Those who like to adorn their wrists with a Lalique bangle or two, will be more than aware of the beauty of these nature-inspired designs. Designer and founder, Rene Lalique is one of the most celebrated artists of the Art Nouveau period, who started off as a French glass art designer who soon refined his skills into exquisite jewellery making. Rene Lalique is also best known for his vases, perfume bottles, clock, chandeliers and automobile hood ornaments, as well as his additions to architecture throughout his legacy. Lalique bangles however, ooze sumptuous style and are created using a selection of premium materials like sterling silver, black crystal, clear crystal, vermeil and leather to name just a few. Many Lalique bangle designs take inspiration from the French countryside, seen as this is where the designer spent many years of his life. Lalique also took inspiration from Japanese art. His period-defining work left behind a style of jewellery that will forever be recognised as a unique and innovative universe of colourful, modern and elegant designs.
As an official stockist of Lalique bangles here at Berry’s, we offer designs from the Hirondelles collection as well as creations from the Icone collection. Bangles are a great way to add a touch of personality to an outfit without having to go overboard with lots of glamorous pieces of jewellery. Many designs from the Lalique bangles collection continue to inspire designers and collectors alike, particularly those with an admiration for designs that tell a unique story behind their manufacture. Rene Lalique grew up in the suburbs of Paris and summered in Ay, where scenic countryside views indulged his senses and shaped the way he wanted to express his creativity. His naturalistic style is seen in the Lalique Hirondelles Stingray and Swallow Crystal Cuff Bangle, for example. The clear crystal is as transparent as the fresh running streams, and the swallows carved from the crystal are symbolic of good luck and elegance. The design has been crafted from black/grey stingray leather which adds a youthful, urban feel to the bangle – a different aesthetical beauty to that compared with the Lalique Icone Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Crystal Bangle. Instead this design creates a more delicate presence on the wrist by combining the warming golden tones of the vermeil band with the two clear crystals featured at the end of the bangle, decorated with the iconic Cactus motif. Golden enamel dots add more detail and depth to the bangle, which fastens with a simple hinge clasp for all-round comfort.
If you are looking for any one Lalique bangle in particular, but have not been able to find it within our online collection, why not contact a member of our team today who will be more than happy to answer any questions and enquire into the availability of the piece with our contacts directly at Lalique. With bangles in sterling silver, vermeil and leather, there is without a doubt, something for every kind of personality and every taste here at Berry’s.