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May 18th, 2021

Our inspirations from week four of the New BBC2 show ‘All that glitters’.

In the final episode of the season, working with 18ct gold the remaining contestants had to create a pair of stand-out drop earrings, followed by their own version of a Maang Tikka – a traditional Indian bridal headpiece.
June 17th, 2022

Iconic Silhouettes: Part 4

Welcome to Iconic Silhouettes, a celebration of our innovative design handwriting and refined craftsmanship.
Serpent's Trace Wide Bracelet


For hundreds of years jewellers have been mesmerised by the serpent. They have jewelled their skin, placed rubies in their eyes and celebrated their curvaceous generous form in many ways. At Shaun Leane the interpretation is not as literal, we look at the Serpent deep within.

That complex bone structure that lies underneath is what intrigues us – the mathematical genius of nature. Serpent’s Trace is about fluidity, the grace and strength of the serpent's body - the hypnotic movement. Our silver vertebrae embrace the body and coil seductively on the skin.
The making of a Serpent's Trace Wide Bracelet
Meghan Markle wearing our Serpent's Trace Slim Bracelet


Edgy, playful and supple – rings trace round and stack on the finger while chokers beckon from the neck. A beguiling diamond-pavé snake’s head takes centre stage - dropping elegantly from the ear lobe, or in a dramatic coiled hoop to greet an admirer. The collection has evolved into high jewellery where 18ct white gold vertebrae are pave-set with diamonds, and graduated to a tip.
Serpent's Trace Wrap Ring


Delicate enamel plays with precious silver and rose gold vermeil to create softer motifs to reflect the balance of nature. Well versed in the expert technique of enamelling, it was the perfect material to create these softer organic shapes, showcasing tradition but in a modern way.

Cherry Blossom is underpinned by a strong branch. Bulbous, fluid and organic, and softened by just the right amount of blossoms, scintillated in diamonds.
Cherry Blossom on the Catwalk
Cherry Blossom on the Catwalk
Cherry Blossom on the Catwalk
Cherry Blossom Hoop Earrings

#15 - Rose Thorn

The Rose Thorn collection is about the strength and force of nature. A menacing thorn on a vine protects the rose from it's predators, and long after the roses fade, that vine will continue to grow. Producing more & more thorns. We see the wonderful protective quality of the Rose plant and how wilful nature is. It just carries on.

Rose Thorn Triple Ring
Alexander McQueen's ‘Dante Show’ A/W1996. McQueen clad models wore sterling silver rose thorns on their faces.
Alexander McQueen's ‘Dante Show’ A/W1996. McQueen clad model wore an Arm and Neck Vine.
Alexander McQueen's ‘Dante Show’ A/W1996. McQueen clad model wore the 'Crown Of Thorns.


The natural thorn on a rose stem is visually deceptive – it appears at first to be bulky & broad, and fools those who cannot see the pointed sharp tip to it.

Recreated in precious metal, it is an ultra-refined silhouette, graduated and undulated, incredibly complex to create & perfect. As a motif it is a graceful armour, celebrating the strength of nature.

The silhouette depicts thorns along the robust vine, leaving the fragrant rose just out of sight and to the imagination. It depicts the strength beneath the flower. The undervalued menacing thorn now becomes the focus, celebrated for its fluidity and bulbous pointed beauty.
Rose Thorn Collection
Olly Alexander wearing our Rose Thorn Cuff

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