Great news for any brides-to-be who happen to have Queen Charlotte on their mood boards. Larkspur & Hawk, the jewelry brand founded by Emily Satloff and inspired by her passion for Georgian era bijoux, has launched its first official bridal collection. For loyal fans of the brand, this is a long time coming—after all, the jewels of the Georgian era are steeped in romance (see again: Queen Charlotte).
“Since our jewelry is so rooted in history, it has always been a natural choice for brides,” the designer says. And for wedding guests, too. Eagle-eyed Swifties may have spotted a pair of Larkspur & Hawk earrings on Taylor Swift at Margaret Qualley’s wedding on the Jersey Shore this past summer. Naomi Watts also opted for the brand’s earrings to wear to Laura Brown’s wedding in Hawaii last year.
While Larkspur & Hawk’s signature line features the Georgian-era technique of foil backing gemstones to add shimmer, the bridal offerings, which are now available on the brand’s site, spotlight a different—but no less innovative—approach. “Women often begin dreaming about their wedding dresses when they are children, and on their wedding day the dress-wearing is so fleeting. Taking it off at the end of a celebration is bittersweet,” Satloff says. “It occurred to me that I had the knowhow to incorporate meaningful textiles into my jewelry, and that, unlike a wedding gown, the jewelry could be worn forever as a continuous, romantic, and sentimental reminder of a wedding day.”
Fabrics like satin, tulle, antique French ribbon, and iridescent lamé serve as backdrops to the white quartz-laden creations, which include rivières, girandoles, and elegant drop earrings. For good measure Satloff has also included a diamond choker set in white gold. But the brilliance of this new line is its customizability: brides can create their own bespoke jewels featuring a piece of their own wedding dress or veil.
“For this collection I thought about my own wedding day, wearing so many sentimental fabrics, including my great grandmother’s veil, my gown, the handkerchief that I had borrowed from my aunt, and my satin bouquet ribbon that was not saved,” Satloff says. “How I wish I had a clipping of one of these meaningful textiles secured in a beautiful piece of jewelry.” Now you can.