of sheer elegance, magic, and glamour. With specialties in bespoke and unique pieces, there are endless possibilities to finding your perfect jewelry item.

Lustre of London work to ensure that their jewelry is accessible to all women, in terms of both the price and exceptional quality of designs. The pieces are enchanting, irresistible and most importantly, affordable. Have a read of lead designer Elle Habani’s inspirations and working methods…

 

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How did your brand begin?

My family have been in the trade for for over 50 years so I have been surrounded by jewelry for as long as I can remember. Spurred on by my two biggest passions in life, jewelry and the Art Deco period, it was my dad who encouraged me to follow my dreams and create opulent, enchanting pieces.

When did you first fall in love with jewelry and knew you wanted to become a designer?

I first fell in love with jewelry at a very young age and later, when I worked with my dad in the school holidays in his Hatton Garden shop. I soon developed his love of antique jewelry. It felt like a natural progression to become part of this

Where do you get inspiration for your designs?

The inspiration for most of my designs comes from the style and glamour of the Art Dec period. I have always loved the elegance and sheer magic of this era, and I try to incorporate the timeless appeal of this iconic decade into my designs.

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Are there any celebrities you would love to see wearing your designs?

I would love to see Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge wearing my designs. Her style is elegant and inspirational.

If you could only wear one piece from your collection, what would it be and why?

If I could only wear one piece from my collection, it would have to be the Feather Edge Bangle. It is such a timeless design and I'm very proud of it.

What's your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is from Coco Chanel... “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman”.

Favorite series to binge-watch on Netflix?

I love binge-watching Breaking Bad. Pure genius.

 

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