An award winning jeweller, named four times UK Jewellery Designer of the Year, London based Shaun Leane caught our attention with his wonderful lines of jewellery, self created with impeccable hand-crafting skills. Trained among master craftsmen at London’s jewellery quarter Hatton Garden, he soon evolved his designs into something that wanders now in his own collections between a dark romanticism and a simple, unpretentious beauty. A collaborator of Alexander Mcqueen and other well known fashion houses such as Givenchy, Sotheby’s described once his work as “antiques of the future”, most certainly referring to the discreet yet distinct way Leane approaches classical jewellery themes. His recent creations are on their most composed with Vermeil (Sterling silver coated with a minimum of 10 Kt. Gold) and the recurrent use of a variety of precious stones, diamonds and black pearls included. Shown below, some examples that we consider to be the most interesting and beautiful from each of his collections.
From the Blackthorn collection: Blackthorn Cuff – Silver, Black Spinel Leaves, Black Pearls.
From the Blackthorn collection: Blackthorn Ring – Silver and Gold Vermeil.
From the Cherry Blossom collection: Full Cherry Blossom Ring – Silver and Gold Vermeil, Ivory Enamel and Topaz.
From the Cherry Blossom collection: Silver Cherry Blossom Branch Earrings: Silver, Pink Waterpearls, Pink Enamel and Rodhalite.
From the Bound collection: Bound Chandelier Earrings – Gold Vermeil, Champagne Quartz.
From the Bound collection: Bound Ring – Silver and Gold Vermeil.
From the Luna collection: Luna Ring – 18 Kt. White Gold.
From the Maybell collection: Large Maybell Earrings: 18 Kt. White Gold, Maybell Diamonds.
From the Hawthorn collection: Small Hawthorn Earrings – Silver and Gold Vermeil, Citrines.
The designer at work: