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New Lacre Collection: jewelry inspired by artisanal sealing wax

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UNOde50’s new Lacre Collection travels back in time to a place where “savoir faire” and history play a pivotal role. Inspired by the artisanal shapes of wax seals, this collection perfectly intertwined delicate strands of leather and silver-clad metal with handmade crystals to create exclusive pieces.

As the central component of this line, the wax seal is combined with different materials where each piece transmits strength and energy in and of itself. All of the designs feature small details of messages, lending each piece personality and positivity.

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No doubt you’ve heard more than once that “everything comes back in style.” And it’s so true! That’s why, for this collection, UNOde50 travels back in time to visit the past.

Style often feeds more on returning trends than on ideas conceived from scratch. This is evident every season on the various national and international catwalks, where many designers opt for both materials and techniques that date back years.

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In its Lacre Collection, UNOde50 conveys the importance of a unique design and a manufacturing process that pays meticulous attention to the tiniest details. Lacre is the ideal line for women who appreciate the delicacy and charm of craftsmanship.

5 handcrafted jewelry items from the Lacre Collection

Below we present five pieces that will fill your jewelry box with history and savoir-faire.

MY SEAL: a unique, long necklace with three strands of braided brown leather. With stamped silver-clad pieces and handcrafted red crystals.

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MY SEAL: be daring with red details. This triple-loop bracelet features a braided brown leather base adorned with silver-clad beads, handcrafted crystals, and wax seal shapes.

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ARMOUR YOU: add a touch of flair to your look with this brown leather necklace.

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CLASSIFIED: this bracelet is the perfect way to start the new season in style. Made with brown leather and silver-clad beads.

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WAX SEAL: a short necklace with a very special design, featuring a braided brown leather base adorned with small, silver-clad, wax seal shapes.

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Makers Movement: craftsmanship as a global trend

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At UNOde50 we identify 100% with the term “handmade.”  The artisanal and the handmade are part of our DNA. That’s why we’ve declared ourselves admirers of the Makers Movement. But…

Who are the “makers”?

This global trend advocates a return to making objects with our hands. In a world where the digital prevails in many aspects of our lives, this movement champions a return to the tangible.

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It can be defined as a generation of people who create physical objects with their hands, without resorting to computers or screens.

Although the movement as such emerged in the 1970s in North America, it has recently transcended borders. In major cities like New York, London, and Berlin, “makers” have become increasingly important in recent years.

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Jewelers, shoemakers, artists, and even robotics professionals have joined a movement that could be labeled the digital version of Do-It-Yourself.

It is the Internet generation—raised in an environment where new technologies are essential—that has made the “doers” what they are today. Members of the movement use digital tools in the management and communication of their manual labor.

Welcome to a new era that fuses tradition and modernity.

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At UNOde50, the majority of the process of designing and manufacturing our jewelry is executed by hand in Spain. From drafting the preliminary sketches and creating prototypes to the assembly of the final pieces, everything is done at our workshops in Madrid.

The act of creating our jewelry collections by hand adds value to each of our pieces and makes them unique. Involved in the production process is a great team of people who take tremendous care in each step of the process until the final piece is created and sent to our stores. This approach to manufacturing is the key to ensuring that each of our rings, necklaces, and earrings is one-of-a-kind.