Jade, founder of Dainty London, began creating handmade silver jewellery from her kitchen table in 2011. Since then, she has attended a number of accredited jewellery courses through The Goldsmith's Centre, British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ), The City Literary Institute and mentored by Hopton & Furlong, St Albans. Dainty London was established in 2016.
Each piece of Dainty London jewellery has a timeless, childlike narrative. The idea is that the wearer develops a deep emotional connection with each piece, something of an unwritten love story, just for the owner.
There are five main ranges of jewellery; The Diminutive Collection, Woodland, Grain, Cornish Coast and Archetypal Bridal. Each range has a different and incredibly intimate inspiration.
'The Diminutive Collection' was inspired through life events and people watching throughout London. The 'Stork Pendant' was created for mothers and mothers-to-be, the 'Two Old Ladies' ring' was created to symbolise friendship; the 'Young Lovers' pendant symbolises a strong relationship, and so on...
Grain was inspired by nature and natural forms. Each piece was by casting natural oats and grains into silver, then finished using the Silversmithing technique of granulation. The inspirations behind Cornish Coast and Woodland are given away in the titles.
Each item of jewellery is made in recycled silver where possible, along with sterling silver, 18ct gold plate and 9ct gold. The techniques and skills in creating the pieces are through granulation, sand casting, forging and etching.
We have recently been featured in the Postscript magazine, Ted Talks, Love My Dress (wedding blog), The London Jewellery Showroom, London Fashion Week 2019, Top Drawer 2019 at London Olympia, Joules, and recently worn by celebrity Sabrina Adhowre (Idris Elba’s beautiful new wife) at the Oscars and the Versace party in LA.
We can personalise any item and do bespoke commissions. Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more.
A lot of love, passion and excitement went into creating the pieces, so we hope you enjoy wearing them x