Sandrine de Laage is a French-American jewelry creative director who has proven herself a brand visionary capable of preserving the timeless essence of iconic brands such Cartier, Harry Winston or De Beers while helping to move their look, feel and identity forward. Over twenty-five years, de Laage has worked with some of the most exquisite jewels in the world including the legendary Hope diamond. That privilege has revealed to her several essential truths. Among them two special ones will dictate her work and very own creative identity. First, good design is self-evident. An epiphany in gold and diamonds. The most timeless, enduring pieces simultaneously encompass the classic and the contemporary. Secondly, and most crucially, jewelry is precious to us not only for its monetary value, but because of how and why we come to wear it.
Expression of a Contemporary Heirloom
In her work with luxury brands, as well as in design when she founded Union Libre, a Parisian industrial design collective, de Laage has continually been drawn to reinvention. She has a gift for discerning the deepest, most classic elements in play, and then mixing them with fresh, contemporary insight, aesthetically and philosophically.
de Laage always considered jewelry to be more than a simple adornment. It has meaning, enduring symbols of belief, ritual, memory and belonging that humans have lovingly worn for millennia. She seeks out threads, evocative lines and shapes that trace back through that rich history, while creating wholly modern jewelry.
Her pieces also reflect her contemporary life in New York. At once meaningful and casual, precious and free, they, like de Laage herself, radiate unfussy sophistication and an immersion in a city complexly layered with art and history.
Hand-Crafted in New York
From her long lasting experience in the world of fine and high jewelry, de Laage kept her exigency for perfection and high-end quality. She cultivates a test for jewelry of absolute perfection.
Every piece of jewelry from Sandrine de Laage is hand-made in New York, crafted in 18 carat gold and are set with the best diamonds quality.