"The aesthetic is rendered through the creative process of jewellery making, acknowledging freedom to form rather than expectancy of what the jewellery piece should look like."
Lorne is a multi-faceted jewellery design studio based in Cape Town, South Africa, specialising in original collections, Lornetique antique and second-hand jewellery, as well as editorial and show piece jewellery.
The label's diversity, originality and its distinctive style have established a lasting and recognisable aesthetic.
Lorne exists out of a commitment to the now, with all of its unpredictability and uncertainty. We believe that life and the world and the people that fill it are made beautiful by our imperfections and oddities.
2 full-time employees
LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa
MATERIALS: Silver-and gold-plated brass, bronze
TECHNIQUE: Ethically hand crafted
Our pieces are mangled and misshapen, their beauty defined by their uniqueness. Warped and tangled brass, squeezed into an endless array of shapes. Knobbly and bulging freshwater pearls: precious minerals moulded by the elements in the mouths of oysters. Sketches and doodles in metal, as spontaneous as they are unrepeatable. Ornamental oddities found at junk sales or picked up on the street, hand-cast in brass and given new life.