The Story

Growing up in France and travelling as a child, I was captivated by the opulence of sacred buildings: the overloaded altars, the smell of beeswax and incense, the carved columns, the colored stained glass, the gold frames; by the rich archaeological museum collections, by the tales of ancient civilisations. From the stories of my grandparents’ childhood in Egypt, to the days my father spent working in a glass cutting workshop, this is where my love for precious antique treasures and traditional craftsmanship was born.

I technically trained for 4 years in some of the best jewellery schools in Paris and Lyon, and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2013.

I aim to design the magical jewellery pieces we will always need, the modern talismans we cherish and pass on, the precious and meaningful objects we feel deeply emotionally connected to.

Taking inspiration from the past - mainly architectural ornaments, textures and patterns -  and using a unique cast metal gemstone aesthetic and bright contrasting colours, I provide modern textured heirlooms with a playful take on traditional jewellery pieces.

Each piece is made by hand in my London studio, using special wax carving techniques developed over the years, and traditional metalwork and goldsmithing techniques. 

I also offer a bespoke service in case you would be looking for something even more special. Contact me at hello@wwan1.com for more information or to book an appointment.

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