Call me a hopeless romantic, but as a
human, most importantly a woman, I am obsessed with the ‘idea of forever’:
love, friendship, family, diamonds, and photographs, amongst other things. As worldly goods and visceral beauty might
seem transient, I constantly seek for depth and substance that I can invest in,
you know, forever. For example, knowledge, culture, emotions, and memories –
intangible yes - those are the things that keep my sentimental hopes up.
Beautiful objects that retells my life
stories; exactly what I need, and at Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, they are always
intertwined. The beauty of jewellery itself, in its most resplendent form, has
to be personal - far from the influence of trends, peer, or social pressure. Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, too believes that every woman can create her own little
perfect world through jewelleries that remind her of the magic moments. With each piece a child was born, two soul mates were reunited, achievements and anniversaries celebrated.
So let’s begin our little love story...
Having spent most of his younger days in his parent’s jewellery shop, it was only natural for Ole Lynggaard to dream of becoming a goldsmith. Upon
graduation, he made a life-changing trip: 3 years around the world (Germany,
France, US, and Japan) for experience and apprenticeship.
In 1963 he finally established a namesake
brand and studio, selling self-crafted jewellery door to door in his bag. Today, that same
building is the largest production house in Northern Europe.
It seems jewellery-making runs in the
Lynggaard blood. Charlotte, his daughter, is especially multitalented. Even
though trained in goldsmithing, she had the experience of being an art director
in Paris and fashion designer in New York, until finally she decided to
continue her father’s legacy.
All eyes are on Charlotte to inject a new depth
and feminine flair to the brand’s DNA to represent her generation. She has
proved her worth but still keeping to the traditional inspiration of their
hometown environment in Scandinavia.
Perfection and quality are never
compromised as the pieces are meant to be passed to the next generation. The
craftsmanship technique itself has also been perfected in the family all these
years. Ole and Charlotte are still closely involved every design development.
After an idea is born, they handpick the designated stone and each has to be
perfectly hand-cut to catch the light. The body, then, is moulded from scratch,
part by part: each clasp, petal, and band respectively. The goldsmith starts by
modelling the first prototype in rubber, a new one has to be made every time.
They continue by casting it in a wax mould to get the 3D of the design. The wax
is then melted and gap is filled with liquid gold, which hardens in water. The
rubber cast is then broken and the parts are ready to be sent for assembly. All
pieces go through a meticulous finishing process with hand-scratched satinised
surface and unique settings before a strict quality control.
Now you know,
apart from telling your life story, owning an Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen jewellery also means to own a precious piece of their family identity.
This Thursday, don’t miss the chance to
experience the Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen magic. Join us for a bedazzling evening
amongst the classic Lotus, Nature, Dew Drops, and other
never-before-seen collection, exclusive for our special event.
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Barnadas Huang @ 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore
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