Leblas is now Arabel Lebrusan jewellery
LONDON, November 6, 2011 – Arabel Lebrusan’s statement jewellery is a mix of delicate metal latticework, excellence of craftsmanship and ethics at its core.
Previously as Creative Director of Leblas jewellery in Sloane Street, London, and now under her own name, she is highlighting these pieces, which have been worn by Princess Letizia of Spain, and Sienna and Savannah Miller.
“Filigree is such a delicate, beautiful and feminine technique,” Arabel says.
“It has a great recognisable look, which I wanted to make more contemporary. Taking advantage of its vintage look I created geometric and simple forms, mak¬ing wearable jewellery for a modern woman.”
The result is statement bangles, rings and earrings. Large pieces which are very light to wear and have a great visual impact.
The pieces are made with 100% recycled silver.
Arabel has been selected as one of the first licensees for Fairtrade and Fairmined gold.
She offers a great collection of ethical gold wedding and engagement rings and a bespoke service.
Her jewellery is made with Canadian diamonds, Fairtrade gemstones and using Ecological Fairtrade and Fairmined gold.
Spanish born Arabel Lebrusan studied gemmology, jewellery and fine arts in Spain and Holland and after many years of working and travelling around the world, she came to the UK to do a jewellery masters degree at the acclaimed Central Saint Martins, School of Art and Design, in London.
Her background is in fashion jewellery and accessories, having worked for many years between the Philippines, Hong Kong and Europe.
These experiences allowed her to explore trends, experimental materials and tech¬niques, but at the same time to learn commercial aspects of fashion jewellery.
It wasn’t all a bed of roses, as this opportunity to travel and visit jewellery factories showed her some of the dark sides of the jewellery industry and their practices, so when she made the jump to fine jewellery, she wanted to take a more ethical approach.
Her time at Central Saint Martins allowed her to explore how to create more ethical products and to source ethical materials.
This period allowed her to drawn inspiration from her Spanish culture and to start using the traditional technique of filigree in her designs.
After spending the last 3 years as Creative Director of Leblas jewellery in Sloane Street, the brand she started with her business partner, she decided that the shop was not for her and she set up on her own.
Arabel Lebrusan jewellery is a wholesale and web-retail based ethical jewellery brand.
Having won accolades, such as the Tanzanite Celebration of Life Jewellery Design Awards and the Goldsmith Design Awards and being a finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards in the last 3 years, she is definitely a brand to watch.