At Liri we believe in being totally open and transparent about our jewellery and service to you, which is why we are always happy to answer your questions. We hope we cover everything here but if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch ☺
Who designs Liri’s jewellery?
Every piece of Liri jewellery is designed and handmade by Natalie Roberts. A jewellery designer for many years, Natalie is passionate about bringing you jewellery designs that truly reflect your personality and are the perfect match for every client. Her designs are a fusion of Mauritian and international inspiration, combining colour and an attention to detail. She regularly introduces fresh, new jewellery collections but if you require a bespoke design, she will like nothing more than to collaborate with you to make a unique piece just for you.
How is the jewellery made?
The jewellery is made by hand by Natalie in her studio in Flic en Flac, Mauritius. All charms, unless otherwise stated are handmade by Natalie, so no two are the same. All metal work is silver smithed by her and all gemstones are hand strung. The only components that are not handmade are the clasps and silver beads, which, are made by machine and bought form trusted suppliers in the UK. It is not possible to handmake the silver beads as they need to be perfectly round, which can only be achieved by machine.
What materials do you use in your jewellery?
At Liri, we are passionate about only using the highest quality materials. All our charms, unless otherwise stated are made from fine silver. Sterling silver (which is more commonly seen) is 92.5% silver, whereas fine silver is 99% silver. This gives it a very bright shine. All other metal is sterling silver – chains, metal work and clasps. None of our designs are made from any plated base metals, where the colour can wear off over time. We use only genuine gemstones in our jewellery, so you will not find any glass or plastic beads – when we say it is a gemstone, it really is a gemstone, and not something made to look like a gemstone. When we use any cord in our designs, we use only real leather, but dyed to give us different colours, and high quality silk cord. One collection (Sprite) is made with a high quality nylon thread, which gives the design the bolder look it requires.
Where do you buy your materials?
We buy our materials from a range of long trusted partners. Our dainty gemstones are purchased from India and the UK, and our bolder gems are from China. Our silver comes from Mauritius and the UK.