BIRMINGHAM, UK – Deakin & Francis have unveiled the latest Vitreous Collection to celebrate their global reputation and over 235 years finessing the vitreous enamel technique. The Vitreous Collection is a magnificent visual statement for individuals who are looking for quality and beauty for themselves or a present for loved ones this festive season.
Since 1786, the seventh generation owned Deakin & Francis continues to build on its ancestral reputation as a luxury brand. The world-leading goldsmiths and enamellers specialise in fine jewellery, cufflinks, and signet rings. The latest Vitreous Collection embodies the finest craftsmanship of Deakin & Francis’s skilled artisans for those who want to possess a handmade piece of British heritage. This aesthetic collection evokes the beauty of the past, present, and future by celebrating the vitreous enamel technique.
Enamelling has its origins in ancient times and can be considered the oldest technique used by ancient civilisations to decorate precious objects. Vitreous enamelling is the process of fusing glass to metal at high heat. The enamel combines vivid colours with a glossy finish and excellent technical properties, such as corrosion protection and durability.
Masterfully crafted by Deakin & Francis’s artisans, this one-of-a-kind collection offers ladies’ bracelets and men’s cufflinks which are an ode to the natural beauty of pure 925 sterling silver. The collection is available in two distinct styles: Shagreen and Faceted. The highlight of the collection is the vitreous enamel on the clasps, which is a very prestigious traditional jewellery technique, iconic to Deakin & Francis.
“We are very excited for the launch of this exclusive collection, celebrating jewellery crafting techniques that have stood the test of time. This is not only the story of my family’s historic brand, but also celebrates British heritage and artisanal craftsmanship. The vitreous enamel technique is one of the rarest expressions of jewellery design, and I am delighted to celebrate this technique through our Vitreous Collection as this year’s must-have present.”
Releasing a new collection of ladies’ bracelets and cufflinks marks a new chapter for my family and brand. The designs are simple, yet sophisticated, and will add a splash of colour this festive season”, Henry Deakin, Managing Director.
The Vitreous Collection has five bold colours across two signature styles. Prices for the cufflinks and bracelets are £315 and £395 respectively. Deakin & Francis offer complimentary shipping for orders over £400.