Contessina

Semiramis Lace Bracelet

QAR 1.350,00

By Contessina

A hand laced bracelet made of silk, metallic threads and natural gemstones. Very easy to wear all day and all year long. It would also look great on a beautiful bride.

It belongs to 'My Precious Lace' collection that has been hosted in various Art spaces and galleries around the world.

The brand Contessina itself has a very long and interesting story, that starts in 1958 in Athens, moves to a grand collaboration with Dior and continues until today by the third generation of women in the Contessina family. 

Details:

  • Silk and metallic thread

  • Natural gemstones: hematite

  • White/Silver color

Designed and Made in Greece

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All handcrafted objects need love and care to maintain their beauty.
For jewelry that has been gold-, silver- or rhodium-plated expect the plating to fade over time. This happens unavoidably to all plated jewelry but with extra care you can extend the life of the plating. The speed at which the plating fades depends on multiple factors like your skincare products, level of perspiration or even your skin PH. Avoid contact with soap, perfume, hairspray, lotion or other face or body products. We recommend that you remove your jewelry when showering, swimming, washing your hands, styling your hair or using cleaning agents, as this will damage the plating.

For solid sterling silver jewelry, expect the silver to tarnish. Silver is a metal that reacts to air and humidity and therefore gets oxidized. It is an unavoidable natural process but thankfully it can be reversed (see below how to clean your jewelry).

Be extra careful with jewelry with stones and pearls. Stones are fragile and may break, crack or get scratched.

Store your jewelry away from direct sunlight and in their original packaging or in velvet jewelry boxes to avoid damage from air, humidity and contact with other items. Make sure that the storage area has low humidity. You can place a piece of chalk or a small bag of silica gel in the storage area to minimize tarnish.

Clean your sterling silver or fine jewelry by soaking them for a few minutes in warm soapy water. Then rinse well and gently rub them with a soft microfiber cloth. Do not using paper towels or harder cloths to avoid scratching. Do not immerse your gemstone or pearl jewelry to jewelry cleaning or polishing solutions.

If in doubt, it is preferable to seek professional cleaning services from a goldsmith or a reputed jewelry shop.

SHIPPING
We are open 7 days a week, excluding holidays. All orders with items in stock are shipped as soon as possible, in most cases on the next business day. Exception are the bespoke items and made-to-order pieces that have different shipping times.

QATAR
Shipping within Qatar is free and you will receive your order on the next business day.
There is also the option of same-day delivery, but you must place your order before 12.00 noon (local time). A flat fee of 40 QAR applies.

GCC
At the moment we ship only to Qatar and the neighboring Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, but we will start shipping to more destinations soon.
All orders are shipped with DHL Express. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery. For orders over 1000 QAR, shipping is free. For all other orders, there is a flat shipping cost of 79 QAR, that will be added to your total cost at checkout.

RETURNS
We are confident that you will love your purchase, but if for some reason you don’t, you can send it back to us within 15 days of receipt and you will get an exchange item or store credit.

CONTESSINA

Clara Poulantza is the designer, founder of Contessina London, and one of the many talented women behind Contessina brand. A family business that runs for three generations, today based both in Athens & London.

Contessina started in 1958 in Athens by Clara’s grandmother. It started as an emporium representing famous fashion houses like Emilio Pucci, Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Givenchy, Guy Laroche, Ginocchetti. The brand soon became known for the quality, the sophisticated aesthetics of its merchandise, as well as the warm and personal customer service. So much that in 1971 Christian Dior entrusted Contessina with the opening of its first exclusive boutique outside of France. The collaboration included the license of manufacturing the C. Dior Pret a Porter collection in the Contessina Atelier in Greece under the high supervision of Dior’s qualified personnel.

Clara’s experience in knitwear design and her love for the elaborate, delicate quality of lace, made her create this contemporary, sophisticated and feminine jewelry line 'My Precious Lace'.

'My Precious Lace' honors old European Fine Artisan lace making techniques. Highly skilled artisans using time-consuming and hence expensive techniques were commissioned by affluent clients such as Royals for the creation of intricate cuffs and collars, as often seen in Rococo and Baroque paintings.

Each item of the collection is made lovingly by hand with silk, metallic threads and natural gemstones. Light and durable, this easy-to-wear collection is effortlessly contemporary with echoes of heritage and tradition.

The collection has been hosted in various art spaces and galleries. Clara has also created unique pieces for costumes in Performance Arts and for special Art Exhibitions.

'The statement earrings that are light as a feather' -Sunday Times UK

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